Ep. 28 - The State of Transhumanist Politics with Gennady Stolyarov II
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the US Transhumanist Party. Gennady took the reins of the Transhumanist Party when the organization’s founder, Zoltan Istvan, stepped down after his campaign for President in 2016. In addition to his work work with the Party, Gennady is a published author and composer, and he has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the Brighter Brains Institute, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and many more. They discuss the current state of transhumanist politics, why Gennady believes that they are important in the first place, and how he feels that transhumanism can transcend socialism, libertarianism, and all other conventional ideologies.
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What is the Transhumanist Party? [1:48]
Zoltan’s relationship with the Party [4:49]
“Politics” are controversial & divisive [15:03]
Trashumanism & “team sport” politics [19:07]
Is this actually a legitimate political party? [27:04]
Involvement of foreign nationals [33:44]
The Transhuman National Committee (TNC) [39:28]
The Transhuman Party & Andrew Yang [43:42]
Tribalism, Objectivism, & Gennady’s place on the political spectrum [50:30]
Gennady’s campaign for public office [57:39]
Mortality & how Gennady found transhumanism [1:03:16]
The Death Is Wrong Book [1:06:03]
The Rational Argumentator [1:10:26]
The Future of the Transhumanist Party [1:14:38]
The Transhumanist Wager
Transhuman National Committee
Death is Wrong
Aubrey de Grey, SENS
The Rational Argumentator
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