If you don't know, full-dive VR means inputting data directly into the brain. You define reality at this point from the 5 senses. Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.
The applications are almost endless from medical purposes, to training, to leisure, to the pursuit of every individual happiness (and I mean every) in Virtual Reality.
The Elderly could run around with the body of a 21 year old, and it would feel completely and utterly real. Want to find out what it’s like to be a girl or a guy? You can with full-dive VR.
The field is wide open and the person to develop such a technology could become the richest person on the planet.
Technologies that would need to be developed for us to achieve full-dive VR include Quantum Computing, Fiber Optics, and Brain Interfacing, but all of these fields are ready to break through.
One of the people pushing this forward could be 32-year-old Russian mogul Dmitry Itskov, who made his fortune as founder of the Web publishing company New Media Stars, is creator of the 2045 Initiative, a non-profit, and its Avatar project, which seeks to transpose human consciousness into artificial bodies within the next 30 years. Yeah, you got it, fully fledged cyborgs. For Itskov, furthering human evolution by combining our consciousness with technology is not only possible, it is imperative; the only way to solve the crises that will one day face us all.
In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Itskov and his coalition of scientists stated:
“Humanity essentially faces this choice: Slide into the abyss of global degradation, or find and realize a new model of development, a model capable of changing human consciousness and giving new meaning to life,”
“We believe that to move to a new stage of human evolution, mankind vitally needs a scientific revolution coupled with significant spiritual changes, inseparably linked, supplementing and supporting of each other. The vector of future development provided by technological advancement should assist the evolution of the consciousness of humanity, the individual and society, and be the transition to neo-humanity.”
When could all this happen? By 2045 apparently, hence the name “2045 initiative”
Other notable quotes from the 2045 manifesto include:
“We believe that it is possible and necessary to eliminate aging and even death, and to overcome the fundamental limits of the physical and mental capabilities currently set by the restrictions of the physical body.”
“We believe that before 2045 an artificial body will be created that will not only surpass the existing body in terms of functionality, but will achieve perfection of form and be no less attractive than the human body. People will make independent decisions about the extension of their lives and the possibilities for personal development in a new body after the resources of the biological body have been exhausted.”
All this sounds pretty amazing. I may even still be alive by then and able to transfer into their version 1. Although we all know version 1 can be a little risky, so maybe version 1.1 or 1.2
Potential Future of Full-Dive VR as seen by 2045 Initiative
- 2040 Perhaps also a Cyborg Developer edition? (transfer your dog into it?)
- 2045 Cyborg version 1. How much? Say $500k in today’s money so in 2045 money may be over $1 million.
Start saving folks, the key to your immortality may lie in your 401K!