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Zoltan Istvan on Transhumanism and Artificial Intelligence (Part 1)
Zoltan Istvan on Transhumanism and Artificial Intelligence (Part 1)
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: The Rubin Report
Joe Rogan Experience #584 - Zoltan Istvan
Joe Rogan Experience #584 - Zoltan Istvan
Published: 2014/12/09
Channel: PowerfulJRE
Zoltan Istvan and Dave Rubin: Transhumanism, Capitalism, and Future Technology  (Full Interview)
Zoltan Istvan and Dave Rubin: Transhumanism, Capitalism, and Future Technology (Full Interview)
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: The Rubin Report
Zoltan Istvan on Transhumanism and Liberty
Zoltan Istvan on Transhumanism and Liberty
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Lions Of Liberty
Zoltan Istvan: How the Immortality Bus Changed Transhumanism Forever
Zoltan Istvan: How the Immortality Bus Changed Transhumanism Forever
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: News2Share
Real Future: Meet Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Running For President (Episode 5)
Real Future: Meet Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Running For President (Episode 5)
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Fusion
Agah Bahari speaks with Zoltan Istvan @ Toronto Transhumanism Meetup
Agah Bahari speaks with Zoltan Istvan @ Toronto Transhumanism Meetup
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Agologist
The Pro-Science Presidential Candidate, Zoltan Istvan Of The Transhumanist Party
The Pro-Science Presidential Candidate, Zoltan Istvan Of The Transhumanist Party
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: The Jimmy Dore Show
Epic Debate between Christianity and Transhumanism
Epic Debate between Christianity and Transhumanism
Published: 2015/10/27
Channel: The Alex Jones Channel
Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan: It’s Great For Kids To Do Drugs
Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan: It’s Great For Kids To Do Drugs
Published: 2015/01/31
Channel: Mark Dice
Transhumanism and Confronting Singularity in the 2016 Election with Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanism and Confronting Singularity in the 2016 Election with Zoltan Istvan
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: TheLipTV2
Zoltan Istvan - Dying Is Not Normal
Zoltan Istvan - Dying Is Not Normal
Published: 2016/12/29
Channel: Aging Reversed
Zoltan Istvan - Immortality Within Reach
Zoltan Istvan - Immortality Within Reach
Published: 2015/12/31
Channel: Aging Reversed
[GLOBAL LEADERS FORUM 2016] Session 6   Zoltan Istvan [ENG]
[GLOBAL LEADERS FORUM 2016] Session 6 Zoltan Istvan [ENG]
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: TVCHOSUN
Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanist - PART 1/2 | London Real
Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanist - PART 1/2 | London Real
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: London Real
The Beauty of Being Alive | Zoltan Istvan | TEDxTransmedia
The Beauty of Being Alive | Zoltan Istvan | TEDxTransmedia
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: TEDx Talks
Zoltan Istvan on Future Technology, Capitalism, and the Stem Cell Debate (Part 2)
Zoltan Istvan on Future Technology, Capitalism, and the Stem Cell Debate (Part 2)
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: The Rubin Report
Zoltan Istvan (Transhumanist Party) VR & AR will Become the Future of Politics
Zoltan Istvan (Transhumanist Party) VR & AR will Become the Future of Politics
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: Augmented World Expo (AWE)
Zoltan Istvan: Pay for basic income by developing California
Zoltan Istvan: Pay for basic income by developing California's land
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: UBI Podcast
Zoltan Istvan - Best Interview 2015
Zoltan Istvan - Best Interview 2015
Published: 2015/08/23
Channel: Eternal Life Fan
Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanism
Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanism
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Aging Reversed
Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager Is A Choice We
Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager Is A Choice We'll All Have To Make
Published: 2013/04/27
Channel: Singularity Weblog
What If You Could Live for 10,000 years? Q&A with Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan
What If You Could Live for 10,000 years? Q&A with Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: ReasonTV
Zoltan Istvan - A Moonshot Funding for Life Extension
Zoltan Istvan - A Moonshot Funding for Life Extension
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Aging Reversed
Red Ice Radio - Zoltan Istvan - The Transhumanist Wager: In Favor of Eugenics
Red Ice Radio - Zoltan Istvan - The Transhumanist Wager: In Favor of Eugenics
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: Red Ice TV
TRANSHUMANISM | MARRIAGE WON
TRANSHUMANISM | MARRIAGE WON'T LAST THE CENTURY - Zoltan Istvan on London Real
Published: 2016/07/09
Channel: London Real
Zoltan Istvan on God vs Science (Part 3)
Zoltan Istvan on God vs Science (Part 3)
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: The Rubin Report
Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanism, Immortality, & the RFID Chip
Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanism, Immortality, & the RFID Chip
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Yahawashi is coming back!
Zoltan Istvan - VR & AR will Become the Future of Politics
Zoltan Istvan - VR & AR will Become the Future of Politics
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: BigSpeak Speakers Bureau
Transhumanism Explained - Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanism Explained - Zoltan Istvan
Published: 2015/08/10
Channel: London Real
Zoltan Istvan - Indefinite Life Extension
Zoltan Istvan - Indefinite Life Extension
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: Aging Reversed
The Immortality Bus with US Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan
The Immortality Bus with US Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan
Published: 2015/08/06
Channel: Zoltan Istvan
HUMAN VS ARTIFICIAL (Steve Fuller and Zoltan Istvan at Brain Bar Budapest)
HUMAN VS ARTIFICIAL (Steve Fuller and Zoltan Istvan at Brain Bar Budapest)
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: Brain Bar Budapest
Transhumanism vs Religion - Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanism vs Religion - Zoltan Istvan
Published: 2015/08/11
Channel: London Real
Would an A.I. JESUS END THE WORLD? Zoltan Istvan Says YES! - RESPONSE to
Would an A.I. JESUS END THE WORLD? Zoltan Istvan Says YES! - RESPONSE to 'The Jesus Singularity'
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: FaceLikeTheSun
Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanism
Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanism
Published: 2015/07/04
Channel: Aging Reversed
Zoltan Istvan - Cybrink Podcast #3
Zoltan Istvan - Cybrink Podcast #3
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: Cybrink
Zoltan Istvan speaking at RAAD Fest
Zoltan Istvan speaking at RAAD Fest
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: Zoltan Istvan
Zoltan Vs  Zerzan
Zoltan Vs Zerzan
Published: 2014/11/16
Channel: Stanford Transhumanists
Zoltan Istvan - Conquering Aging
Zoltan Istvan - Conquering Aging
Published: 2016/06/15
Channel: Aging Reversed
Zoltan Istvan On Libertarianism
Zoltan Istvan On Libertarianism
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: Being LiberTV
Zoltan Istvan - Immortality Within Reach
Zoltan Istvan - Immortality Within Reach
Published: 2017/01/05
Channel: oxCHARMED1xo
Our interview with Zoltan Istvan, Presidential candidate with the Transhumanist Party
Our interview with Zoltan Istvan, Presidential candidate with the Transhumanist Party
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: PCMag
Zoltan Istvan - Immortality or Bust Highlights
Zoltan Istvan - Immortality or Bust Highlights
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: BigSpeak Speakers Bureau
Zoltan Istvan
Zoltan Istvan's political campaign - The Transhumanist Party
Published: 2014/12/09
Channel: Eternal Life Fan
Zoltan Istvan
Zoltan Istvan's Speech at CTIA Super Mobility 2015
Published: 2015/09/13
Channel: Eternal Life Fan
THE EDUCATION SYSTEM - Zoltan Istvan on London Real
THE EDUCATION SYSTEM - Zoltan Istvan on London Real
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: London Real
Transhuman Strategies: Zoltan Istvan on "Politics, Media Outreach, My Presidential Campaign"
Transhuman Strategies: Zoltan Istvan on "Politics, Media Outreach, My Presidential Campaign"
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: Katelyn Petrin
1-min Hightlight Video for Zoltan Istvan Transhumanism Documentary IMMORTALITY OR BUST
1-min Hightlight Video for Zoltan Istvan Transhumanism Documentary IMMORTALITY OR BUST
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: Zoltan Istvan
Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist candidate for president
Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist candidate for president
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: Jonathan Tilove
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Zoltan Istvan
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Zoltan Istvan Gyurko
Personal details
Born Zoltan Istvan Gyurko[1]
1973 (age 43–44)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Libertarian (2017–)
Other political
affiliations
Transhumanist (before 2017)
Spouse(s) Lisa M. Memmel, MD
Residence Mill Valley, California, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Journalist and Entrepreneur
Known for Transhumanist politics

Zoltan Istvan Gyurko,[1] professionally known as Zoltan Istvan (born 1973), is an American transhumanist,[2] journalist,[3] entrepreneur,[4][5] and Libertarian futurist.[6][7] Formerly a reporter for the National Geographic Channel[8], Zoltan now writes futurist, transhumanist, libertarian and secular themed articles for major media, including Vice's Motherboard[9], Wired,[10] The Huffington Post.[11], TechCrunch,[12] and Newsweek.[13] Zoltan regularly appears on television and video channels discussing futurist topics.[14][15][16] He is one of the world's most influential transhumanists and believes transhumanism will grow into a mainstream social movement in the next decade.[17][18][19]

He is the author of The Transhumanist Wager, a philosophical science fiction novel.[20][21]

In late 2014, he announced his intent to run for President of the United States in the 2016 elections to raise awareness for transhumanist politics issues.[22] In 2017, he announced his intent to run for Governor of California in the 2018 election as Libertarian.[23][24]

Early life and education[edit]

Istvan was born in Los Angeles in 1973 to his Hungarian immigrant parents Ilona and Steven Gyurko.[25] Istvan later graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a degree in Philosophy and Religion.[26] He was a nationaly ranked swimmer and waterpolo player in his youth.[27][28]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Istvan was an online and on-camera reporter for the National Geographic Channel.[29][30] His writings have appeared in a blog of the San Francisco Chronicle,[31] Outside,[32] and The Daily Caller.[33] His work has been covered in publications such as The Huffington Post.[34]

Istvan's coverage of the war in Kashmir was made into a documentary, Pawns of Paradise,[35] distributed by Janson Media. Australia's The Age has acquired nonexclusive Australian rights to the show.[36]

According to Istvan, he invented,[37][38][39] pioneered, and popularized the extreme sport of volcano boarding.

Istvan is an entrepreneur who has been successful in real estate.[40]

Futurist career[edit]

After publishing The Transhumanist Wager, Istvan began actively promoting transhumanism and other futurist issues via speeches, media interviews, activism, and his writings.[41]

Istvan's writings and ideas on transhumanism, philosophy, atheism, and futurist issues have been featured in Yahoo News, The Daily Telegraph,[42] The Huffington Post UK,[43] The Daily Beast,[44] Business Insider,[45] and other media sites. Istvan and his ideas have been featured on Fox News Channel's Stossel show,[46] CNN's Inside Man, RT's television show Desde La Sombra,[47] Ryan O'Shea's Future Grind podcast,[48] and the Joe Rogan Experience.[49] Istvan has also written for Gizmodo,[50] New Scientist,[51] Salon,[52] TechCrunch,[53] The Daily Dot,[54] International Business Times[55] Singularity University's Singularity Hub,[56] Daily Mail,[57] TechInsider,[58] Newsweek,[59] Futurism,[60] and Slate.[61]

Istvan is a member of the World Future Society, a volunteer Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute,[62] an advisory board member of the India Future Society,[63] a member of the Young Professionals, an advisory board member of A-Team for Wildlife,[64] and is on the Futurist and Space Settlement boards of the Lifeboat Foundation.[65]

He has regularly given talks on futurist and transhumanist topics, which include speeches at the World Bank,[66] Moogfest,[67] the World Future Society's annual conference,[68] Transhuman Visions in San Francisco,[69] Brighter Brain's Future of Emotional Health and Intelligence Conference at University of California, Berkeley,[70] TEDxTransmedia in Geneva, Switzerland,[71][72] and being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville conference.[73]

2016 presidential campaign[edit]

In October 2014, Istvan announced that he was "in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run" for U.S. President in 2016. He stated that his goals would be to support scientists in "overcoming human death and aging within 15-20 years", to encourage Americans to embrace "radical technology and science", and to set up safeguards against dangers including potential abuse of such technology.[74][75][76]

In October/November 2014 interviews, he explained that he aimed to unify the transhumanist community which otherwise was splintered, and to establish a single voice.[77] He said great changes in society could happen and that Transhumanism could provide ideas, safeguards and policies.[78] He said the aim for a Transhumanist Party would be to get onto as many state ballots as possible.[79]

In March 2015, Istvan reported progress in organizing a campaign, and explained his wish to get major candidates to address issues. He hoped to be included in some debates, at least with third parties. He himself had funded nearly all of his campaign's expenses to date, however, and he noted donations were needed.[80]

Istvan helped to publicize his campaign in late 2015 by driving a bus shaped like a casket – the "Immortality Bus" – across the United States.[81][82] Istvan planned the bus tour to raise awareness of life extension.[82][83] At the end of the Immortality Bus tour, Istvan delivered a "Transhumanist Bill of Rights" to the US Capitol.[84]

His 20-point platform includes a Universal Basic Income, increased funding for space travel, and taking money from the military and putting it into science and medicine.[85][86][87]

In February 2016, it was reported that he was likely to vote Democrat, placing himself "somewhere between Bernie and Hillary in terms of political ideologies",[84] but later in 2016 Istvan also wrote articles supporting Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.[88][89] On October 15, 2016, Istvan stated on his social media accounts that he would be voting for himself.[90]

As of June 2016, Istvan was not on the ballot in any state, though he claimed substantial potential write-in backers.[91]

His presidential campaign was covered in several major media outlets.[92][93][94][95]

2018 California Governor campaign[edit]

Istvan emphasizes science, technology, longevity, transhumanism, and Libertarian values in his California gubernatorial run, but also stated a major platform of his is supporting a Basic Income[96][97]. Calling his Basic Income plan a "Federal Land Dividend" that wouldn't require raising taxes, Istvan plans to allocate monthly payments to households by leasing out federal land.[98][99].

Philosophy[edit]

Istvan states that in the 21st Century, everyone faces a Transhumanist Wager.[100]

Istvan is the creator of Theistcideism,[101][102][103] the AI Imperative,[104] the Singularity Disparity,[105][106] Speciation Syndrome,[107] and Jethro's Window,[108] a possible solution to the Fermi Paradox. Istvan is also a populizer of AI Day,[109] the Jesus Singularity,[110][111] cryothanasia,[112][113] and a robot AI president.[114][115]

Istvan authored an article entitled "Transhumanism and Theistcideism" for publication in Pandeism: An Anthology (2017).[116]

Istvan has a chip implant in his hand and consulted for the US Navy on broad use of the implant in humans.[117][118][119][120][121]

According to Istvan's novel, the three laws of Transhumanism are:

  1. A transhumanist must safeguard one's own existence above all else.
  2. A transhumanist must strive to achieve omnipotence as expediently as possible—so long as one's actions do not conflict with the First Law.
  3. A transhumanist must safeguard value in the universe—so long as one's actions do not conflict with the First and Second Laws.

Transhumanist community reaction[edit]

Within the transhumanist community, reactions to the foundation of the US Transhumanist Party have ranged from the enthusiastic and supportive to the sharply critical. Some transhumanist critics, such as Peter Rothman, have questioned whether the Transhumanist Party adds value to the overall goals of transhumanism.[122]

Natasha Vita-More criticized Istvan saying "In that the transhumanist movement is global, diverse, and comprised of varied political and religious views that support and advocate the values and tenets of Transhumanist Thinking...There have been numerous persons over the decades who have entered the social network of transhumanism as uninformed. It is obvious when a person sincerely wants to be a part of the culture or showboating for effect. The issue is not that either behavior has or does not have high-level value or contributions to the core of Transhumanist Thinking, but these individuals *need something* from Transhumanist Thinking."[122]

Personal life[edit]

Istvan resides in Mill Valley, California with his daughters and physician wife.[21] He identifies as an atheist.[123]

In February 2015, he helped launch BiZoHa, the world’s first ‘free-thinker’ orphanage, in Mukhoya, Kasese district, western Uganda.[124] Istvan’s promotional article on the topic in Vice's Motherboard, helped a GoFundMe campaign to achieve success in raising $5,820 to provide funding for the orphanage.[124][125]

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