Announcement: World Transhumanist Association

Nick Bostrom (
Mon, 2 Feb 1998 15:46:41 +0000

As some of you already know, there have beed discussions about
creating a World Tranhumanist Association. The good news is that
we have now reached the stage where we can make an inofficial
announcement and invite participation from the transhumanist
community. Together we have a unique pool of talents that I hope will
make this a big success and allow us to have an impact :-)

The WTA was founded in 1998 with the aim of turning transhumanism
into a mainstream academic discipline. The WTA seeks to promote
research into the science and philosophy of the future; to encourage
reasoned debate; and to facilitate the exchange of ideas between
researchers on all transhumanist themes. We work to increase public
awareness of the benefits, but also the risks, of the technologies by
which humanity will seek to overcome its biological limitations.

The WTA publishes the Journal of Transhumanism; organizes conferences;
promotes informed media coverage; provides information resources on
its web pages; and supports networking within the transhumanist

We need members (membership will be free) but above all we need
persons who want to take an active part in shaping the WTA. The
content is still very preliminary. The WTA web site will be at; it is under construction but you can
already find more information about the WTA there.

If you want to get actively involved, please send me an email. At the
moment we are especially looking for persons who can take
responsibility for some part of the web pages, assist in the graphic
design, create a WTA logo, or implement features such as mailing
lists and threaded discussion archives.

I will continue to post updates on how the WTA develops... (I am
quite excited about this...)

Nick Bostrom
London School of Economics
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method