The Transhumanist Era - Article from South China Morning Post

Transhumanist Wager

South China Morning Post --Zoltan Istvan is launching his campaign to become Libertarian governor of the American state of California with two signature policies. First, he’ll eliminate poverty with a universal basic income that will guarantee US $5,000 per month for every Californian household for ever. (He’ll do this without raising taxes, he promises.)

The next item in his in-tray is eliminating death. He intends to divert trillions of dollars into life-extending technologies – robotic hearts, artificial exoskeletons, genetic editing, bionic limbs and so on – in the hope that each Californian man, woman and AI (artificial intelligence) will eventually be able to upload their consciousness to the Cloud and experience digital eternity.

The South China Morning Post wrote an article after an interview they had with Zoltan Istvan, on how he envisions the future in 10, 20, and even 30 years. They go in depth about Zoltan's political plans, how he will raise his family, and the new technology that the world is going to experience. Also, there is a little snippet on the microchip in his finger, but you will have to continue reading here to learn more about that:

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