Transhumanism, the pursuit of using science and technology to transcend our biological limitations, is gaining momentum both as a philosophy and as a political movement. This is largely thanks to high profile evangelists such as Ray Kurzweil, Hans Moravec, and Martine Rothblatt; corporate endeavors like Google’s life extension project Calico; and various grassroots projects like […]
FM 2030: Are You a Transhuman? from Galactic Public Archives on Vimeo. This archive file was compiled from audio of a discussion futurist FM 2030 held at the University of California, February 6th, 1994. In this discussion 2030 laid out an overview of his ‘transhuman’ philosophy and held a back and forth with other people […]
Introduction to FM 2030 from Galactic Public Archives on Vimeo. About FM 2030: FM 2030 was at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was […]
FM 2030: The Future of Democracy, Pt.1 from Galactic Public Archives on Vimeo.
FM-2030 wrote Identity Card while living in Iran in the 1960s and had to smuggle the book out of the country to have it published. With good reason as it pinpointed the reasons for tyranny and oppression in that country. The book is set in an unidentified Middle Eastern country and could be anyone of […]
On September 4, 1972, the novelist and futurist Fereidoun M. Esfandiary published an editorial on the op-ed page of The New York Times concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict. Titled “A Plague on Both Your Tribes,” it announced that the situation had become a “monumental bore”: that the leadership had failed, and the antagonists, “acting like adolescents, […]
As I read the daily papers, and listen to the media I am reminded of FM’s predictions in Upwingers and Telespheres where he wrote- “The stronger mass communications within a country the stronger the people the more vulnerable the government” and Eventually …all dictatorial regimes will have disappeared. They will have receded into history along […]
The F.M. Esfandiary / FM-2030 papers, spanning 1943-2000, include correspondence, writings, notebooks, book reviews, press releases, clippings, appointment calendars, photographs, and sound recordings documenting the professional career and personal life of the Iranian-American author, lecturer and social visionary F. M. Estandiary, later known as FM-2030. Correspondence includes incoming personal correspondence, 1943-1999, n.d., reflecting his family […]
James J. Hughes Ph.D., Executive Director of World Transhumanist Association & Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, highlights the life and work of futurist FM-2030.