Terasem Movement, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity endowed for the purpose of educating the public on the practicality and necessity of greatly extending human life, consistent with diversity and unity, via geoethical nanotechnology and personal cyberconsciousness, concentrating in particular on facilitating revivals from biostasis. The Movement focuses on preserving, evoking, reviving and downloading human consciousness.
Terasem accomplishes its objectives by convening publicly accessible symposia, publishing explanatory analyses, conducting demonstration projects, issuing grants and encouraging public belief in a positive technologically-based future.
Terasem Movement was formed in 2002. A sister organization, the Terasem Movement Foundation, was formed in 2004.
The founders of Terasem are concerned that the potential of nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness for relieving human suffering and extending human life will be truncated due to unwarranted fears and concerns. They are also concerned, however, that nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness could be made available only to an elite, or in a manner that creates class divisions within society. The founders believe that nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness needs to be developed consistently with full respect for diversity and unity so that the potential for greatly extending human life and relieving human suffering can be realized.
The Terasem Movement is funded with an endowment from its founders. Terasem does not seek or solicit outside financial contributions. It is managed by the founders based on advice from experts in the fields of nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness.
The symbols on the flag represent the values of Terasem, as expressed in The Truths of Terasem.
The dotted circles symbolize 'Accountability'; self-accountability to surrounding Terasem centers of critical consciousness.
The blood-red infinity sign symbolizes 'Embracing diversity'; infinite diversity within a common biological heritage.
The digital (Morse Code) spelling of 'joy' symbolizes 'Respect autonomy'; consciousness transcends biology and technology.
The sky-blue background symbolizes 'Talk openly'; translucence of clear atmosphere and deep space.
The number and size of the dotted circles symbolizes 'Help others'; we grow with assistance.
The multi-dimensionality of the infinity sign symbolizes 'Always be open'; realities are part of larger realities.
Terasem Movement, Inc.
Chairman & Executive Vice President, Martine Rothblatt, J.D. Ph.D. started the satellite vehicle tracking and satellite radio industries and is the Chairman of United Therapeutics, a biotechnology company headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Rothblatt has also written several books, including Virtually Human: The Promise - and the Peril - of Digital Immortality, The Apartheid of Sex, Two Stars for Peace, Unzipped Genes, and Your Life or Mine.
President, Bina Rothblatt developed her project management skills at Geostar, WorldSpace, Beacon Projects and Lung Rx, Inc. Bina is also a founder-director of the World Against Racism Foundation.
Vice President & Secretary, Loraine J. Rhodes manages the areas of legal and technology research, event coordination of the annual workshops and colloquia, and serves as the Managing Editor of Terasem's online journals of Geoethical Nanotechnology and Personal Cyberconsciousness. Lori may be reached via email at Lori@terasemcentral.org.