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”

Transhumanist UK calls for open, truthful politics

Originally published on 5 February 2020. Important lessons from the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus News continues to break about the spread of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. Earlier today, Wednesday, it emerged that at least 10 people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, have tested positive for the disease. This outbreak is believed toContinue reading “Transhumanist UK calls for open, truthful politics”

Agile organisations for agile politics

Originally published on 8 November 2016. The pace of change in politics over the last twelve months has been breathtaking. It’s possible the change will accelerate further over the next twelve months: Huge dissatisfaction exists with present-day political parties, candidates, and processes Ideas can spread extremely rapidly, due to extensive usage of social media Although many peopleContinue reading “Agile organisations for agile politics”

Transhumanist UK congratulates the UK HFEA on its foresight in allowing gene editing of embryos

Originally published on 10 February 2016. “Our Licence Committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew her laboratory’s research licence to include gene editing of embryos.” – HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority), 01 February 2016. Transhumanist UK views this decision as a key landmark in the progress towardsContinue reading “Transhumanist UK congratulates the UK HFEA on its foresight in allowing gene editing of embryos”