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18.06.2013
BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhuanet) -- The achievements of hardcore science and science fiction have spurred futurists to firmly believe that in a few decades, humans will be able to transcend the need for a biological body. At the Global Futures 2045 International Congress held in New York Friday and Saturday, scientists predicted that humans would achieve digital immortality by uploading their consciousness to computers by 2045.
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Washington, June 18 (ANI): A Russian tycoon said that he is interested in developing a technology that will allow humans to outlive their bodies. 32-year-old Dmitry Itskov has an aggressive timetable in which he would like to see his milestones toward his goal met. He visions that by 2020 robots that can be controlled remotely with our brains will be built.
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It appears that Itskov's enthusiasm and his money has finally triggered emergence of true computer intelligence. Dmitry Itskov is a rich Russian Internet entrepreneur. He has come with a global methodology to start "a new species free from the limits of biology".
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Inside the evolution movement that wants machines to replace people. The New York conference, held in the 1,089-seat Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, drew an energetic crowd including more than 230 journalists, as well as an Eastern Orthodox archbishop, a Tibetan lama, engineers from Google, along with several scientists influential in setting United States science funding priorities.
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Itskov's 2045 Initiative has the goal of achieving human immortality within the next three decades. It aspires to change human evolution as we know it and Itskov has drawn up an ambitious timeline for this transition to “ neo-humanity ”: By 2045, his manifesto maintains, we'll have “ substance-independent minds ” housed in non-biological bodies.
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Who wants to live forever? The attendees of the GF2045 do, and these neuroscientists, neuroengineers, and futurists are dedicating their considerable resources to everlasting life. But no one is more dedicated than Dmitry Itskov, the Russian entrepreneur who founded GF2045, as well as a public science project dedicated to exceeding the natural lifetime warranty of the body…then replacing the need for a body altogether.