Transhumanism is the philosophy and art of transforming the human condition through the practical application of science and technology.
The term "transhumanism" was first coined in 1957 by Julian Huxley, an award winning evolutionary biologist.
"The human species can, if it wishes, transcend itself —not just sporadically, an individual here in one way, an individual there in another way, but in its entirety, as humanity. We need a name for this new belief. Perhaps transhumanism will serve: man remaining man, but transcending himself, by realizing new possibilities of and for his human nature."
Julian Huxley (1957). Transhumanism
The philosophy was forwarded through the efforts of people including Natasha Vita-More, Eric Drexler, and Max More beginning in the early 1980s.
Max More laid the foundation of modern transhumanism in 1990 by giving it a new definition:
"Transhumanism is a class of philosophies that seek to guide us towards a posthuman condition. Transhumanism shares many elements of humanism, including a respect for reason and science, a commitment to progress, and a valuing of human (or transhuman) existence in this life."... "Transhumanism differs from humanism in recognizing and anticipating the radical alterations in the nature and possibilities of our lives resulting from various sciences and technologies."
Max More (1990). Transhumanism: Toward a futurist philosophy
Humanity+ is dedicated to elevating the human condition, and aims to deeply influence a new generation of thinkers who dare to envision humanity’s next steps.
Not all members of The Twin Cities Transhumanists, are members of Humanity+, but the decision to become a member is strongly encouraged.