Why IAmTranshuman (ist)?
“I’m transhuman because I’m doing everything I can do to overcome death with science and technology. I also can’t wait to embrace cyborgism into my body.”
A writer, futurist, and founder of the first Transhumanist Party and former leader of the US Transhumanist Party political organization. He is the author of the 2013 book The Transhumanist Wager. In 2017 Istvan announced his run for Californian Governor under Libertarian Party.
His original campaign has included touring the United States in the Immortality Bus. In his Singularity 1 on 1 interview, Zoltan credits the bus as the key to the success of his campaign. As a highly visible publicity platform, it garnered an enormous amount of media coverage.
26th October – Appearance on the Alex Jones show, discussing radical life extension with David Knight.
18th November – Article “Presidential candidate suggests microchips for Syrian refugees” garners a significant backlash from transhumanists on social media.
15th December – He met technologist and Cyber Party, now Libertarian Party presidential candidate John McAfee as a part of his immortality bus tour.
21st December – Delivers a Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol along with members of the Washington, D.C. Transhumanist Party.
18th January – Advocates the potential abolition of sleep
On November 17, 2016, Zoltan Istvan resigned as Chairman of the U.S. Transhumanist Party and transferred leadership to Gennady Stolyarov II, and the organization restructured in various ways.. One of the major changes has been the democratization of policy-oriented decisions and an extensive Platform adopted through ranked-preference votes of the members. The U.S. Transhumanist Party developed a greatly expanded Version 2.0 of the Transhumanist Bill of Rights, which was adopted via an electronic vote of the members that occurred on December 25-31, 2016.. On December 12, 2018, Version 3.0 of the Transhumanist Bill of Rights was adopted as a result of a member vote held on December 2-9, 2018.
The campaign is being made into a documentary entitled Immortality or Bust.
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