Woody Allen was as soon as requested if he anticipated to dwell eternally on the display. Allen replied. “I’d slightly dwell in my residence.” And he added: “I do not wish to obtain immortality with my work. I wish to obtain it with out dying.” In the similar approach he says: “It’s not like I’ve to die. I simply do not wish to be there when it occurs.”
Concern about demise reaches different numbers. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel just lately admitted that he desires to dwell eternally. Our society is dominated by people who find themselves between denial and acceptance. I favor to battle it.”
Yuval Harari, in Homo Deus, notes that the dizzying growth of fields similar to genetic engineering, regenerative drugs, and nanotechnology encourage optimistic prophecies. Some specialists consider that males will conquer demise round 2200. Others declare it’ll occur in the 12 months 2100. And it continues. Would we be off to a greater begin if we adopted extra modest targets like doubling our lifespan? In the twentieth century, we nearly doubled it. life expectancy went from forty to seventy years. Thus, in the twenty first century, we might at the least make one other doubling attainable and attain 150.
In the e-book The Singularity Is Near, futurist Ray Kurzweil explains his perception in the singularity concept, which consists of a guess that there’ll come a time when humanity will make it attainable to not die. For Kurzweil, this second has a hard and fast date: 2045.
In the meantime, we are able to at the least obtain digital immortality. The know-how permits an individual’s picture to be seen in its entirety in a digital kind utilizing digital actuality glasses. Artificial intelligence programs will be fed photos and details about an individual and make their digital picture seem actual in motion and even by simulating an actual voice when talking.
A Czech firm specializing in digital actuality options is asserting a brand new service that goals to protect a person’s sensible avatar even after demise. Live Forever mode permits customers to be “reborn” in the metaverse with the look, voice and character of the deceased.
To be capable of provide this service, the firm requests permission to obtain giant quantities of private knowledge, similar to conversations, actions and facial expressions, to create the most devoted illustration attainable.
In the first episode of the second season of the hit sequence Black Mirror, a widow recreates her useless husband utilizing a service that collects public and social media knowledge and recreates the particular person from that data. At first, they discuss to one another on the Internet and on the cellphone, however later the spouse decides to additionally purchase an Android model, which is totally just like her husband.
In this fashion there may be already one thing. LifeNaut.com is a analysis mission that enables anybody to create a digital copy of their thoughts and genetic code. The final aim of the analysis mission is to review the switch of human consciousness to computer systems and robots.
MindFile is a database of private reflections about you captured in movies, photos, audio and paperwork that may be saved, searched, downloaded and shared with pals. Each account comes with an interactive avatar that appears extra such as you the extra you train and prepare them to assume such as you.
Bioarchive means that you can acquire and retailer a replica of your DNA free of charge. By combining a LifeNaut Bio File account with a LifeNaut Mind File account, there’s a likelihood that future know-how will be capable of create a brand new physique for you out of your saved dwelling cells and will let you obtain your aware thoughts file for that physique.
After this macabre journey, it’s higher to hope for a singularity or to say like Woody Allen: “After I die, they will throw my movies into the sea. I do not care about generations.”
Happy 2023 and lengthy life, proper right here, wholesome, to all readers.
Evandro Millet – Innovation and Strategy Consultant and Head of the Ibef/ES Innovation Committee