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Zoltan Istvan “gave away” the Transhumanist Party, but kept the TP trademark… four possible explanations

Zoltan Istvan was a 2016 Presidential transhumanist candidate who actually ran as an individual (not as the Transhumanist Party candidate, because TP was never registered with the FEC – Federal Election Committee.) Despite the fraudulent past of the Transhumanist Party,… Continue Reading →

Preview – The Intelligence Value Argument and Effects on Regulating Autonomous Artificial Intelligence

Newton Lee in partnership with Springer is working on an upcoming book covering transhumanist topics, one of the chapters covers IVA (Intelligence Value Argument) which is summary of the chapter titled: “The Intelligence Value Argument and Effects on Regulating Autonomous… Continue Reading →

Extreme Futures and Technology Forecasting Work Group – Winter 2017 (March 11th, Provo, Utah)

EFTF and the EFTF Manual is a TNC (Transhuman National Committee) Fundraiser. Get Tickets Here for the Saturday March 11th in Provo, Utah: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extreme-futures-and-technology-forecasting-work-group-winter-2017-tickets-28855253841  This is a work group that will be an all day workshop on the EFTF book and… Continue Reading →

(press) Artificial General Intelligence Inc.’s Response to IEEE’s “Ethically Aligned Design – A vision for prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems”

Overall, the kind of thinking behind the aforementioned document released by IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has a negative impact on the industry leading to increased fear and potentially slowing the development of critical technology that should be… Continue Reading →

[press] The TNC 2016 Election Finding of Fact

While the Transhuman National Committee (TNC) has been working on the formation and legal structures to provide the TNC with the legal foundation for moving forward as well as the policy and platform development the board has done some research… Continue Reading →

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

On October 14-15, 2016, the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness in conjunction with the NYU Center for Bioethics will host a conference on “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence”. Speakers and panelists will include: Nick Bostrom (Future of Humanity Institute), Meia Chita-Tegmark (Future of Life Institute), Mara… Continue Reading →

Basic Income Fact and Fiction

Basic Income Has Not Been Debunked David Rotman, via Technology Review (11 March 2016), described basic income as a “danger.” David Rotman wrote: “Eduardo Porter […] does an excellent job of debunking this utopian scenario.” On this occasion I won’t… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Debate 2.0 in SF East Bay

IEET is co-sponsoring “Transhuman Debate 2.0” on April 2, 2016, from 12:30 – 4:00pm in Oakland, CA, at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St, #170 – only 2 blocks from BART. HOW DOES CONSCIOUSNESS ARISE? (1:00 – 1:30) Andres Gomez… Continue Reading →

[press] Official Political Platform/Agenda of the Transhuman National Committee (TNC) 02016

[Adopted by the 02016 TNC convention 27 Feb 02016] The following platform is the basis for the TNC’s transhumanist agenda that will be lobbied for in the United States by the TNC. Transhumanist Declaration Policy Plank The TNC starts with… Continue Reading →

[press] Official Statement to the TNC Convention 2016 by Dr. Amon Twyman

[TPG] STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE (US) TRANSHUMAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE The following is an open letter being read as an address at the (US) Transhuman National Committee convention on 27th February 2016: My name is Amon Twyman, and I am… Continue Reading →

[Press] Official Summary of the TNC Convention 02016

The Official Summary of the TNC Convention for 2016 includes: The new official Board of directors includes: The Executive Committee: Chairperson: David J Kelley Vice Chair: John Warren Technology Chair: Mark Waser Social Media Chair: B.j. Murphy Compliance Chair: Daniel… Continue Reading →

[press] Official Statement to the TNC Convention 02016 by David Brin

It is, of course, wise and beneficial to peer ahead for potential dangers and problems — one of the central tasks of high-end science fiction. Alas, detecting that a danger lurks is easier than prescribing solutions that can prevent it…. Continue Reading →

[Press] Targeting Aging with Metformin (TAME) Global Health Span Policy Institute

Right now, the federal government spends billions each year in medical research seeking to cure one disease at a time – while virtually ignoring the underlying processes that eventually lead to a whole host of fatal diseases. It is estimated… Continue Reading →

[press] Transhuman National Committee (TNC) Convention – 02016

The TNC Convention is a virtual streaming convention that will decide who is on the executive committee, who is on the board and what the platform that the TNC will use as the basis for lobby efforts and other political… Continue Reading →

New Thinktank to Promote Research, Innovation for Treatment of Underlying Causes of Aging Related Disease

January 25th, Washington, D.C. – A new think tank to support the research and development of innovative treatments for the underlying causes of aging-related disease has been founded in Washington, D.C. The Global Healthspan Policy Institute represents a member network… Continue Reading →

For Public Comment: The 21st Century Cures Act

Being evaluated by the TPC currently: The 21st Century Cures Act (House Resolution 6 is a bi-partisan proposal introduced by from Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and introduced May 19 2015 and assigned to the House Energy and Commerce Committee chaired… Continue Reading →

The State of Transhumanism 02016

By the Interim Chairperson of the Transhuman National Committee of the United States Let us face it, Transhumanism is an Ideology, an ideology about ‘transcending’ our biology, of being more than we are, of being ethically and morally bound to… Continue Reading →

Brain Health Investment via Sugar Consumption Cost Redistribution

Although the overall trends regarding the consumption of added sugars as decreased from 1999-2007, the overall mean intake of added sugars continues to be an area of concern as they exceed the U.S. Dietary Guidelines on recommended intake. Numerous studies… Continue Reading →

15 Question Zoltan Istvan is Avoiding – why? what are the answers? (opinion)

In early October 2015, a supporter of Zoltan Istvan suggested to the Transhumanist Party Presidential candidate that he should do an “AMA” – Ask Me Anything – to answer questions from the public, and from a group of his criticizers…. Continue Reading →

Transhumanism as a Social Movement and Strategy in Politics, Academia and Government in the United States

It is important when effecting change that we look at the various elements that we need to assess.  Ideally it is my opinion that this be done logically and without emotional baggage but with academic rigor.  This essay is my… Continue Reading →

ZOLTAN ISTVAN DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE TRANSHUMANIST PARTY

EDIT: Please note that the first paragraph below has been expanded slightly, to make it perfectly clear who the author is, and in what official capacity this letter has been written. My name is Amon Twyman. This is an open… Continue Reading →

Transhuman National Committee of the United States

In an effort to drive community collaboration to decide what the transhumanist party in the United States stands for, there is a new Transhumanist National Committee forming. One of the goals is: as a community, develop a viable strategy for… Continue Reading →

I Quit the USA Transhumanist Party. Why? Zoltan’s Non-Inclusive Leadership

On September 19th I left, disgruntled, my position as Secretary of the USATranshumanist Party. The next day, I joined the Open Source Party. The two decisions are closely related: they’re about transparency and democracy in government. USA Transhumanist Party doesn’t… Continue Reading →

Critical Topics and Focus Survey (TPC)

The mission of the Transhumanist Policy Center (TPC) is to provide nonpartisan guidance to the public, policy makers and electoral candidates on issues that affect legislation. TPC aims to safeguard the efficacy of scientific fact, empirical research, and critical thinking… Continue Reading →

Policy Center Staff Appointments (press)

Pending formal/legal organization, the Foundation Board of Directors is appointing the following individuals to roles within the organization for assessments of white papers; relating to policy issues that will focus on Policy Center activities to drive sound policy on key… Continue Reading →

“The Future of Politics” Conference

The Brighter Brains Institute is cosponsoring (with Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology) a conference on October 18, at Humanist Hall, in Oakland. The event will take place on a Sunday from 10:30am- 6:00 pm. Lunch will be served, Parking… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Policy Center Request for Papers

With the mission of the TPC (Transhuman Policy Center) being to provide nonpartisan guidance to the public, policy makers and electoral candidates on issues that affect legislation, we need help from the transhumanist community to help articulate some of the… Continue Reading →

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation Launches Lifespan.io

New Crowdfunding Platform Bridges Longevity and Aging Researchers with Public Support NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2015 — The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) officially launches Lifespan.io, an online platform designed to bridge the gap between longevity researchers and the public… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Policy Center Guidelines

The following is the finalized version 1 of the TPC (Transhuman Policy Center) guidelines, the TPC is currently looking at paper submissions as well as policy strategy and road map planning.  Let us know if you want to help admin@transhumanity.net… Continue Reading →

NO to blanket bans on Genetically Modified crops (press)

TRANSHUMANIST PARTY PRESS RELEASE NO TO BLANKET BANS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS Why the Scottish ban on GM is bad for Scotland and the UK The recent announcement by MSP Richard Lochhead to ban the growing of Genetically Modified crops… Continue Reading →

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