Natasha Vita-More – Transhumanism & Space Colonization

Space will change us. It is the inevitable consequence of our species adapting to new environments across the cosmos. It will blur the definition of what it means to be human — and a transformation will occur when being human begins to be something more. In this interview, we’re joined by transhumanist pioneer Natasha Vita-More to take the first steps towards understanding the future of humanity in the stars.

About Our Guest

Dr. Natasha Vita-More is currently the Executive Director of Humanity+, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit educational organization. She has also served as president of the Extropy Institute, the founder of “Transhumanist Arts & Culture” online, and a member of The Association of Professional Futurists. She is well-recognized as a community leader and true pioneer in the Extropian & Transhumanist movements.

Natasha holds a PhD, University of Plymouth, School of Media Arts, Design and Architecture; a MPhil, University of Plymouth, School of Communications and Media Studies; an MSc, University of Houston, School of Sciences and Technology — Future Studies; a BFA, University of Memphis, School of Fine Arts. She was filmmaker-in-residence, University of Colorado; and holds Certificates as Paralegal, Nutrition and Sports Training, American Muscle & Fitness Association.

Academically, Natasha is a Senior Professor of graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Advancing Technology, and has lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Virginia Commonwealth, Cambridge (UK) Aalto (Finland), and Polytechnic (Hong Kong) universities.

Natasha continues to work with academic institutions, non-profit organizations and business about human futures. She is a track adviser at the Singularity University, on the Scientific Board of Lifeboat Foundation, a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Visiting Scholar at 21st Century Medicine, and advises non-profit organizations including Adaptive A.I. and Alcor Life Extension Foundation. She has been a consultant to IBM on the future of human performance.