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IEET > Affiliate Scholar > Hank Pellissier

Hank Pellissier

Hank Pellissier was IEET’s Managing Director on January-October in 2012, and an IEET Affiliate Scholar.  He’s the author of two e-books, Invent Utopia Now and Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so High? From Oct. 2012-February 2013, he was blog editor at He is currently at

A journalist, Hank was the “Local Intelligence” columnist for the New York Times (San Francisco edition) and he’s a frequent contributor to Past work includes a daily column for (“Naked World”), two columns for (“Urban Animal” and “Odd Barkings”), and dozens of futurist articles for IEET, H+ Magazine, World Future Society, and Acceler8or, occasionally under his nom de plume, “Hank Hyena.”

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Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity by ed. Franco Cortese (2013)

Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era by Hank Pellissier (2011)


"DIY Soylent wants to feed a starving school of indigenous children"  Jun 24, 2014

"Global Catastrophic Risk conference - sponsored by IEET"  Jun 23, 2014

"Future Beautiful Identical People - is this horribly icky, or sexy wonderful?"   Brighter Brains  Feb 12, 2014

"Femen in North America! Interview with the Feminist- Activist - Topless Leaders"  Jan 10, 2014

"#19 Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so High? - twenty possible explanations"   Ethical Technology  Dec 11, 2013

"Robots and Slavery - what do humans want when we are “Masters”?"   Ethical Technology  Sep 13, 2013

"East Asia is More “Transhumanist” than the USA & Europe"   Ethical Technology  Sep 1, 2013

"Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so High? - twenty possible explanations"   Ethical Technology  Jun 20, 2013

"#1 The Ukrainian Human Barbie Doll - Valeria Lukyanova - Is this the future of cosmetic enhancement?"   Ethical Technology  Dec 31, 2012

"#5 Nudity Is Healthy for Brains and Bodies"   Ethical Technology  Dec 27, 2012

"#7 Brain Damage - 83 ways to stupefy intelligence"   Ethical Technology  Dec 25, 2012

"#12 Andrej Pejic - Androgynous Model - heralding a post-gender future?"   Ethical Technology  Dec 20, 2012

"Utopia – Hank Pellissier – Serious Wonder Radio #43"  Nov 27, 2012

"Fracture the Empire-States to Enhance Democracy - Global Separatism"  Nov 2, 2012

"Should California Secede from the United States?"  Oct 18, 2012

"Polygamous Future? - Now that Gay Marriage is Inevitable, will Plural Unions next be Legalized?"   Ethical Technology  Oct 1, 2012

"University Students Define the Future Ethics They Want"   Ethical Technology  Oct 1, 2012

"New Zealand: A Future ‘Home Base’ for Transhumanists?"   Ethical Technology  Sep 20, 2012

"My Favorite H+ Philosophers - David Pearce, Martine Rothblatt, and Ursula K. Le Guin"   Ethical Technology  Sep 16, 2012

"Transhumanists: Who Are They? What Do They Want, Believe, and Predict? (Terasem Survey, Part 5)"   Ethical Technology  Sep 9, 2012

"Abolishing Suffering via Bio-Engineering and Drugs - would this cripple social activism and art?"   Longevity Party - Facebook  Sep 5, 2012

"Miss South Korea Admits Plastic Surgery Enhanced Her Beauty… Who Cares?"   Ethical Technology  Sep 1, 2012

"Wake Up, Deathists! - You DO Want to LIVE 10,000 Years!"   Ethical Technology  Aug 26, 2012

"Who are the “Longevity Party” Co-Leaders, and What do They Want? (Part 1)"   Ethical Technology  Aug 20, 2012

"“MindFile-Uploaded-into-Cyborg” is our Favorite Life-Extending Option, claim 800+ Transhumanists"   Ethical Technology  Aug 17, 2012

"Immortality Will Arrive via Singularity, Nanotech, or Genetic Engineering - say 800+ Transhumanists"   Ethical Technology  Aug 15, 2012

"What Would Transhumanists Do With 100 Extra Years of Life? Space Travel? Alien Sex? Helping Others?"   Ethical Technology  Aug 13, 2012

"Do All Transhumanists Want Immortality? No?  Why Not? (Terasem Survey, Part 1)"   Ethical Technology  Aug 1, 2012

"Dammed Tibet - Extracting Wealth and Power from the World’s Biggest Water Tank"   Ethical Technology  Jul 27, 2012

"Water Wars - Nine Thirsty Regions where H20 Conflict is Steaming"   Ethical Technology  Jul 24, 2012

"Foreskin? Or Against It? - In Germany, Circumcision is Criminalized, in Africa it’s Encouraged"   Ethical Technology  Jul 20, 2012

"“We Can Hear You Now!” - 12 Ways Cell Phones Accelerate Africa"   Ethical Technology  Jul 9, 2012

"Is Summer Lowering Your Child’s IQ?"   Ethical Technology  Jun 27, 2012

"Who is “Singularity Utopia” and Why is She so Optimistic?"   Ethical Technology  Jun 25, 2012

"The Succubus Mythology - Engineering a Radical Future Sexy Self"   Ethical Technology  Jun 19, 2012

"Transgender and Transhuman - the alliance, the complaints and the future"   Ethical Technology  Jun 15, 2012

"Japanese Asexual Activist-Artist Slices off his Genitalia, Serves at Banquet"   Ethical Technology  Jun 5, 2012

"Andrej Pejic - Androgynous Model - heralding a post-gender future?"   Ethical Technology  Jun 1, 2012

"Cousin Marriage - 70% in Pakistan - Should it be Prohibited?"   Ethical Technology  May 26, 2012

"The Ukrainian “Human Barbie Doll” - Valeria Lukyanova - is this the future of cosmetic enhancement?"  May 18, 2012

"“The Self” in the Future: Will it be Extinguished, by Neuroscience?"   Ethical Technology  May 16, 2012

"What Would You Do - with the infinite extra years - If You Were Immortal?"   Ethical Technology  May 10, 2012

"“God” is Cruel - we must conquer his “Nature”"   Ethical Technology  May 1, 2012

"100% Honesty, Transparency, Disclosure - is this the “naked future” we want?"   Ethical Technology  Apr 24, 2012

"Vagina Dentata? Techno-Gizmos for the Elimination of Rape"   Hplusmagazine  Apr 17, 2012

"Sixty Years Old - is my future short and messy, or long and glorious?"   Ethical Technology  Apr 9, 2012

"Anne Frank, Risk Assessment, and Israel’s Foreign Policy"   Ethical Technology  Apr 2, 2012

"Shocking Education News!  (April Fool’s Day)"  Apr 2, 2012

"The Moral Brain: Day 3 Morning"   Ethical Technology  Apr 1, 2012

"Brain Scans are Revealing the Neuro-Anatomy of Intelligence"   Ethical Technology  Mar 27, 2012

"Tyrannic Control with Genetic Monsters in The Hunger Games trilogy"   Ethical Technology  Mar 22, 2012

"Nudity Is Healthy for Brains and Bodies"   Ethical Technology  Mar 14, 2012

"Six Brain-Damage Scourges that Cripple IQ in Sub-Saharan Africa"   Ethical Technology  Mar 7, 2012

"Nine Ways In-Vitro Meat Will Change Our Lives"   Hplusmagazine  Mar 1, 2012

"Brain Damage Update:  avoid cholesterol statins, sugar, wheat, and cat feces?"   Ethical Technology  Feb 25, 2012

"“Headhunter” explains why USA high-tech industry is declining"   Ethical Technology  Feb 20, 2012

"“Resuscitative Resurrection” - who gets brought back to life first?"   Ethical Technology  Feb 15, 2012

"I Want a God-Like Brain"   Ethical Technology  Feb 8, 2012

"Seven Ways to Boost Your Brain - the medieval, the modern, and the mammal diving reflex"   Ethical Technology  Feb 2, 2012

"Korean Reunification - would it weaken or superpower the south?"   Ethical Technology  Jan 30, 2012

"New Science: Six Tips for Avoiding Sickness this Winter"  Jan 24, 2012

"Why is the USA slipping behind in Life Expectancy?  Is it Obesity? Health Care? Car Crashes?"   Ethical Technology  Jan 19, 2012

"Nanotechnology Artist - Murray Robertson"   Ethical Technology  Jan 16, 2012

"Brain Damage - 83 ways to stupefy intelligence"   Ethical Technology  Jan 9, 2012

"#2: Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so high?"  Dec 30, 2011

"#4: Liberating Egypt from Female Genital Mutilation"   Ethical Technology  Dec 28, 2011

"#6: Sexbots for Women"   Ethical Technology  Dec 26, 2011

"#8: Atheists are the most generous—even without heavenly reward!"   Ethical Technology  Dec 24, 2011

"#9: Ban Baby-Making Unless Parents Are Licensed"   Ethical Technology  Dec 23, 2011

"#10: Feminism’s Social Side Effects"   Ethical Technology  Dec 22, 2011

"#12: Artificial Wombs Will Spawn New Freedoms"   Ethical Technology  Dec 20, 2011

"How will you (probably) decay and die?"   Ethical Technology  Dec 8, 2011

"Interview with Shane Hope, Transhumanist Artist"   Ethical Technology  Dec 1, 2011

"Atheists are the most generous—even without heavenly reward!"   Ethical Technology  Nov 25, 2011

"Divest From Big Banks Now!"   Ethical Technology  Oct 21, 2011

"A Mormon? For President? Who are these people?"   Ethical Technology  Oct 14, 2011

"Pirate Party captures big victory in Berlin, Germany!"   Ethical Technology  Sep 29, 2011

"Will “Smart Drugs” give me a sharp, fresh brain?"   Ethical Technology  Sep 15, 2011

"Why is “Confucian Culture” so wildly successful?"   Ethical Technology  Aug 29, 2011

"Let’s Elevate Global IQ"   Ethical Technology  Aug 22, 2011

"Sexbots for Women"   Ethical Technology  Aug 3, 2011

"Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so high?"  Jul 19, 2011

"Egalitarian Planet: Five proposals to elevate society by reducing disparity"   Ethical Technology  May 16, 2011

"This grass is great for the globe!"   Ethical Technology  May 11, 2011

"Tax the Churches and Give the Revenue to Hungry Children"   Ethical Technology  May 6, 2011

"Ban Baby-Making Unless Parents Are Licensed"   Ethical Technology  Apr 20, 2011

"Hey Kids, Don’t Forget to Take My Brain Out of the Freezer"   Ethical Technology  Apr 11, 2011

"Happiness, Freedom, Equality, Rudeness: Welcome to Denmark!"   Ethical Technology  Mar 26, 2011

"Human GPS Microchipping: Embrace it or ban it?"   Ethical Technology  Mar 14, 2011

"Liberating Egypt from Female Genital Mutilation"   Ethical Technology  Feb 25, 2011

"Women-Only Leadership: Would it prevent war?"   Ethical Technology  Feb 15, 2011

"Ova-Fusion and the Elimination of the Male"   Ethical Technology  Feb 2, 2011

"Feminism’s Social Side Effects"   Ethical Technology  Jan 8, 2011

"#14: State-by-State Gay Marriage Acceptance"   Ethical Technology  Dec 18, 2010

"Brazil: Future Farm of the Planet?"   Ethical Technology  Sep 22, 2010

"State-by-State Gay Marriage Acceptance"   Ethical Technology  Sep 14, 2010

"Israel’s Value to TransHumanism"   H+ Magazine  Aug 22, 2010

"The Abolition of Loneliness"   H+ Magazine  Aug 14, 2010

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Kris Notaro is IEET’s next Managing Director, Pellissier moves to African Project (Oct 20, 2012)

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IEET Readers Want Immortality (May 30, 2012)

Pellissier Awarded Terasem Movement, Inc. Grant (May 03, 2012)

IEET’s Top Essays and Videos in April (May 01, 2012)

Big Changes Afoot for the IEET in 2012 (Dec 16, 2011)

Hank has a new book out (Jul 03, 2011)

Pellissier Appointed as IEET Affiliate Scholar (Apr 15, 2011)

Past Appearances

Cascio, Pellissier @ Artificial Intelligence & The Singularity Conference (Piedmont, California - Sep 20, 2014)

Siegel, Pellissier, Kuszewski @ The Future of Emotional Health and Intelligence (Berkeley, California - Jul 26, 2014)

Brin, Baum, Pellissier @ Global Existential Risks and Radical Futures (Piedmont, CA USA - Jun 14, 2014)

LaTorra, Pellissier @ Religion and Transhumanism - the future of faith, ethics, and philosophy (Piedmont, CA USA - May 10, 2014)

Kuszewski, Tarico @ Eros Evolving: The Future of Love, Sex, Marriage and Beauty (Piedmont, CA - Apr 05, 2014)

Vita-More, Glenn, Smart, Pellissier @ TRANSHUMAN VISIONS (San Francisco, CA USA - Mar 01, 2014)

de Grey, Pellissier, RU Sirius @ Transhuman Visions (San Francisco, CA USA - Feb 01, 2014)

Pellissier @ Radical Life Extension conference (Washington, DC - Sep 22, 2013)

Pellissier’s San Francisco “Brighter Brains” lecture (San Francisco, CA - Sep 15, 2013)


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