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Hank Pellissier

Hank Pellissier

Hank Pellissier was the founder and director of He launched the site in October 2012 - 4.5 months later he handed over TNET management to Zero State on March 1, 2013.

He is presently blogging at

Hank is the author of Invent Utopia Now: Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era and Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so High? - scientific factors that influence intelligence.

He was also the Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology (IEET) from January-October in 2012.

A journalist, Hank was the “Local Intelligence” columnist for the New York Times (SF Bay edition) in 2011. Presently, he’s a contributor to Past positions: he was a daily columnist for, and a weekly columnist for He’s written 120+ futurist articles for IEET,,, and the World Future Society, occasionally under his pseudonym, Hank Hyena.