Related Areas and Miscellanous Things
There is much on the net that is related to transhumanism in one way or another.
Somewhat related areas to Transhumanism
Principia Cybernetica Project. An impressive attempt to create an evolutionary philosophy.
Seeker1's CyberAnthropology Page. The anthropology of cyberspace and futurism.
World Transformation Page (A bit too much New Age in some places, but cheering nevertheless and hopefully some of the ideas are viable).
Whole Systems. A site devoted to the study of whole systems. Many useful ideas, some fringe- or pseudoscience.
The New Meme by David Brin. An essay about the memetics of critical thinking, science, optimism and tolerance.
The Mutate Project. Cyberpunk obviously isn't dead...
Synergetics on the Web. The design science developed by Buckminster Fuller.
How To Become A Hacker by Eric S. Raymond. In many ways this could just be "How to become a transhuman" - true hackerdom is system independent. The more people who apply the ideas in this text to transhumanism and their own lives, the better.
Wired Magazine. The Internet/cyberculture magazine, often with articles and debates of transhumanist interest.
Teleopolis, Magazin der Netzkultur (in German).
Dr. Robert L. Forward Home Page. Exotic physics and space propulsion.
Index Librorum Liberorum, the pages of John Walker. Lots of things, ranging from nanotechnology, diet and economy top many clever hacks and science fiction.
Marvin Minsky. Various interesting texts by one of the leading AI thinkers.
Clifford A. Pickover. Computer graphics, creativity and science fiction.
Peter Cochrane, head of research at BT Laboratories. Many interesting visions about technology, communications future.
Richard Dawkins. One of the most well-known popularizers of evolutionary theory and the "selfish gene" model.
Dynamist.com. Website for Virginia Postrel's The Future and It's Enemies.
Electronic Frontier Foundation. Keeping the Net free.
The Church of Virus. A memetically designed religion. Perhaps not yet as viable (or defined) as the other religions, but an interesting new perspective.
Global Business Network Home Page. Creating scenarios to estimate the future.
The Change Project. An organization devoted to education and consulting about change in organizations, societies and individuals.
Colorado Futurescience Science education and life extension - a very good mix.
FringeWare. I have the feeling that this entity (for lack of better word) is very well adapted to the transition to trans- and posthumanity.
Arcosanti. An experimental city in Arizona.
World Game Institute. An organization devoted to R. Buckminster Fuller's vision of "make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, and without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."
Island Web - psychedelic culture, virtual reality, utopian communities etc. A big mixture of everything.
World Future Society. A futurist organization studying social and technological developments.
CSICOP (The Comittee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal). The most well-known sceptic organization.
Clock/Library: the Long Now Foundation. Encourages a long-term view of things, including the building of a 10,000 year clock and a library to match it.
The SETI League. An international grass-roots organization dedicated to privatizing the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.
Island One Society. Space colonization with a libertarian perspective.
The Venus Project. An attempt to redesign our culture in a new direction. I'm slightly sceptical about the feasibility of bringing this scenario about, but it is very interesting.
Citizens Supporting Science. Includes a survey of congressional voting records on technology.
A popular pastime among utopians and especially libertarians is discussing the formation of new independent nations with a sane constitution. Usually it remains just discussion.
Oceania -- The Atlantis Project. An attempt to found a libertarian sea-based country.
The Principality of New Utopia. An attempt to found a libertarian sea-based country.
The Free Nation Web Site. Dedicated to the creation of a new, free nation somewhere in the world.
The Last Free Place on Earth Tom Morrow (Extropy 14 Winter-Spring 1994). On the legality of new nations.
People Forever International This organization is a good example of what transhumanism isn't. While it promotes the same life-affirming values, it tries to reach them mainly by wishful thinking and absolutely no empirical evidence.
Anders Sandberg / email@example.com 2000-03-11