The physicist said: “Digital and genetic immortality are within reach.

“Already in Silicon Valley, there are companies, which for a price, will digitize everything known about you: your credit card transactions, your emails, Instagrams, everything known about you can be digitized.

“And we have something called the Connectome Project which will map the pathways of the entire human brain, all your memories, all your quirks, personalities, everything digitized, and we’ll put it on a disc and for the most part, we’ll put it in a library.”

Today you can enter a library and read to your heart’s content all the books about iconic figures like Winston Churchill.

In the future, however, Dr Kaku claims it will be possible to meet Churchill, or rather a digital recreation of the man.

The physicist added: “I would love to talk to Einstein.


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