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TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social
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Hank Pellissier

Hank Pellissier formally served as IEET Managing Director and is an IEET Affiliate Scholar.  He’s the author of several books including Invent Utopia Now, former editor at, and founder of

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 the IEET, H+ Magazine, World Future Society, and Acceler8or, occasionally under his nom de plume, “Hank Hyena.”

Hank has raised charity funds via and Indiegogo for “TransHumanitarian” projects in The Philippines and Africa that have dewormed 1,100 children and provided food, clothing, shoes, socks, tools, and educational supplies. In western Uganda he’s launched eight health clinics (one is “H+ Clinic”), one science centre, and he co-founded BiZoHa - the world’s first atheist orphanage.

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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)


"Alcor Life Extension Foundation sponsors health clinic in Nyakiyumbu, Uganda"   Brighter Brains  Sep 18, 2016

"Transhumanist Hank Pellissier on Being an “Atheist Missionary”"   The Humanist   Jul 25, 2016

"Joycelyn Elders Clinic at Uganda Humanist School offers Sex Education, Free Condoms, AFRIpads"   Brighter Brains   Jul 20, 2016

"Moral Bioenhancement: Thinking Synergistically - interview with Harris Wiseman"   Ethical Technology  Apr 6, 2016

"“Tracking and Hacking - Values and Happiness with AI” - interview with John C. Havens"   Ethical Technology  Apr 4, 2016

"“Cyber-Humans: Our Future with Machines” – Interview with Prof. Woodrow Barfield"   Ethical Technology  Mar 27, 2016

"“Humanist Missionaries” aim to secularize Africa via Children’s Education"   Brighter Brains  Mar 22, 2016

"Basic Income Guarantee — my three hesitations"   Ethical Technology  Mar 2, 2016

"H+ Clinic Fights Child Malnutrition to Improve Ugandan Future Brain Power and Economic Production"   Ethical Technology  Feb 25, 2016

"Basic Income Guarantee will allow us to move up the Maslow Pyramid - interview with Gerd Leonhard"   Ethical Technology  Feb 7, 2016

"“McMindfulness”: is Buddhism contaminated by capitalism?” - interview with Terry Hyland"   Ethical Technology  Feb 6, 2016

"“Inequality: What can be done? “ - interview with Sir Anthony Barnes Atkinson"   Ethical Technology  Jan 11, 2016

"“Technology Could Bring Heaven on Earth, or Create Hell” - interview with futurist Gerd Leonhard"   Ethical Technology  Jan 9, 2016

"Radical Life Extension can be Developed Quickly for the Mainstream: Interview with Didier Coeurnelle"   Ethical Technology  Jan 7, 2016

"“Ketosis gives me amazing energy and I lost 60 lbs” - interview with Chris Bair of Keto Chow"   Ethical Technology  Jan 5, 2016

"“We Want to Stop Diseases that Hold Us Back at Every Age” - LongeCity interview with Peter Caramico"   Ethical Technology  Jan 3, 2016

"#9: Should Politicians be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence? Interview with Mark Waser"   Ethical Technology  Dec 23, 2015

"#19: Transhumanism: there are at least ten different philosophical categories; which ones are you?"   Ethical Technology  Dec 13, 2015

"Transhumanism’s Goal is to Increase Our Capacity for Love - interview with James Ledford"   Ethical Technology  Nov 10, 2015

"Our Narcissistic Politicians - should MRI brain scans be required of all candidates?"   Ethical Technology  Oct 24, 2015

"The Future of SubSaharan Africa - interview with Michael Lee"   Ethical Technology  Oct 20, 2015

"“My Life With Bipolar Disorder: Non-Pharma Treatments” - interview with Gareth John (Part 2)"   Ethical Technology  Sep 24, 2015

"“My Life With Bipolar Disorder” – interview with Gareth John (Part One)"   Ethical Technology  Sep 23, 2015

"Want USA Colleges to be Free? Nationalize Energy; Tax Churches; Halt Offshore Tax Evasion"   Ethical Technology  Sep 16, 2015

"Do Transhumanists View Overpopulation as a Global Threat? - interview with Steve Fuller"   Ethical Technology  Sep 5, 2015

"Meditation Apps Evaluated - “Headspace” Receives the Highest Score"   Ethical Technology  Aug 27, 2015

"Transhumanism will be a Victorious Revolution (my modest predictions)"   Ethical Technology  Aug 25, 2015

"Obsolete the President - Replace with Direct Democracy (interview with Nicole Sallak Anderson)"   Ethical Technology  Aug 20, 2015

"Africa’s Population Explosion: 5.6 Billion Forecast by 2100 - is this Catastrophic?"   Ethical Technology  Aug 18, 2015

"Biafra Survives: the Igbo people, 45 years after the Civil War"   African Futures Project  Aug 13, 2015

"Thailand’s Royal Problem: Democratic Grumblings in The Land of Smiles"   Ethical Technology  Aug 12, 2015

"Free Will, Buddhism, and Mindfulness Meditation - interview with Terry Hyland"   Ethical Technology  Aug 8, 2015

"Memory Erasure, Distortion & Fabrication - a Transhumanist Enhancement We Want?"   Ethical Technology  Aug 4, 2015

"Free Will Does Not Exist - Should it be a Transhumanist Enhancement?"   Ethical Technology  Jul 27, 2015

"“H+ Clinic” is 100% Funded - Transhumanitarian Project in Uganda"   GoFundMe  Jul 27, 2015

"DIY Philanthropy - Four Simple Tips on Helping Directly"   Ethical Technology  Jul 18, 2015

"5 Ancient Ways to Survive Drought: Public Baths, Veganism, Nudity, Eco-Latrines, Eating with Hands"   Ethical Technology  Jul 16, 2015

"Effective Altruism has Five Serious Flaws - Avoid It - Be a DIY Philanthropist Instead"   Ethical Technology  Jul 13, 2015

"Transhumanism: there are [at least] ten different philosophical categories; which one(s) are you?"   Ethical Technology  Jul 8, 2015

"The “Immortality Bus” Will Soon Be Rolling Across America"   Ethical Technology  Jul 8, 2015

"Human Brain 2.0 - what is the most essential upgrade? Increased Rationality, Empathy, or Happiness?"   Ethical Technology  Jun 29, 2015

"My Gay Marriage in USA Prediction was Incredibly Wrong, by 20 Years - Hooray!"   Ethical Technology  Jun 26, 2015

"Do You Fear Eugenics? China Does Not, and that’s a Problem - interview with Chad White"   Ethical Technology  Jun 22, 2015

"Robots Should Play Football - Not Humans"  Jun 16, 2015

"Should Politicians be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence? Interview with Mark Waser"   Ethical Technology  Jun 12, 2015

"Pre-owned “American Girl Dolls” are Recycled to Support Girls Education in Uganda"   Ethical Technology  Jun 4, 2015

"Three Transhumanist Organizations Fund “Science & Literacy Centre” in Uganda"   Brighter Brains  May 26, 2015

"The Argument for Legalizing Psychedelics - Part 1: Cognitive Liberty and Creativity"   Ethical Technology  May 25, 2015

"BiZoHa (in Uganda): the World’s First Atheist Orphanage"   Brighter Brains  May 22, 2015

"Democratic Socialism - is it Ideal for Transhumanism?"   Ethical Technology  May 20, 2015

"‘Let’s Kick Islam & Christianity out of Africa’ - interview with Nigerian activist Jd Otit"   Ethical Technology  May 19, 2015

"“60 is the new 30” - Transhuman Senior Fitness"   Ethical Technology  May 18, 2015

"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

"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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Lift Weights Stronger Starting in Your Sixties   2015-06-05

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Slashdot Promotes IEET   2012-10-09

Gay Marriage and Global Transhumanism   2010-09-26


IEET Affiliate Scholar Hank Pellissier’s Athiest Ugandan Orphanage and School (Apr 27, 2016)

IEET Bids Farewell to Hank Pellissier and Welcomes New Managing Director. (Apr 12, 2016)

Transhuman Debate 2.0 in SF East Bay (Mar 26, 2016)

Transhuman Debate in SF East Bay, co-sponsored by IEET (Jan 22, 2016)

IEET’s End-of-the-Year Request for Generous Donations (Dec 30, 2015)

Online Transhumanist Academy: The “School of Accelerating Technologies” (Dec 20, 2015)

John Danaher is Top 2015 IEET Writer; Technoprogressivism is Top SubCategory (Dec 01, 2015)

IEET co-sponsors “Transhuman Superpowers and Longevity Conference” in Oakland, CA (Jul 07, 2015)

Hank Pellissier returns to IEET as Fundraiser & Interim Managing Director (May 20, 2015)

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

18 Nations Join the “Longevity Party” (Sep 21, 2012)

Transhumanists needed for Survey funded by Terasem (Jul 01, 2012)

Large Majority of IEET Readers are Atheists / Agnostics (Jun 03, 2012)

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

Hughes, Brin, Anderson, Pellissier, Sirius, Gillis, Kuzsewski @ Future of Politics (Oakland, California - Oct 18, 2015)

Anderson, Pellissier @ Transhuman Superpowers and Longevity Conference (Oakland, CA - Jul 12, 2015)

Smart, Pellissier @ Transhuman Strategies (San Jose, CA USA - Mar 21, 2015)

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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