I assume most of you have seen James Cameron 3D movie “Avatar”. A smaller part of you may not have seen the movie but the blue man has caught your eye at some point. An even smaller part doesn’t have a clue what i am talking about.
With a few words, “Avatar” is the “Pocahontas” of the future, taking place in the outer space. A human is chosen to “load” himself in an avatar (a blue guy’s body) in order to survive in an alien planet, blend in with the locals and get certain information. There he falls in love with a blue girl, overcomes chaos, wins the battle and lives happily ever after with his beloved one.
The same old story.
Where i want you to focus on is the beginning of the story: A human is chosen to “load” himself in an avatar. The actual meaning of the avatar is a person’s digital image. In plain words, the little image that shows up next to our comments. In the movie, the human lies on a high-tech bed, he gets wired to a blue guy and -puf- the blue guy’s body “carries” the human’s essence (mind, heart, personality,the whole deal).
Today i came across this site http://2045.com/
Just read this part:
Could this be true? Is really a Russian political party trying to build humanoid avatars to carry human brain and personality? And if they were, would they upload a public site of the project and ask people to follow them on Facebook? I guess no…???
Plus Dalai lama’s photo looks weird (he looks a bit drunk)…. would he really approve of such a thing?
I talked about this with a fellow engineer in the academic field, and, apart from the -true or scam- of this project, he says that by 2020 (which is in 7 years from now, more or less) we will be able to upload our memories on the computer!
=> I don’t want to have all my memories in a hard drive! I remember what i remember, end of story.
=> And i certainly don’t want to live for ever (me or my brain) in a humanoid avatar! Unless my avatar looks like Gemma Ward, then i would give it a second thought! 😛
Maybe this is a prank or another conspiracy theory, like aliens having visited earth. Of course the US government reassured us that aliens have never set foot on this planet. Just as they stated mermaids don’t exist. (pity….) I guess we will all find out in a few years…
If you really had the chance, would you upload your memories in your computer?