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The Transhumanism Movement Aims to Eliminate Existential Risk for the World

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanist Party supporters protesting against existential risk -- Photo by Daniel Sollinger Like many other people around the world, I am foll...

Why Christians Should Support Radical Life Extension

Micah Redding | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Micah Redding

"Never again will there be... an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred will ...

Meet The Only U.S. Presidential Candidate Promising Immortality

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

This is Episode 5 of Real Future, Fusion’s new documentary series about technology and society. Previous episodes available at ...

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Future Transhumanist City -- Image by Sam Howzit Transhumanism--the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the h...

Artificial Intelligence: Stop or Go?

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Robert Rosenkranz

In this historic moment, many are skeptical, if not outright afraid of what is next. Remarkable innovations like AlphaGo scare enough people that there is a legitimate debate about whether the risks of artificial intelligence could outweigh the rewards.

Will 2015 Be Remembered as the Breakout Year for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.29.2015 | Science
Zoltan Istvan

Last year, I wrote that 2014 was a great year for the transhumanism movement. But 2015 was simply incredible -- it might end up being called a breakout year.

For Christians, Does Being Pro-Life Lead More Souls to Hell?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

From a strictly biblical point of view, being born on Earth is a test. All our actions will eventually be judged by an omnipotent God who will determine whether we go to heaven or hell. Our deeds, sinful or not, determine where we spend eternity.

Immortality Bus Delivers Newly Created Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Good News
Zoltan Istvan

The Immortality Bus at the US Capitol in Washington DC -- Photo by Zoltan Istvan After months of traveling across the country on a national bus to...

Transhumanism Political Party Reaches First Birthday

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Zoltan Istvan

On October 7th, 2015, the Transhumanist Party reached its first birthday. Started as way to introduce forward thinking and futurist politics into government, the party has caught on around the world and now has over a dozen national parties.

Transhumanism Immortality Bus Underway Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

It seemed a wild, impossible dream a year ago when I told my wife and young daughters I was going to drive a bus shaped like a coffin across America to raise life extension issues.

Why a Presidential Candidate Is Driving a Giant Coffin Called the Immortality Bus Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.06.2015 | Media
Zoltan Istvan

On my tour called the "Immortality Bus," I'm hoping to share with others that we should support a society and culture that is strongly pro-science and pro-longevity. My team and I plan to have embedded journalists aboard the bus, documenting our trip and enlivening the conversation.

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Zoltan Istvan

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.

The Future of the LGBT Movement May Involve Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoltan Istvan

In the future, transhumanist technology and science will compliment the LGBT movement and help push it forward in the face of continued social oppression and closed-mindedness.

Is it Time for Fast Track Atheist Security Checks at Airports?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

I can't help but wonder if I really have to wait in hour-plus lines since no atheist--so far as I can discover--has ever been accused of bombing or highjacking a plane.

Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

To change the deathist culture in America and abroad, it's important for people to understand that lengthening lives and having the ability to overcome human mortality is not something that has to be seen as clashing with religion.

Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo's DNA.

Are You Ready For Robot Preachers?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

If your first thought when you hear "robot preacher" is the Preacherbot character from the popular TV show Futurama, we don't blame you. But for Flori...

The Culture of Transhumanism Is About Self-Improvement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.

Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.

An Atheist's Perspective on the Rise of Christian Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanism is not a religion, nor is it in competition with religion. It is simply a mode of being that embraces evolving the human being with science, reason, and technology.

AI vs. Human Intelligence: Why Computers Will Never Create Disruptive Innovations

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Science
Nick Seneca Jankel

I am convinced that no computer, no matter how powerful, will ever be able to purposefully innovate an artistic breakthrough like Hip Hop; or a commercial one like Instagram. Breakthrough creativity is fundamentally organic, not algorithmic.

What Can Supporters Do for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The most wonderful thing about transhumanism is that whenever someone supports the movement and does something directly for it, they are also supporting their own health and longevity, and the health and longevity of their loved ones.

A TEDx Talk Celebrating Scientists and Exploring the Technological Future of Beauty

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

It also discusses the future of beauty as we progress into a more technologically advanced and digital world. Here's the condensed version of the second half of the speech.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.