Is death a disease ?

ThinkH+ - the project

A virtual think tank about transhumanism

Scientific and technological developments are advancing at an unprecedented pace. The impossible is receding. In a world where we are able to isolate, modify and re-implant gene sequences, who knows what we will be able to do next?

However, with these exciting prospects comes responsibility. We must imperatively think ahead to ensure that tomorrow’s developments are subject to the right kind(s) of supervision and regulation, that the playing field is designed and maintained to ensure that the downsides of these innovations are understood and responsibly and thoughtfully supervised and, if necessary, regulated. ThinkH+ proposes to address this need for thoughtful responsibility.

ThinkH+ is a web-based virtual think tank and resource center, a forum for the public, thought leaders, business executives, policy makers and regulators to explore the realities of augmented humanity biotechnologies and, more broadly, of transhumanism, and to consider and design responsible ethical and regulatory environments.

A source of information

ThinkH+ will strive to be the premier source of information about biotechnologies, transhumanism and their ethical, social, policy and regulatory implications, including for businesses engaging in the field.

Our content will be created by academics, lawyers, industry insiders, policy makers and other relevant thought leaders and will take a variety of forms, including but not limited to articles, videos and interviews. A dedicated wiki will also allow for a collaborative effort to adequately define frequently used terms. As our objective is to become the reference point for anything and everything transhumanism-related, our intention is also to organize, manage and host links to other relevant and complementary specialized websites.

A community of leaders

ThinkH+ aspires to regroup and network thought leaders from around the world, to host and foster individual and collective reflection on the regulation and ethics of biotechnologies and transhumanism.

ThinkH+ will serve as a launching point for conferences, both on and offline, the establishment of ad hoc working groups, and such other worthy initiatives as our participants will initiate.

We are currently looking for thought leaders, academics, dreamers, doers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, lawyers and others who would like to publish, blog, think and exchange in this emerging and imperative field. Interested? Contact us.

The team

Lorenzo Colombani

Lorenzo Colombani

Lorenzo Colombani


Lorenzo Colombani is a law school student at SciencesPo Paris. He has also studied philosophy at La Sorbonne and at the University of Pittsburgh. He is particularly interested in exploring the ethical and CSR issues raised by the world of human augmentation. He is also focused on developing his project management skills through his work on the think tank.

Sofia Norten

Sofia Norten

Sofia Norten


Sofia Norten is a masters student in International Public Management at SciencesPo Paris School of International Affairs. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. Having worked at a Washington D.C. based think tank, she is particularly interested in exploring the idea of – and implementing -- a virtual think tank.

Hugo Ruggieri

Hugo Ruggieri

Hugo Ruggieri


Hugo Ruggieri is a law school student at SciencesPo Paris, specializing in the intellectual property law and new technologies. Hugo is also a freelance web-developer and will be supervising the development of the website. Hugo is an avid science-fiction reader and has been passionate about augmented humanity since he began playing the Deus Ex video game series.

Sciences Po Law School Clinic

Ecole de Droit de Sciences Po

ThinkH+ was born out of the Sciences Po Law School Clinic’s program on Corporate Social Responsibility. Through hands on tutored projects, this program pushes students to study and implement socially responsible and innovative business practices, both at the local and international level; requiring both an academic vision and contacts and work beyond academia in the corporate, NGO and or policy world.

Through the Clinic, student teams partner with different institutions to work on a project related to corporate social responsiblity. ThinkH+ is the result of a project tasked with creating a pluridisciplinary think tank on augmented humanity based at Sciences Po that can not only research the issue but also bring together relevant stakeholders from diverse sectors and countries.

The Sciences Po Law School Clinic is an original educational program hosted by the Sciences Po Law School in Paris. An experiential learning program built around a contextual, interdisciplinary and reflective approach to the contemporary practice of law, it enables students and partner organizations to engage in cutting edge public interest and social innovation projects at the local, national and global scale. The clinic’s pedagogical and public interest mission relies on the active involvement of faculty, students and partner organizations in projects related to current social justice issues.

This ThinkH+ project is initiated and driven by Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer at l’Oréal, and tutored by Christopher Baker, lawyer and assistant professor.

Our Contributors

Emmanuel Lulin

Emmanuel Lulin

Emmanuel Lulin


Emmanuel is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Ethics Officer at L'Oréal. Mr. Lulin spearheaded the development of L’Oréal’s renowned ethics program since 2007 and has since guided its development, an accomplishment for which he received the prestigious 2015 Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics from the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). Mr. Lulin is a primary advisor to ThinkH+ and has supported the project since its inception. You can read Mr Lulin's official endorsement here.

Liz Parrish

Liz Parrish

Liz Parrish


Liz is the Founder and CEO of BioViva Sciences USA Inc, a company committed to extending healthy lifespans using gene therapy. She is actively involved in international educational media outreach and sits on the board of the International Longevity Alliance (ILA). She is also the Secretary of the American Longevity Alliance (ALA), a nonprofit trade association that brings together individuals, companies, and organizations who work in advancing the emerging field of cellular and regenerative medicine with the aim to get governments to consider aging a disease.

Hank Pellissier

Hank Pellissier

Hank Pellissier


Hank is founder of transhumanity.net and ImmortalLife.info and the former Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He is also a renowned writer, editor, speaker and producer on transhumanist and futurist issues. Hank has advised the development of the project and will republish articles on ThinkH+.

Gabriel Licina

Gabriel Licina

Gabriel Licina


Gabriel is our earliest contributor. He is the founder of and main writer for Science for the Massesa blog dedicated to making science accessible to the general public. He is famous for, inter alia, injecting his eyes with a liquid that gives temporary night vision abilities. His first article for TH+ is available here.

Amal Graafstra

Amal Graafstra

Amal Graafstra


Amal is the founder of Dangerous Things, a company that sells the tools to install one’s own Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) implants. He has also authored the book RFID Toys and spoken on the subject of RFID implantation and biohacking at several events, including the International Symposium on Technology and Society, and TEDxSFU. Amal has been helping hobbyists and biohackers explore RFID technology since implanting his first tag in 2005. Amal will be a contributor to ThinkH+.

Aymeric Poulain Maubant

Aymeric Poulain Maubant

Aymeric Poulain Maubant


Aymeric is an entrepreneur and an academic. He holds a PhD in cognitive sciences and is involved in various activities and networks that aim at discussing artificial intelligence and transhumanism, including developing his company, Nereÿs, or contributing to various blogs and newspapers, such as the HuffPost. Aymeric will be a contributor to ThinkH+.

Hannes Sjoblad

Hannes Sjoblad

Hannes Sjoblad


Hannes is an entrepreneur, tech activist and bodyhacker. He is the Chief Disruption Officer at Epicenter Stockholm, a digital innovation house in Stockholm. In 2014 he founded BioNyfiken, the Swedish association of biohackers and he serves as the Swedish representative of the Singularity University. Hannes is also a well-known international speaker on topics of biohacking and augmented humanity technologies.

Our latest contributions

Faut-il réglementer le transhumanisme ? Interview avec Isabelle Debré

Il est évident qu’il y a un besoin législatif. Tout ne peut pas être laissé à la bonne volonté des personnes, physiques ou morales. Dans le cadre de leur réflexion sur la création d’un cadre réglementaire adapté aux biotechnologies et au transhumanisme, Sofia, Hugo et Lorenzo, fondateurs de ThinkH+, ont rencontré Isabelle Debré, Vice-Présidente du Sénat, membre de[…]

30 May 2016 ThinkH+

Legislating biohacking?

I hate the term “biohacking“. Don’t get me wrong, I fall into all the categories I’m about to discuss here, it’s just…  biohacking is just doing biology. Appending the word “hacking” on to anything is, at this point, a blatant move to get some VC funding. When you talk with people about biohacking, you find[…]

10 May 2016 Gabriel Licina

Why there’s an urgent need for a moratorium on gene editing

Originally published on the Washington Post. Geneticists with good intentions could mistakenly engineer changes in DNA that generate dangerous mutations In April 2015, a paper by Chinese scientists about their attempts to edit the DNA of a human embryo rocked the scientific world and set off a furious debate. Leading scientists warned that altering the human germ[…]

8 September 2015 Vivek Wadhwa

L’engendrement, entre science et fantasmes : quel futur ?

Inventée il y a quarante ans avec la cryoconservation des spermatozoïdes pour l’Insémination artificielle (IA), et suivie peu après par la Fécondation in vitro et transfert d’embryons (fivète), l’Assistance médicale à la procréation (AMP) piétine. Après vingt années d’innovations et améliorations techniques, l’AMP n’a connu presque aucun progrès depuis vingt ans. Il est probable que[…]

28 January 2015 Jacques Testart

MIT Technology Review: Laws and Ethics Can’t Keep Pace with Technology

Originally published on MIT Tech Review’s website Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care. Employers can get into legal trouble if they ask interviewees about their religion, sexual preference, or political affiliation. Yet they can use social media to filter out job applicants based on their beliefs,[…]

15 April 2014 Vivek Wadhwa

Wearable tech and the futurists’ conundrum

Originally published on the Washington Post. The future is moving so fast that sometimes even the futurists are unprepared for it. A student at Singularity University, where I serve as vice president of innovation and research, asked to wear Google Glass to class. Their request set off a lively discussion. The student inquired about using[…]

23 April 2013 Vivek Wadhwa

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