Natasha Vita-More PhD is a professor at the University of Advanced Technology and the chair of Humanity+.
Dr. Natasha Vita-More is an futurist and multi-media designer. She wrote the Transhuman Manifesto in 1983, and the Transhumanist Arts & Culture in 1992. 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. Together, they pioneered the worldwide movement of transhumanism. Dr. Max More is currently CEO of Alcor.
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. Later Vita-More, under her previous name Nancie Clark, ran on the Green Party ticket for the State Senate 28 District in Los Angeles County. She won the election on a transhumanist platform. More here: Transhumanist politics
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.
In 2015, Natasha developed a scientific breakthrough by proving that long-term memory can be sustained after cryonic suspension and reviving. The C. elegans nematode was the subject of this experiment, which paper is published and received more than 16,000 downloads the first month of publication.
- Natasha Vita-More is a the Chair of Humanity+, Inc., a non-profit educational organization.
- Featured in the docementary Inhuman: The Next & Final Phase of Man is Here
- Coalition for Radical Life Extension Steering Committee member
- Co-author of the Transhumanist Declaration
- Speaker at Human by Design