“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.” – 2045 Initiative
The question, however, remains: How are these scientific discoveries and technological developments helping ensure that future methods of mind uploading and avatar designs are successful?
Cyberlegs Project: The ability to create highly efficient bionic legs for amputees is our first real step into creating artificial avatars for our bodies’ replacement. Getting people used to the idea that their biological limbs are merely primitive designs to what their future selves will eventually embody will be crucial to the success of 2045’s Avatar Project.
Carbon3D’s CLIP: Here at Serious Wonder we’ve kept a close watch on the 3D printing industry, in which we came across the recent revealing of Carbon3D’s CLIP with plenty of excitement! Here we have a 3D printer that can print objects 25-100x faster than previous designs. Not only that, the objects printed are made up of a much smoother texture than those developed using other printers. The ability to 3D print complex designs in a short period of time will eventually carry an important role to ensuring your Avatar’s physical systems are fully functional and ready to be replaced when not.
New Optical Fiber: With the latest successful efforts in developing new optical fiber that’ll help create computers with the ability to actually “think,” we then have the possibility of eventually designing an artificial system in which mimics the human brain. Attaining such a system will be crucial to ensuring a successful method of mind uploading. Without an artificial brain to upload your biological brain’s “software” into, 2045’s Avatar Project will not reach its goals.
Super-Fast Bipedal Robot: The recent development of the Atrias, a bipedal robot that can both walk and run with a spring mechanism in its step, will help in the development of avatars that are beyond the limited biological bodies that we currently embody. By creating super-fast robots, we’ll be one step closer in replacing our bodies for an artificial one that’ll make our biological selves appear primitive.
Network Theory on Consciousness: Researchers at the Vanderbilt University have developed a new Network Theory in which helps us get a better understanding in the development of consciousness – of self-awareness. As we continue learning more about the origins and mechanism of consciousness, the closer we’ll be in developing artificial consciousness for an artificial brain – thus ensuring the success of future mind uploading efforts.
3D Printed Molecules: The development of a 3D printer that ensures access to customized chemistry via 3D printed molecules will help in the creation of avatar systems that mimic our biological systems insofar that we remain healthy. Subsequently, these 3D printed molecules will help in the development of medicinal drugs that’ll make sure we stay alive up to the point when we can achieve indefinite life extension via mind uploading.
Photo Credit: 2045 Initiative