Humanity+

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History

Humanity+ (Humanity plus) was founded in 1998 as the World Transhumanist Association (WTA) by Nick Bostrom and David Pearce to provide a more inclusive transhumanist view compared to Extropianism and to better engage with the scientific mainstream. The archived WTA site can be found at http://transhumanism.org/index.php/WTA/hvcs/.

The name Humanity+ and stylised h+ logo were adopted in 2008.

Along with the IEET, it is the world's most prominent and influential international transhumanist organisation.

Resources

Humanity+ has maintained core documents about transhumanism:

Humanity+ publishes the web magazine h+ Magazine.

Humanity+ operates Humanity+ Press, a nonprofit publisher "focused on works that promote understanding, interest and participation in fields of emerging innovation with strong potential to lead to a radically better future". Humanity+ Press has published six books to date.

Historically, Humanity+ hosted the TransVision series of conferences.

Board and advisors

As of March 2015[1] the board was comprised of:

There were four empty board seats with 5 candidates running for them at that election.

The advisers were:

Membership

The operation of Humanity+ is governed by a constitution.

Humanity+ is supported financially by membership fees:

  • Full Member annual fees are $60, reduced to $30 for students, and for people in developing countries
  • Plus Member annual fees are $360, reduced to $276 per year for students and people in developing countries
  • Sponsor Member annual fees are $1,000.

Humanity+ also loosely coordinates a series of 'chapters' worldwide.

Humanity+ chapters

Humanity+ chapters can be either locale-specific or interest-specific.

In either case, the chapter is set up and championed by Humanity+ members as a specialisation of the overall Humanity+ organisation.

Active Humanity+ chapters include the following:

Australia

Brazil

Canada

China

Croatia

Denmark

France

Finland

Germany

Italy

Netherlands

Portugal

South America and Spanish speaking

UK

International