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'''Natasha Vita-More PhD''' is currently a professor at the University of Advanced Technology and Chairman of [[Humanity Plus]].
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[[File:NVM_2016_a.png|thumb|right|Natasha Vita-More in 2016]]
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'''Natasha Vita-More PhD''' is an expert on emerging technology and humanity's future. She is the author and co-editor of ''[[The Transhumanist Reader]]'', designer of [[Primo Posthuman]], and an international speaker on human enhancement, radical life extension, and humanity's future. She is Chair of [[Humanity+]] and faculty at the University of Advancing Technology. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Media Arts, University of Plymouth, UK), Master of Science (School of Engineering, Communication and Technology, University of Plymouth, UK), and a Master of Science in Future Studies (Social Science & Humanities Department, University of Houston, US).
  
She is also married to [Max More] SEO of [[Alcor]]
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==Personal Life==
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Dr. Natasha Vita-More wrote the "Transhuman Manifesto" in 1983, hosted and produced "TransCentury UPdate" cable TV show in 1988-1992, and developed Transhumanist Arts & Culture in 1992. She also authored the Transhumanist Statement in 1995. She has been an advocate of [[radical life extension]] for many years. Natasha was a close friend of [[FM-2030]] until his death/[[cryonics|cryonic suspension]] in 2000. Today she is married to [[Max More]], the CEO of [[Alcor]]. Together, they pioneered the worldwide movement of transhumanism.
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==History==
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In 1983, after authoring the [[Transhumanist Declaration#Transhumanist Art Statement | Transhuman Manifesto]], she developed events in the Los Angeles that focused on life extension. In 1986, she produced and was host of TransCentury Update, a cable TV show on the future. In 1992, she signed up for cryonics.
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In 1992, Natasha (operating under her previous name, Nancie Clark) was elected to the County Council of the Green Party of Los Angeles County, representing the 28th State Senate district.<ref>[http://losangeles.cagreens.org/county-council "County Council, Green Party of Los Angeles County"]</ref> She resigned her seat in 1993.
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In 1996, Vita-More innovated the concept of a whole body prosthesis. With a team of experts (Marvin Minsky (AI), Hans Moravec (robotics) and Ralph Merkle (nanotechnology)), she designed the first future body design as a wearable system. This is known as [[Primo Posthuman]], a vision for a highly modified [[transhuman body]].<ref>[https://futuregrind.org/podcast-episodes/2019/1/14/ep-32-designing-the-future-with-natasha-vita-more "Ep. 32 - Designing the Future with Natasha Vita-More"]</ref>
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In 2004 she briefly set up an early alliance of transhumanist organizations in the form of the [[Transhumanist Cooperative Colloquium]].
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In 2015, Natasha demonstrated that long-term memory of the nematode worm C. elegans can be sustained after cryonic suspension and reviving.<ref>[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4620520/ "Persistence of Long-Term Memory in Vitrified and Revived Caenorhabditis elegans"]</ref> The published paper and received more than 16,000 downloads the first month.
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==Notable Facts==
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*Natasha Vita-More is the Executive Director of [[Humanity+]], Inc., a non-profit educational organization.
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*Featured in the documentary [[Inhuman: The Next & Final Phase of Man is Here]]
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*[[Coalition for Radical Life Extension]] Steering Committee member
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*Co-author of the [[Transhumanist Declaration]]
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*Speaker at [[Human by Design]]
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
  
[http://www.natasha.cc/ Natasha Vita More Website]
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* [http://www.natasha.cc/ natasha.cc]
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* {{wikipedia|Natasha Vita-More}}
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* {{twitter|natashavitamore}}
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* [http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/04/11/video-friday-transhumanism-101-nikola-danaylov-interviews-h-chair-natasha-vita-more/ Interview on] [[Singularity 1 on 1]]
  
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== References ==
 
[[Category:Transhumanists]]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:08, 15 January 2019

Natasha Vita-More in 2016

Natasha Vita-More PhD is an expert on emerging technology and humanity's future. She is the author and co-editor of The Transhumanist Reader, designer of Primo Posthuman, and an international speaker on human enhancement, radical life extension, and humanity's future. She is Chair of Humanity+ and faculty at the University of Advancing Technology. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Media Arts, University of Plymouth, UK), Master of Science (School of Engineering, Communication and Technology, University of Plymouth, UK), and a Master of Science in Future Studies (Social Science & Humanities Department, University of Houston, US).

Personal Life

Dr. Natasha Vita-More wrote the "Transhuman Manifesto" in 1983, hosted and produced "TransCentury UPdate" cable TV show in 1988-1992, and developed Transhumanist Arts & Culture in 1992. She also authored the Transhumanist Statement in 1995. She has been an advocate of radical life extension for many years. Natasha was a close friend of FM-2030 until his death/cryonic suspension in 2000. Today she is married to Max More, the CEO of Alcor. Together, they pioneered the worldwide movement of transhumanism.

History

In 1983, after authoring the Transhuman Manifesto, she developed events in the Los Angeles that focused on life extension. In 1986, she produced and was host of TransCentury Update, a cable TV show on the future. In 1992, she signed up for cryonics.

In 1992, Natasha (operating under her previous name, Nancie Clark) was elected to the County Council of the Green Party of Los Angeles County, representing the 28th State Senate district.[1] She resigned her seat in 1993.

In 1996, Vita-More innovated the concept of a whole body prosthesis. With a team of experts (Marvin Minsky (AI), Hans Moravec (robotics) and Ralph Merkle (nanotechnology)), she designed the first future body design as a wearable system. This is known as Primo Posthuman, a vision for a highly modified transhuman body.[2]

In 2004 she briefly set up an early alliance of transhumanist organizations in the form of the Transhumanist Cooperative Colloquium.

In 2015, Natasha demonstrated that long-term memory of the nematode worm C. elegans can be sustained after cryonic suspension and reviving.[3] The published paper and received more than 16,000 downloads the first month.

Notable Facts

External Links

References