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what is transhumanism?

transcending the limitations of human biology through technology

Transhumanism is a movement of people who want to transcend the limitations of our human biology through science and technology.

 
 

who are we?

Transhumanism Australia is a community that educates and invests in scientific research and technologies which enhance the human biological condition. We are committed to accelerating fundamental research and applications of exponential technologies such as nanotech, biotech and artificial intelligence. 

We grow the Australian transhumanist community through collaborations with other organisations and communities.

 
 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE INVOLVED?

The best way to predict the future is to shape it yourself

  • Stay competitive by staying on top of accelerating technological developments
  • Meet like-minded people and communities

You've found the right place if you are:

  • Interested in pushing the limits of living healthier longer
  • Passionate about technological mental and physical self enhancement 
  • Working in these industries and need to understand impacts: big pharma, biotech, healthtech, medicine, technology and government 
 
 

Our speakers

If you're interested in keynote presentations from our speakers on transhumanism, please email us at info@transhumanism.com.au

 
 MEOW-LUDO DISCO GAMMA MEOW MEOW  Meow-Ludo is an advocate for emerging technologies. He started Australia's first open access molecular biology lab, BioFoundry. The goal of this was to democratise science by reducing the cost and technological barrier with respect to molecular biology.  He plays mainly in the fields on microbiology, electronics, microfluidics, and astrobiology with a focus on closed complex systems. Last year he had an opal card implanted in his hand, and was fined for modifying the card. This began the first cyborg law case in Australia, and is currently still in court. He also is a federal candidate with the Science Party, running in 2017 in the seat of New England on a platform promoting AgTech.

MEOW-LUDO DISCO GAMMA MEOW MEOW

Meow-Ludo is an advocate for emerging technologies. He started Australia's first open access molecular biology lab, BioFoundry. The goal of this was to democratise science by reducing the cost and technological barrier with respect to molecular biology.

He plays mainly in the fields on microbiology, electronics, microfluidics, and astrobiology with a focus on closed complex systems. Last year he had an opal card implanted in his hand, and was fined for modifying the card. This began the first cyborg law case in Australia, and is currently still in court. He also is a federal candidate with the Science Party, running in 2017 in the seat of New England on a platform promoting AgTech.

 
 ALYSE SUE  Alyse is a full stack developer at Hut34, an open distributed interbot network where data, information, and services can be exchanged and monetised fairly by all to create a shared global superintelligence.  Alyse is also a startup mentor at CSIRO's ON: Sci-Tech Accelerator Program, and co-founder of healthtech startup, Genomix - a genetic data analytics company that discovered genetic variations associated with disease. Genomix was selected into both University of Sydney's Incubate and HCF's Catalyst startup accelerator programs.  Prior to this, Alyse was a founding team member of KPMG's Innovate team, focused on helping corporates innovate.

ALYSE SUE

Alyse is a full stack developer at Hut34, an open distributed interbot network where data, information, and services can be exchanged and monetised fairly by all to create a shared global superintelligence.

Alyse is also a startup mentor at CSIRO's ON: Sci-Tech Accelerator Program, and co-founder of healthtech startup, Genomix - a genetic data analytics company that discovered genetic variations associated with disease. Genomix was selected into both University of Sydney's Incubate and HCF's Catalyst startup accelerator programs.

Prior to this, Alyse was a founding team member of KPMG's Innovate team, focused on helping corporates innovate.

 
 PETER SIMPSON-YOUNG  Peter's story with neurotechnology started from measuring levels of consciousness in a sleep lab whilst studying neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy at the University of Sydney. He started prototyping non-invasive brain stimulation devices in 2015 with Neill Wainwright & Dominik Fretz and spent much of 2018 developing a wearable non-invasive brain stimulation device with $65,000 of early-stage startup funding. Peter recently joined AbilityMate, a Sydney-based startup founded by Mel Fuller and Johan Du Plessis who fabricate custom made ankle-foot orthoses using medical-grade 3D printers. They’ve raised a $850,000 of social impact investment and $1.2m Disability Sector Scale Up Grant to provide 10 orthotists with a free open source 3D scanner.  Peter's presentation discusses novel ways to read and write to the brain. He’ll review consumer neurotechnologies and outline the race to develop the first at-home brain stimulation therapy. He'll discuss the feasibility of non-invasive brain computer interfaces and compare emerging technologies capable of thought-to-text. Peter will share recent innovations in 3D printing that enable low-cost fabrication of medical devices to improve healthcare service delivery. And Peter will briefly discuss US funding priorities, industry perspectives for neurotechnology, and the future of non-invasive brain stimulation.

PETER SIMPSON-YOUNG

Peter's story with neurotechnology started from measuring levels of consciousness in a sleep lab whilst studying neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy at the University of Sydney. He started prototyping non-invasive brain stimulation devices in 2015 with Neill Wainwright & Dominik Fretz and spent much of 2018 developing a wearable non-invasive brain stimulation device with $65,000 of early-stage startup funding. Peter recently joined AbilityMate, a Sydney-based startup founded by Mel Fuller and Johan Du Plessis who fabricate custom made ankle-foot orthoses using medical-grade 3D printers. They’ve raised a $850,000 of social impact investment and $1.2m Disability Sector Scale Up Grant to provide 10 orthotists with a free open source 3D scanner.

Peter's presentation discusses novel ways to read and write to the brain. He’ll review consumer neurotechnologies and outline the race to develop the first at-home brain stimulation therapy. He'll discuss the feasibility of non-invasive brain computer interfaces and compare emerging technologies capable of thought-to-text. Peter will share recent innovations in 3D printing that enable low-cost fabrication of medical devices to improve healthcare service delivery. And Peter will briefly discuss US funding priorities, industry perspectives for neurotechnology, and the future of non-invasive brain stimulation.

 
 DR ANDREA LEONG  Andrea is a microbiologist with an interest in how we can interact with microbes beyond obliterating them with antibiotics. In 2016 she completed a PhD at UNSW and the Brien Holden Vision Institute on the ability of antimicrobial peptide surface coatings to resist infection. She now works in microbiome research with a biotech company in the chronic diseases space.  Andrea is an executive member of the Science Party and its candidate for the 2018 Wentworth by-election. She is an advocate for accountability, civility, and scientific thinking in government.

DR ANDREA LEONG

Andrea is a microbiologist with an interest in how we can interact with microbes beyond obliterating them with antibiotics. In 2016 she completed a PhD at UNSW and the Brien Holden Vision Institute on the ability of antimicrobial peptide surface coatings to resist infection. She now works in microbiome research with a biotech company in the chronic diseases space.

Andrea is an executive member of the Science Party and its candidate for the 2018 Wentworth by-election. She is an advocate for accountability, civility, and scientific thinking in government.

 
 SHANE GREENUP  Shane is the founder of rbutr, the creator of The Socratic Web and an expert in digital misinformation and false beliefs. Immediately after graduating with a double degree majoring in Philosophy, Molecular Biology, and The History and Philosophy of Science, Shane became a web entrepreneur specialising in digital marketing and online community building. Shane's broad, generalist background gives him a unique perspective on the web and its potential impact on humanity over the coming decades.  Shane's broad set of passions also include blockchain technology, universal basic income, ethical non-monogamy, transhumanism, drug legalisation, biotechnology, social progress, philosophy, psychology, neurobiology, monetary policy, arbitrage trading, entrepreneurialism, innovation and community development.

SHANE GREENUP

Shane is the founder of rbutr, the creator of The Socratic Web and an expert in digital misinformation and false beliefs. Immediately after graduating with a double degree majoring in Philosophy, Molecular Biology, and The History and Philosophy of Science, Shane became a web entrepreneur specialising in digital marketing and online community building. Shane's broad, generalist background gives him a unique perspective on the web and its potential impact on humanity over the coming decades.

Shane's broad set of passions also include blockchain technology, universal basic income, ethical non-monogamy, transhumanism, drug legalisation, biotechnology, social progress, philosophy, psychology, neurobiology, monetary policy, arbitrage trading, entrepreneurialism, innovation and community development.

 
 ROWAN BRAHAM  Dr Rowan Braham is a Senior Innovation Engineer in the Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group, a leading centre for innovation in the engineered and build environment. Rowan has worked across a range of disciplines, including virtual and augmented realities, machine learning and data driven engagement, robotics and 3D printing, both in developing the technologies and leading their business implementation. Rowan has a strong belief that innovation is not just gizmos and gadgets, but is instead the interaction of technology with society and culture. He has developed and delivered a range of engagements around technology, culture and their interactions for local universities, Sydney Science Week, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum), and Academy X.i

ROWAN BRAHAM

Dr Rowan Braham is a Senior Innovation Engineer in the Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group, a leading centre for innovation in the engineered and build environment. Rowan has worked across a range of disciplines, including virtual and augmented realities, machine learning and data driven engagement, robotics and 3D printing, both in developing the technologies and leading their business implementation. Rowan has a strong belief that innovation is not just gizmos and gadgets, but is instead the interaction of technology with society and culture. He has developed and delivered a range of engagements around technology, culture and their interactions for local universities, Sydney Science Week, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum), and Academy X.i

 
 PETER XING  “We’re at an inflection point of being able to cure all diseases including the ageing process, solving intelligence, and conquering scarcity to create abundance.”  KPMG’s Tech & Innovation Manager and Co-founder of Transhumanism Australia, Peter Xing, has built this community that educates and invests in scientific research and technologies to enhance the human biological condition. From nanotech, biotech and artificial intelligence, Peter seeks to accelerate its research and applications to benefit society and wellbeing through Transhumanism Australia.

PETER XING

“We’re at an inflection point of being able to cure all diseases including the ageing process, solving intelligence, and conquering scarcity to create abundance.”

KPMG’s Tech & Innovation Manager and Co-founder of Transhumanism Australia, Peter Xing, has built this community that educates and invests in scientific research and technologies to enhance the human biological condition. From nanotech, biotech and artificial intelligence, Peter seeks to accelerate its research and applications to benefit society and wellbeing through Transhumanism Australia.

 SKEEVE STEVENS  Skeeve is a Futurist, Transhumanist, entrepreneur, and technology polymath. He specialises in such areas as Future Crime, Internet Architecture, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Machine Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics, IoT, Smart Cities, Brainwear, Biohacking and Superhuman Performance.  He speaks internationally on all these topics and is an advisor to governments, military and law enforcement on critical infrastructure protection, counter-terrorism and the weaponisation of advanced technologies and their use in urban conflict, terrorism and crime. He is a former Director of the Internet Society, former Chair of the Policy Committee of Internet Governance organisation APNIC.

SKEEVE STEVENS

Skeeve is a Futurist, Transhumanist, entrepreneur, and technology polymath. He specialises in such areas as Future Crime, Internet Architecture, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Machine Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics, IoT, Smart Cities, Brainwear, Biohacking and Superhuman Performance.

He speaks internationally on all these topics and is an advisor to governments, military and law enforcement on critical infrastructure protection, counter-terrorism and the weaponisation of advanced technologies and their use in urban conflict, terrorism and crime. He is a former Director of the Internet Society, former Chair of the Policy Committee of Internet Governance organisation APNIC.

 
 SHANTI KORPORAAL  Shanti is a Futurist, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Facilitator, Whisky Chick and most of all, lives for Lightbulb moments.  She is co-founder and Director of Future Sumo, VR the World, Chip My Life, Niisch, eintellego Networks, eintellego Networks and Elastic Venues, with her husband, Skeeve. Her companies are about empowering her clients to grow and flourish in their own businesses or department.  Shanti is about transferring the knowledge that she has from her own life and experiences in a way that is relevant to the people she is with that results in a lightbulb moment, that leads to long term change and empowerment.

SHANTI KORPORAAL

Shanti is a Futurist, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Facilitator, Whisky Chick and most of all, lives for Lightbulb moments.

She is co-founder and Director of Future Sumo, VR the World, Chip My Life, Niisch, eintellego Networks, eintellego Networks and Elastic Venues, with her husband, Skeeve. Her companies are about empowering her clients to grow and flourish in their own businesses or department.

Shanti is about transferring the knowledge that she has from her own life and experiences in a way that is relevant to the people she is with that results in a lightbulb moment, that leads to long term change and empowerment.

 
 TIM CANNON  Tim is a futurist, grinder, and CEO and co-founder of Livestock Labs, a startup based in Sydney's Cicada Innovations which has developed an implantable health tracker for your livestock.  He is also the CTO of Grindhouse Wetware, a biotech startup that creates technology to augment human capabilities and where the implant health trackers have previously been tested.  Tim has had a variety of body modification implants, and has been referred to in the media as a "cyborg". Tim's combined experience gives Livestock Lab's motto that it's "Safe for Animals, Tested on Humans".  He has a long-term vision that journeys into theology. Across time, he sees the human brain connected to so much technology that most of our organic bodies become redundant.

TIM CANNON

Tim is a futurist, grinder, and CEO and co-founder of Livestock Labs, a startup based in Sydney's Cicada Innovations which has developed an implantable health tracker for your livestock.

He is also the CTO of Grindhouse Wetware, a biotech startup that creates technology to augment human capabilities and where the implant health trackers have previously been tested.

Tim has had a variety of body modification implants, and has been referred to in the media as a "cyborg". Tim's combined experience gives Livestock Lab's motto that it's "Safe for Animals, Tested on Humans".

He has a long-term vision that journeys into theology. Across time, he sees the human brain connected to so much technology that most of our organic bodies become redundant.

 
 DR JAMES JANSSON  James is the Leader of the Science Party. James Jansson grew up in Sydney’s west as the eldest of 6 children. He studied mathematics and later teaching at the University of Sydney. He did a short stint teaching in a school in western Sydney. Since then, James has completed his PhD in mathematical modelling of HIV disease progression and epidemiology. James has founded two Fintech startups, media payments startup, Tapview, and blockchain startup, XCredits.  James is excited about using technology and science to solve big problems in a cost effective way.

DR JAMES JANSSON

James is the Leader of the Science Party. James Jansson grew up in Sydney’s west as the eldest of 6 children. He studied mathematics and later teaching at the University of Sydney. He did a short stint teaching in a school in western Sydney. Since then, James has completed his PhD in mathematical modelling of HIV disease progression and epidemiology. James has founded two Fintech startups, media payments startup, Tapview, and blockchain startup, XCredits.

James is excited about using technology and science to solve big problems in a cost effective way.

 
 JONATHAN WOODS  Jonathan is a passionate technologist with a desire to disrupt current practices in science, medicine and finance to improve the world and humanity.  Co-founder and CFO at Livestock Labs, he is an experienced risk specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry as a leading consultant and advisor to top corporations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australasia with PwC, Deloitte, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and fintech startups. His work has included advisory in the management of business operations, operational risk, major projects, suppliers and outsourcing and financial statements.

JONATHAN WOODS

Jonathan is a passionate technologist with a desire to disrupt current practices in science, medicine and finance to improve the world and humanity.

Co-founder and CFO at Livestock Labs, he is an experienced risk specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry as a leading consultant and advisor to top corporations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australasia with PwC, Deloitte, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and fintech startups. His work has included advisory in the management of business operations, operational risk, major projects, suppliers and outsourcing and financial statements.

 
 IAN WOOLF  Ian Woolf is a broadcaster, science journalist, and writer who lives in Sydney, and produces, presents, interviews, writes and edits for the weekly Diffusion Science Radio weekly radio show and podcast. Ian has a degree in Applied Science, worked as a solar astronomer, software engineer, systems programmer, webmaster, Cisco CCNA tutor, Computational Theory lecturer, and subject coordinator, and Physics demonstrator.   Ian has recorded podcasts of researchers from the Science Faculty of UTS to for the Science Communication curriculum,and for promotion of UTS research. Ian was the "Philosopher" at the "Immortality for Beginners" "Science On Tap" public panel discussion sponsored by Cosmos magazine.

IAN WOOLF

Ian Woolf is a broadcaster, science journalist, and writer who lives in Sydney, and produces, presents, interviews, writes and edits for the weekly Diffusion Science Radio weekly radio show and podcast. Ian has a degree in Applied Science, worked as a solar astronomer, software engineer, systems programmer, webmaster, Cisco CCNA tutor, Computational Theory lecturer, and subject coordinator, and Physics demonstrator.

Ian has recorded podcasts of researchers from the Science Faculty of UTS to for the Science Communication curriculum,and for promotion of UTS research. Ian was the "Philosopher" at the "Immortality for Beginners" "Science On Tap" public panel discussion sponsored by Cosmos magazine.

 
 AVINASH SINGH  Avinash Singh is a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, working on Brain Computer Interfaces. In addition, his research interests include Neural Engineering, Cognitive Neuroscience, Transhumanism, and Longevity. He is the founder of the India Future Society and board member of the International Longevity Alliance. He is actively involved in supporting initiatives on the Singularity, Transhumanism and Longevity.

AVINASH SINGH

Avinash Singh is a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, working on Brain Computer Interfaces. In addition, his research interests include Neural Engineering, Cognitive Neuroscience, Transhumanism, and Longevity. He is the founder of the India Future Society and board member of the International Longevity Alliance. He is actively involved in supporting initiatives on the Singularity, Transhumanism and Longevity.

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