|The team at Rocketboom recently looked into the goals of Dmitry Itskov's 2045 Initiative, where the plan is to accelerate the development of mind-uploading, artificial intelligence and robotics with the goal of bringing about human immortality.|
Founded by Itskov in February 2011 with the participation of leading Russian specialists in the field of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems, the main goals of the 2045 Initiative are: the creation and realization of a new strategy for the development of humanity which meets global civilization challenges; the creation of optimal conditions promoting the spiritual enlightenment of humanity; and the realization of a new futuristic reality based on 5 principles: high spirituality, high culture, high ethics, high science and high technologies.
The main science mega-project of the 2045 Initiative aims to create technologies enabling the transfer of a individual’s personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier, and extending life, including to the point of immortality. The organization devotes particular attention to enabling the fullest possible dialogue between the world’s major spiritual traditions, science and society.
The organization also hosts an annual congress "The Global Future 2045" to give platform for discussing mankind's evolutionary strategy based on technologies of cybernetic immortality as well as the possible impact of such technologies on global society, politics and economies of the future.
This year's speakers include, Ray Kurzweil, Ed Boyden, Peter Diamandis, Roger Penrose, George Church, Marvin Minsky, Natasha Vita-More and Ben Goertzel along with many others.
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