It is nearly 40 years since our guest in this episode, pioneering transhumanist Natasha Vita-More, created the first version of the Transhumanist Manifesto. Since that time, Natasha has established numerous core perspectives, values, and actions in the global transhumanist family.
Natasha joins us in this episode to share her observations on how transhumanism has evolved over the decades, and to reflect on her work in building the movement—from practice-based approaches, scientific contributions, and theoretical innovations.
Areas we explore include: How has Natasha's work seeded the global growth of transhumanism? What are the main advances over the years that she particularly values? And what are the disappointments?
We also look to the future: What are her hopes and expectations for the next ten years of transhumanism?
Music: Spike Protein, by Koi Discovery, available under CC0 1.0 Public Domain Declaration
Selected follow-up reading:
F. M. Esfandiary: https://archives.nypl.org/mss/4846
The World’s Most Dangerous Idea? https://nickbostrom.com/papers/dangerous
Anyone Can Code, Ethiopia: https://icogacc.com/