What is hplusroadmap?

The ##hplusroadmap IRC channel is a technology development and engineering group that focuses on projects such as:

  • DNA synthesis machine development
  • brain emulation, brain uploading, computational neuroscience
  • nootropics
  • do-it-yourself biology, genetic engineering, gene therapy, biohacking, synthetic biology
  • cryonics
  • molecular nanotechnology
  • molecular biology, polymerase, enzyme engineering, protein engineering, fusion proteins, directed evolution, gene-editing
  • open-source hardware development
  • self-replicating machines
  • robots, mechanical automation, machining, electronics
  • space colonization, habitats, mining, communication, transportation
  • nutrition, bodybuilding
  • computer architecture, supercomputing
  • open-source software development
  • transhumanism
  • life extension, anti-aging, longevity research
  • cryptography, bitcoin technology development


All logs are stored at http://gnusha.org/logs and are instantly updated after receiving new messages. Strangely, sorting by log size per day returns relatively high-signal content, so this is an interesting way to binge on historical hplusroadmap data.

Connecting to IRC

/connect irc.freenode.net
/join ##hplusroadmap

Users unfamiliar with IRC might find it helpful to connect through the Freenode webchat client: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23%23hplusroadmap

Users who plan to contribute often are encouraged to seek out better IRC clients. The channel inhabitants seem to like irssi, ChatZilla for Firefox, Textual for OS X, Pidgin, XChat, and a variety of bouncers and remote shells.

The channel is hosted on Freenode.


There's some funding available for hplusroadmap projects.


The hplusroadmap IRC channel was started in 2008 to focus on a roadmap for transhumanist technology development, do-it-yourself biohacking and turning near-future ideas into practical engineering projects.


  • no philosophy (violators that are bad at philosophy will be harshly judged)