An Eternity In Avatars
What is an eternity in avatars?
After 30 years, people should be immortal. This is a new science initiative by which people could get rid off biological bodies and eternal life would be possible in avatars.
The avatar is ageless and resistant to diseases artificial body. 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. A lot of scientists and engineers seek to create new technologies which would help to move out the minds to the avatars after the next 30 years.
However, this sounds more like fantasy science fiction than reality at the moment. But it is worth to emphasize 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.
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 is 2018. Nothing is even close to what was shown back then. We do not have flying cars and lack of holograms as well. Not mentioning more advanced technologies. In 30 years time, we probably see only prototypes of avatars and robotics industry. After 100 years it would be possible to make some assumptions about different lifespan 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 huge leap.
The thoughts about life in the guise of avatars are the new project. Some billionaires try to benefit from it and invest in this huge initiative. The main goal is to relocate a human’s brain and mind to the avatar – the artificial body. In doing that a biological body will not be needed for humans so that they may live forever. However, we must not forget that brains and mind are different. The key problem is to solve how to transfer mind because it is very complicated. Everything is so related and bind in our body and anatomy that is hard to unbind. But there is no harm to explore and be the best. The advantage of our artificial body would be huge. But it is hard to say if that body would be really immortal. Despite that, the humans’ lifespan should be improved greatly.
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 without technology development avatars can be achieved in less than 30 years. But it is a wrong approach. Remember, we witnessed that in 30 years we cannot achieve so much. But in 100 years yes. I would keep to the latter time scale of improvement despite the fact that 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 which is 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 which is put on the human’s skull and which monitors the bioelectrical function of the brain through electrodes in the brains. The signals are sent wirelessly to the tuner controlling artificial hand, leg, shoulder and so on.
It seems impossible from 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’s operation are not simply because the immune system of an organism can reject head as a foreign body and 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 brains to the new body because leaving the brain naked the risk to damage their fragile tissues can increase greatly.
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 could survive longer without blood transferring by oxygen.
2. Tissues around the neck are cut through. Plastic pipes are interposed to the 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 coma.
Computers imitate the brain
Digital version of the brains is created. Upon creation of a complete computer model of the human brain, all the mind will be able to transfer to the computer. Then the people would become immortal. But saying immortal is conditional. Even our planet and stars are mortal. It is rather to extend our life span greatly but nothing is immortal as far as we can perceive.
The world will change forever if scientists manage to create a digital copy of the human brain. Our mind will be able to transfer to the computer connected with the robotic avatar in which we will be able to live. Thus, people with minor exceptions mentioned above will be immortal.
Accounting to the fast growth of the counting capacity of the computers’ the scientists propose that in the next 2-3 decades we will be figured out the secrets of the brain. 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 neuron networks of an abstruse brain and understand their links. The artificial intelligence is being created wherein the network of artificial brain cells is programmed by computer code.
The scientists seek to comprehend the memory of the human and create a memory implant by which would be able to restore memories after the damage of the brain. They seek to identify how memories are stored and restored in the brain as well to create computer microchip which would be able to connect to the brain and launch the memory again.
The whole process can be divided into the following:
1. Electrodes situated in the brain seeking to comprehend the connection between entoral bark and hippocampus which together consist of memory.
2. On the basis of these data modelling how the brain stores and restores memories.
3. The scientists create an electronic implant with computer microchip which can be implanted to the hippocampus and refresh the mind – 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. We will also have our digital minds in those holograms.
In my opinion, the above-mentioned statement is too bold and provocative. We have already discussed 30 years time period explaining that it is too good to be true in regard to a great science fiction movie Back to the future. It seems this idea is very popular nowadays and that mystic 30 years time in future as well. But the odds are just too great against us.
Three-dimensional hologram looks totally as same as the human body. We can call it a physical appearance of humans in the future. However, contemporary science is far away from the achievement of this goal. So far the people were able to restore only in the realistic form of 3D projections. Today there is a created device which using it the meeting of the participants can be projected as 3D holograms. Notwithstanding this is not really known autonomous holograms which 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 screen in which the hologram can be viewed from all sides.
Today the operational hologram works like this:
1. The human’s hologram is showed on the precise height partly translucent metal and acrylic cylinder.
2. Around the cylinder, the video-cameras capture 3D video record thus non-participating person can see the surrounding of the hologram.
3. The 3D projector mounted at the bottom of the cylinder projects human’s hologram inside the cylinder. Thereto a mirror at the top of the cylinder is used for.
4. You can go around the cylinder and look over the human’s hologram from all sides. You get the impression that you are talking to a real person.
In conclusion and further debate, I would like to say that our technology evolves and I wish the best of luck for our bright scientists and engineers. Without them, we would be much darker and slower.