Why are you Transhuman(ist)?
“Humanity, since the beginning of time, has strived to overcome challenges and transcend limitations. To what end? To become better people, and to create a better world. The future will be built and the world will evolve, but unless we build and evolve in ways that reflect our values and ethics, we might not be happy with the outcomes. These outcomes are far too important to leave to chance. Amazing inventions, advances in medicine, and improvements in quality of life came about precisely because we, as humans, did not give up, but rather, fought for what was right. Despite what you may have heard, Transhumanism isn’t about becoming a machine; it’s about becoming a better human being. Wanting to become a better person is part of being human. Defining ourselves as more than the sum of our limitations is what’s natural. To create a better world, we ourselves must be better. And that is why I am Transhuman.”
Arin Vahanian is a technologist, business executive, author, entrepreneur, musician, blogger, startup advisor, and aspiring entrepreneur in the biotech industry. Having worked for three Fortune 100 companies and several technology startups, Mr. Vahanian helps organizations build high-performance teams and create and launch products/services that delight the customer. He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Transhumanist Party.
Being deeply devoted to the promise of Transhumanism and the concept of continuous improvement, Mr. Vahanian is the author of Kaizen for Men, a book that combines self-help with Lean Manufacturing and Toyota Production System principles, helping men boost their health, career, and relationships.
Mr. Vahanian became interested in the Transhumanist movement after coming across various life-changing technologies and breakthroughs in the medical field. His personal vision is to live indefinitely and love deeply, being dedicated to building and spreading technologies that allow human beings to live more fulfilling, joyful, and enhanced lives. Specifically, he has a special interest in curing mental health disorders such as depression and social anxiety disorder, as well as reversing aging, curing dementia, other aging-related disorders that plague humanity.
Mr. Vahanian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (Public Relations) and a Master of Business Administration (Management) degree from California State University, Northridge. Additionally, he holds several professional certifications in the information technology (IT) industry, is a certified Project Management Professional, a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and an Enrolled Agent.
A seasoned traveler and expatriate, Mr. Vahanian has lived and worked on three continents and speaks six languages. Mr. Vahanian is an ENTJ personality type according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.