Media mogul Dmitry Itskov plans to live forever by uploading his personality to a robot

Gemma Chan as synthetic human in the Channel 4 show ‘Humans’ – one Russian multi-millionaire thinks he can create the real thing by 2045

Money can buy you immortality, according to the Russian internet multi-millionaire who is ploughing a fortune into a project to create a human that never dies.

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Web entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov is behind the “2045 Initiative”, an ambitious experiment to bring about immortality within the next 30 years by creating a robot capable of storing human personalities.

The group of neuroscientists, robot builders and consciousness researchers say they can create an android that is capable of uploading someone’s personality.

Mr Itskov, who has made a reported £1bn from his Moscow-based news publishing company, is the project’s financial backer.

“Different scientists call it uploading or they call it mind transfer. I prefer to call it personality transfer” – Dmitry Itskov​

They believe that robots can store a person’s thoughts and feelings because brains function in the same way as a computer.

It would work by uploading a digital version of a human brain to an android – effectively rebooting a person’s mind – which would take the form of a robotic copy of a human body or, once technology has developed, a hologram with a full human personality.

Dmitry Itskov says his group of scientists and robot-makers can make immortality a reality within three decades

Mr Itskov, who at 35 has amassed a fortune from his internet media firm New Media Stars, says he is “100pc sure it will happen”.

He told BBC Horizon in a documentary that airs Wednesday: “If there is no immortality technology, I’ll be dead in the next 35 years.”

The project’s first step is to create a robot that can be controlled using the mind.

Erik Sorto, who was shot and paralysed from the neck down at the age of 21, can now control a robotic arm with his mind, thanks to sensors implanted in his brain

The documentary-makers travel to California, where a quadriplegic Californian man, Erik Sorto, is attempting to control a robot arm with his thoughts.

“The ultimate goal of my plan is to transfer someone’s personality into the new artificial carrier,” Mr Itskov told the Horizon documentary, writes The Sunday Times.

“Different scientists call it uploading or they call it mind transfer. I prefer to call it personality transfer.”

  1. Etzel, 15 March, 2016

    John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

  2. stesse, 17 March, 2016

    Not a good idea……………(Revelation 9:6)
    And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

  3. Dale Langmade, 21 March, 2016

    One week ago Sunday evening Patrick Wood, author of ‘Technocracy Rising’ spoke to our church concerning ‘transhumanism.’ Essentially the idea that humans must take control of our ‘evolution’ – the movement contains much speculation as to what direction this might take. Patrick mentioned a list of Hollywood movies that had this theme. Perhaps ‘Transcendence’ came closest with the idea of the heroine uploading her husbands consciousness into a computer. (Later he was able to download himself into flesh and blood)

    “Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a scientist who researches the nature of sentience, including artificial intelligence. He and his team work to create a sentient computer; he predicts that such a computer will create a technological singularity, or in his words “Transcendence.” His wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), is also a scientist and helps him with his work.” (from Wikipedia)

  4. dale langmade, 24 December, 2016

    Here is the link to the message Patrick Wood gave at our church mentioned in my previous comment:

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