Russian Scientists Aim At Making Man Live Forever In The Next 10 Years

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.
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.

‘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.

The Daleks' cyborg leader 'Davros': The first stage of Itskov's project will be to transplant a human brain into a robot. Itskov says that the system will at first be of interest to, 'People at the edge of dying.'

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.’


  1. Anonymous Reply

    if itskov dream or efforts succeeded in making man live forever on this earth,then itskov would be the second Jesus Christ. all the best the young scientist.

  2. Anonymous Reply

    Will he also transplant the breath, spirit and soul to the robot?…..that’s impossible!
    The fact that man’s brain and heart is transplanted into robot doesn’t mean the man is still alive in the robot form.
    I wish to meet this scientist and talk sense into him.

  3. Anonymous Reply

    Could that really work I wouldn’t try it because I could end up dying

  4. Anonymous Reply

    We are mortal and stop pretending to research beyond your reach. know that you dont know and start knowing how to know,what you research on is not crucial

  5. Anonymous Reply

    I do not have the time to read the whole of this story about your robotics engineering,but I think the caption does not tally with the what is been experimented here. But I want to inform the scientist here that, we are mere mortals, so we shall surely go back to our creator some day while our bodies turn to clay.

  6. Anonymous Reply

    Why don’t you try it on one of your relatives now? Don’t be surprised if death comes to you like a thief coz surely does. To the Christians out there, don’t be fooled by this nonsense. Only God is the starter and finisher of everything. There are so many people hungry and dying, as a billionaire why can’t you help humanity? I pray that you know Jesus soon.

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