I will live forever through robots says Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov

Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov believes he will live forever through robots, into which his consciousness and personality would be uploaded. The ultra-advanced robots would be made of materials with a virtually infinite lifespan, with only the occasional technical and mechanical maintenance required.

The founder of New Media Stars, a web-based media company, thinks we could soon have the technology to download all the contents of a person’s mind into a super-advanced chip, which could then be placed into a robot.

Quest to Live ForeverBy 2045, Mr. Itskov believes people will be able to live forever, with their personalities transferred into a super-advanced humanoid robot. (Image: 2045.com)

The 2045 Initiative

Mr. Itskov founded the 2045 Initiative in 2011, with the main goal to achieve everlasting life within the next three decades.

The 2045 Initiative is a non-profit organization that develops a community and network of scientists specialized in the field of extending life – making living beings live longer, especially human beings. It includes Russian specialists in the fields of robotics, artificial organs, neural interfaces and related systems.

Mr. Itskov calls this transfer of a person’s whole consciousness into a robot ‘Personality Transfer’. He already has a whole team of neuroscientists and engineers working on the project.

The Immortalist

BBC 2 will be broadcasting a Horizon documentary called ‘The Immortalist’ on 16th March, at 8pm. According to the BBC, the show is:

“The gripping story of how one Russian internet millionaire is turning to cutting-edge science to try to unlock the secret of living forever.”

Living forever in a robotIf we can achieve eternal life by 2045, it means that there are many people alive today who might never die. (Image: recenttechinventions.com)

Mr. Itskov told the documentary makers:

“The ultimate goal of my plan is to transfer someone’s personality into the new artificial carrier. Different scientists call it uploading or they call it mind transfer. I prefer to call it personality transfer.”

He is one hundred percent sure that he will be successful in his quest.

Avatars and artificial brains

Supporting his certainty, is a project involving *avatars and artificial brains.

* Avatars: in computing, these are graphical representations of the user or the user’s alter ego or character. They may take either a 3-D form, as in virtual worlds or games, or a 2-D form as an icon in Internet forums and other communities that exist online.

The project will have several phases. The first phase, which scientists are currently working on, involves creating a robotic version of a human being, which is controlled by a brain/computer, i.e. an interface between a person and a machine.

Is immortality just for the richWill immortality be available just for the super-rich? According to Mr. Itskov: “Avatars will be cheap and affordable for many people,… but only if people themselves make every effort needed to achieve this, rather than wait until someone else does everything for them.” (Image: 2045.com)

Eventually, Mr. Itskov hopes to have created a robot that could act as a host to a human personality, which would allow him or her to live eternally.


Mr. Itskov’s ambitions are also political. He has launched Evolution 2045, a political party whose purpose is to lead all of us in the ‘path of neo-humanity.’

Regarding neo-humanity, Mr. Itskov writes:

“Neo-humanity as an ideology, socio-economic structure and form of civilization will open a fundamentally new era – the cosmic civilization of people of the future. It will provide something that has never existed before and which could not have existed, something which may appear fantastic and incredible today.”

“All history will prove to be merely a process of preparing for an unprecedented leap forward in evolution.”

Video – Aubrey de Grey talks about ending ageing

In this 2045 Initiative video, British researcher, Aubrey de Gray, who says he has drawn a roadmap to defeat biological ageing, says people who have already been born will be the first humans to live more than 1,000 years.

  1. Common Sense says

    Utter nonsense and total bs. The original purpose of medicine is not to artificially prolong physical life span by artificial means. The first and foremost purpose of medicine was to prevent people from getting ill, by following the laws of nature, i.e. the right foods during the different seasons, and using foods as medicine. Ancient doctors were paid to keep people healthy. If someone under their care got sick, they were not paid. Ageing is not a disease, it is part of the natural principle. Ageing healthily means preventing onset of disease, and that prevention already starts at a young age. A natural and healthy death, so that consciousness and spirit can transcend back into the original ether, is the ultimate purpose of physical life and death. Upload or transfer of the consciousness into machines or avatars, will imprison that mind for ever, robbing it from its natural, devine right to become pure spirit again. Denying the natural right to return to and merge with source/divine origin or whatever you want to call it. It would be a sentence of eternal life imprisonment. How sick the mind of humanity has become, to even contemplate such horrendous technology.

  2. John Gaunt says

    Don’t you know, you live forever; and money position & power have nothing to do with it!

  3. Rude Hellerman says

    Boris Karloff beat him to it!!!

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