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Feb 5, 2016

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

Posted by in categories: existential risks, geopolitics, life extension, Ray Kurzweil, transhumanism

An article on transhumanism in the Huff Post:

Future Transhumanist City — Image by Sam Howzit

Transhumanism–the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the human being–has been growing quickly in the last few years. Everywhere one looks, there seems to be more and more people embracing radical technology that is already dramatically changing lives. Ideas that seemed science fiction just a decade ago are now here.

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Feb 4, 2016

Luxembourg launches plan to mine asteroids for minerals — By Clive Cookson | Financial Times

Posted by in categories: business, geopolitics, governance, policy, space


“Mining in space will take a leap from the realms of science fiction towards commercial reality on Wednesday when Luxembourg launches an official initiative to promote the mining of asteroids for minerals.”

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Feb 2, 2016

Top 6 Ways Technology Will Make You Immortal

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, computing, Elon Musk, geopolitics, life extension, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, sustainability

Becoming immortal is one of mankind’s many quixotic notions that most people will relegate to the world of fantasy and science fiction. However, there is a subset of prominent scientists who believe that immortality is not only attainable, but it is something that will come to fruition in as little as 25 years. This idea is shared by men like Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil; Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk; and one of the most interesting presidential candidates outside of Donald Trump and Deez Nuts, Zoltan Istvan. All three men identify as trans-humanist, and for those who don’t know, trans-humanism is the idea that mankind will one day be able to transcend our biological limitations through the use of science and technology; not to mention, the movement has accumulated over 3 million supporters worldwide. So the question remains, with the multitude of prominent intellectuals who believe immortality is a tangible goal, just how will they go about achieving it? Well, the six answers below could possibly hold the key to everlasting life.

Number Six: Uploading Minds to Computers. Futurists believe that at some point in the near future we will be able to copy and scan all of the data that exists in our brains and upload the information into a computer. This will allow us to perpetually exist as incorporeal inhabitants of cyberspace. Of course, the idea of mind uploading is still purely science fiction, but if it ever becomes tangible, progeny could possibly live in a limitless world, that echoes notions expressed in the Matrix; minus the robot despots.

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Jan 12, 2016

Meet Zoltan Istvan, The Presidential Candidate Who Promises to End Death (Interview)

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

This discussion covers eugenics, the future of capitalism, Transhumanist Bill of Rights, race, and transhumanism:

“The most important and urgent goal for any human being is to secure immortality.”

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Dec 31, 2015

John McAfee says his new security product is a ‘f—ing game changer’

Posted by in categories: encryption, geopolitics, military, security

It’s an interesting idea, if not an original one. (it’s not) The problem is that, military grade encryption or not, it would be a single point of failure that could compromise your on AND offline security in one fell swoop.

Fugitive presidential candidate John McAfee is going back to his roots with a new security product that he calls “a f—ing game changer.”

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Dec 27, 2015

Transhumanist Party: Immortality would not mean overpopulation

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

Part 3 in this video series on transhumanism. I talk about the #1 concern I hear about when advocating for overcoming death:

Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan from the Transhumanist Party speaks to Ellie Zolfagharifard from

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Dec 24, 2015

Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan explains Transhumanism

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

Part of a video series on transhumanism with the Daily Mail:…anism.html #transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan from the Transhumanist Party speaks to Ellie Zolfagharifard from

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Dec 22, 2015

Leaving Planet Earth: Zoltan Istvan talks human future

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

I’m excited to announce a 5-part series of short video interviews I did last week in New York City with the Daily Mail. Here’s one of them:

Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan from the Transhumanist Party speaks to Ellie Zolfagharifard from

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Dec 21, 2015

Zoltan Istvan: Immortality Bus delivers Transhumanist Bill of Rights to US Capitol

Posted by in categories: business, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

My new article for the International Business Times:

The US presidential candidate completes his three-month campaign aboard a coffin-shaped bus.

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Dec 16, 2015

When Zoltan Istvan met John McAfee: Watch US presidential candidates discuss life and immortality

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension

A video done with some humor–part of the Immortality Bus tour:

IBTimes UK captures the moment presidential candidates John McAfee and Zoltan Istvan met for the first time.

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