Don’t miss out on waving goodbye to your decaying corpse – simply watch on from the luxury of a hot sex robot body
A FUTUROLOGIST believes humans will eventually attend their own funerals – with the help of robot bodies.
Future-gazing Dr Ian Pearson says that by 2050, nearly all of our minds will be stored on computer systems, making our flesh and bones redundant.
Some people believe we’ll eventually copy our brains onto computers.
But Pearson argues that computers will become connected to our brains over time, and eventually become an extension of our mind – rather than a straight copy.
“One day, your body dies and with it your brain stops, but no big problem, because 99% of your mind is still fine, running happily on IT, in the cloud,” Pearson explains in a blog post.
“Assuming you saved enough and prepared well, you connect to an android to use as your body from now on, attend your funeral, then carry on as before.
“Still you, just with a younger, highly upgraded body,” he added.
This isn’t the first time Pearson has suggested such a possibility.
Back in February, the renowned futurologist told The Sun that humans would achieve immortality by 2050 – all thanks to machines.
At the time, he said: “If you’re under 40 reading this article, you’re probably not going to die unless you get a nasty disease.”
Pearson reeled off a number of different ways of beating death, including renewing your body parts with genetic engineering, migrating into android bodies, or simply moving our brains onto computers and living in a virtual world.
But in a new blog post, Pearson warns that not everyone will be so lucky.
“Some people may need to wait until 2060 or later until android price falls enough for them to afford one,” he explained.
He also suggests there could be issues with storing your mind on computers, even if you own (rather than rent) an android body.
Pearson explains how the servers your brain is stored on will be owned by companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook or Apple.
“You’re probably already seeing the issue,” he wrote.
“The small print may give them some rights over replication, ownership, license to your idea, who knows what?
“So although future electronic immortality has the advantage of offering a pretty attractive version of immortality at first glance, closer reading of the 100 page T&Cs may well reveal some nasties.
“You may in fact no longer own your mind. Oh dear!”