What We Do
Humanity+ is a 501(c)3 international nonprofit membership organization that advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. In other words, we want people to be better than well.
Safe and Ethical Use: Technologies that intervene with human physiology for curing disease and repairing injury have accelerated to a point in which they also can increase human performance outside the realms of what is considered to be “normal” for humans. These technologies are referred to as emerging and speculative and include nanotechnology, nanomedicine, biotechnology, genetic engineering, stem cell cloning, and transgenesis, for example. Other technologies that could extend and expand human capabilities outside physiology include artificial intelligence, artificial general intelligence, robotics, and brain-computer integration, which form the domain of bionics, uploading, and could be used for developing whole body prosthetics. Because these technologies, and their respective sciences, would take the human beyond the normal state of existence, society, including bioethicists and others who advocate the safe use of technology, have shown concern and uncertainties about the downside of these technologies and possible problematic and dangerous outcomes for our species.
H+ Magazine covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing humans in fundamental ways.
HUMANITY+ @ CONFERENCES
Our Humanity+ conferences explore innovations of science and technology and their relationship to humanity.
h+pedia is a dynamic social network for Humanity+ members and other transhumanists throughout the world.
The Humanity+ Student Network is an international coalition of student organizations dedicated to discussing.
What's the Focus?
Multidisciplinary Approach: Our model in analyzing the dynamic interplay of accelerating technology is based on opportunity analysis. In this sphere, much of our focus is on technologies that help humanity overcome odds. Looking into the near-term future, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, dynamic interfaces, and anticipated future technologies foster new forms of energy and opportunities for space exploration. Our theoretical interests focus on posthuman topics of brain simulation, automated collaborative filters, mind uploading, and singularity.
The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity is the sixth release of Humanity+ Press and has been released as a good old fashioned paperback book available for purchase via Amazon.com.
Natasha Vita-More Interview
h+ Chair Natasha Vita-More was recently interviewed on the subject of human germline modification in the Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog.
Read the Interview on Knoepfler Blog >>
Ben Goertzel on BBC
The BBC’s Benjamin Zand goes on the search for immortality and “meets the people who think we could live forever.” This film is part of BBC’s ‘Intelligent Machines Week’ and includes an excellent interview.
Watch the Interview >>