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, smart drugs, intelligence enhancement, memory enhancement
  • do-it-yourself biology, genetic engineering, gene therapy, biohacking, synthetic biology
  • human embryo genetic engineering (ref), human cloning, non-human cloning, chimeras, hybrids, microchimerism, xenotransplantation
  • artificial wombs, uterus (xeno)transplantation, ex vivo uterus
  • cryonics
  • molecular nanotechnology
  • molecular biology, polymerase, fusion proteins, directed evolution, gene-editing
  • protein engineering, protein design, protein language models, protein diffusion, enzyme engineering
  • nutrition, bodybuilding
  • open-source hardware development
  • space colonization, habitats, mining, communication, transportation
  • self-replicating machines
  • robots, mechanical automation, machining, electronics
  • computer architecture, supercomputing
  • intelligence (both biological and artificial), superintelligence, biological superintelligence, in vitro neural tissue culture
  • open-source software development
  • transhumanism
  • life extension, anti-aging, longevity research
  • cryptography, bitcoin technology development


All logs are stored at https://gnusha.org/logs/?C=M;O=D and are instantly updated after receiving new messages.

Connecting to IRC

The easiest way to join is to simply go to http://web.libera.chat/#hplusroadmap and click "Start".

Discord bridge: https://discord.gg/vFPzfaaeXv

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

  • download and run an IRC client
  • /connect irc.libera.chat
  • /join #hplusroadmap


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.

The channel was hosted on Freenode until 2021-05-19, when a hostile takeover of the network led us to move to libera.chat.

hplusroadmap originally started as a mailing list in 2007.


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