The Vice Chancellor of Auro University Dr. Avadhesh Kumar Singh delivered a lecture on ‘Death of Death’ in a seminar organised by Sarvajanik Education Society and Team Kaleidoscope in P.T. Science College on Wednesday, 16th May 2018.
Dr. Singh spoke on the option of immortality and various issues in the world after immortality is achieved. He said that the ultimate human dream of immortality will become possible with the combined branches of Artificial Intelligence, Nano Technology, Genetic Engineering and Medical Sciences.
Referring to the ongoing research projects by Raymond Kurzweil (MIT) and Aubrey de Grey (Life Science) and another by Jose Luis Cordeiro (a Veluzenan in MIT) and David Wood (Cambridge), he spoke about the possibilities of immortalisation through the genetic manipulation technique by 2045. This possibility of immortality or DEATH OF DEATH has caused a Euphoria and excitement on one hand and gave concerns on the other regarding religion, philosophy and ethics.
Dr. Singh added that the technology of immortality will be very costly at the start. But as it would develop further and as more and more people would use it, it will eventually become very cheap. This technology is then estimated to be available at the cost of a smart phone.