Vladimir Putin is once again in the spotlight after revealing his daring plan to successfully develop teleportation and other novel technologies by 2035.
With all this new technology at hand, Russia is following an ambitious plan that has captivated numerous prominent figures in the last century. We’re talking about the possibility to travel from point A to point B in a matter of seconds, or in one word – teleportation.
A new Kremlin project is looking at this initiative with keen eyes, as the technological means available at this time seem to make way for more breakthrough discoveries, not in the near future, but possibly as soon as 2035.
This futuristic approach has been put into work by Vladimir Putin who aims at invigorating Russia’s IT sector by spending a few trillions – $2.1 trillion more precisely – on technologies such as quantum computing, teleportation and neural computing, which creates a direct link between the human brain and computers.
“It sounds fantastic today, but there have been successful experiments at Stanford at the molecular level. Much of the tech we have today was drawn from science fiction films 20 years ago,” Alexander Galitsky, a top investor in the country’s technology sector stated in an interview for Russia’s Kommersant Daily.
This outlandish initiative is listed in the National Technological Initiative, a development plan sponsored by the Russian state. Besides the technologies highlighted above, their aim in the short run is to improve areas such as computer programming language and secure cybernetic communications.
Teleportation might sound a little bit out of reach, but this concept has been experimented back in 2014, when scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands successfully teleported bits of information encoded into sub-atomic particles between two points located three meters from one another. Their experiment innovated the field of teleportation and has made way for further tests with promising results.
Although most scientists look at this idea of developing teleportation within the next few decades with skepticism, they believe that significant progress can be done in quantum computing and neural interfaces. After all, there was a rumor circulating on the internet about how two daring Americans were planning to plug into the ‘matrix’ using special brain implants. Furthermore, since this technology is fairly new and unstable it can pose a serious risk for your health, that’s why such interventions are illegal worldwide and doctors willing to perform them are really hard to find, if not impossible.
In an interview for the Mirror, Zoltan Istav, the global leader of the Transhumanist movement and US Presidential candidate, said he knows the pair of daredevils personally, and that he supports their initiative because humans should make use of this new technology to artificially boost their intelligence and physical capabilities.
“I have friends who are buying tickets to Central America to perform this kind of surgery,” Istvan said. “I know two people who are doing this, but it’s secretive because even getting a doctor to do this in Central America is difficult.”
Besides these novel concepts, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is also following a similar goal by trying to boost the body and mind of soldiers through specially implanted chips. DARPA is an agency belonging to the US Department of Defense responsible for the development of sophisticated technologies for the military. Considering they already possess technology way ahead of our time, it’s easy to imagine how such remarkable and almost unbelievable appear on the official governmental list and receive massive funding.
We don’t know what to precisely expect from these world superpowers in the future, but it’s likely that projects seen only in sci-fi movies will come to life sooner rather than later. After all, the future is (almost) here.