Transhumanist Party forms

Zoltan Istvan has just announced that he’s running for President as a founder of the Transhumanist Party. The main goals of the Transhumanist Party are, well here’s how he puts it in his announcement:

I’m in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I’ll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

In addition to upholding American values, prosperity, and security, the three primary goals of my political agenda are as follows:

1) Attempt to do everything possible to make it so this country’s amazing scientists and technologists have resources to overcome human death and aging within 15-20 years–a goal an increasing number of leading scientists think is reachable.

2) Create a cultural mindset in America that embracing and producing radical technology and science is in the best interest of our nation and species.

3) Create national and global safeguards and programs that protect people against abusive technology and other possible planetary perils we might face as we transition into the transhumanist era.

Click through to read the rest. He doesn’t bring up genetic engineering of children or postgenderism, but those are definitely part of transhumanism.

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