03/03/2014

Immortality, last evolutionary step

It may sound like science fiction, but the fact is that there is a project whose ultimate goal is to achieve something like the immortality of the human being. This project is called Initiative 2045, although it is also known as Avatar, and is powered by Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov. The biggest obstacle is the technology to make it happens, because no one has yet developed the ability to transfer the individual consciousness to robots and holograms, which is ultimately what Itskov and his team of scientists are looking for.

The Russian billionaire, only 32 years old —Image Unknown Author

To achieve this goal four phases are planned: 1) Avatar A, which will take place between 2015 and 2020, in which we can control a robot with the mind; 2) Avatar B, between 2020 and 2025, in which be able to transplant the brain of a person —at the end of his life— to a robot, 3) Avatar C, between 2030 and 2035, in which we will create an android with an artificial brain, to be provisioned awareness, memories and knowledge of a person before die; and 4) Avatar D, between 2035 and 2045, the last phase in which our mind may be transferred to a hologram, without the limitations of biology, to which we are now subjected.

Itskov, just 32, is convinced that the cybernetic immortality can be attained, and it is devoting his life. He boasts that this project is supported by the Dalai Lama and, as said in an interview for Muy Interesante magazine, its intention is ‘to build a society where people are able to live in abundance and for a long time, not only in our planet. Although we are already technically capable of sending settlers to the Moon and Mars, with our biological endowment will not survive there for long. Artificial bodies, however, would become futurnauts, early settlers, the conquerors of the Universe. So we no need to eat or drink, we survive extreme heat and cold and we would adapt to the high and low pressures’.

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Roy Batty could become reality as an Avatar C instead of a Nexus 6, and even been improved as an Avatar D —’Blade Runner’, Ridley Scott, 1982

The Avatar Project emphasizes that all is part of the evolution: it is the last step to reach the higher stage. It will be born a wiser, peaceful and fairer humanity. The idea, today, seems utopian. ‘Civilization has become unthinkable technologies into reality; it is not a fantasy’, insists Itskov. Will we be able to become beings of light? The answer is coming soon.

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En 30 años tendremos la capacidad de controlar el envejecimiento

—El doctor Aubrey de Grey es gerontólogo biomédico, británico aunque afincado en Mountain View, California, como director científico de SENS Research Foundation, organización benéfica de investigación biomédica que realiza y financia investigaciones de laboratorio dedicadas a combatir el proceso de envejecimiento.
Es también editor jefe de Rejuvenation Research, la revista de referencia mundial sobre la intervención en el envejecimiento. Se licenció en ciencias de la computación y se doctoró en biología en la Universidad de Cambridge. Sus investigaciones se centran en la identificación de todos los tipos de daño celular y molecular autoinfligido, que constituyen el envejecimiento de los mamíferos, y el diseño de intervenciones para reparar y/o evitar ese daño.
De Grey es además miembro de la Sociedad Gerontológica de América y de la Asociación Estadounidense del Envejecimiento, y forma parte de juntas asesoras editoriales y científicas de numerosas revistas y organizaciones.
Ponente muy solicitado, da entre 40 y 50 charlas al año entre conferencias científicas, universidades, empresas —de áreas que van desde la industria farmacéutica hasta los seguros de vida— y directamente al público.

In 30 years from now we will have the ability to control aging

—Dr Aubrey de Grey is a British biomedical gerontologist based in Mountain View, California, as Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a biomedical research charity that performs and funds laboratory research dedicated to combating the aging process.
In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA in computer science and PhD in biology from the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass the characterisation of all the types of self-inflicted cellular and molecular damage that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage.
Dr de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations.
He is a highly sought-after speaker who gives 40–50 invited talks per year at scientific conferences, universities, companies in areas ranging from pharma to life insurance, and directly to the public.

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