Jean-Francois Gariépy and Zoltan Istvan Debate Transhumanism and Gene Editing

Should We Replace Ourselves? | Zoltan Istvan vs. JFG, TPS #257
Should We Replace Ourselves? | Zoltan Istvan vs. JFG, TPS #257

An important debate on whether or not humanity should play with their own genes. Guest: Zoltan Istvan, transhumanist. Zoltan on Twitter:

Zoltan Istvan

I was in a really interesting 1-hour debate yesterday with Jean-Francois Gariépy who runs a well-known YouTube channel The Public Space, sometimes associated with the Alt-Right. We discussed #transhumanism. I think the debate caught a lot of people by surprise. While I believe in and embrace total diversity, I despise the oppression of human biology and death, and advocate for any means possible to overcome it--including genetic modification and merging with machines. The debate makes me look like the aggressor. But it only proves what I've always said, that issues of race and traditional cultural bigotry are minor compared to the issues of humanity battling aging and death itself. All of us are currently in a war to not die. The battle is not against the color of the skin, but against terminal human biology.