London Futurists

Overcoming limitations, with Natasha Vita-More

February 01, 2023 London Futurists Season 1 Episode 24
Overcoming limitations, with Natasha Vita-More
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London Futurists
Overcoming limitations, with Natasha Vita-More
Feb 01, 2023 Season 1 Episode 24
London Futurists

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:

https://natashavita-more.com/
https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2004/02/vital-progress-summit/
http://www.extropy.org/proactionaryprinciple.htm
https://metanexus.net/transhumanism-and-its-critics/
https://whatistranshumanism.org/
https://www.alcor.org/library/persistence-of-long-term-memory-in-vitrified-and-revived-simple-animals/
https://waitbutwhy.com/2016/03/cryonics.html
F. M. Esfandiary: https://archives.nypl.org/mss/4846
https://www.maxmore.com/
The World’s Most Dangerous Idea? https://nickbostrom.com/papers/dangerous
https://theconversation.com/the-end-of-history-francis-fukuyamas-controversial-idea-explained-193225
https://www.humanityplus.org/
https://transhumanist-studies.teachable.com/
Anyone Can Code, Ethiopia: https://icogacc.com/
https://afrolongevity.taffds.org/


Show Notes

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:

https://natashavita-more.com/
https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2004/02/vital-progress-summit/
http://www.extropy.org/proactionaryprinciple.htm
https://metanexus.net/transhumanism-and-its-critics/
https://whatistranshumanism.org/
https://www.alcor.org/library/persistence-of-long-term-memory-in-vitrified-and-revived-simple-animals/
https://waitbutwhy.com/2016/03/cryonics.html
F. M. Esfandiary: https://archives.nypl.org/mss/4846
https://www.maxmore.com/
The World’s Most Dangerous Idea? https://nickbostrom.com/papers/dangerous
https://theconversation.com/the-end-of-history-francis-fukuyamas-controversial-idea-explained-193225
https://www.humanityplus.org/
https://transhumanist-studies.teachable.com/
Anyone Can Code, Ethiopia: https://icogacc.com/
https://afrolongevity.taffds.org/