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Rob Lister
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Transhumanist

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:21 pm

Zoltan Istvan is many things: a journalist, a futurist and entrepreneur. Mostly, though, he's been a cheerleader for the transhumanist movement, a philosophy focused on merging humans together with technology. The ultimate goal? To live forever as a new post-human species. Istvan kicked off a presidential campaign as head of the Transhumanist Party in 2014, mostly to spread the word about the movement. We sat down to talk with him about his experience running for president, and why voters should care about the transhumanist movement.
https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/01/zol ... ist-party/

I see him, and said movement, as just another bullshit religion wannabe.

But ... I could be wrong. It almost happened once. It could happen again.

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Re: Transhumanist

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:02 pm

Corey Doctorow called it "the rapture of the nerds". 8)
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Re: Transhumanist

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:01 am

Man, the website that link leads to is absolutely terrible on a phone. Or at least on my phone. Could not read the article because the navigation bar was covering it.

Anyway, I am moderately pro-transhumanism but a political party sounds like a silly way to go about it. If you really want to do something significant to advance the transhumanist agenda become a scientist not a politician. I mean, is there a transhumanist position on the minimum wage? Health care reform? Abortion? Gay marriage? The war on drugs? Etc., etc.
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Re: Transhumanist

Post by Witness » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:27 am

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Re: Transhumanist

Post by sparks » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:42 am

Because they have prehensile dicks.
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Re: Transhumanist

Post by Doctor X » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:41 am

There is a Your Mom joke in there . . . somewhere. . . .

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