Dmitry Itskov

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Dmitry Itskov (Russian: Дмитрий Ицков) is a Russian entrepreneur, billionaire and the founder of New Media Stars, a web-based media company. He has made a reported £1bn from his Moscow-based news publishing company.[1] Itskov is best known for being the founder of the 2045 Initiative, which aims to achieve cybernetic immortality by the year 2045.[2] Itskov started his foundation in 2011.[3]

Itskov said, in a 2016 BBC Horizon TV documentary, that the "ultimate goal of [his] plan is to transfer someone’s personality into the new artificial carrier."[4]

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  1. ^ Palmer, Kate (13 March 2016). "The Telegraph". Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  2. ^ Alserver, Jennifer. "5 billionaires who want to live forever". CNN.
  3. ^ "Independent". 14 March 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  4. ^ Palmer, Kate (13 March 2016). "Media mogul Dmitry Itskov plans to live forever by uploading his personality to a robot". The Telegraph.