Posted: Fri, February 15, 2013
We Want Indefinite Life Extension. We Want to Live as Long as We Desire. We Seek Immortality.
We Want Peace, Justice, Fairness, and Liberty for All Humanity, in All Social, Political, Economic, and Educational Relationships.
We Want Involuntary Suffering Abolished in All Sentient Creatures. We Want a Compassionate Planet, Devoid of Predation, Pain, and Emotional Anguish.
We Promote the Advancement of Intelligence, both Biological and Artificial.
We Want Outer Space. We Want to Travel, Explore and Visit the Universe.
We Want Total Freedom to Enhance, Augment, Upgrade, and Experiment with Our Bodies.
We Want Politicians to Help Us or Get Out of the Way. We Want Federal Agencies - like the FDA and the Patent Office - to Support Us or Be Abolished.
We Accept Taxation that Helps Our Goals - i.e., Medicine, Education. We Reject Taxation that Thwarts Us - i.e., Military, Government Watchdogs.
We Want YOU to Join Us.
This agenda is subject to change. Please post suggestions in Comments below and they will be added to Suggested Amendments below.
SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS from TNet readers:
1. There’s several of the usual complaints from people who don’t want suffering abolished. They feel this is an unreasonably difficult goal, and they see value in suffering.
2. Abolishing “predation” has many opponents. One commenter would prefer that “wildness” was spread throughout the galaxy. Many people don’t want “natural” predation genetically messed with.
3. One TNet contributor wants the 6th statement above to be expanded to: “We want the freedom to enhance, augment, upgrade and experiment with our bodies, not to be limited by our biological heritage but at the same time not forcing others to adopt our choices and seeking to eliminate options that would have a negative impact on peoples’ wellbeing.”
4. There’s numerous critical comments on Reddit.com’s of “Transhuman” and “transhumanism” subreddits. One commenters there doesn’t like the “We Reject Taxation…” statement. Others think the second statement is too “Fluffy.”
5. Regarding item 4, one reader wants a cautionary statement added, about the dangers of superhuman AI.
Additional manifestos, including Dirk Bruere’s winning entry in the “Transhumanist Declaration 2.0 Contest” are HERE