Zoltan Istvan is the founder of the Transhumanist party. An organisation of 25,000 people who want to extend life by enhancing the human body via the use of technological means. He plans to run for US President in the upcoming 2016 election.
His party’s main driver is to change the way that the defence budget is spent and
funnel it into life extending research at the rate of 1 trillion dollars over a ten year period. He believes that within 10 years aging could be halted or delayed with the advancement of printing organs, such as robotic hearts. He promises to guarantee an indefinite lifespan if voted into office.
“Vote for me and I’ll give you eternal life!” he admits sounds crazy. He however, believes it is true. That you will live longer if his party is elected in 2016. He wants to see widespread chipping of people. He envisages a time when people have a cranial implant that alerts the emergency services whenever you’re in a life threatening situation. He wants us all tracked and monitored. See where this is going?
He thinks that within 35 years people won’t want to go through pregnancy at all. That people will have an aquarium or something in your living room or at the hospital, similar to the Matrix. With an artificial womb taking care of growing future generations. Why have children if you can have great health for 100 years is another thought of this political monster.
We should all remember that these are just his publicly stated views. Who knows just how dystopian a world he wants to bring about. He goes on to say that he sees within the next 10 or 20 years we will experiment with more cranial implant technology. Linking us to higher levels of artificial intelligence. One such intelligence would be a pre-crime voice that says that we shouldn’t be harming another by breaking a law. If we ever attempt to do just that.
He admits that the 2016 campaign is more about growing his movement to really go for it in 2020 or 2024. By then he sates that people will be electing to have implants that will improve their lives. Just when I was thinking to my self earlier yeah a robotic heart. Can’t pace makers be hacked or something? He goes and attempts to alleviate my concerns by admitting that the hacking of a robotic heart is an obstacle to overcome.
What we need to overcome is the whole transhumanist movement itself. As it will fall into the hands of the power hungry psychopaths which exist hidden in the shadows just waiting for the power that it will bring them over us all. What when they lose that power to artificial Intelligence? AI will grow beyond humanity’s own limitations thus leading if we’re not carefull to our own extinction.