An Eternity In Avatars
What is an eternity in avatars?
The avatar is ageless and resistant to diseases’. According to scientists, the inventions of robotics, information technologies, medicine and biotechnologies after three decades will improve so much that there will be no questions about the possibility of immortality. We will need only to choose if we want this.
Eternal life may be possible, after all. Many scientists and engineers seek to create new technologies to help move out the avatars’ minds after the next 30 years.
However, this sounds more like fantasy science fiction than reality. But it is worth emphasizing that 30 years is a long time and a long way to go for science. According to scientists, the inventions of information technologies, medicine, robotics and biotechnologies after three decades will improve so much that there will be no questions about the possibility of immortality. Then we will only need to choose if we want to.
Back to the future with eternity
But there are a lot of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’. We can pick as a comparison to the famous movie Back to the Future trilogy. It showed the future time range from 1985 to 2015. That’s 30 years period. And now it is 2018. Nothing is even close to what was established back then. We do not have flying cars and lack holograms as well. We are not mentioning more advanced technologies. In 30 years, we will probably see only prototypes of avatars and the robotics industry. After 100 years, it would be possible to make assumptions about different lifespans and more advanced technologies. If we look back 100 years in the past, we went from horses to cars, planes and rockets. This is a giant leap.
Unknown eternal worlds
The thoughts about life in the guise of avatars are the new project. Some billionaires try to benefit from it and invest in this massive initiative. The main goal is to relocate a human’s brain and mind to the artificial body’s avatar. In doing that, a biological body will not be needed for humans to live forever. However, we must not forget that brains and minds are different. The critical problem is how to transfer the reason because it is very complicated. Everything is so related and bound in our body and anatomy that it is hard to unbind. But there is no harm in exploring and being the best. The advantage of our artificial body would be huge. But it is hard to say if that body would be immortal. Despite that, humans’ lifespan should be significantly improved.
We can break out four steps to eternal life:
1. The brains control robots remotely.
2. The brains are transferred to the robot.
3. Digital version is created.
4. The people exist in the holograms.
Some argue that avatars can be achieved in less than 30 years without technology development. But it is a wrong approach. Remember, we witnessed that in 30 years, we cannot perform so much. But in 100 years, yes. I would keep the latter time scale of improvement, although we are improving much faster nowadays. But it is not clear enough in only less than 30 years. We have created so many other issues which are in our way of rapid improvement. And with this approach, we are never guaranteed success. But we need to keep trying and going.
Controlling the robots by mind’s power
The ingenious idea is to have a body, or an attachment, controlled simply by our minds. But to put this into practice, we need to get rid of wires and scanners. Today we are proud to say that we have already created an electronic capsule placed on the human’s skull and monitors the brain’s bio-electrical function through electrodes in the brains. The signals are sent wireless to the tuner controlling the artificial hand, leg, shoulder, etc.
Eternity in avatars
It seems impossible for an ill man’s body to take out the brain and mind and transfer them to the new artificial body with ordinary body functions. Nevertheless, the goal is the latter.
The whole process and this kind of human operation are not straightforward because the immune system can reject the head as a foreign body. It is complicated to recreate joints of the spine between the body and the head, including nerves and blood vessels. However, the whole transplantation of the head is still more plausible than just transplantation of the brain to the new body because, by leaving the brain naked, the risk of damaging their fragile tissues can increase significantly.
The head heals in a new body
The main plan is as follows:
1. The patient’s head and body of the donor are cooled down that tissues can survive longer without blood transferring by oxygen.
2. Tissues around the neck are cut through, and plastic pipes are attached to large vessels. The nerves of the spine are cut off.
3. In case cells of the spinal cord would heal up, the accelerating chemical material of this process are injected.
4. The muscles and vessels of the head and the new body are connected. The patient recovers from a coma.
Computers imitate the brain
A Digital version of the brain is created.
Upon creating a complete computer model of the human brain, all the mind will transfer to the computer. Then the people would become immortal. But saying immortal is conditional. Even our planet and stars are mortal. Instead of extending our life span significantly, nothing is eternal as far as we can perceive.
The world will change forever if scientists create a digital copy of the human brain, and our mind would transfer to the computer connected with the robotic avatar we will live. Thus, people with minor exceptions mentioned above will be immortal.
Accounting to the fast growth of the counting capacity of computers, scientists propose that in the next 2-3 decades, we will be figuring out the brain’s secrets. Today, the human mind and intellect are far from fully understood, but the explaining process is ongoing. Scientists work together to create brief three-dimensional computer models of an abstruse brain’s neuron networks and understand their links. Artificial intelligence is being created wherein the network of artificial brain cells is programmed by computer code.
Scientists seek to comprehend the human’s memory and create a memory implant that would restore memories after the damage of the brain. They seek to identify how memories are stored and restored in the brain and create a computer microchip that would be able to connect to the brain and relaunch the memory.
The whole process can be divided into the following:
1. Electrodes situated in the brain seek to comprehend the connection between enteral bark and hippocampus, consisting of memory.
2. based on these data modelling how the brain stores and restores memories.
3. The scientists created an electronic implant with a computer microchip that can be implanted into the hippocampus and refresh the mind and restore memories.
The people become holograms
Some scientists suggest that in less than 30 years, we will only exist in the form of optical holograms, and we will also have our digital minds in those holograms.
In my opinion, the statement mentioned above is too bold and provocative. We have already discussed 30 years time period explaining that it is too good to be true about a great science fiction movie, Back to the future. It seems this idea is trendy nowadays and that mystic 30 years in the future. But the odds are just too great against us.
A three-dimensional hologram looks as same as the human body, and we can call it the physical appearance of humans in the future. However, contemporary science is far away from the achievement of this goal. So far, people could restore only in the natural form of 3-D projections.
Today there is a device that, using it, the meeting of the participants can be projected as 3-D holograms. Notwithstanding this is unknown autonomous holograms that compound the molecules going sky gliding in the air. Those holograms need to be designed on the screen, and they look persuasive only viewing from the front. The scientists improved the technology of cylindrical screens in which the hologram can be viewed from all sides.
Today, the operational hologram works like this:
1. The human’s hologram is shown on the precise height, partly translucent metal and acrylic cylinder.
2. Around the cylinder, the video-cameras capture 3D video record; thus, non-participating persons can see the hologram’s surroundings.
3. The 3-D projector mounted at the bottom of the cylinder projects a human’s hologram inside the cylinder. To that, a mirror at the top of the cylinder is used.
4. You can go around the cylinder and look over the human hologram from all sides, and you get the impression that you are talking to a natural person.
In conclusion and further debate, we would like to say that our technology evolves and we wish the best of luck to our bright scientists and engineers. Without them, we would be much darker and slower.