October 2, 2014
October 1, 2014
A Toronto tattoo shop has invented the Kinder Surprise of tattoo distribution.
Doug Ford promises to cut the city’s Land Transfer Tax by 15%
Someone finally calls out Doug Ford on saying “folks” all the time
Toronto-based Giftagram wants to redefine the act of giving
September 30, 2014
Maple Leaf Square will not be renamed Ford Square
Avatar, Real Life?
Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov plans to make humans immortal by the year 2045

Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov plans to make humans immortal by the year 2045 via holographic avatars. Scientists have already developed video game controllers that give players the ability to control on-screen movement with their brain waves, paralyzed patients can control a robot’s movements with just their thoughts via brain implants, and in Israel, a test subject was recently able to effectively direct the movements of a robot located nearly 1800 miles away.

But unlike Avatar, we won’t just ‘become’ our avatar form, our avatar form will in essence become us, running from a download of our disembodied consciousness.

Here’s Itskov’s timeline, through which Itskov proposes the idea that humans can achieve immortality by 2045 through a series of advancing technological innovations.

  • Year 2020: Humans will be able to remotely control robotic avatars through brain-computer interaction.
  • Year 2025: Humans will be able to continue living after their physical bodies have given out by transplanting their brains into robotic avatars; this ‘autonomous life-support system’ will enable humans to continue to have an active life.
  • Year 2035: The human brain and consciousness will be recreated via computer model and transferred to an avatar to enable humans to keep living after ‘death.’
  • Year 2045: Immortality arrives in the form of a holographic avatar; the human brain and consciousnesses has been fully transferred to the artificial form.

“We believe that before 2045 an artificial body will be created that will not only surpass the existing body in terms of functionality, but will achieve perfection of form and be no less attractive than the human body. People will make independent decisions about the extension of their lives and the possibilities for personal development in a new body after the resources of the biological body have been exhausted. The new human being will receive a huge range of abilities and will be capable of withstanding extreme external conditions easily: high temperatures, pressure, radiation, lack of oxygen, etc. Using a neural-interface humans will be able to operate several bodies of various forms and sizes remotely,” says Itskov. [PSFK]

________

For more, follow us on Twitter @TorontoStandard and subscribe to our newsletter.

  • TOP STORIES
  • MOST COMMENTED
  • RECENT
By Igor Bonifacic
October 1st, 2014
Editors Pick A Toronto tattoo shop has invented the Kinder Surprise of tattoo distribution.
Read More
By JJ Wong
September 2nd, 2014
Editors Pick Toronto-based Sockzi wants to make everyone a socks fan
Read More
By Dylan Freeman-Grist
September 5th, 2014
Editors Pick How two Toronto honey geeks could save the world.
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
September 16th, 2014
Culture Win tickets to see DFA 1979 and the New Pornographers play
Read More
  • No article found.
  • By Igor Bonifacic
    October 1st, 2014
    Editors Pick A Toronto tattoo shop has invented the Kinder Surprise of tattoo distribution.
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 1st, 2014
    Editors Pick Doug Ford promises to cut the city's Land Transfer Tax by 15%
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 1st, 2014
    Editors Pick Someone finally calls out Doug Ford on saying "folks" all the time
    Read More
    By JJ Wong
    October 1st, 2014
    Editors Pick Toronto-based Giftagram wants to redefine the act of giving
    Read More

    SOCIETY SNAPS

    Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

    Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More