Life 2.0 (aka VitaModularis.org) was created in April 2014 by Maciamo Hay as a blog and information website about accelerating change, emerging technologies, transhumanism, genetic enhancements, artificial intelligence.
The name Vita Modularis is Latin for 'customizable life', in reference to the transhumanist goal of enhancing one's body through genetic engineering (or gene therapy), neural implants, medical nanobots, exoskeltons or robotic limbs, among others.
About the author
Maciamo is a Belgian-born researcher in genetics, as well as a technoprogressive futurist, an historian and a travel writer. His interests also include economics, philosophy, evolutionary biology, bioengineering, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, cultural studies and linguistics.
Maciamo is the founder Eupedia.com, a website dedicated to European travel, culture, history, and population genetics. He is well known for his contributions on European prehistory and historical genetics, notably his analysis of Y-chromosomal and mitochondrial haplogroups, but also his research on Neanderthals and evolutionary genetics. He also runs Wa-pedia.com, a similar website about Japan.
Always eager to improve his understanding of the world and human cultures, Maciamo has travelled to over 50 countries worldwide for research purposes. He has lived in five European countries as well as in Japan, India, and Australia. He speaks English, French, Italian, and Japanese and has a good understanding of Dutch, German, and Spanish.
Maciamo is a member and board advisor of the Lifeboat Foundation, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI.
His articles have been published in H+ Magazine, the official publication of Humanity+, an international organization which advocates the ethical use of emerging technologies to enhance human capacities.