Immortality is a great for True Blood, but it’s not something most people take seriously — except for Dmitry Itskov, that is.
The 31-year-old Russian plans on making immortality a reality by 2045. His plan, “The 2045 Initiative,” will sound familiar if you’ve seen the James Cameron blockbuster Avatar — and he just needs a few billion dollars to make it happen.
Itskov’s project has several phases, each bringing mankind closer to the ultimate goal living forever. The first step in the project is to create robotic humans that are controlled remotely. He plans on crossing this hurdle by 2020, at the latest.
By 2025, a human brain will be transfered into a robotic skeleton to continue life after death. In 2035, the avatar’s brain will be constructed separately, and your own personality will simply be “transfered” into it when you are ready to end your human existence. And finally, by the year 2045, humans will be able to walk around in holographic avatars for eternity, never fearing death.
Not surprisingly, the project is extremely expensive, and Itskov needs some serious financial help to pull it off. He’s asking the world’s richest people to help fund the movement. In return, He is pledging to help each donor on his or her own quest for immortality. You know, because it’s hard to spend $50 billion in one lifetime.