You will be soon capable to transfer your soul to an android robot according to a leading futurologist who says we will be able to attend our own funeral as your own ‘Robo Avatar’ by 2050.
Dr. Ian Pearson, who has a self-proclaimed 85 percent accuracy record when looking 10 to 15 years ahead, says humans will one day (and in the not too distant future) hook their minds up to external machines while alive to boost intelligence, improve memory and sensory capacity.
External IT capabilities mean the technology can connect to your brain seamlessly so it feels exactly the same, says Pearson. Furthermore, the scientist says that when you physically die, almost all of your brain will still be functioning on a cloud server as a machine.
“By around 2050, 99 percent of your mind is running on external IT rather than in the meat-ware in your head,” claimed Pearson in his personal blog.
Pearson says “assuming you saved enough and prepared well” you can simply transfer your brain data to an android: “attend your funeral, and then carry on as before, still you, just with a younger and upgraded body.” “Some people may need to wait until 2060 or later until the android price falls enough for them to afford one,” he says. “In principle, you can swap bodies as often as you like, because your mind is resident elsewhere, the android is just a temporary front end, just transport for sensors.”However, because the data will be stored on a cloud and not your personal server, it could be owned by Google, Facebook, Apple “or some future equivalent,” Pearson explained. So immortality will be achievable although virtual and maybe you have to pay a heavy price to this kind of future services offered by the future tech giants.