Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskovhas has unveiled plans to upload his own brain and become immortal in a hologram avatar body by 2045. The program is called the '2045 initiative', and described as the next step in evolution. So far, over 20,000 people have signed up on Facebook to follow its progress, with global conferences planned to explore the technology needed. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
According to Itskov: "We are in the process of creating focus groups of experts. Along with these teams, we will prepare goal statements and research programs schedules. The foundation has already planned out its timeline for getting to a fully holographic human, and it will be ready to upload a mind into a computer by 2015."