Following in the steps of director James Cameron, a young Russian media mogul has launched his own Avatar project. And Russian scientists in one of the Moscow’s suburbs are on the brink of creating one.
Dmitry Itskov does not want to explore a new planet, though: he just plans to make a human brain immortal by transplanting it into a robot's body.
According to the company’s website, the project consists of four stages.
Stage One – called Avatar A – aimed at creating a robotic copy of the human body controlled though a brain-computer interface. The stage is to be completed by 2020..... MORE