2045 Initiative

The 2045 Initiative is a nonprofit organization that develops a network and community of researchers in the field of life extension . [1] [2] It was founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011 with the participation of Russian specialists in the field of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems.

The main goal of the 2045 Initiative, as stated on site, is “to create technologies enabling the transfer of an individual’s personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier, and extending life, including to the point of immortality. enabling the fullest possible dialogue between the world’s major spiritual traditions, science and society “.

Future prospects

The 2045 Initiative has a roadmap for developing cybernetic immortality . [3] The Initiative has the goal for an avatar controlled by a “brain-computer” interface to be developed between 2015 and 2020, between 2020 and 2025 creating an autonomous life-support system for the human brain linked to a robot, between 2030 and 2035 creating a computer model of the brain and human consciousness with the means to transfer it to an artificial carrier, and by 2045 create a new era for humanity with holographic bodies. [3]

Avatar Project

One of the featured life-extension projects is an artificial humanoid body (called an “avatar”) and an advanced brain-computer interface system. On the biological side, a life support system will be developed for hosting a human brain inside the avatar and maintaining it alive and functional. A later phase of the research project in the creation of an artificial brain inwhich the original individual consciousness may be transferred.

Avatar A

A robotic copy of a human body remotely capable of interpreting commands directly from the mind, and sending information back to the mind in a form that can be interpreted via brain-computer interface . It is estimated to be popularized in or before 2020.

Avatar B

An avatar in which a human brain is transplanted to the end of one’s life. Avatar A Chassis. Challenging Chassis. Deadline of this phase is 2025.

Avatar C

An avatar with an artificial brain to which a human personality is transferred for emulation at the end of one’s life. The first successful attempt to upload one’s personality to a computer is estimated to happen around 2035.

Avatar D

A hologram – or diagram -like avatar. This is the ultimate goal of this project, which is optional, since it is assumed that the subject is susceptible to being infected, and that the biological pathways are prevented in the previous phase, and that it is far from current success and understanding of physics.


Professor George M. Church has complained that “it’s a lot of things that are not connected in (Itskov’s) plans. Martine A. Rothblatt , the founder of United Therapeutics , has claimed the Avatar Project is “no more wild than in the early ’60s, when we saw the advent of liver and kidney transplants.” [4]

See also

  • Brain transplant
  • Cyborg
  • Exocortex
  • Human enhancement
  • Isolated brain
  • Transhumanism


  1. Jump up^ Eördögh, Fruzsina, Russian Billionaire Dmitry Itskov On Becoming Immortal by 2045 , Vice, archived from the original on 2015-05-24
  2. Jump up^ Those billionaires who dream of buying immortality [These millionaires dream of buying immortality] , The Vif
  3. ^ Jump up to:b About Us, Strategic Social Initiative, 2045
  4. Jump up^ Segal, David (1 June 2013). “Dmitry Itskov and the Avatar Quest” . New York Times . Retrieved 9 October 2013 .

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