Longer Lives via Avatars
Robots may also be key in helping humans dramatically extend their lifespan, according to Russian tycoon Dmitry Itskov.
Itskov is the founder of the 2045 Initiative, which is a non-profit organization focused on creating an international research center for scientists to research and develop technologies in the field of life extension. His vision consists of humans eventually being able to transfer their human consciousness in an artificial form to avatars.
Itskov said he envisions robots like the pictured Geminoid DK - which is a robot that looks like its master - as an ideal host for real human consciousness, thus allowing for humans to extend their life.