Partnerships

This page highlights potential partnerships for the Vital Syllabus project.

This page will be revised as plans improve and in the light of actual experience.

H+Pedia

Vital Syllabus will fulfil part of what was initially foreseen as the mission statement for H+Pedia:

“H+Pedia is a project to spread accurate, accessible, non-sensational information about transhumanism, futurism, radical life extension and other emerging technologies, and their potential collective impact on humanity. H+Pedia is also an opportunity for unique collaborations across the transhumanist community.”

H+Pedia is expected to remain as an important project in its own right. Vital Syllabus pages will contain pointers to resources within H+Pedia, when these resources provide the best coverage of particular topics. Indeed, the Vital Syllabus project could provide an incentive for pages within H+Pedia to be improved and further developed.

Differences between H+Pedia and Vital Syllabus include:

  • H+Pedia accepts all sorts of new material, organised in numerous different ways, whereas Vital Syllabus has a clear, definite architecture
  • The content within Vital Syllabus undergoes a review process before being accepted
  • The ambition of Vital Syllabus is in some ways narrower than H+Pedia: it focuses on skills and principles, rather than on facts that have general interest.

Transhumanist Studies

The Transhumanist Studies initiative shares with Vital Syllabus a desire to provide high-quality educational material that benefits from transhumanist insights. Differences between the projects include:

  • The content of Transhumanist Studies includes large portions of new material specially created for these courses, whereas Vital Syllabus highlights, where possible, links to good material that already exists
  • Vital Syllabus addresses a wider range of topics
  • Vital Syllabus mandates that resources are fully accessible, rather than being behind a paywall.

Other partnerships or potential partnerships

(To be added)