Transhumanism around the world

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Transhumanism is the English term, however it perceived in slightly different fashions depending on the language and culture.


The English language dominates the movement as whole, as well as American organisations such as the IEET, Humanity+ and many other influential organisations and individuals. As such the influence in Anglosphere of Canada, the British Isles and Australasia is significant. Many continental European transhumanists interact with the movement in English or via their smaller national movements in their native languages.

The significant Russian element grounded in cosmism are led by organisations such as the Russian Transhumanist Movement. The leader of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev is increasingly working with Russia in longevity research.[1]

Activity across the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world is headed by Asociación Transhumanista.

Indian futurism and the likes of the India Future Society is a growth area.

'Transhumanism' is a much weaker brand in places like China, Korea and Japan, though such countries have strong futurist cultures and political systems that may be even more H+ compatible than the west's.


A (slightly out of date) list of Humanity+ chapters is indicative of the state of transhumanism internationally.

Language portals

The following is the relevant Wikipedia page for transhumanism in popular languages. It is a long term goal of H+Pedia to feature significant articles in major languages, as well as attract contributions from outside of the anglosphere.

Language Wikipedia H+Pedia Key organisations
European languages
French Transhumanisme Transhumanisme / AFT Technoprog[2]
German Transhumanismus Transhumanismus
Russian Трансгуманизм Трансгуманизм Russian Transhumanist Movement
Spanish Transhumanismo Transhumanismo Asociación Transhumanista
Portuguese Transumanismo Transumanismo
Dutch Transhumanisme Transhumanisme
Polish Transhumanizm Transhumanizm
Norwegian Transhumanisme Transhumanisme
Swedish Transhumanism Transhumanism
Finnish Transhumanismi Transhumanismi
Danish Transhumanisme Transhumanisme
Italian Transumanesimo Transumanesimo
Other languages
Arabic بعد إنسانية ( Google Translate ) بعد إنسانية
Hindi यूटोपिया (Utopia) यूटोपिया
Korean 트랜스휴머니즘 ( Google Translate ) 트랜스휴머니즘
Chinese 超人类主义 ( Google Translate ) 超人类主义 超人类主义
Japanese トランスヒューマニズム ( Google Translate ) トランスヒューマニズム Japanese Transhumanist Association

See also