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Aug 12, 2016

Living Forever Has Never Been More Popular

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

My dispatch for Vice from the recent successful RAAD Festival—a giant gathering of longevity enthusiasts:


In less than a month, I’ll mark the two-year anniversary to my presidential campaign for the Transhumanist Party. My run for the White House was never about winning, but spreading the idea that Americans can achieve indefinite lifespans through science and technology—if only the government were to help out and put significant resources into the anti-aging field.

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Aug 10, 2016

AI for President

Posted by in categories: engineering, geopolitics, robotics/AI, transhumanism

This is a comprehensive and critical write-up on some of my policies by some leading researchers and thinkers. It’s from the magazine website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences. Naturally, people in the field of science and engineering are some of the most difficult to please, since they are such critical thinkers (which is precisely why I like them so much):


When a transhumanist runs for president, what does that mean for society?

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Aug 5, 2016

Turned off by Trump and Clinton? Vote for a Transhumanist for President!

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

A new story by Scientific American on transhumanism: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/turned-off-b…resident/#


Transhumanist candidate Zoltan Istvan urges spending less on war and more on the scientific quest to defeat death.

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Aug 3, 2016

Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

This has been a top trending video on SF Gate (the San Francisco Chronicle’s main website) for a few days now: http://video.sfgate.com/Zoltan-Istvan-Transhumanist-Party-Pr…e-31214223 The story is here and was also shared by Drudge Report: http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Chip-en…694149.php


Biohacker says the U.S. Needs a Science Party Source: SFGate.com

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Jul 31, 2016

What it’s like to counter-protest Christians as an atheist demonstrator at both political conventions

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

My new story for The Daily Dot. Also, cool future tech to help the nonreligious get the message out:


Of the thousands of protesters at the Republican and Democratic conventions, one of the most noticeable groups were the born-again Christians. But this year—perhaps for the first time at national conventions—they were met with resistance from organized atheist and transhumanist protesters clashing against them.

With approximately a dozen atheists and transhumanists, my group of supporters engaged the Christians and campaigned in front of them. Sometimes wearing Transhumanist Party t-shirts and holding posters, we argued with them, blocked press from getting good pictures of them, and generally promoted to the public the power of reason over faith.

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Jul 30, 2016

Chip-enhanced political candidates coming soon

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, geopolitics, internet, mobile phones, terrorism, transhumanism

My new OpEd article for the San Francisco Chronicle on chip implants and transhumanism: http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Chip-en…694149.php They also did a 2-minute video of my presidential campaign: http://bit.ly/2aERJxc


The implant can do all sorts of things, like unlock my electronic house door, act as my password on my computer, and even send a text message when people with the right phone and app come near me. Keys, credit cards, ID cards, medical records and passwords — these are all things that can be replaced by a tiny chip in the hand. If having technology in your bodies sounds wacky, consider the millions of people around the world who have artificial hips or dentures, or deaf people who use cochlear implants to hear sounds. […] former Vice President Dick Cheney famously asked to have the Wi-Fi on his heart valve turned off, just in case terrorists tried to hack it. A company in Sylmar (Los Angeles County) called Second Sight already has FDA approval for bionic eyes.

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Jul 30, 2016

US surveillance plane makes emergency landing in Russia

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, military, surveillance, treaties

We always hear how bad Russia is; etc. We never hear about these stories where they helped the US.


A U.S. Air Force surveillance plane making a routine flight over Russia to fulfill a treaty obligation was forced to make an emergency landing in eastern Russia earlier this week after experiencing a problem with its landing gear, a Pentagon spokes person told Fox News.

The unarmed American military plane had Russian officials on board as part of the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, which bounds 34 nations, including Russia and the United States, to allow military inspection flights to ensure compliance to long standing arms-control treaties and to offer greater transparency into each nation’s military capabilities.

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Jul 29, 2016

The U.S. Presidential Candidate Who Loves Science, Technology, And…Immortality?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, geopolitics, health, life extension, science, transhumanism

A new story with lots of transhumanism in it:


Zoltan Istvan is in the running for President of the United States. You may not have heard of him, but if elected, he hopes to put an end to death. All of it. (Yes, seriously).

There are people right now walking around with artificial hearts – something that many people believed would not happen for another decade (or even longer). There are quadriplegics no longer bound to a wheelchair, but walk with exoskeleton technology. There are hundreds of thousands of people with brain implants that help them with various ailments. In short, recent technological breakthroughs like these open up the possibility for humans to enhance themselves and their health—and perhaps to even become immortal (someday).

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Jul 27, 2016

The Pro-Science Presidential Candidate

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, science, transhumanism

A 6-min interview on transhumanism with The Young Turks from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia:


TYT’s Jimmy Dore spoke with Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist candidate for President of the United States. Istvan touched on the importance of scientific advancement in American politics, and discussed the unique aspects of the Transhumanist Party.

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Jul 22, 2016

Zoltan, a presidential candidate for the future

Posted by in categories: economics, geopolitics, transhumanism

A new story out on my time at the RNC from Orange County’s main paper. I’ll be at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night and Tuesday day. Please join me and help spread #transhumanism! Some free Transhumanist Party t-shirts available (email me if you can make it: [email protected]) http://www.ocregister.com/articles/need-723287-says-income.html #ScienceCandidate #Election2016 #POTUS #TechVote


In Cleveland this week, I met the presidential candidate who’s looking farther into the future than any other.

I settled in at Chipotle’s with my chicken burrito and there he was, with two friends, sitting next to me.

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