V.R. Manoj has a Ph.D in Environmental Biotechnology/Sciences from Anna University, Chennai, India. He has worked in the Renewable energy industry and currently teaches Environmental Sciences and Engineering to Engineering grad students in India. He was an IEET Affiliate Scholar for 2010-2012. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Microbiology from the University of Madras, India, a diploma in Plant Tissue Culture from Loyola College Chennai in India, and a postgraduate diploma with distinction in Bioinformatics from SISI, Government of India. Manoj is a founding member of the Indian chapter of Humanity+ (formerly the World Transhumanist Association). His specific interests in transhumanism include Life extension, Geoengineering, Green Engineering, Metaverses and Environmental issues of the postmodern future.