An European scientist is currently leading a research programme to keep human being alive forever.Human minds could be downloaded into robots within 10 years, allowing human beings to ‘live forever’, says the Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ‘Avatar’.
Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims to have hired 100 scientists to reach this goal – and is now looking for other scientists to help with the project.
‘This project is leading down the road to immortality,’ says Itskov. ‘A person with a perfect Avatar will be able to remain part of society. People don’t want to die.’
Itskov, a 31-year-old media entrepreneur, says that he aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within 10 years. He says his technology will be of interest at first to the ‘disabled and close to dying’
‘I understand these are some very big challenges for scientists,’ Itskov says. ‘But I believe in something you call ‘The American Dream.’ If you put all your energy and time into something, you can make it a reality.