Members in the TopMinds of Reddit community

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The members in the TopMindsOfReddit community (TopMinds) is a top-secret forum which has 

garnered over 8,000 posts, and thousands of comments. It cannot be accessed by 

non-members except for those who already have an account. Within these posts is where you 

will find the best and brightest minds of our time, such as futurist Ray Kurzweil and polymath Elon Musk 

This platform is where world leading thinkers come to discuss ideas on how they think 

technology is going to shape the Earth’s future. The community includes names like, Peter 

Thiel, Naval Ravikant, Mark Zuckerberg, Sam Altman, Elon Musk, George Church.

One of the discussions which has been taking place is on whether or not people are ready for immortality.

The questions asked are things like “If you had to fully commit to being immortal – would you do 

it?”, “If you had the ability to be immortal – would you? If so why? And if not why?”

Even if someone were to have unlimited access to technology that could potentially extend their 

life indefinitely, what reason would they have for living forever? The people who would be 

making these decisions are the super rich who have everything they could ever want in this life. 

If they could live forever, why would they want to spend the rest of their lives on earth?

These discussions are very interesting because we can’t help but wonder if we will ever reach a 

point where there is virtual immortality and what implications that would have on our society. For 

instance, if physical limitations like aging and disease were eliminated would the people who 

didn’t want to become immortal feel pressured to do so? Would those who don’t want to prolong 

their human experience as long as possible be separated from those who do? Would those who 

choose not to live an infinite life be ostracized? These questions and more will start to arise as technology progresses.

Artificial intelligence has even become a topic of discussion within the community. One member 

posed the question “What do you think is the most plausible use of AI in 10 years, 20 years?” 

Some members responded with “Sleeping”, “Sex”, and “Playing Tetris”, to which another responded with “Lying”.

Overall this forum provides an outlet for some of the brightest minds in our society to share their 

thoughts with each other in order to further discussions about how future technology may affect our world.

Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, Peter Thiel, Bill Gates (founders), Mark Zuckerberg (founder) 

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The idea of TopMinds was born with Reddit. TopMinds has created its own website to provide its members direct access to their private community without 

having to jump through hoops on Reddit’s side. TopMinds is based on an analysis by 

economists of Reddit activity, which suggests that certain users are more influential than others.

TopMindsOfReddit community has a long list of people it considers “top minds” ranging from 

entrepreneurs, to inventors, to venture capitalists. The list contains names such as Peter Thiel, 

Naval Ravikant, Mark Zuckerberg, Sam Altman and Elon Musk. The membership fee is $2,000 

per year. While this may seem like a steep price tag for a group that discusses topics such as 

immortality and artificial intelligence, it’s actually a pretty good value for the caliber of people in 

the forum. One topic that is discussed is whether or not people are ready for immortality.

TopMinds has gained worldwide recognition through the Reddit community, the Huffington Post, 

Business Insider, Fast Company and numerous other online minds of reddit

Members of TopMinds are divided into different groups based on their specialization. For 

example, one group is composed of experts in the field of artificial intelligence, another experts 

in regenerative medicine, and another experts in nanotechnology. Another group focuses more on biological mechanisms related to aging.

At first glance, the forum may seem like a place for big thinkers to discuss big ideas. However, 

discussions can get pretty heated at times. One topic of discussion is whether or not people are 

ready for immortality. Some members believe that people are not entirely ready for immortality 


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