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the next step in cultural evolution


is a landless, proto-state that provides your digital extended presence (EP) with citizenship, security, and essential services in a permanent home.


The state exists in its interim form as a

US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


*** White Paper (exec summary) ***

A n k state

The extended presence


As a modern individual, you are composed of two intimately connected but materially distinct parts:


1) your traditional bodily presence, and

2) your technology-enabled digital extended presence (EP)

A new kind of state


As your digital EP becomes an integral part of who you are and what you do, it is developing needs that parallel your traditional ones—including the need for recognition, protection, and many of the vital services that only citizenship of a well-functioning state can provide.


Corporations and nation-states have structures and purposes that are fundamentally incompatible with your EP’s comprehensive needs.


Therefore, your EP needs to be accommodated, protected, and fostered within a new kind of state.

The extended presence
A n k citizen

A new kind of citizen


In order to provide your EP with rights and services, and allow it to develop its full potential, it needs to be incorporated into a clearly identifiable whole. (You can't protect, serve, or empower that which you are unable to identify.)


Since it is not properly described by preexisting terminology, we call the resultant aggregate of your EP, together with its rights and abilities, a humem.


Only once your humem is formally recognized as a citizen, in a state adapted to its needs and dedicated to its welfare, can it flourish and attain the comprehensive rights and services that it requires.

Individuals and society


Dual citizenship in the nation-state and humem-state, each addressing the respective needs and disparate lifespans of the individual’s complementary parts. Immediate and ongoing humem-state applications include:


  • Data peace-of-mind: expert-managed, lifelong and beyond, personal data platform. (e.g. aggregation, storage, security, privacy, maintenance, and self-monetization.)


  • Enduring personal presence. (e.g. perpetual access, legacy, genealogy, family health, after-life agency and philanthropy.)


  • Opt-in with trusted anonymization for large-scale medical, social, and historical research.

Ben for individuals
Investors and entrepreneurs

Investors and entrepreneurs


The humem-state establishes an entirely new species of economically empowered consumers and producers—resulting in a vast, and continuously growing, emerging market.


Humem citizens require a spectrum of services and products comparable in scope to those of traditional nation-state citizens, ranging from the integration of existing technologies to a multitude of new innovations inspired by humems' emerging needs.

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