Featuring FM2030 (1930 to 2000)

FM2030 (1930 to 2000) One of the most important icons of transhumanism that everyone should know about is FM2030.  From HPlusPedia: “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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…