Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan Interviewed by Futurist Roby Guerra
Roby Guerra: Zoltan, is the Transhumanist Party, the one party of Science?
Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Party is a political organization that aims to put technology, health, and science at the forefront of US politics. We are the first real science political party in the United States.
Roby: Zoltan, Is knowledge the new food? Food for a new type of man of year the year 2000 and beyond?
Zoltan: The new way for human beings to move forward is via cyborgism, where we merge machine parts with the human body. This might include things like robotic hearts, artificial limbs, and mind reading headsets. These are the sorts of new technologies that will make up the modern human being moving forward.
Roby: Zoltan, is the project of the Transhumanist Party just the United States or the world?
Zoltan:The goal of the Transhumanist Party and my personal goal is to create a transhumanist-minded world. We want everyone to embrace transhumanism. We want everyone to want to improve themselves with technology.
Roby: If you were to get elected what would your practical policies be? In addition to supporting transhumanist projects?
Zoltan: The Transhumanist Party supports American values, prosperity, and security.
So the three primary things I would do if I became president are:
1) Attempt to do everything possible to make it so America’s amazing scientists and technologists have resources to overcome human death and aging within 15-20 years–a goal an increasing number of leading scientist think is reachable.
2) Create a cultural mind-set in America that embracing and producing radical technology and science is in the best interest of our nation and species.
3) Create national and global safeguards and programs that protect people against abusive technology and other possible planetary perils we might face as we transition into the transhumanist era.
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Roby Guerra has published several collections of poetry, fiction novels and essays. He promotes a new poetic approach to futurism. He is a literary researcher in the field of transhumanism, and an expert in the history and future of Italian Futurism. He participated in Transvision 2010 , international conference on transhumanism in Milan. He has published several texts for the literary magazine Argo of Bologna and has produced some work of sound poetry and video poetry. He also published an interview with Italian transhumanist Stefano Vaj in h+ Magazine. A full list of his publications can be found here.