Max More is a transhumanist known for being a founder and current thought leader in the extropian movement. In his history of transhumanism, Nick Bostrom credits More's 1990 essay Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy with introducing the term "transhumanism" as it is now understood.
More founded the Extropy Institute in 1991. The institute existed mainly online and lasted until 2006. In 1995, More obtained his doctrate from the University of Southern California with the dissertation The Diachronic Self: Identity, Continuity, and Transformation. At the start of 2011, Max More became president and CEO of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, an organization he joined in 1986.