Peter Xing, a transhumanist from Australia went ahead and created a general transhumanist Slack instance. An invitation is required to join. As admin of that Slack instance, I can invite you. Please tell me with which email address you want to be added. You can contact me via PM, if you don’t want to disclose your email address here.
What is a Slack instance? It’s basically a community collaboration space with different chat rooms. If you know IRC, then a Slack instance can be though of as IRC server and the chat rooms as IRC channels. Slack is web based and features a couple of interesting integrations.
Today, I’ve configured the #general and #fractalfuture chats so that new threads in the F3 are important automatically. This doesn’t happen instantly, but only as often as the Slack instance fetches the RSS feeds of the F3. At the moment I am not sure how frequently that actually happens, but you should assume that a new thread might only appear one hour later in Slack.
The F3 has a shoutbox for quick chatting and announcements, but I’ve heard calls for a proper chat room. Now with the #fractalfuture chat on the transhumanist Slack we have a new official chat room for our community. Note that this is a persistant chat that stores everything that has been written. New members can even check out all previous messages.
Ideally, you should keep a browser tab for the #fractalfuture chat room open when you are available. The tab will indicate whether there’s a new message, and especially whether you have been contacted or mentioned in the Slack instance.
Have fun checking out the new possibilities on Slack! Also, many transhumanists have already registered on the transhumanist Slack instance, so you will probably find someone to chat with at all times.