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…

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…

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, 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…

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…

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…