Life Extension For All: Global Future Congress Announces “Avatar”
2012-05-17 0:00

Article from: prweb


Summit speakers participate in a round table discussion


World’s Leading Scientists Meet in Moscow to Announce Life Extension Project for Civilians; U.S. Launches Military Version


The first Global Future Congress 2045 (GF2045) was held on Feb.17-20 2012 in Moscow, where 56 world leading physicists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists and philosophers met to discuss breakthroughs in life extension technologies and draft a resolution to the United Nations setting the radical lengthening of human lifespan and the creation of Avatars as a priority for the preservation of humankind.

About 500 people attended the three-day event featuring presentations by over 50 scientists including inventor Ray Kurzweil, Microsoft Research Director Rane Johnson-Stempson, and Astronaut Sergey Krichevskiy. The event was focused on breakthrough technologies that could create a synthetic body-vessel for the mind, offering humans unlimited prolongation of life to the point of immortality.

Our mission is to create life extension technology available and affordable to all human beings,” said Dmitry Itskov, Founder and Chairman of GF2045.


The Congress launched the creation of a global scientific network focused on the creation of a synthetic physical body and the ability to transplant human consciousness into it. GF2045 will also serve as an investment hub, linking business leaders to opportunities to contribute to specific life-extension projects.

“I think the time-frames are quite reasonable, and it’s the right kind of goals,” said Kurzweil. “Every new iPhone, every new advancement in biology and medicine is going to advance us, so a project like this is going to help forge the way.”

Among the featured life-extension projects is “2045” a Russia-based Avatar project consisting of three phases. First, to create a humanoid robot dubbed “Avatar”, and a state-of-the-art brain-computer interface system. Next, to create a life support system between the “Avatar” and the human brain. The final step is creating an artificial brain in which to transfer the original individual consciousness.

“This is extremely important, as we now face a time where the unconscious evolution period has now turned into a new era -- a new period where controlled human evolution can occur,” said Dmitry Itskov, Founder and Chairman of GF2045. “The technology and processes involved in this project are no longer a matter of science fiction; they are very real.”

Last week, the United States Defense Department unveiled an Avatar project of their own, aiming to create a semi-autonomous machine to act as the soldiers surrogate. This project, led by DARPA, a Pentagon research agency, has been deemed exclusively for military use.

“These innovations should not stay closed and militarized. Our mission is to create life extension technology available and affordable to all human beings,” said Itskov.

Event organizers and speakers drafted a resolution to be submitted to the United Nations demanding the implementation of committees to discuss life extension Avatar projects as a necessary tool in the preservation of humankind, as well as defining ethical parameters for scientists worldwide.

The next GF2045 International Congress will be held Spring 2013, in New York City.

Video from: YouTube.com

ABOUT GF2045
Global Future 2045 is a nonprofit organization with the goal of creating a network community with the world’s leading scientists in the field of life extension and to support them as an investment hub, contributing to various projects. This social initiative based in Moscow, works jointly with the Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting, Institute of Oriental Studies and the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Source: prweb.com



Related Articles
Docs wire up world's first internet-connected pacemaker
Get Ready for a New Human Species
Immortality only 20 years away says scientist
Does Superman Really Want To Know Himself?
'We'll be able to upload our brains to a computer'
The 'telepathy' chip, turn on the TV using the power of thought
The Age of Transitions - The Post Human Revolution
theageoftransitions.com
Craig Venter creates first synthetic life form
Roxxxy the sex robot makes her world debut
TechnoCalyps (Video)


Latest News from our Front Page

South Carolina Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Battle Flag From State House Grounds
2015-07-07 17:23
Occidental Dissent Editor’s Note: I originally posted this on the C of CC website In South Carolina, the Republican-controlled State Senate voted 37-3 this afternoon to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia: “COLUMBIA, S.C. — With protesters outside and the desk of a slain member draped in black, the South Carolina Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to remove the Confederate battle ...
Police Attacked by Mob in Cincinnati, Rescue White Man from Black Beatdown
2015-07-07 0:28
Cincinnati police form a line against mob violence July 4, 2015. Photo: Cincy vs Everyone Fireworks, rocks, bottles and punches were thrown at Cincinnati police by a mob of people gathered for a Fourth of July hip hop and electronica concert late Saturday night. Several officers were wounded including one who needed stitches after a thrown glass bottle struck him in ...
California Rabbi Calls on Amazon to Cease Selling Books on Holocaust Denial
2015-07-07 0:47
A Sacramento rabbi has called on Amazon to ban the sale of books promoting Holocaust denial, CBS Sacramento reported on Friday. “Blatant anti-Semitism,” said Sacramento Rabbi Mendy Cohen, according to the report. “To deny the Holocaust is another mask of blatant anti-Semitism.” Among the books for sale to Amazon customers are titles such as Did Six Million Die? The Truth at Last and The Myth ...
Inna Shevchenko: Naked Breasts Are Political Weapons
2015-07-06 23:46
Inna Shevchenko, the leader of the Femen movement, is not an obscure individual in Europe and much of the Western world. She once bragged: “I’m proud to say we brought the idea of feminism and women’s rights to a politically ignorant part of the world like Ukraine, Russia, Belarus. And I’m proud to say I think we brought feminism back on to ...
Cleric said to be behind Tunisian beach massacre is living on benefits in Britain
2015-07-06 23:11
Cleric said to be behind Tunisian beach massacre is living on benefits in Britain A leader of the terrorist group suspected of being behind the Tunisian beach massacre is living on benefits in Britain. Hani al-Sibai, an al-Qaeda cleric suspected of radicalising "Jihadi John", lives in a £1 million house leafy street in fashionable west London. He is said to be one of ...
More News »