Eternal life: both virtual and real

Atrium Stage, October 18, 17:00 — 18:30

In about 20 years we will find ourselves at the center of a biotechnology revolution. We will be able to live for decades longer than today's centenarians. The next step will be to overcome the limitations of our own bodies and get a ticket to eternal life. Also, today’s technologies allow us to create a digital copy of ourselves based on our digital trail.
Digital “ghosts” will become indistinguishable from humans, thus ensuring a prototype for virtual immortality.
What life extension technologies are available today? What fantastical projects in this field will become a reality in the near future? Why is it important for us to stay alive in the digital reality?