Skip to content
A Timeline to Immortality, or Neo-Humanity

A Timeline to Immortality, or Neo-Humanity

If the Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov has his way, we will be able to trade our bodies in forholograms and have computerized brains in 32 short years.  

If the Russian multimillionaire and former online media mogul Dmitry Itskov has his way, we will be able to trade our bodies in for holograms and have computerized brains in 32 short years.  


At the Global Future 2045 conference in New York City, Itskov unveiled a timeline for achieving immortality. Here are some of the key milestones:

2020: We will have the ability to control robots with our brains.

2025: When our bodies have grown too frail, a robot body will serve as a life-support system. 

2035: The end of brains as we know them today. They will be digital systems. 

2045: The date of the Singularity, when man and machine will have fully merged. Immortality, achieved. 

This is obviously an aggressive timeline.

As The New York Times observed, “what Mr. Itskov is striving for makes wearable computers, like Google Glass, seem as about as futuristic as Lincoln Logs.”

Smarter faster: the Big Think newsletter
Subscribe for counterintuitive, surprising, and impactful stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday

Itskov calls this next phase in human-technological evolution “neo-humanity.” 

Read more here and here


Related

Up Next