Lifetimes Infinity was founded in 2013 with the goal of using emerging technologies to pave the way for mind uploading. We have spent the first several years outlining a roadmap to incrementally take us from the state of current technology to the point where we will be able to upload minds.
Our mission is to constantly seek to increase the chances of individual and collective survival in the manner we think best facilitates indefinite life. Our efforts will be responsible and transparent. We all must deliberately design the future and not let it be driven by ignorance, indecision, nor inaction. While Lifetimes Infinity might not be able to give humanity a final destination or definitive plan of action, we want to do as much as we can to help build a roadmap for humanity's pursuit of indefinite life.
Mind uploading will not be achieved by a company hoarding information and keeping to itself. Mind uploading will be accomplished through research and developments by individuals, labs, organizations, and businesses working collaboratively from all over the world. Lifetimes Infinity will build relationships with similar organizations, communities, and individuals so that we may all reach our collective goals faster.
In the history of humanity, never have we had the technology to live indefinitely. However, at this point in time, we can envision a route for technological advancement that will enable our minds to exist beyond the death of our bodies, a world where death is a choice. By the year 2065, we hope to be able to provide humanity with mind uploading technology. Beyond that, we will work to improve quality of life by designing better minds and bodies in collaboration with communities and other organizations. Beyond mind uploading as a whole, we aim to continue the pursuit of indefinite life by working to ever increase the chances of survival for both individuals and the collective.
Although it is a long way off, we will inevitably need to leave Earth. Beyond that, we can only guess as to what questions and answers we may seek in this vast universe. Lifetimes Infinity's vision is far reaching and ambitious, but we have the drive and dedication needed to extending humanity's reach through mind, space, and time.
Our entire existence comes down to staying alive as long as possible by keeping both our bodies and minds fit. Everything we do as individuals and as a collective is (ultimately) to live longer and better. We invent and explore because we might find things that will make our lives easier or allow us to live longer. It is our belief that the following are the biggest and most important milestones to extending human life through space and time.
1st Stage – Outliving the Body: Mastering the Mind (Mind Uploading / Digital Immortality). Freeing ourselves from our mortal bodies through mind uploading will alleviate most of the causes of death, including senescence, starvation, dehydration, exposure to elements, drowning, et cetera. While becoming digital beings will introduce a few new ways of dying, death should be far more manageable as a digital being than as a biological being.
2nd Stage – Outliving Earth: Building Advanced Spaceships. Survival beyond Earth is important because right now, all of humanity exists on one 'spaceship'. As is evident from the dinosaurs, this is not a good way to ensure the survival of a given life form (or even the survival of all life as we know it). At some point we will want or need to leave Earth forever. We will require spaceships that house everything we will ever need, because we won't be coming back.
3rd Stage – Outliving The Universe: Mastering All Of Science. As a space-faring civilization, we will continue to give ourselves the best chance of survival from moment to moment. We will do this by quantifying as many aspects of life as possible in order to identify risks and mitigate them by incorporating appropriate heuristics into our systems. The other big project we will work toward as a space-faring civilization is outliving the seemingly inevitable death of this universe. The death of the universe is the only thing standing in the way of truly living indefinitely (but the death of the universe is a long time away, so we have a while to figure things out).
We can only benefit ourselves and others by being alive. Time is a privilege only the living can make use of, and only with time comes opportunities and second chances. While other individuals and organizations will have interests and specializations in different areas, the only focus of Lifetimes Infinity is survival. Survival is more important than anything else, no exceptions, and we must remember this in moving forward with the organization. This is the domain Lifetimes Infinity must become masters of, and we will do our best here so that everyone else can continue doing what they do best.
Although existential risks and risks to the individual are categorized differently, it's possible to quantify all existential risks in terms of the individual. In this manner, we do not have to make any decisions pitting survival of the collective against survival of the individual. Our pledge is to constantly make individuals and societies more fit for survival, while maintaining, promoting, and improving the rights of the individual. All other efforts and aims of this organization stem from these philosophies here.
This organization is an attempt to enable a shift in our collective consciousness, culture, and society to deliberately design the future to be better than what could emerge from inaction, indecision, or lack of planning. Lifetimes Infinity is aimed at extending humanity's grasp of the mind, time, and space in order to help humanity understand what exactly we are, so as to better figure out where we want to go. The future will be built to better suit our needs as this human species separates further and further from the biological systems from which we have emerged. Eventually we will not be reliant on biological systems at all. Eventually we will no longer be part of Earth, either by choice or by necessity. Eventually we will leave this solar system (and most likely will never return). Change is inevitable. Either we roll with the punches and adapt or we face extinction. The survivors will be the ones not afraid to change and grow.
Faced with change as conscious beings, in the limited time we have here as humans, we have the choice to accept the status quo or to adapt to build a better reality. You will have to decide what kind of person you are and what things you value in moving forward; this is not a purely black and white matter, but one of endless possibilities. We cannot choose for you, and we wouldn't want to. Our aim is to help create a more open world that better enables collaboration so that we may all work together toward these common goals.
In helping to build toward new futures, keep in mind that, as individuals, all we have ever known is what we have experienced in our particular minds and bodies. You did not choose to be born into this person. You did not choose to be born into this nation or this world. You did not choose to be born with these amazing but still limited thought processes in this particular universe. But you are here, and here is good. Here is most certainly not the best, but it does mean you are alive. It means that you are a human on this planet Earth. It means you have been given the opportunity to stand on the backs of all humanity past and reach further than anyone has ever reached before. It means that what you are is nothing less than amazing. It means you live in a time where we may no longer have to accept death as the harsh inevitability of a short life. The universe is vast. There is still so much knowledge to be obtained, so many questions to be asked and answered. All that Lifetimes Infinity wants to do is give people more time in this existence so we can all figure things out a little better. May we never stop looking for answers and pushing the boundaries of life.
The Lifetimes Infinity logo helps to remind us of what is most important.
The broken infinity sign symbolizes the indefinite, as opposed to the infinite. It means that indefinite survival (of life, of knowledge, of everything...) is the most important objective. It means to always be working toward indefinite life in both the little and big things we do. If we should lose the path or forget why we're here, we will be reminded by this symbol of what all of our efforts are working toward.
ɔxc is where we are now as a species.
∞ is where we will find ourselves should we manage to outlive the universe. If we can manage that feat, we will have become what most people consider when they think of immortals.
These are the principles Lifetimes Infinity follows to ensure our philosophy is reflected in our actions.
Lifetimes Infinity is a for profit business with the goal of leveraging commercial strategies to be able to create as much as possible for all humanity. We will achieve this through the following steps.