Max More

Max More is a transhumanist, founder and thought leader in the extropian movement. In his history of transhumanism, Nick Bostrom credits More’s 1990 essay Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy with introducing the term “transhumanism” as it is now understood. More founded the Extropy Institute in 1991. The institute existed primarily online and sustained operations until 2006. In 1995, More obtained his doctorate from the University…

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 born October 15, 1930, in Brussels. He was also an athlete, author, consultant and teacher. He became notable as a transhumanist with the book Are You a Transhuman?: Monitoring and Stimulating Your…

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…

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…

Natasha Vita-More

An expert on emerging technology and humanity’s future. She is the author and co-editor of The Transhumanist Reader, designer of Primo Posthuman, and an international speaker on human enhancement, radical life extension, and humanity’s future. She is Chair of Humanity+ and faculty at the University of Advancing Technology. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Media…

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…

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…

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…