Call For Contributions to "An Introduction to Transhumanism"

Tom FitzGerald notes via e-mail that the World Transhumanist Association will soon be working on a collaborative book:

The World Transhumanist Association is moving forward with the project to produce an essay anthology under the title "An Introduction to Transhumanism". As many of you know, I've volunteered to be the editor.

On a suggestion from Mike LaTorra, who is working on an essay on Transhumanism and Taoism, I've set up a yahoo group for those wishing to contribute essays to this anthology. If you'd like to contribute, please join the group at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/introtranshumanism/

We're also looking for volunteers from transhumanists who don't subscribe to WTA-Talk. It would be much appreciated if those of you who are members of other transhumanist communities could spread the word that we're looking for contributions to this anthology. (Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested in contributing--just don't spam anybody, please!.)

If you belong to any of the following groups, for instance, or know people who do, you might want to spread the word to them:

The IEET Fellows
The contributors and editors of JET
The Contributors to the recent ImmInst Book
Speakers at the last two Tranvisions
The Board and Honorary Vice-Chairs of the WTA

Again, thanks for all your efforts on behalf of what I'm sure will be a great book. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly offlist at pdxwta@yahoo.com.

Tranhumanist individuals and points of view can be found throughout the healthy life extension community and transhumanist groups were amongst some of the earliest modern advocates for life extension technology. Any meaningful introduction to transhumanism should explain and promote healthy life extension - so those of you of a mind to write a submission along those lines should get to it...

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