Amanda Stoel

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am (a) transhuman(ist), I sometimes jokingly say I was born a transhumanist, I just wasn’t aware of the label until later in my life. I believe that science and technology are our future. And not something that works against (our) nature but with. From the moment we picked up…

Icon’s of Transhumanism

One of the things we’d like to share is some of the people that started the transhumanist movement as we know it today.  While this might not be an exhaustive list, this is some of the people on IAmTranshuman that have profiles on the site.  Given all their contributions we encourage you to learn more…

Paul Spiegel

Why are you Transhuman(ist)? I am Transhuman because humans evolve to be better than they once were.  For millennia, we didn’t even realize this, and when we did, in some fashion or another, we took it for granted for several hundred years more after that realization. For nearly all that time, we didn’t try to…

Ryan O’Shea

Ryan O’Shea is an entrepreneur and futurist speaker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the host of Future Grind, a multimedia production company that seeks to increase technoliteracy and democratize access to information about emerging technologies, enabling more voices to be a part of the societal conversation surrounding technology. Ryan is also a founder of the…

International Women’s Day – The Women of Transhumanism

(the Internets) Today is International Women’s Day (March 8th) and we’d love to share with you some of the fantastic women of transhumanism.  While some people think that there are few such women, I’d argue that the women collectively far outperform men in terms of contributing to Transhumanism.  Most men that I know who proclaim…

Ted Peters

I am a transhumanist sympathizer who incorporates H+ with a critical eye. On the one hand, transhumanists rightly envision a utopian future superior to the present era and engage in the effort to actualize that vision. I applaud this. On the other hand, transhumanists risk becoming unrealistic when thinking that every human vicissitude can be…

Max More

Max More is a transhumanist, and author of the philosophy of transhumanism in 1990 and wrote the seminal essay Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy with introducing the term “transhumanism” as it is now understood. More founded the first transhumanist organization known as Extropy Institute in 1991. The institute created the first email list on the web for discussion…

Jose Cordeiro

Cordeiro was born in Caracas, Venezuela from Spanish parents who emigrated from Madrid during the Franco dictatorship.[3] Cordeiro obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He subsequently studied International Economics and Comparative Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, USA, and obtained…

Jeffrey Zilahy

Why IAmTranshuman (ist)? I believe survival is a natural imperative. Enhancing my healthspan and lifespan comes naturally to me. Transhumanism is a collective of some of the brightest and most unique individuals I have ever come across. No other movement gives me such personal hope. Transhumanism is, simply put, exciting and revolutionary. I am an…

FM2030 (1930 to 2000)

In Memorial by his friends that Knew Him… FM 2030 (born Fereidoun M. Esfandiary, Persian: فریدون اسفندیاری‎) was a Belgian-born American-Iranian futurist, philosopher and transhumanist. The son of a Diplomat, and lived in over 17 countries. His experiences caused him to consider himself a citizen of the world. In the 1948 Olympics, he competed in basketball and…

Dirk Bruere

Why IAmTranshuman (ist)? Let’s begin with (almost) the most basic definition of Transhumanism, from Max More, circa 1990: “Transhumanism is a class of philosophies of life that seek the continuation and acceleration of the evolution of intelligent life beyond its currently human form and human limitations by means of science and technology, guided by life-promoting…

Taha Ghassan

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am a transhumanist because I believe it’s the way to bring full human potential and to evolve. Being a transhumanist, I hope to Live in a world where I  can spend  time learning  with no limitations. (~ IAmTranshuman ) Taha, besides being a transhumanist, is a programmer, biohacker and…

Marty Resnick

Why # IAmTranshuman (ist)? I became a Transhuman, or as I call it an “Architected Human” in December 2018. At that time I received life-extending and life-saving, technologies including a mechanical heart valve and pacemaker. This life-changing event introduced me to the concept of Transhumanism.  Transhumanism is now a key part of my research, writing,…

Dan Elton

For a long time, I was primarily interested in science and figuring out how the world works. A few years ago, however, I started to become more aware of the vast amounts of suffering occurring in our world, both in humans and in other organisms. At the same time, I also started to become more…

Matthew Lehmitz

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am transhuman because I am human.  To improve oneself, to reach for the stars, to seek deeper understanding, and to seek beyond what we know are all fundamental traits of humanity that are also the underpinning philosophy of Transhumanism.  In many ways, we, as a species, have always been…

Gabriel Vázquez Torres

A thinker, futurist, transhumanist and entrepreneur in a dot of dust in his universe. He was born on Earth, specifically in Spain. He studied Computer Science at the University of Seville. When he was a child, he started to be interested in different branches of knowledge. From fiction science, philosophy, maths, physics, neuroscience, psychology, human…

Dinorah Delfin

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am a Transhumanist because it gives me hope about humanity’s potential for greatness. I also believe that absolute agency over one’s individual evolution and senescence is not just a human virtue, but also a human right and responsibility. Officially declaring aging a disease, or a medical condition, as transhumanists…

KEOMA ANTÔNIO

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am graduated in Philosophy from the University Federal of the Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), laureate of the class, Master in Ethical and Political Philosophy by UFRN and now I am studying Ethics and Politics in my doctor’s degree also by UFRN. I have been researching Transhumanism and Its…

Joshiah Akinloye

Why are you transhuman (ist)? I am Josiah Akinloye, The founder and the Ceo of Main-Logix (an automation company in Nigeria) I also own other companies like Harchive and Savycon. I am a futurist, Freethinker, and Innovator and lover of Technology. I am Transhumanist because, I love the idea that we won’t be a slave…

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…

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…

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,…