by Peter Blundy

Robotics

Achieving Immortality – Becoming a Hologram

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Dmitry ItskovDmitry Itskov is a Russian billionaire, who founded the 2045 Initiative. This is an organisation that works on making immortality a reality. The idea is that one day the mind will be read into a computer, and receive holographic bodies.

Does it sound like science fiction? Well, he believes it is possible to achieve, else he would not have started it. While today’s computers don’t have enough connections to simulate the brain, quantum computing promises magnitudes greater power, making it a possibility that one day our mind can be read and we can live indefinitely inside the computer’s artificial world.

What if in the future our bodies can be cloned and our mind including our memories can be transferred back into our brand new bodies? Or perhaps our bodies must also go through transformation making it less vulnerable to injuries and with the aging process eliminated. What if all these will become a possibility in the future?

Scientists are also hacking into the universe, cutting into the fabric of space, slicing the smallest atomic components to pieces, and among others trying to understand such things as mass, gravity and time. Perhaps one day journeying back in time will become possible.

What if people from the future will regularly venture back in time and read everyone’s mind into an incredibly powerful computer system?

What if the Near Death Experience is nothing else, but our encounter with them, our experience of entering this virtual world? If that is the case, maybe death is no longer to be feared…

Read more:

Russian tycoon seeks human immortality, artificial brains by 2045

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2045 – Strategic Social Initiative

Bionic legs – What does the future hold?

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bionic legIn 1973 there was a television series called “The 6 Million dollar man” starringĀ Lee Majors. He plays Steve Austin, the astronaut who crash lands as he returns from space and the only way to save his was to turn him into a bionic man. ThisĀ program was only intended for entertainment purposes… or was it? Did the producer uncover something that was only being spoken about back then? Here is the opening sequence so you understand what I am talking about: Continue reading

Control objects with your mind

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mind controlled vehicleNot long ago mind control still belonged to the realm of science fiction, but science has advances so much that it is now a reality today.

At the laboratories of biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota professor Bin He and his associates developed a 3D brain-computer interface that allows the controlling of object by brain waves, without implanting a chip in the brain. Continue reading

Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind

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Mind controlled robotThis is not the most recent news, but nevertheless relevant. Life is difficult for a quadriplegic like me. When I see that a paralysed woman moves a robot with her mind, I get thrilled. One day we may all be able to get out of our wheelchairs and take a walk.

The article is about two people who were unable to move their limbs. However, by using only their brain activity they have been able to guide a robot arm to reach and grasp objects – to get a drink.

These two people, Cathy and Bob, had had strokes that damaged their brain stems and left them with tetraplegia and unable to speak.

“Neurosurgeons implanted tiny recording devices containing almost 100 hair-thin electrodes in the motor cortex of their brains, to record the neuronal signals associated with intention to move.

In a trial filmed in April last year and presented with the paper, Cathy, who had her stroke 15 years ago and received the implants in 2005, used her thoughts to steer a robot arm to grasp a bottle of coffee and lift it to her lips. She drank and smiled.”

Read more here: Mind-controlled robot arms show promise

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