Frequently Asked Questions

Freedom of form means the freedom to physically become whatever you want, however large or small the change. No matter what drives you, be it transhumanism, dysphoria, recovery from injury, futurism, a desire to transform, or even just to add a bit of personal flair, the technology to safely restore or alter your body should be available for everyone.

Engineering new systems that work within the existing physiology of the adult human opens the door to new and exciting avenues of self-expression. We are exploring a variety of approaches with experts in multiple fields surgery, synthetic materials, and genetic or stem cell methods.

The Freedom of Form Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, founded in 2018.

The Freedom of Form Foundation was founded with one purpose: to make it possible for everyone to outwardly express their desired self-presentation through easy, safe, and personalized body modifications. This extends from gender expression, to tails and changed proportions, to expression of fully different species, and everything in between.

We’ve been productive so far in terms of both research and public outreach. For research, so far, we have made 2 grant awards, we completed an initial analysis of how to make a full suite of body modification possible, and we have posted project updates from our internal research projects. For outreach, among other activities, we have hosted several public panels, and we have spoken with influential thought leaders like Anders Sandberg, Liz Parrish, Hugh Herr, and others, to help promote exchange of knowledge and ideas about freedom of form. For more details, please see our research and outreach pages, respectively.

Our active research projects include: (a) creation of a 3D CAD environment for managing edits to anatomy, (b) review of biological mechanisms in skin, fur, scales, and feathers, (c) implementation of a neuroprosthetic tail, and (d) writing of a detailed, updated technical roadmap. We orient our projects towards applied science, and are using them to address important challenges on the path towards our goals.

We’re eager to share our community with you, but we still have a duty to safeguard the relationships people have already been making in our Discord server. Therefore, our server is invite-only and involves a brief screening process. While the interview doesn’t take long, it’s important to make sure we’ll be a good fit. At this time, we can only invite adults 18 and over. This helps us maintain a professional atmosphere and simplifies our compliance needs. Go to this page to get started.

Freedom of form is about positively changing lives. It is a non-negotiable part of our mission that freedom of form be not just possible and safe, but also financially accessible. We want modifications to be as open, as life-enhancing, and as positive as possible. As such, we are working to ensure that they meet today and tomorrow’s financial, ethical, and legal requirements even as these benchmarks continue to evolve.

As we further our research, we will have a more accurate timeline of future results. Our speed is dependent on how fast the underlying technologies are able to be created, which in turn depends on how many resources are provided to this cause. A more detailed roadmap will be available in the future.

Have a question that isn’t answered above? Please let us know by sending an email to [email protected] – thank you!