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The '''transhumanist community''' is loosely defined, often comprised of people involved or interested with a number of different [[transhumanist organisations]], as well as parts of the wider [[emerging technologies|emerging technology]] interest group, [[techno-optimism|techno-optimists]], [[longevity]] advocates, any of whom may or may not identify as a [[transhumanist]].
 
== Online transhumanist communities ==
 
== Online transhumanist communities ==
  
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See [[List of Facebook groups]] and [[:Category:Facebook]]
 
See [[List of Facebook groups]] and [[:Category:Facebook]]
  
=== Slack ===
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=== [[Chat]] ===
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[[File:Lc-transparent.png|thumb|right|[[Longevity-chan]], created by and as a mascot for the life-extension advocacy community]]
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Active [[chat]] forums can be found on:
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* [[Discord]]
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* [[IRC]]
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* [[Slack]]
  
* [https://transhumanism.slack.com Global slack community for transhumanists] hosted by [[Transhumanism (organisation)]]. (Email mailto:info@transhumanism.com.au if you have not yet received an invite.)
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=== Forums ===
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See [[transhumanist discussion forums]]
  
 
=== Twitter ===
 
=== Twitter ===
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See [[Reddit]]
 
See [[Reddit]]
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=== Second Life ===
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See [[Second Life]]
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== Pros and cons of different tools for building a community ==
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=== Facebook ===
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The drawbacks of [[Facebook]] are that:
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* Some people prefer not to have a Facebook account, fearing that Facebook all too easily becomes a time sink
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* Facebook admin can decide to delete or suspend someone's account, sometimes for seemingly arbitrary reasons
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The advantages of Facebook are that:
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* It undergoes rapid development, with new features being added regularly - therefore it is feature-rich
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* Facebook puts a high focus on good user experience
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* It is easier to check if a new applicant to join a group has a past online history elsewhere on Facebook which informs a decision whether to accept or reject them.
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=== Slack ===
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Advantages of Slack include:
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* Support for integration of new services
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* Users are notified when they are mentioned in postings
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=== LinkedIn ===
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(Info should be added about LinkedIn)
  
 
== Significant transhumanist organisations ==
 
== Significant transhumanist organisations ==
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* [[LessWrong]]
 
* [[LessWrong]]
 
* [[Centre for Effective Altruism]]
 
* [[Centre for Effective Altruism]]
* [[Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR)]]
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* [[Center for Applied Rationality]] (CFAR)
 
* [[Future of Humanity Institute]] (FHI)
 
* [[Future of Humanity Institute]] (FHI)
* [[Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CESR)]]
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* [[Centre for the Study of Existential Risk]] (CSER)
* [[Future of Life Institute (FLI)]]
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* [[Future of Life Institute]] (FLI)
 
* [[Machine Intelligence Research Institute]] (MIRI)
 
* [[Machine Intelligence Research Institute]] (MIRI)
 
* [[Lifeboat Foundation]]
 
* [[Lifeboat Foundation]]
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* [[Fractal Future Network]]
 
* [[Fractal Future Network]]
 
* [[Church of Perpetual Life]]
 
* [[Church of Perpetual Life]]
 
=== See also ===
 
 
* [[Transhumanist political organisations]]
 
* [[Transhumanist religious organisations]]
 
* The [[Futurism#Significant futurist organizations|list of significant futurist organizations]] within the [[Futurism]] page
 
  
 
== Advice on community building ==
 
== Advice on community building ==
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* Avoid pitfalls that have slowed down other local groups.
 
* Avoid pitfalls that have slowed down other local groups.
  
== Dates in the year highlighted for special reasons ==
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== See also ==
 
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* [[Transhumanist political organisations]]
Transhumanists can take the opportunity of various dates in the year to highlight specific ideas:
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* [[Transhumanist organisations]]
 
 
* [[Calment's Day]] - 21st February [https://www.facebook.com/events/993651947353924/]
 
* [[Future Day]] - 1st March [http://futureday.org/]
 
* [[Longevity Day]] - 1st October [http://www.longevityday.org/]
 
 
[[Category:Transhumanist organisations]]
 
[[Category:Transhumanist organisations]]
 
[[Category:Transhumanist community]]
 
[[Category:Transhumanist community]]

Latest revision as of 17:52, 8 December 2018

The transhumanist community is loosely defined, often comprised of people involved or interested with a number of different transhumanist organisations, as well as parts of the wider emerging technology interest group, techno-optimists, longevity advocates, any of whom may or may not identify as a transhumanist.

Online transhumanist communities

Facebook

See List of Facebook groups and Category:Facebook

Chat

Longevity-chan, created by and as a mascot for the life-extension advocacy community

Active chat forums can be found on:

Forums

See transhumanist discussion forums

Twitter

See Category:Twitter accounts

Meetup

Wikis

See Transhumanist wikis and Category:Wikis

Reddit

See Reddit

Second Life

See Second Life

Pros and cons of different tools for building a community

Facebook

The drawbacks of Facebook are that:

  • Some people prefer not to have a Facebook account, fearing that Facebook all too easily becomes a time sink
  • Facebook admin can decide to delete or suspend someone's account, sometimes for seemingly arbitrary reasons

The advantages of Facebook are that:

  • It undergoes rapid development, with new features being added regularly - therefore it is feature-rich
  • Facebook puts a high focus on good user experience
  • It is easier to check if a new applicant to join a group has a past online history elsewhere on Facebook which informs a decision whether to accept or reject them.

Slack

Advantages of Slack include:

  • Support for integration of new services
  • Users are notified when they are mentioned in postings

LinkedIn

(Info should be added about LinkedIn)

Significant transhumanist organisations

Significant organizations and groupings within the broad overall transhumanist community include the following:

Advice on community building

The page Community building contains some tips and advice to help local transhumanist groups

  • Get started
  • Grow and have more impact
  • Take advantage of useful tools, processes, and platforms
  • Avoid pitfalls that have slowed down other local groups.

See also