Many people believe that eternal life is attainable. Russian billionaire is one of many who will try to achieve immortality.
The 35-year-old Russian is the founder of the 2045 Initiative, which is an organisation working on making immortality a reality by scientists creating a feasible program which maps the brain.
It then transfers the mind onto a computer, which is put on a robot body or as a hologram.
Mr Itskov has been subject to a BBC documentary titled The Immortalist, in which he said: “Within the next 30 years, I am going to make sure that we can all live forever.
“I’m 100 per cent confident it will happen. Otherwise I wouldn’t have started it.”
The 2045 Initiative hopes to have functioning ‘avatars’ by 2020 where a human will be able to control a robot via their brain.
Five years later, the team will create another form of avatar which will be able to host a human brain that will have been transferred after the person has died.
By 2035, the network of scientists aim to have an avatar with an artificial brain which can possess a human personality.
The team will have completed the trans-human beings by 2045 when they hope to have a hologram-like avatar.
Some scientists have questioned whether transferring a human brain to a computer is a realistic goal, but this hasn’t deterred Itskov from his ambition which he hopes to make available to everyone eventually.