Russia 2045, also known as the "2045 Initiative" or the "Avatar Project" is an ambitious long-term project that aims to build robotic avatars by 2020, perform brain transplants by 2025, and create artificial brains by 2035.
The project was launched in 2011 by Russian media mogul Dmitry Itskov. He aims to create a global network of scientists who work together for the benefit of humanity and the unhindered advancement of technology.
A number of scientists in Russia already have their research funded out of Itskov's personal wealth. In addition, Itskov is attempting to start a global movement and to win further funding from wealthy individuals, benevolent companies, and national and international governments.
offices opened in New York and San Francisco during 2012. introductory video. The name "Russia 2045" comes from the year 2045, Ray Kurzweil's date for the Singularity. Itskov claims to have hired 30 researchers in Russia — all of them paid out of his own deep pockets. plans to open two American offices in 2012 (New York and San Francisco?) Russia2045 and Neurobotics http://www.gizmag.com/russia-female-android/24675/ http://neurobotics.ru/ avatar announced at singularity summit - ~1 year before March 2012 he wants to develop a non-military project kurzweil says timescales are reasonable not just one project, but thousands of little steps (every new iPhone, etc.) lots of efforts will get us to the goal Itskov wants to help change the world with technology and to think about his plan before he even knew what the singularity was his motivation is humanitarian science and business come secondary under-the-radar and camera-shy person who makes things happen develop a strategy to overcome international predjudices that prevent technological progress He wants to: worldwide network of scientists and to draw attention to tech issues to initiate global discussion to significantly increase number of scientists involved make it big and international expects to open offices in Europe and Japan and other countries who are willing
Biography of Dmitry Itskov
- Name: Dmitry Itskov / Дмитрий ИЦКОВ
- Nationality: Russian
- Date of birth: September 2, 1980 (current age: 32 years)
- Education: Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, graduated 2002
- Personal wealth: Unknown
- Social media profiles: Google+, Twitter Facebook
Dmitry Itskov attended PRUE, the top economics university in Russia. He started in around 1998 and graduated in 2002. In 1999, during his second year of studies, he founded Newmedia Stars. This is an online media company that has a hand in the following websites:
- dni.ru - a Russian online newspaper, founded in 2000, one of the first major domestic websites
- vzglyad.ru - in English: "The View", another Russian online newspaper, founded in 2005
- russia.ru - a Russian-language web portal
The slogan for Newmedia Stars, as translated from Russian, is "Corporation of original ideas".
Russia2045 and Neurobotics http://www.gizmag.com/russia-female-android/24675/ http://neurobotics.ru/ "rebrain" project - reverse engineering the brain http://rebrain.2045.ru/ lead by Witali L. Dunin-Barkowski russian professor of neuroinformatics http://nisms.krinc.ru/dunin_en.htm seems to be involved according to: rebrain.2045.ru has 21 staff (or wants to) Preliminary phase (2011-2012) Operating phase (2013-2015) by end of 2015 will elaborate full detailed description of the human brain and in the years 2018 to 2020 make a full working analog of the brain - http://www.niisi.ru/iont/ Timour Shchoukine (Shcukin) Shchukin Timur Nikolayevich skype: stimurid "2045" Initiative Coordinator in Russia artificial human body controlled by a neurointerface http://2045.com/news/29141.html http://2045.com/experts/28648.html Lots more people involved and their research areas, listed here: http://2045.com/news/29122.html "We expect to create a laboratory at SPBSPU (St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University), SPIIRAS (St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences), and TsNII RTK (Central Research and Development Institute for Robotics and Engineering Cybernetics);" - Director and SPBSPU professor - L.A. Stankevich http://2045.com/experts/29099.html
http://news.discovery.com/tech/human-immortality-2045-120727.htm - Itskov published an open letterto the Forbes world's billionaires list telling them that they have the ability to finance the extension of their own lives up to immortality. He writes that he can prove the concept's viability to anyone who's skeptical and will coordinate their personal immortality projects for free. billions needed and to come from private sector and governments he already has commitments from big business - they're not interested in profit, but doing good and also he's spending his personal money russia 2045 founded in February 2011 It's a non-profit charity aims to get support from big business and government (national, and international)
Global Future 2045
GF2045 website launched DECEMBER 24, 2011: http://www.gf2045.com/ Launched with a three-day conference in Moscow in February 17-20, 2012 500+ futurists attended from all over the world Next conference is in New York, June 15-16, 2013
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bpx_6glUprk - Singularity 1 on 1 interview
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=n-Eb_Mg6Cb0 - Ray Kurzweil's comments about Russia 2045
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01hbkh4hXEk - intro, 7m, april 2012
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9wEZsSIpypg - dmitry, 2m, feb 2012
- Homepage: http://2045.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/russia2045 (active)