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The '''World Transhumanist Society''' was a splinter organisation of the [[World Transhumanist Association]] founded in 2006 following a falling out by [[Simon Young]] with [[James Hughes]], the WTA leader at the time. Following the closure of the [[Extropy Institute]] it appears an attempt was made to form a more conservative and libertarian organisations.<ref>[https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2006/05/chapters-end/ Chapter's End] on [[Fight Aging!]]</ref>
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The '''World Transhumanist Society''' was a splinter organisation of the [[World Transhumanist Association]] founded in 2006 following a falling out by [[Simon Young]] with [[James Hughes]], the WTA leader at the time. Following the closure of the [[Extropy Institute]] it appears an attempt was made to form a more conservative and libertarian organisation.<ref>[https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2006/05/chapters-end/ Chapter's End] on [[Fight Aging!]]</ref>
    
Simon is probably best know for his 2005 book [[Designer Evolution: A Transhumanist Manifesto]].<ref>https://www.amazon.co.uk/Designer-Evolution-Transhumanist-Simon-Young/dp/1591022908</ref>
 
Simon is probably best know for his 2005 book [[Designer Evolution: A Transhumanist Manifesto]].<ref>https://www.amazon.co.uk/Designer-Evolution-Transhumanist-Simon-Young/dp/1591022908</ref>
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The website existed from approximately June 2006<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20060614065316/http://www.worldtranshumanistsociety.com/</ref> until March 2011<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20110320142054/http://www.worldtranshumanistsociety.com/</ref> after which it was hacked<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20110424030048/http://www.worldtranshumanistsociety.com/</ref> by Iranian hackers and the domain lapsed some time after that.
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The whole affair was likely a precursor to the political differentiation for the 2014 onwards [[transhumanist politicisation controversy]].
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== Postions ==
 
The one page site referenced disagreements on the [[extropy-chat]] mailing list over the matters of:
 
The one page site referenced disagreements on the [[extropy-chat]] mailing list over the matters of:
 
* Against [[sentient rights]] for animals
 
* Against [[sentient rights]] for animals
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* Against global governance and the UN, likely leftist internationalism
 
* Against global governance and the UN, likely leftist internationalism
 
* Against state investment in enhancement technology (likely a a [[technolibertarianism|technolibertarian]] position)
 
* Against state investment in enhancement technology (likely a a [[technolibertarianism|technolibertarian]] position)
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The website existed from approximately June 2006<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20060614065316/http://www.worldtranshumanistsociety.com/</ref> until March 2011<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20110320142054/http://www.worldtranshumanistsociety.com/</ref> after which it was hacked<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20110424030048/http://www.worldtranshumanistsociety.com/</ref> by Iranian hackers and the domain lapsed some time after that.
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The whole affair was likely a precursor to the political differentiation for the 2014 onwards [[transhumanist politicisation controversy]].
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* <strike>www.worldtranshumanistsociety.com</strike>
 
* <strike>www.worldtranshumanistsociety.com</strike>

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