I believe that because of:
- The rapidly accelerating World’s Sixth Mass Extinction
- Now unstoppable Global Warming
- World Economic collapse in the near-term
- The slide of Western “Democracies” into full-blown Fascism
- Global military conflicts over water, food and resources generally
that the collapse in Human Civilisation as we currently know it is inevitable within single-digits years or a decade or two at most.
My background was in BioMedical Research and then IT but for more than 20 years I have been involved in Radical Life Extension projects but now the problems itemised above will rule out the biological options for RLE and I am convinced that the only option is for cybernetic humans to inherit the the culture and civilisation of the last 10,000 years.
There are concerns over malevolent AI but what I am talking about here is the uploading of human consciousnesses from both living people and from whatever information can be recovered from frozen human brains. We need the equivalent of a “Manhatten Project” funded and run by like-minded people to rapidly develop the technology to allow this process to occur.
So, I thought the best way to do this was probably via a Distributed / Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) which could:
- Accept donations or contributions
- Run itself with human participation initially but with AI to help make logical and rational decisions as soon as possible
- Successfully fund the rapid development of the technology required
which is why I started PayRnD . .