Becoming a Butterfly

Humanity must not only manage various existential risks, which it has itself created, but also manage its own evolution. The analogy of “becoming a butterfly” is not perfect, since caterpillars and butterflies are the same species. However, what is almost identical is the process of metamorphosis, which humans may have to go through, while evolvingContinue reading “Becoming a Butterfly”

Enhancing the metro map of transhumanism

Transhumanist UK invites collaboration to enhance the metro map of transhumanism – the classification of the different ideas and practices within the broad spectrum of transhumanism and related initiatives. Transhumanism is a big subject. It’s based around some simple ideas, but there is lots of variation between different transhumanist projects. These project exist within aContinue reading “Enhancing the metro map of transhumanism”

Humanity Unshackled: Hopes and Dreams

Transhumanist UK is pleased to announce its involvement in the new radio show and podcast “Humanity Unshackled”. Humanity Unshackled brings a fresh perspective to the subject of transhumanism – the vision that people all around the world can be liberated from the shackles of the human condition. Guests on Humanity Unshackled will explore the viabilityContinue reading “Humanity Unshackled: Hopes and Dreams”

The best examples of making transhumanism real?

Published on 3 August 2020. Transhumanist UK today announces a campaign to draw attention to the best examples of making transhumanism real. The organisation is asking its network of friends and supporters to nominate or volunteer cases of technology that enables the overcoming of destructive or limiting aspects of human nature. Transhumanism is the philosophyContinue reading “The best examples of making transhumanism real?”

Boosting long-term recovery from Covid-19

Published on 27 July 2020. Many people face the prospect of long-term health impairment after infection by Covid-19. Transhumanist UK calls for an acceleration of research into damage repair mechanisms that can help restore all-round vitality. This research can take advantage of recent breakthroughs in rejuvenation biotechnology and other anti-aging therapies. Covid-19 causes breathing difficulties,Continue reading “Boosting long-term recovery from Covid-19”

Four waves of healthy longevity ahead

Originally published on 20 July 2020. “Demystifying the transhumanist agenda”. That was the title given by Longevity Technology to an exclusive interview earlier this week, featuring Transhumanist UK co-founder David Wood. The interview was conducted by Phil Newman, Editor-in-Chief at Longevity Technology, and Founder at First Longevity. Among other topics, Phil asked David about: The technologies poisedContinue reading “Four waves of healthy longevity ahead”

Transhumanist UK welcomes the UK government’s R&D roadmap

Originally published on 13 July 2020. Transhumanist UK welcomes and responds to the publication of the UK government’s policy paper “UK Research and Development Roadmap”. Earlier this month, the UK government published a policy document with the stated vision “to attract global talent, cut unnecessary bureaucracy and cement the UK as a world-leading science superpower”. This roadmapContinue reading “Transhumanist UK welcomes the UK government’s R&D roadmap”

Highlighting the H+ Summit 2020

Originally published on 6 July 2020. Transhumanist UK, a technoprogressive organisation committed to positive social change through technology, highlights and anticipates the H+ Summit which is taking place on 7th and 8th July 2020. The H+ Summit is organised by Humanity+, with video hosting by SingularityNET. Some details of the schedule and the talks may be subjectContinue reading “Highlighting the H+ Summit 2020”

Beyond a green new deal

Originally published on 29 June 2020. A new cross-party political grouping, Reset-UK, has called for a national conversation on how to “shape a fairer, greener, future” in a post-Covid UK. Transhumanist UK applauds this initiative, and urges that the discussion expands from “Green New Deal” to “Technoprogressive New Deal”. Reset-UK appeared on social media on 27thContinue reading “Beyond a green new deal”

Ten competences urgently required

Originally published on 22 June 2020. The UK is leading the world in Covid-19 statistics. The wrong sort of statistics. Ranking countries by deaths from Covid-19 per million of the population, according to official statistics, and excluding those small countries with populations under 200,000, the UK features as second placed, with 628 deaths per million. Only Belgium outranksContinue reading “Ten competences urgently required”