As cited by both Reddit and Geekosystem, the following XKCD cartoon seems more appropriate…
And add to the fact that Dimitry’s letter is addressed to The World’s 1200 Richest People, it really sounds abit more like this:
This kind of thing always looks great, and we’re the first ones to cheer it on, but as you might have caught on via the image captions, we’re skeptical of the fidelity at every step.
There isn’t even a computer right now that can accurately replicate even a simple brain. But I guess that’s par-for-the-course; all Russian Experiments take ~72 years to find out they don’t work.
Check out the links for further details on mankind’s latest iteration of The Frankenstein Quest.
2045 Avatar Project Milestones, by Dimitry Itskov & 2045.com
Publicity photo of MC Hammer, via BBC
“Wedding Rings – African American”, by Roger Kirby, rkirby.com
File photo of Bill Gates, via Biography.com-Bill Gates
• Source: 2045.com
• via: CBC-Itskov to Billionaires, Immortality Possible by 2045
• More Coverage: Geekosystem-Immortality2045 | Reddit Worldnews | PopSci-Global Future 2045 International Congress, Itskov | XKCD.com-678
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