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.
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