On June 11, 2020, the United States Transhumanist Party (USTP) has endorsed Charlie Kam to run for the office of President of the United States in the 2020 General Election. Mr. Kam was the USTP’s endorsed Vice-Presidential candidate from October 5, 2019, through June 11, 2020. By the rules of succession, and as confirmed by the USTP Officers, Mr. Kam has been endorsed to carry the USTP Presidential ticket forward for the remainder of the 2020 election season.
Charlie Kam is CEO of a software company that creates interactive, life-like, digital, avatars of humans.
He was the sponsor, organizer, and Master of Ceremonies of the highly successful 3-day TransVision 2007 conference, bringing together over 30 scientists and celebrities from around the world to the Natural History Museum of Chicago to present and discuss technologies that interact with humans for a better future. The event included celebrity icon William Shatner; Director of Engineering at Google, Ray Kurzweil; Emmy-nominated and award-winning actor Ed Begley Jr; Founder of Sirius Satellite Radio and United Pharmaceuticals, Martine Rothblatt; Founder of the X PRIZE Foundation, and Zero-Gravity Corporation, Peter Diamandis; Robotics designer, David Hanson; Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, Aubrey de Grey; CEO of the Alcor Foundation, Max More; Chairperson of Humanity+, Natasha Vita-More; Award-winning author and MIT Cognitive Scientist, Marvin Minsky; Founder of the Future of Humanity Institute, Nick Bostrom; and many others. It was at this conference where the idea for the Singularity University was first conceived by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. It was also where Martine Rothblatt met with David Hanson and went on to create the world’s first interactive sentient robot, BINA48.
Charlie was one of the executive producers of the film about Ray Kurzweil, Transcendent Man.
He has also composed and sang many futuristic songs, some of which have been featured in films, including the aforementioned Transcendent Man and the docu-drama The Singularity Is Near, starring Pauley Perrette.
He has created many music videos for his songs about life-extension, including his most famous one, “I Am the Very Model of A Singularitarian”, which is based on Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Singularity Is Near.
Recently, he has been working with Ray Kurzweil promoting Ray’s latest book Danielle and will be helping to promote Ray’s upcoming book, The Singularity Is Nearer, in 2020.
On August 21, 2020, Charlie Kam announced his selection of Elizabeth (Liz) Parrish as his Vice-Presidential running mate.
Remarking on his selection, Charlie Kam stated, “Elizabeth (Liz) is the embodiment of what it means to be a Transhumanist. She is the Founder and CEO of BioViva, a company committed to extending healthy lifespans using cell technologies. Liz is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, innovator, podcaster, and a leading voice for genetic cures. As a strong proponent of progress and education for the advancement of regenerative medicine modalities, she serves as a motivational speaker to the public at large for the life sciences. She is actively involved in international educational media outreach. Along with all of that, Liz is a good friend whom I’ve known for years, and I look forward to campaigning together to promote the ideas and values of the USTP!”
USTP Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II remarked that “The U.S. Transhumanist Party is honored to be represented by such an articulate, passionate, and intrepid advocate of longevity and medical science as Liz Parrish. Liz Parrish is one of the world’s leading proponents for the development of gene therapies to treat a variety of diseases, including biological aging. Anyone who follows the field of rejuvenation biotechnology knows that, in 2015, Liz Parrish became the first human to receive a combination gene therapy as ‘patient zero’ in her own experiment. This was an immensely courageous decision which showed leadership by example, led to greatly enhanced public awareness, and inspired many to advocate for this burgeoning field of research and human benefit. Liz Parrish speaks powerfully about the imperative to cure diseases and minimize the horrific suffering that many – from children to the elderly – undergo today because of various common and rare ailments. Her voice and energy will be tremendous assets to the Charlie Kam campaign and to the USTP as we spread the essential message of the feasibility and desirability of significant life extension during our lifetimes and cultivate public awareness and support for the policies and projects that could get us there.”
Liz Parrish is involved in numerous organizations and projects in addition to her role at BioViva. She is the Advocacy Advisor to the USTP and a founding member of the International Longevity Alliance (ILA). She is an affiliated member of the Complex Biological Systems Alliance (CBSA), which is a unique platform for Mensa-based, highly gifted persons who advance scientific discourse and discovery. The mission of the CBSA is to further scientific understanding of biological complexity and the nature and origins of human disease. Liz Parrish is the founder of BioTrove Investments LLC and the BioTrove Podcasts, which is committed to offering a meaningful way for people to learn about and fund research in regenerative medicine.
Commenting on her new role as the Vice-Presidential candidate endorsed by the USTP, Liz Parrish stated, “I believe now is the right time in human history to further the transhumanist mission. Our planet, our species, and the survival of all other species are in our hands now. People are tired of division and divisiveness. Humans must convene, start a new conversation, and work toward bettering our condition and that of our planet through the transhumanist mission.”
The USTP looks forward to numerous opportunities to inform, educate, and galvanize the public in the United States and the world through the Kam-Parrish 2020 U.S. Presidential ticket. Any individual in the world who is capable of forming a political opinion and who agrees with the three Core Ideals of the USTP is welcome to join the USTP as a member for free.
“During the next ten weeks, Charlie Kam and Liz Parrish will show the world that a better future, and a better approach to political discourse, are possible and are on the horizon. They will also bring attention to the technologies and policies that will enable as many people as possible to live to see that future,” remarked Chairman Stolyarov. “Supporting the Kam-Parrish 2020 ticket is the prudent, foresighted choice for those who wish for the transhumanist vision and values to become an everyday reality for all.”
Watch the first joint interview of Charlie Kam and Liz Parrish after the announcement of the Kam-Parrish 2020 U.S. Presidential campaign ticket with the U.S. Transhumanist Party. Dr. Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana of the World Talent Economy Forum focused the discussion on the influence of transhumanist politics in the United States and the broader implications for forging ties with the international community. This interview took place on September 3, 2020, and is available to watch on the World Talent Economy Forum YouTube channel.
The Kam-Parrish 2020 ticket represents a new, longer-range approach toward politics – focused on life-extension advocacy, scientific reasoning, education, and uplifting the quality of life of as many people as possible by helping them to realize the tremendous meaning and potential that science, technology, and material progress have made available all around them. Watch and be empowered to live your best life and elevate others!
Charlie Kam’s Remarks at London Futurists Panel – June 20, 2020
Charlie Kam, the 2020 U.S. Presidential nominee endorsed by the U.S. Transhumanist Party, provided these remarks to the London Futurists on June 20, 2020, at a panel discussion entitled “Politics for Greater Liberty: Transhumanist Perspectives”, moderated by David Wood. The full recording of that panel is available here. This is a compilation of highlights from Mr. Kam’s comments, including his discussion of his background and interest in transhumanism, as well as the areas of emphasis of his campaign, including a focus on education, life extension, and innovative policy solutions such as universal basic income.
Daily Express Article: “Trump challenged by radical presidential candidate hoping to REVERSE ageing” by James Bickerton, published on July 6, 2020
Excerpt: “Donald Trump is facing a presidential challenge in November from a radical candidate who wants humans to use technology to end and even reverse the ageing process, resulting in greatly extended lifespans.”
Running for U.S. President as a Transhumanist – Interview with Charlie Kam by James Bickerton of FutureSnaps
Description by James Bickerton of FutureSnaps: “I interview Charlie Kam, the U.S. Transhumanist Presidential candidate for 2020. We discuss the strategy of the U.S. Transhumanist Party, how transhumanists should engage with politics, why radical life extension in particular excites him, and what a pro-transhumanist Government might look like.” Watch the interview on the FutureSnaps channel here.
Interview with Charlie Kam by Steele Archer of the Archer Report
On July 27, 2020, Steele Archer, host of the Archer Report, interviewed Charlie Kam regarding his 2020 campaign for President of the United States under the banner of the U.S. Transhumanist Party. Watch the interview on the Archer Report here.
Charlie Kam: Transhumanism, Universal Basic Income, and Singularity – Interview by Greg Mustreader
Transhumanist Politics in the United States – Interview with Charlie Kam, Gennady Stolyarov II, and Daniel Yeluashvili by Dr. Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana of the World Talent Economy Forum
Watch this interview on the World Talent Economy YouTube channel here.
Interview with Charlie Kam by Eddie Avil of the CHANGE I M POSSIBLE Podcast
Watch this interview on the CHANGE I M POSSIBLE YouTube channel here.