Members in Focus: Transhumanist Students Network

  • post Type / Young Humanists International
  • Date / 1 February 2009

 The Transhumanist Student Network is the student/youth arm of the World Transhumanist Association (WTA) (www.transhumanism.org). The goal of TSN is to promote ethical use of technology to extend human capabilities

TSN, as a group, provides assistance to individuals and groups in setting up transhumanist groups on campuses; recommends contacts for speaker events and supplies materials from the World Transhumanist Association (WTA) for outreach efforts. The group also provides assistance to individual advocates. TSN is guided by the Transhumanist Declaration in their mission.

Contributions of TSN chapters to the transhumanist campaign efforts range from bringing relevant experts to campus to speak on their work, to involvement in service projects that incorporate technologies to meet the needs of a target community. The first step in achieving such goals is the establishment of a campus group, which the TSN leadership usually assists in accomplishing.

Campus groups are often established by a single determined person who advertises the idea and gathers friends and new acquaintances into a formal campus organization. Try to interest a group of founding members through friend networks, sympathetic professors, and by posting (eye-catching, informative) flyers with your contact info and the URL for the WTA homepage (www.transhumanism.org). Individual advocacy are also encouraged such as writing letters to the editor.

TSN also provides Student Advocate Guide for advice on how leaders can advance the transhumanist movement and pursue their career goals.

The current president of the association is Edward Miller, and he is assisted by ten regional committee members in Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America, south Asia, Russia and Central Asia, East Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and Oceania.

Check out the group’s website for more information: www.transhumanism.org/tsn

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