“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?
Robotic Surgeon: The development of robotic surgeons for our growing medical industry marks a turning point in the ways in which we’re ensuring people remain healthy and alive for as long as possible. A human surgeon can only do so much, no matter how skilled they might be. Integrating the efficiency of a robot will help us not only keep people alive, but will subsequently advance the robotics industry to a whole new disruptive level.
Electronic Memory: Engineering an artificial brain is still several years away, but each step we take towards that goal will help us better understand how our brain operates. Keeping that goal in mind, researchers have engineered an electronic memory cell which mimics the analog process of the human brain, not only taking us one step closer to engineering an artificial brain, but equally taking our first steps into a new field itself – memory engineering!
3D Printed Jet Engine: 3D printing is reaching a scale beyond what any of us ever imagined in such a short period of time. From 3D printed homes, to cars, to bones, and now 3D printed jet engines. The level of complexity which makes up an engine just goes to confirm the power of 3D printing. In the near future, 3D printing will be used to help enhance the human body itself, including entire bodies if Transhuman designer Natasha Vita-More has anything to say about it.
Jetpack Flying Over Dubai: If there’s anything in which we can say about jetpack flyer Yves Rossy, it’s that he’s a pioneer of not only a brand new means of flight for us puny humans, but equally a pioneer of a new way in which we see ourselves as humans. Russian cosmists once believed that humans would eventually advance the methods of flight up to the point of where we transform ourselves into angelic creatures. Looking back at the evolution of flight, from the Wright Brothers to now, it would certainly seem that the Russian cosmists had a keen eye on what our future holds for all of us.
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