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https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/01/zol ... ist-party/
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.
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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Corey Doctorow called it "the rapture of the nerds".
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.
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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.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.
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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome
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