The Ultranet is a global intellectual network based in cyberspace. It was founded in 1999 by Gina and Christopher Langan. The first Ultranet forum was launched on January 1st, 2000. It was designed to foster synergy and to serve as a mutual support system as well as provide a forum for exchange of information and development of novel ideas. Ultranet members communicate through bulletin board discussions and conferences, real-time chats, and email lists. Members are also invited to participate in gatherings, retreats and conferences sponsored by the Mega Foundation and held at the beautiful Tianadara Ranch in the Green Hills region of Missouri, just 12 miles from Mega Foundation headquarters. Members are welcome to contribute to articles and artwork to the Mega International Web Complex. This exchange of information serves to keep everyone in the network abreast of the programs available and what individual members and groups are working on for the future.
The Ultranet is a program of the Mega Foundation and is supported by the Foundation's many friends and members. Membership in the Ultranet is open to extremely gifted adults with an IQ of 164 (SD 4.25) or greater or equivalent. A limited number of provisional members are invited to participate in the Ultranet. The Ultranet is a free-form and self-supportive community of creative and caring individuals. It is a forum for the development and exchange of ideas with members retaining an atmosphere of mutual respect. Unlike many discussion groups, members of the Ultranet are focused on creative actualization and meaningful production rather than simply discussing ideas.