Surviving humanity

Alberto Giuliani

2016 - Ongoing


In 2050 we will be nearly 10 billion people living the earth. 
If the global warming trend is not reversed, in 30 years the temperature of the planet will increase by 1 to 3,6 degrees (source NASA Earth Observatory ), causing a rise in sea levels of minimum 63 cm (source UN-IPCC). In the mean time political tensions and terrorist strategies are bringing back a global war ghost.

The human being has always assumed the end of the world, but today, for the first time in the history, we seems to be in front of a real challenge that we cannot lose.

SURVIVING HUMANITY is a project documenting what science is doing to face the global challenges of the next future, and who is dealing with our survival.

SURVIVING HUMANITY is an intense two-years project, started from the scientific base of Ny-Aalesund (Arctic Region) on February 2016. Going through many different realities (such as cryopreservation, humanoids, biospheres, eugenic and luxury bunkers, etc) the project will land on Mars with the NASA astronauts, looking for a new planet to live.

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  • Kodomoroid is a humanoid robot in Tokyo made by ATR Laboratories. It recite news reports gathered from around the world 24 hours a day, every day, in a variety of voices and languages.

  • North Pole map at the French-German scientific base of Ny-Aalesund, Svalbard.

  • Kai Shwaltenberg is a submarine geologist and biologist. He dives the Arctic sea for scientific research on climat changing.

  • Alcoa Life Extension Foundation is a cryopreservation center in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). In this operating room human bodies (left) or just their heads (right box) are cooled down to the temperature of -196 °C. In this "stand-by" status they are waiting a new eternal life.

  • Otonaroid is a humanoid tele-operated robot in Tokyo.

  • Connie Ettinger will wait her new immortal life, together with her entire family, at the Cryonic Institute in Detroit. The center has been founded by Robert Ettinger who is considered the father of the cryopreservation.

  • Mirai, Kibu and Yumiko are three humanoid robots working at the reception of the Henn-na Hotel, in Japan. This is the first hotel entirely managed by robots.

  • James Glennie and her wife decided to cryopreserve their bodies at the Alcor Foundation in Arizona to live another love together.

  • Max More is the President of Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona. Here they cryopreserve bodies or heads of their patients for a future eternal life.

  • Hiroshi Ishiguro is the world leading scientist building humanoids. He works at the Osaka University in Japan. When he cannot teach to his students, he send to the classroom Gemini Hi 4, a humanoid copy of himself, which will give the lesson in his place.

  • Cryonic Institute, waiting room. Pictures of cryopreserved people on the wall.

  • Elisabeth is 26 years old. She takes care of all operations to get dead body ready for the new life.

  • Telenoid robot is a humanoid with a very minimal design studied to maximize the emotional relation with people and able to recreate the relation mother-son. At the Miraikan Museum of Emerging science of Tokyo people can try it for three minute each session.

  • Anonymous member of Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Atomic Clock N.2. Talking with satellites and Quasars it gives the time to the world from this cupboard. Ny-Aalesund scientific base, Svalbard.

  • Renè Burgì is a French scientist. Every night he sends a Laser Ray through the stratosphere to study clouds. Those clouds are a new phenomenon due to the earth pollution.

  • Cryonic Institute in Detroit. Cylinders containing freezes human bodies waiting the next life.

  • Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Arctic Svalbard. Also named the Apocalypse Ark, this bunker goes 150 mt under the ice and it can resist to a nuclear war or a missile attack. Here seeds from all over the world are stored against any loss or natural catastrophe.

  • Climate Change Tower is an antenna built to study the global climate change. Ny-Aalesund scientific base. Arctic Svalbard.

  • A laser ray is shot every night from the Arctic Scientific base of Ny-Aalesund through the sky. It is used to study the pollution in the stratosphere.