Re: The image of transhumanism

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 06 Jul 1998 11:08:43 -0700

Anders writes:
>First impressions last. If people come upon transhumanism as some kind
>of new age cult, right-wing extremism or fascism they will treat it
>like that, and not investigate further. They will even spread the
>word, and we all end up shunned by decent company. But I want my
>membership in Aleph and Extropy Institute to be something to be proud
>of, something that looks good on my CV!

This seems too much to hope for. But it may be possible to create sub-associations to be that proud of. I'd really love for there to be an academic quality journal of transhuman issues. The Journal of Transhumanism ( is an attempt, but we have yet to see how far it will succeed. (I have the latest article there, which is crying for some open peer review.)

Robin Hanson RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884 140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-2627