Title: The Humanity+ Agenda
Subtitle: The vital priorities for the coming decade
Lead author: David Wood
With support from: Rationalists, futurists, technologists, and transhumanists worldwide
Copyright: All material in this book is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution license.
Beneficiary: Any profits from this book will be received by the UK chapter of Humanity+, who will distribute portions in turn to H+ projects and activities worldwide.
Dedication: To the radically better humans we can all become
Table of contents
- Crises and opportunities
- Forces for positive change
- A journey with technology
- Next steps
Goals for this book
This book provides an introduction to the worldview known as “Humanity+”, or “H+” for short.
An increasing number of blogs and books already address H+. So why one more?
The existing books all have their individual strengths and angles. But none tell the H+ story in the way I like to tell it.
I aim to produce a short, attractive, memorable, impactful, credible book that:
- Shows H+ as being highly relevant in the rapidly changing technology-rich crisis-filled world of the 2010s
- Provides crisp and compelling H+ answers to questions that people have in their minds
- Avoids undue hype, exaggeration, and easily refuted claims
- Contains enlightening graphics as well as easily understood text
- Inspires people to take H+ much more seriously
- Includes good pointers to “what to do next”.
Ideally, H+ supporters will be happy to recommend this book to their friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. It is designed to be read in just a few hours.
As well as providing an introduction to the subject for readers new to H+, the book can also serve as a consolidation, a reminder, and a wake-up call, for readers already familiar with H+ ideas.
Note: Humanity+ started life under the name “transhumanism”. The word “transhumanism” is still in wide use. Instead of the title “The Humanity+ Agenda”, this book might have been called “The Transhumanist Agenda”.
Evidently, this book is very far from being the final word on any of the topics it covers. But hopefully it will enable readers to see these topics in important new ways, and will encourage effective action, fast.