As reported by Discovery News
, Russian media mogul Dmitry Itskov formally announced his intentions to disembody our conscious minds and upload them to a hologram
(an avatar) by the year 2045. He outlined a plan to achieve immortality, removing the human mind from the physical constraints presented by the biological human body. For his latest project, in a letter to the members of the Forbes World’s Billionaire’s List
, he offered up that immortality to the world’s 1,266 richest people.
“Many of you who have accumulated great wealth by making a success of your businesses are supporting science, the arts and charities. I urge you to take note of the vital importance of funding scientific development in the field of cybernetic immortality and the artificial body,” Itskov wrote in the letter. “Such research has the potential to free you, as well as the majority of people on our planet, from disease, old age and even death.”