Anders Sandberg

Anders Sandberg is a senior research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. His research at FHI centers on management of low-probability high-impact risks, estimating the capabilities of future technologies, the ethics of human enhancement, and very long-range futures. He is also a senior research fellow at the Oxford Martin…

Stephen Valadez

Why are you transhuman (ist)? “I see no limit to humankind’s capacity to change itself for the better and the capacity to express ourselves across the firmament. To end disease. To end aging, itself a genetic disease. To reach across the stars in not millennia, but decades. We are remarkable, all of us, and there…

Eric Schulke

Why are you Transhuman (ist)? We don’t know what the universe or consciousness are, we don’t know what is going on. Consequently, we don’t even know what we ultimately need and want in life. To not want to know that would be absurd, would be to flail life away. Plus, there are too many fulfilling…

#IAmTranshuman Going to Space

(Seattle) #IAmTranshuman has come to a tentative agreement to send #IAmTranshuman into space on the side of PlantSat 2.  PlantSat 2 is a biosphere research satellite designed to emulate the Martian Environment at least in part. PlantSat is a contribution to the ongoing human efforts of exploring, understanding and eventually colonizing Mars. Its goal is…

Didier Coeurnelle

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am a transhumanist because I want to be part of a a possible future where women and men could live much longer (if they wish so). They could have a better health, perhaps one day without aging (mortality). Having sustainable bodies will allow us more time to love each…

Eric Klien

Why are you transhuman(ist)? I am a transhumanist because a world with aging is unacceptable to me. From 1986–1991, Eric was employed by Time Trend Software, a stock analysis software company. A cryonicist since 1989, Eric served a stint as a member of the Alcor Investment Advisory Board and for a time became deeply involved…

Elliot Roth

Why am I Transhuman? I am transhuman because it expands my perception, allowing me to go beyond the current boundaries of reality to do my best to resist the entropy of the universe. Elliot is the founder of Spira, a company that grows delicious microalgae as an ingredient for food companies. Spira has received awards…

Aubrey de Grey

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I’d like to divide my answer into two, answering “Why do you have transhumanist values?” and “Why do you call yourself a transhumanist?”. To the former, my answer is: because I recognize that pioneering technologies have a unique capacity to enhance people’s quality of life, and I think suffering (i.e….

James Hughes

Why are you Transhuman(ist)? I am a transhumanist because I believe humanity is constantly evolving, that in the coming decades and centuries we can become more than we currently are and that we should have the right to use safe, effective technologies to transcend the limitations of the human body and mind. James “J” Hughes…

David Orban

Why are you transhuman(ist)? Every human is a transhuman, since the very definition of the human condition is to understand, analyze, and overcome our limitations, with the help of technology, as well as being shaped by technology while we coevolve with it. David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed-stage…

Khannea

Khannea made transhumanist statements hosting cyberpunk themed roleplaying games in the 1980s. Pretty early in the 1990s she absorbed and espoused the whole gamut of core values of transhumanism – genetic manipulation, interfaces, cybernetics, space industrialization, AI, 3D printing, nootropics – but in the late 1990s she figured out that all this had a name….

William Coburn

William Coburn is a futurist & transhumanist paying close attention to the way in which humankind (soul) and its perception attribute and contribute to the outside world. He has exceptional skills in strategic planning, leadership/employee development and is driven to push forward the human race through practical manners involving Transdisciplinary approaches to complex problems. William…

M. Amon Twyman

Dr. M. Amon Twyman believes that humanity is approaching a brief period of deep transition; a Technological Singularity, as discussed by Transhumanists. Amon has considered himself a Transhumanist since 1994, and approaches questions of technology & society via cognitive science, philosophy, and art. He is a founder of multiple Transhumanist groups, including Zero State, the…

Christian Meniw

Why are you Transhuman (ist)? I am transhumanist because our destiny is to become interplanetary species and at the same time I am sure I will become digital in 30 years so I work for spreading that vision in Latin America. Recently I gave a conference at the National Congress of Argentina to talk about…

Jonathan Lyons

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am transhuman because I want to surpass the sluggish process of evolution. I want to be smarter and more resilient than I am, and I see technological, self-directed evolution as the path toward those goals.  Increase my longevity. Let me breathe underwater. Let me learn things more completely and…

Wout Dedoncker

Why are you transhuman (ists)? It is what Homo Sapiens became naturally: already have we eliminated so many illnesses and offered an uplift in quality of life around the world. The future promises a lot of great tech that will even more so improve lives and extend them. I’m actively sharing news, more people need…

Marc Roux

Why are you Transhuman(ist)? First of all, I am transhuman because I am human. I came to transhumanism is a bit peculiar. Indeed, like almost no transhumanist, I am a historian by training; a medieval historian; even stranger: a Byzantinologist (What’s that?). As bizarre as it may sound, it’s my doctoral studies and my interest…

Amal Graafstra

Why are you transhuman(ist)? I am transhuman because there is not other kind of human to be. Transcending our limitations by augmenting our capabilities is intrinsically human – it is a primary defining character of human beings. Humanity has always strived to be better, faster, stronger, smarter. To be human is to be transhuman. There…

TJ Wass

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I see lots of limitations in existing human capabilities – including limitations in our bodies, our psychology, our intelligence, and our sociability These limitations significantly curtail human experience and risk accelerating a new dark age (or worse) if we stumble under the current set of complex challenges facing humanity I…

Osinakachi Kalu

Osinakachi Akuma Kalu is a transdisciplinary activist, Fearism thinker, a strategic planner, a team builder, a visionary, an inspirational speaker, and a humanitarian who has exceptional skills as an administrator, philosopher, and fearist/fearologist. He graduated in Business Administration and Management at the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, and trained as a philosopher, becoming an affiliate at the…

Peter Morgan

Why are you Transhuman (ist)? My background is in science, in scientific discovery and in the scientific method. Therefore, I believe that the world’s problems, including curing disease, increasing the human health-span, eradication of poverty, food abundance, clean energy and human longevity can and will be solved by using science. It seems a pretty obvious,…

Anthony Fucilla

Why are you transhuman (ist)? With regard to ‘Why,’ As technology continues to advance, it’s an automatic progression in the evolution of man. Science and technology can eradicate a vast array of problems like disease, thus promoting human longevity and so forth! Born in London England. He is a philosopher and Science-Fiction writer, author of…

Recruiting #IAmTranshuman Ethics Board

(Seattle) #IAmTranshuman is looking for people to join an ethical oversight board.  This board will have veto rights, oversight authority and will be charged with evaluating the key actions to the #IAmTranshuman campaign effort.  It is important to ensure transparency, data security and prevent the #IAmTranshuman campaign from being abused or from being partial to…

Ira S Pastor

Why am I transhuman (ist)? I want to reconnect humans with the biological skills that many other species wield for complex regeneration, disease reversion, and whole organism rejuvenation An entrepreneur pharmaceutical industry veteran turned biotech entrepreneur focusing on ending the major diseases responsible for human degeneration, suffering, and death. Related Web Sites https://www.facebook.com/ira.pastor.7 https://www.linkedin.com/in/iraspastor/ http://www.bioquark.com/…

S. Mason Dambrot

Why are you Transhuman (ist)? For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with everything about the world and my perception of it. My late father read to me from his science and medical books when I was a prelingual infant—the result being was that my first word, at age 18 months, was…

Natasha Vita-More

An expert on emerging technology and humanity’s future. She is the author and co-editor of The Transhumanist Reader, Transhumanism: What is it? and the seminal designer of Primo Posthuman, and an international speaker on human enhancement, radical life extension, and humanity’s future. She is the former President of the Extropy Institute and current Executive Director…

David Pearce

Why are you Transhuman (ist)? I am a transhumanist because I want to replace the pain and suffering of Darwinian life with a civilization of superintelligence, super longevity, and super happiness. In 1995, I wrote a manifesto, The Hedonistic Imperative, which advocates using biotechnology to end suffering throughout the living world, and the creation of…

Michael Garfield

After fourteen years as a public speaker and multimedia performer on the trail of a new unifying theory to explain major evolutionary transitions (including the one we’re all participating in), I now split my time between: hosting the Future Fossils Podcast (fun fact: the guest for episode 130 was Lydia Laurenson, founder of The New Modality), performing as a singer-songwriter/avant-guitarist,…

John Kerecz

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I believe that humans are powerful in this electronic, transhuman age, but it seems that we do not yet realize our power. We are just starting to oppose death and global issues!? We must realize our power and use science and technology to ascend as transhumanists. John J Kerecz was…

Kyrtin Atreides

Starting at a young age with modern medicine’s inability to treat his severe migraines Kyrtin began a process of self-experimentation which eventually produced a nootropic concoction which reduced migraine frequency by 90%, and a Psychoacoustic modification with roughly the same benefit.  This led him to discover the works of Futurists such as Jacque Fresco, and…

Daniel Kelley

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I’ve been a transhumanist before I had even heard the term. Having gone through 8 years of physical therapy to be able to walk I have always been aware of humanity’s limitations and had a great interest in technologies place in overcoming that, be it traditional physical problems or even…

Steele A. Hawes

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am Transhuman because solving human issues is hard, and that’s a fun challenge to engage in. Primarily the founder of the podcast Debt Nation: “The main project of DEBT NATION is keeping you the viewer up with the ever-evolving and exciting UNITED STATES TRANSHUMANIST PARTY (USTP). The UNITED STATES…

Liz Parrish

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am a transhumanist because I choose Life and Health over Suffering and Death. the Founder and CEO of BioViva Sciences USA Inc. BioViva is committed to extending healthy lifespans using gene therapy. Liz is known as “the woman who wants to genetically engineer you,” she is a humanitarian, entrepreneur,…

Giulio Prisco

A transhumanist since joining the Extropians mailing list in the late 90s. He proposed a religious interpretation of transhumanism and a transhumanist interpretation of religion. He is a member of the Christian and Mormon Transhumanist Associations. I am persuaded that future humans will use science and technology to become God-like and realize all the promises…

Kate Levchuk

A Futuristic Author and Speaker as well as an Advocate of Transhumanism. She is a Founder of Transpire publishing platform and contributed a chapter in Springer Nature Transhumanist Handbook. Currently, Kate is working on a new Transhumanist book as well as a Sci-Fi Novel. Kate is passionate about an infinite human potential and the role…

Gennady Stolyarov II

Why #IAmTranshuman (ist)? I have been a transhumanist ever since I found out about human mortality. My illustrated children’s book Death is Wrong describes much of my personal history and how, as a child, I kept asking my parents about what comes later – and then what – and when I received the answer, “And…

Newton Lee

Why IAmTranshuman (ist)? Astronaut Neil Armstrong said on the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Transhumanism is the next logical step in the evolution of humankind, and it is the existential solution to the long-term survival of the human race. Newton Lee is a computer…

David Wood

One of the pioneers of the smartphone industry. He is now a futurist activist, consultant, speaker, and writer. As Chair of London Futurists, David has organized over 200 public meetings since March 2008 on futurist, transhumanist, technoprogressive, and singularitarian topics. Membership of London Futurists now approaches 8,000. As Executive Director of the transhumanist think tank Transpolitica, David…

Blaire Ostler

Why IAmTranshuman (ist)? “I am a transhumanist because I am a mother. I was born with biological abnormalities that made conception, gestation, and delivery of my children life-threatening. If it weren’t for technological innovation, I’d be dead. Natural selection tried to kill me, but that was not my fate. Instead, I’m alive with three healthy,…

David J Kelley

Why IAmTranshuman (ist)? “I am ‘Transhuman’ in part because it is part of the only hope I think we have as a species.  It is only through helping each other and give as many as possible the tools to move forward that we will survive in the long run. It is literally for my children…

Lincoln Cannon

Why IAmTranshuman (ist)? “I’m a Transhumanist because I feel a moral obligation to advocate the use of technology to console, heal, raise, and transform each other into superintelligent compassionate creators.” A technologist and philosopher, and a leading advocate of technological evolution and postsecular religion. “Lincoln is a founder, board member, and former president of the Mormon…

Zoltan Istvan

Why IAmTranshuman (ist)? “I’m transhuman because I’m doing everything I can do to overcome death with science and technology. I also can’t wait to embrace cyborgism into my body.” A writer, futurist, and founder of the first Transhumanist Party and former leader of the US Transhumanist Party political organization. He is the author of the 2013 book The…

Tom Ross

A producer, creative consultant, and author yet feels odd referring to himself in the third person. My political experience includes a 2001 testimony before a U.S. House Subcommittee on Media and Information Technology Policy (The Anti-Spam Bill). In 2002 the Governor of California appointed me to a Department of Consumer Affairs board. I became the…