Natasha Vita-More

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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, innovative 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, innovated the policial "Transhumanist Platform" in 1992 and was elected as County Councilperson in Los Angeles County, and 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. Together, they pioneered the worldwide movement of transhumanism. Dr. Max More is currently CEO of Alcor.

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

In 2015, Natasha developed a scientific breakthrough by proving that long-term memory can be sustained after cryonic suspension and reviving.[1] 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.

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