A futant is a word that was first coined by Timothy Leary that means a person who has turned on higher brain circuits then the average person. The word is a mix of 'future' and 'mutant'. These circuits have been explained in Leary's Eight Circuits of Consciousness as the "future brains", which have been defined as:

1. The Neurosomatic Circuit
2. The Neuroelectric Circuit
3. The Neurogenetic Circuit
4. The Neuro-Atomic Circuit

"Timothy Leary identified a genetic type whose future circuits have begun to be activated and coined them FUTANTS. Futants are naturally selected to facilitate survival by being better adapted to explore the future and take risks through their genetic characteristics."

Some information taken from "Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati" by Robert Anton Wilson. Quote from the liner notes of Tool's Ænima.

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