Dmitry has hired a 100-man science team to download a human mind into an android, or 'borg' host body. Immortality in just 10 years!
Science fiction? No. This guy is serious. 'This project is leading down the road to immortality,' says Itskov. 'A person with a perfect Avatar will be able to remain part of society. People don’t want to die.'
Is Dmitry a nut with too much money, maybe.
Consider the US DoD is spending $7 million figuring a way for troops to use their minds to remotely control androids taking their place on the battlefield.
If you thought the ethics conflict over organ harvesting was a threat, consider a world where the wealthy never die, and the poor are bred to make the parts for the 'borg'.