Friday, February 23, 2007
"The World Transhumanist Association is an international nonprofit membership organization which advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. We support the development of and access to new technologies that enable everyone to enjoy better minds, better bodies and better lives. In other words, we want people to be better than well.
Where Did the WTA Come From?
The WTA was founded in 1998 by the philosophers Nick Bostrom Ph.D. and David Pearce. Its first task was organizing an international group of transhumanists to write the Transhumanist Declaration, published in 1998, and the Transhumanist Frequently Asked Questions, published in 1999. In 2002 the WTA incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Connecticut in the United States.
Who Belongs to the WTA?
Approximately 4055 people belong to the WTA from more than 100 countries, from Afghanistan to Brazil to Egypt to The Philippines. Supporting and sustaining members elect the Board, and participate in WTA leadership and decision-making. WTA members also participate in more than two dozen chapters around the world, and in a dozen affiliated organizations.
What does the WTA Do?
The WTA has three core programs of activity:
The Rights of the Person
Longer, Better Lives
Future Friendly Culture"
Yes, yes..its not a religion I know. Anyways I'm only a member for the singles mixers and the cyberneticly enhanced bowling nights.
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