Humanity+



Humanity+, formerly the World Transhumanist Association (WTA), is an INGO that advocates for the ethical use of "new technologies" to achieve human enhancement.

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Creation and History

In 1998, Nick Bostrom and David Pearce registered WTA as a 501c organisation. The organisation aims to have transhumanism recognised as an object of scientific study and valid public policy.

Unlike currents of technological utopianism such as extropianism, WTA leaders believe that various social forces can undermine their futuristic visions and that they must act accordingly. Thus, for example, the movement must be concerned with providing equal access to human enhancement technologies across class and borders3.

In 1998, WTA launched the Journal of Transhumanism and organised an annual conference called transVision. In 2004, it launched the Transhumanity webzine/blog and renamed the Journal of Transhumanism the Journal of Evolution and Technology, transferring its management to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

In 2006, William Saletan (en) reported in Slate on a political struggle in the transhumanism movement between a libertarian right and a leftist liberalism, resulting in a centre-left orientation of the organisation under the leadership of James Hughes.

In 2008, following a rebranding plan, WTA changed its name to Humanity+, in particular to give a more humane image to the project5.

Shortly after the name change, WTA launched the quarterly H+ Magazine6. The publication changed its organisation and format several times7.

Notable Members

  • Nick Bostrom
  • David Pearce
  • George Dvorsky
  • Giulio Prisco
  • James Hughes
  • Mark Alan Walker
  • Aubrey de Grey
  • Max More
  • Michael Vassar
  • Michael Anissimov
  • Natasha Vita-More
  • Ben Goertzel
  • Patri Friedman
  • RU Sirius


Media

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Keywords

Cybernetic
Cybernetic Art
Cybernetic Implants
Cyborg
Cyborg Art
Cyborg Foundation
Cyborg Manifesto
Cyborgism
Humanity Plus
Humanity+
Posthumanism
Posthumanist
Transhumanism
Transhumanist
World Transhumanist Association

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