Ray Kurzweil has been saying stuff like this for quite a while now:
In Kurzweil’s estimation, we will be able to upload the human brain to a computer, capturing “a person’s entire personality, memory, skills and history”, by the end of the 2030s; humans and non-biological machines will then merge so effectively that the differences between them will no longer matter; and, after that, human intelligence, transformed for the better, will start to expand outward into the universe, around about 2045.
This is, I hasten to note, way in advance of the timetable set by Zager and Evans, which doesn’t anticipate flesh becoming superfluous until some time after 3535.
Still, in 2039 I’ll be eighty-six years old. If I’m still around then, I hope there’s enough left to be worth uploading.
(Via the incredibly-youthful Ed Driscoll.)