The Foundation has been focused for some time on building a trans-human research facility that would focus on the moral and ethical use of technology to improve the human condition, to help humanity transcend our limitations and help raise the standard of civilization. This is the retreat, a center for research, the collection of knowledge and the Foundation library and archive. The location is open to all that share this goal in some way; whether living on site, contributing to the goal or visiting the Archive. We hope to help accomplish the aforementioned vision.
The Retreat is to provide a physical forum for various people in the trans-humanist community to come together and support various projects related to topics such as AI, sustainability, robotics, longevity and more. The initial development facility is located about 20 miles from Seattle, WA near the mountains with space for about 8 on site staff as well as room for various projects, living area, work areas and more. The location is near a number of major colleges (University of Washington, PLU) and several community colleges (Green River, Highline); as well as being between the 2 major cities (Seattle and Tacoma) in Washington State on the West coast of the United States.
Participants or staff members are expected to maintain a high moral and ethical standard, practice an open source approach to various research projects and be examples for what post humanity should be. To live on staff there is a 400 dollar a month fee to cover living costs (mortgage, utilities, food etc.) and each live in staff must additionally do the following:
Adhere to a high moral and ethical standard
Consider yourself a trans-humanist
Follow this link:
The Foundation â€“ Vision for a Trans-Human Institute Retreat