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    brain transplant into robot body

    People are so wrapped up in the thinking that they believe they are a brain and little else.
    If my brain awoke in side a robot I would freak.




    Russian research project offers 'immortality' to billionaires - by transplanting their brains into robot bodies


    • Contacted list of world's richest to offer immortality
    • Will personally oversee brain transplant into robot body
    • Entrepreneur claims to have 30 scientists working on project
    • Aims to 'transplant' human mind into robot body in 10 years
    • Claims 'next stage' of science is to create a 'new human body'
    • 'This project is leading to immortality,' says Dmitry Itskov

    By Rob Waugh
    UPDATED: 12:42 GMT, 18 July 2012





    A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called 'Avatar' has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality.
    Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee.

    Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims to have hired 30 scientists to reach this goal - and aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within 10 years.

    'You have the ability to finance the extension of your own life up to immortality. Our civilization has come very close to the creation of such technologies: it's not a science fiction fantasy. It is in your power to make sure that this goal will be achieved in your lifetime,' says Itskov in a letter delivered to billionaires listed in Forbes magazine.


    Eternal life? Iskov, a media entrepreneur, claims to have hired 30 scientists to reach this goal - and aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within 10 years

    He has contacted a list of billionaires with a proposal for funding his quest for immortality - which Itskov refers to as 'cybernetic immortality' and the 'artificial body'.
    The initiative is opening its San Francisco office this summer, and will be launching a social media project connecting scientists around the world.

    'The 2045 team is working towards creating an international research center where leading scientists will be engaged in research and development in the fields of anthropomorphic robotics, living systems modeling and brain and consciousness modeling with the goal of transferring one’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier and achieving cybernetic immortality,' says Itskov's official site.

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    'Such research has the potential to free you, as well as the majority of all people on our planet, from disease, old age and even death.'

    'For anyone interested, but skeptical, I am ready to prove the viability of the concept of cybernetic immortality by arranging an expert discussion with a team of the world's leading scientist working in this field.
    'I will also be willing to coordinate your personal immortality project entirely free of charge for the sake of speeding up the development of these technologies,'

    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'




    '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.'


    James Cameron's Avatar: Dmitry Itskov's 'Avatar' project aims to 'load' human minds into robotic bodies within 10 years



    ‘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.
    Itskov envisages surgically 'transplanting' a human consciousness into a robot body within 10 years.
    He hopes to then 'upload' minds without surgery, leaving human bodies as empty husks as their owners 'live on' inside robots.
    The project is called Avatar after the James Cameron movie, set far in the future, where human soldiers use mind control to inhabit the bodies of human alien hybrids as they carry out a war against the inhabitants of a distant world.


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    'The next effort of science will be to create a new body for the human being,' says Itskov, speaking at the Global Future 2045 conference. 'It will have a perfect brain-machine interface to allow control and a human brain life support system so the brain can survive outside the body.'
    Itskov says that the system will at first be of interest to, 'Disabled people and people at the edge of dying.'

    'The third phase will be to create an artificial human brain,' he says - a computer environment into which human minds can be uploaded.








    Measuring brain waves with EEG machine: Recent breakthroughs have allowed scientists to 'see' what is inside people's heads for the first time - but could the technology really be used to create robot Avatars?

    His final goal, he says, is to upload human minds into holographic bodies.
    Holograms give plenty of advantages. You can walk through walls, move at the speed of light, he says. ‘Remember in Star Wars, Obi-Wan’s hologram? That was pretty amazing.’
    Itskov says he wants to work with DARPA - the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency in the U.S military.

    DARPA is already researching ways for its troops to use their minds to remotely control androids who will take human soldiers' place on the battlefield.
    The Pentagon's hi-tech research arm, has earmarked $7million for research into the project, also nicknamed Avatar.
    According to the Darpa's 2013 budget: 'The Avatar program will develop interfaces and algorithms to enable a soldier to effectively partner with a semi-autonomous bi-pedal machine and allow it to act as the soldier’s surrogate.'
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    Re: brain transplant into robot body

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    Re: brain transplant into robot body

    Heads or tails.............
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    Re: brain transplant into robot body

    clash is coming... I am against the current trahsumanism agenda but for many years now, every now and then, I wonder... will pro life (anti-abortion) people will be soon seen as criminals because against treating death as a disease? How far can we go... if technology/knowledge is there, how far can we go to support life?
    What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it: Jiddu Krishnamurti ---- Anarchists are people who put a high value on their freedom in a civilized society. So they are very sensitive to all the things the elite do to take away liberties from the common folks: Hatha

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    Re: brain transplant into robot body

    dam just one more way to rob the rich . dam i wish i had though of that ... but i think soros has already donr this . just look at his old ass and hes still around being countrys down
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    Re: brain transplant into robot body

    reminds me of this old Star Trek episode "Spock's Brain", one of my favorites...(someone Stole Spock's Brain)

    http://youtu.be/2zKDQfVbWqc
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    Re: brain transplant into robot body

    so the only thing you will be dependant on is power to run your new body.... if you don't feed your human one it will die, if you don't power your artificial one then same thing.

    The heads in jars thing of futurama always cracked me up. Personally I think I'd probably trash all the presidents heads.

    As for holograms, we could all end up being Arnold Rimmers


    Seems like RedDwarf images are highly controlled on the net.

    Or we could end up like Ace Rimmer


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    Re: brain transplant into robot body

    Seems like it would be more desirable to transplant the brain into another human body.

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