Max More

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Max More
More at the 2006 Stanford Singularity Summit
Max T. O'Connor

January 1964
Occupation(s)Philosopher and futurist
SpouseNatasha Vita-More

Max More (born Max T. O'Connor, January 1964, with name legally changed in 1990) is a philosopher and futurist who writes, speaks, and consults on emerging technologies.[1][2] He was the president and CEO of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation between 2010 and 2020.[3]

Born in Bristol, England, More has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St Anne's College, Oxford (1987).[4] His 1995 University of Southern California doctoral dissertation The Diachronic Self: Identity, Continuity, and Transformation examined several issues that concern transhumanists, including the nature of death, and what it is about each individual that continues despite great change over time.[5] In 1996, he married transhumanist Natasha Vita-More; the couple are close collaborators on transhumanist and life extension research.[6]

More founded the Extropy Institute and has written many articles espousing the philosophy of transhumanism and the transhumanist philosophy of extropianism,[7] including his "Principles of Extropy".[8][9] In a 1990 essay "Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy",[10] he introduced the term "transhumanism" in its modern sense.[11]

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  1. ^ Alex Heard, "Technology Makes us Optimistic; They Want To Live," New York Times, September 28, 1997
  2. ^ Joel Garreau, The Next Generation; Biotechnology May Make Superhero Fantasy a Reality, Washington Post, April 26, 2002.
  3. ^ "Staff". Alcor. Archived from the original on 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2024-03-16.
  4. ^ Regis, Ed. "Meet the Extropians". Wired.
  5. ^ More, Max. "The Diachronic Self: Identity, Continuity, Transformation". A. Bell & Howell. Archived from the original on 2004-06-10.
  6. ^ "People: Natasha Vita-More". I am transhuman. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  7. ^ More, Max. "The Philosophy of Transhumanism" (PDF). John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  8. ^ More, Max. "Principles of Extropy". Extropy Institute. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  9. ^ Resources for Germline Technology, Washington Post, February 9, 2003.
  10. ^ More, Max. "Transhumanism: Towards a Futurist Philosophy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  11. ^ Bostrom, Nick (April 2005). "A history of transhumanist thought" (PDF). Journal of Evolution and Technology. 14 (1): 1–25.

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