Futurist predicts technological advancements will lead to 'immortal world'
American futurist Michio Kaku is predicting the possibility of an "immortal world."
A recent Daily Mail article is reporting that he believes the dead will one day be able to interact with the living through a virtual reality avatar.
In a 2014 Wall Street Journal article, Kaku reveals that memories are beginning to be digitized and argues that "there may come a day when...emotions, sensations, memories and thoughts are sent over the Internet."
Ultimately, he envisions the possibility of people interacting with ancestors or historical figures whose minds are downloaded and stored in a virtual "library of souls."
According to him, "They would, in effect, become immortal."
Meanwhile, several technology leaders are currently pursuing ways to avoid permanent death or at least help people live longer.
Dmitry Itskov, a Russian billionaire, is hoping to have android bodies developed within the next 30 years, notes Motherboard.
Oracle's co-founder Larry Ellison and Google's co-founder Sergey Brin are also reportedly working on separate projects related to aging and extending lifespans, respectively, according to Newsweek.