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 other, to help each other, to discover each other and to ensure a sustainable environment for the planet.

I am also a transhumanist, to change myself (with technology and with other means) to be happier, more attentive to others, to better understand the world, actually to be more human.

Biography:

Born in 1962, he is an active member of the European Life Extension Community.

He is a founding member and co-chair of Heales, Healthy Life Extension Society, and vice-president of the Association Française Transhumaniste (AFT) Technoprog. He is also a member of the board of Humanity+, a lifelong member of Longecity and a donor to the SENS Foundation.

As a member of Heales, Didier publishes the newsletter The Death of Death and La mort de la mort (in French). He took part in many conferences in English, French, and Dutch.

Didier is also active in Green movements and is a jurist, working in a Belgian Federal Public Service and specialized in Social Security.

He published two books:

  • Et si on arrêtait de vieillir ! : Réalité, enjeux et perspectives d’une vie en bonne santé beaucoup plus longue (2013)
  • Technoprog. Le transhumanisme au service du progrès social. With Marc Roux (2016)

Watch Didier Coeurnelle TEDx Talks: in English and in French.


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