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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…