Finite, mortal man is not doing very well and is in need of a major face-lift. His record is abysmal: Almost a billion people are now starving, 49 countries are presently involved in military conflict and 10% of human beings are disabled. Something drastic needs to be done, and the hour is getting late.
Science is now offering the hope of salvation from this dreadful state of affairs in the form of “avatars.” The brainchild of Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov, avatars are machines into which the contents of the human brain have been uploaded. He envisions that by the year 2045 there will be mass production of these beings, digital copies of the human mind in “nonbiological...READ MORE