TESCREAL is an acronym labelling a belief system that crosses over traditional and contemporary transhumanist-aligned ideas. It was coined in 2023 by transhumanist critic Émile Torres and AI bias researcher Timnit Gebru and used as a pejorative framing Silicon Valley elite techno-utopianism. James Hughes and Eli Sennesh have written about how the idea of a "TESCREAL" as a coherent set of ideologies makes little sense and Gebru and Torres' analysis of the "TESCREAL bundle" amounts to a left-wing conspiracy theory. "TESCREALism" has been further critisized by M. Adelstein at Bentham's Newsletter.
The acryonym stands for
- The Wide Angle: Understanding TESCREAL — the Weird Ideologies Behind Silicon Valley’s Rightward Turn
- The Acronym Behind Our Wildest AI Dreams and Nightmares
- Conspiracy Theories, Left Futurism, and the Attack on TESCREAL
- Against TESCREALISM