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Welcome the NEW Transhumanity.net - ZERO STATE is Taking Over!

Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013



T-Net is now under new management and more focused on the goal of spreading awareness of new technologies and the potentially positive world-changing effects they will have.

Hank Pellissier has given ownership of T-Net not to one person, but to a collective, known as Zero State. As such, we are charged with keeping this site on track and in line with the principles of both Zero State and Hank’s original vision.

There will be a few changes, but not many. 

We would like to take this opportunity to invite T-Net’s loyal readers to come take a look at Zero State, (zerostate.net) and see what we’ve been working on over there, not just in transhumanism, but in all areas. There has been a great deal of activity “behind the scenes” at ZS, and our acquisition of T-Net is the next step forward for both entities.

We thank Hank Pellissier for his hard work and dedication, making T-Net one of the largest websites of its kind. He will still be around here, so make sure you send him your appreciation as well.

Onward and Upward!

TJL-2080, Aspect: MED Co-Ordinator, Zero State

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Remarks by Hank Pellissier

I’ve been wonderfully happy starting and managing T-Net in the first four months of its existence, but the task is too huge for just me alone. I am thrilled that Zero State wants to take over!

I’ll still be around; I’m a Zero State member and I’m one of the 8 editors on the new staff. I’ll also continue to oversee the Certificate in Transhumanism program, which is wonderful fun. 

Long term, I’m setting up another site that will focus exclusively on Life Extension.



Comments:

Just curious, but based on the the below comments from Amon Kalkin in his statement below found in the link provided from Zero State, will he be changing the name of this site to “TheNew.net”?  (I was unaware that there was “an overly formal, hierarchical structure, involving specific rules for membership,” other than calling oneself a Transhumanist if one wanted, but maybe I didn’t get the memo. Anybody else get the memo? smile

“‘1) The phrase “Transhumanism” is too limiting. It doesn’t properly represent the larger idea of improving the human future through technology, which all groups receiving this letter stand for in one way or another. In order for the original ‘Transhumanist’ idea to truly live and inspire the efforts of a much larger community, the phrase itself must be let go. In its place, I suggest a simpler and more inclusive name: The New.

2) Part of the problem with Transhumanism has been an overly formal, hierarchical structure, involving specific rules for membership, for example. While any organization runs itself as it sees fit (of course, and rightly so), The New as a whole will have a complete absence of such rules, with no sense of formal membership or affiliation at the individual or organizational level. Involvement or the lack of it is simply evidenced by people’s actions, and so there is no need to “officially” declare oneself to be a member of The New community. It is simply there for you, should you choose to engage with it.

I hope you feel inclined to view this initiative in the spirit intended: Open, exploratory, and trusting that our common desire to support positive technological change will lead to some interesting developments that none of us could have predicted.

Yours Sincerely,
Amon Kalkin’”

http://transhumanpraxis.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/the-new-an-open-letter-to-all-futurists-hackers-transhumanists/,

By Kevin George Haskell on Feb 21, 2013 at 8:49pm

Happy to contribute smile

By Khannea on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:55am


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