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Thank you to David Wood and the London Futurists for hosting an erudite exchange of ideas on universal basic income, with a variety of perspectives being offered on the panel, including that of U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II. The video recording has been released here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkQCH3tbMBg

We would encourage you to watch the entire panel discussion – but here also are the time segments for Chairman Stolyarov’s own comments:

- 4:04 – Introduction of Gennady Stolyarov II and the U.S. Transhumanist Party - youtu.be/fkQCH3tbMBg?t=244
- 34:16 – Main remarks – emphasizing the need for a UBI to be unconditional and not involve any means-testing or the attendant administrative overhead - youtu.be/fkQCH3tbMBg?t=2056
- 53:42 – Explanation of the background image (the City of New Antideath - transhumanist-party.org/2017/06/29/city-of-new-antideath/) and a further discussion of how a UBI would be funded (e.g., a federal land dividend, income from natural resources, colossal economic growth) - youtu.be/fkQCH3tbMBg?t=3222
- 1:12:13 – How to pay for an immediate, emergency universal basic income and how to recover those expenses in the relatively near future - youtu.be/fkQCH3tbMBg?t=4333
- 1:30:32 – Final thoughts – how a UBI would not be subject to the moral-hazard problem for employers, but would rather increase workers’ bargaining power and ability to seek alternatives to sub-optimal work arrangements - youtu.be/fkQCH3tbMBg?t=5432

Since the panel transpired, the U.S. Transhumanist Party adopted the following wording in favor of an emergency universal basic income. This wording has become Section XCIX of the USTP Platform: transhumanist-party.org/platform/#COVID19

“The United States Transhumanist Party supports for an immediate, universal, unconditional basic income of at least $1000 per month to be provided to every United States citizen for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its immediate aftermath, without regard for individuals’ means or other sources of income. The priority for this program should be to prevent massive and irreparable economic disruptions to the lives of Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic.”

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A thorough discussion of the U.S. Transhumanist Party’s recently adopted 21 COVID-19 response proposals transpired on the Debt Nation show with Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II, USTP Presidential Candidate Ben Zion, and host Steele Archer.

Watch here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar3zphFyIvE

It is time to take the war against COVID-19 on the offensive, and not stop until aging (the primary risk factor for complications from COVID-19), disease, and death have been defeated as well.

See the published announcement of vote results here:
transhumanist-party.org/2020/03/29/results-of-platform-vote-8/

Detailed results of the voting have been tabulated here: transhumanist-party.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Platform_Vote_8_Results.pdf

The newly adopted sections of Article VI of the USTP Constitution are also compiled in a special area of the USTP Platform pertaining to COVID-19 responses: transhumanist-party.org/platform/#COVID19

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In this brainstorming session U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II converses with Dutch transhumanist Sylvester Geldtmeijer regarding a set of creative ideas for combating the COVID-19 pandemic and improving societal resilience against future pandemics.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h_PbtTtiRU&t=1s

See the U.S. Transhumanist Party's pending proposals for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: transhumanist-party.org/2020/03/18/exposure-period-platform-vote-8/

Join the U.S. Transhumanist Party for free, no matter where you reside: transhumanist-party.org/membership/. If you join by March 25, 2020, you will be able to vote on the Platform proposals above.

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Sylvester Geldtmeijer is a Dutch citizen and sound designer. He has been interested in transhumanism, science, and technology since childhood, when he was fascinated with science fiction and imagining a highly advanced technological world where every problem can be solved with science. He emphasizes the ability of science to help people, especially through medical advancements, and considers Deep Brain Stimulation to be one of the most important inventions of our time. He hopes that technological advances will produce an era in which children can grow up without struggling with any learning difficulties or physical obstacles.
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The U.S. Transhumanist Party hereby declares an official Week of Mourning for our member Duncan Socrates Lemp, who joined the USTP on September 6, 2019, and remained a member in good standing until he was murdered by trigger-happy masked SWAT police in Potomac, Maryland, on March 12, 2020, while asleep.

More information is found here:
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/lawyer-man-asleep-police-fired-house-killing-69587748

The Week of Mourning will last from March 14 through March 21, 2020.

During the Week of Mourning, the U.S. Transhumanist Party encourages everyone who knew Duncan Lemp to post accounts regarding his character and accomplishments, as well as any art and other imagery that would enable his memory to be preserved. Furthermore, during the Week of Mourning and beyond, the U.S. Transhumanist Party encourages all of its members and others to oppose senseless police violence and advocate for holding the police who killed Duncan Lemp accountable for their careless and ignominious misdeeds and atrocities. Member-generated content that preserves the memory of Mr. Lemp and expresses outrage at murders by police will be featured on the U.S. Transhumanist Party website with attribution to the authors.

The U.S. Transhumanist Party has taken a strong stance in opposition to police violence. Section XXI of the USTP Platform - transhumanist-party.org/platform/#CivilLiberties - reads, “The United States Transhumanist Party supports a concerted effort by governments and by public opinion to eradicate police brutality against peaceful citizens, such that violent force is only utilized against individuals who actually pose an imminent threat to human lives.” The USTP Platform advocates for numerous other measures to quell police brutality, including Section XXXIV (sousveillance / body cameras), Section LXXXIX (prohibition against police being equipped with military-grade hardware), Section XC (requirement for police to be equipped with and mostly use rubber bullets), Section LIX (requirement for outside investigations of police misconduct), Section LX (prohibition of collusion among law-enforcement entities to cover up police misbehavior), Section LXXXVI (improved reporting of police misconduct), and various other approaches to achieve police accountability. We firmly believe that, had our Platform planks been codified into law and enforced, Duncan Socrates Lemp would have been alive today. All persons of conscience should push for the unconscionable prerogatives of police use of violence to be greatly curtailed everywhere in the United States, as they have been in virtually every other civilized country.
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On March 11, 2020, U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II participated in a 75-minute conversation with Andrew Davis of the Hebrewsaurus Rex show – a great venue to spread awareness of transhumanism to a new audience. This was a thoughtful discussion on various areas of emerging technologies, with some mention of education, politics (including both the U.S. Transhumanist Party and Mr. Stolyarov’s run for the Board of Trustees for the Indian Hills General Improvement District), cyborgs, and even computer games.

Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5tHBGV0K_Y

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On March 9, 2020, U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II was interviewed by Agah Bahari on his NEOHUMAN podcast on various subjects in the areas of transhumanist politics, life extension, technological progress, and the cultural and societal responses to these phenomena. He enjoyed the thoughtful, rational, analytical format of the show and would recommend that everyone watch the recording here: youtu.be/Yy0TO7kGT8k?t=54.

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Ben Zion, the Presidential candidate endorsed by the U.S. Transhumanist Party, speaks about some of his policy priorities and the importance of the forthcoming Free and Equal Elections Foundation Open Debate on March 4 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. For everyone interested in transhumanism and in reforming the electoral system, this will be the event to watch! ...

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On February 16, 2020, U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II spoke at length with Steele Archer on the Debt Nation show regarding the overall situation of contemporary American politics, the need to transcend the two-party paradigm, why supporters of Andrew Yang should endorse Ben Zion for President and join the U.S. Transhumanist Party, and how anyone seeking substantive political change, including supporters of Yang, Zoltan Istvan, and Bernie Sanders, as well as moderate Democrats and Republicans, should gravitate toward the U.S. Transhumanist Party by the time of the general election in November. They also offered their assessments of the coronavirus epidemic and how it compares to the many other diseases menacing humankind. Furthermore, they addressed forthcoming USTP campaign initiatives, such as ballot-access petitioning drives in as many U.S. jurisdictions as possible, and the USTP Discord server just established today.

Watch this episode here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctpAmpFKJPo

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The U.S. Transhumanist Party welcomes two new Foreign Ambassadors: Tobias Teufel in Germany and Ihor Kendiukhov in Ukraine.

Tobias Teufel is a biohacker, drone pilot, and philosopher on emerging technology across all topics. Find out more about Tobias Teufel here: transhumanist-party.org/leadership/#TobiasTeufel

Ihor Kendiukhov is an economist, tech analyst, futurologist, entrepreneur, and VC expert. Find out more about Ihor Kendiukhov here: transhumanist-party.org/leadership/#IhorKendiukhov

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This excellent graphic about the U.S. Transhumanist Party and its aspirations is brought to us by our allies at TAFFDs – the Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions. TAFFDs is one of the many grassroots, idea-driven organizations that have been emerging in recent years to contribute to the momentum of the international transhumanist movement. The more we do to advocate our principles – driven by scientific evidence, reason, and secular values – the more like-minded people will join us and the more the world will catch on.

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Find out more about TAFFDs and the extensive content they have released – including writings, videos, and graphics – here: taffds.org/
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As a supporting partner of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Longevity, Aging Analytics Agency invites you to look forward to the publication of a 92-page report detailing the specifics of their National Longevity Strategy, entitled “The Health of the Nation - A Strategy for Healthier Longer Lives”, which will be released on February 12th 2020, coinciding with the strategy’s official launch event at King’s College London.

The report, which details the specifics behind the group’s National Strategy completed over the course of nine months via a National Consultation and 11 Advisory Board meetings between May - November 2019, outlines the APPG’s specific plan to set the UK on a clear path to achieve the government's goal "for everyone to have five extra years of healthy, independent life by 2035" via precisely-targeted policy and cross-sector collaboration to narrow the shocking life expectancy gap between the nation’s richest and poorest.

“The Health of the Nation - A Strategy for Healthier Longer Lives” will be made available via the following link on February 12th, 2020: appg-longevity.org/events-publications

#longevity2035 #healthofthenation #appgforlongevity #longevityinternationaluk #longevitypolicy #longevitygovernance #healthylongevity #aging #longevity
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The U.S. Transhumanist Party welcomes its Foreign Ambassador in China, Peter Wang. We are quite pleased to finally have a presence in China, where a major potential exists for the spread of transhumanist ideas and values.

Peter Wang (Chinese name: Wang Jianjun) is a senior product manager, a senior psychological consultant, and a transhumanist. He is the founder and CEO of Shanghai Yixinyan Artificial Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd. This company aims to use information technology to help people attain happiness. The company’s first product is Talkroom, an online psychological counseling app designed to help people with reliable psychological counseling anytime, anywhere. At present, it has been launched in major application markets, and the market has responded well.

Read more about Peter Wang here: transhumanist-party.org/leadership/#PeterWang

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Ben Zion 2020 – The true unity candidate of this election season, offering opportunities for progress and a better life to every kind of voter.

Find out more at benzion2020.com/

Ben Zion is the U.S. Presidential candidate officially endorsed by the U.S. Transhumanist Party. Join us for free at transhumanist-party.org/membership/

If you want to help us with ballot-access petitions for Ben Zion in any U.S. jurisdiction, please let us know. You can even respond to this post!
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The time has come to mobilize our volunteers to make a difference on the American political scene. The U.S. Transhumanist Party is assembling a Ballot-Access Plan for the Ben Zion 2020 campaign. If you reside in the United States, please send Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II an e-mail to gennadystolyarovii@gmail.com if you are willing to volunteer to circulate ballot-access petitions in person within the state of your residence. It has been decided that we will attempt petition drives in as many states as possible, even if the probability of meeting some states’ ballot-access thresholds is low. (However, we may be within reasonable striking distance of qualifying for the ballot in several states with more reasonable requirements, if we can put in the requisite effort.) Ballot access for a Transhumanist candidate would be a major victory in itself, and even if it is not attained in a given state, a petition drive can provide excellent publicity.

If you wish to volunteer, send Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II an e-mail to gennadystolyarovii@gmail.com and indicate the state for which you are volunteering, and we will follow up with you in due time. Right now an indication of interest would be sufficient, and, again, this would be desirable in any state, no matter what its ballot-access threshold. Thank you in advance to any of you who are willing to assist.

If you have not yet joined the USTP, please do so for free at transhumanist-party.org/membership/
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January 26, 2020 – U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II’s first interview of the new year with Steele Archer on the Debt Nation show, in which he makes several major announcements about the results of the recent vote on the combination of the United States Transhumanist Party and the United States Longevity Party, discuss the forthcoming March 4 Open Presidential Debate in Chicago, hosted by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, and also provide my thoughts on the Trump impeachment situation.

Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcmEAP3GuPs

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The U.S. Transhumanist Party welcomes its new Foreign Ambassador in Latvia – Alex Kadet.

Alex Kadet is an entrepreneur, transhumanist, radical-life-extension activist, and death-studies expert.
You can find out more about him and his endeavors here: transhumanist-party.org/leadership/#AlexKadet

Also, read Alex’s recent article, “Why Aren’t We Afraid of Death?: The First Step Toward Defeating Aging” - transhumanist-party.org/2020/01/13/why-arent-afraid-of-death/

We look forward to Alex’s representation of the USTP in Latvia and elsewhere!
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From Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party: As 2019 draws to a close, my New Decade’s Message expresses hope that humankind will emerge from the "Crazy Years" and offers ten concrete resolutions for human achievement during the 2020s.

Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDKe4j_I7vQ

Happy New Year!
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U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II was interviewed on December 14, 2019, by Roen Horn of the Eternal Life Fan Club. Topics discussed in this great conversation included recent developments in transhumanist politics, the Presidential campaign of Johannon Ben Zion, transhumanist elements in the candidacies of Zoltan Istvan and Andrew Yang, how to persuade religious individuals to be more receptive to the ideas of transhumanism and life extension, prospects for the transhumanist movement to find a spokesperson regarding life extension as influential as Greta Thunberg has been regarding climate-change activism, preservation of the self and "I-ness", existential risks, and longevity themes in film and literature.

Watch the interview here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTeSbCU0XC8 – or on Roen’s Eternal Life Fan Club channel - www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZNMgYdE8lM.

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The U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party welcomes its new Foreign Ambassador to Belarus, Vladislav Petrushenko, a futurologist, writer, and philosopher on future topics.

You can read about his background and transhumanist activities here: transhumanist-party.org/leadership/#VladislavPetrushenko

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Apply to become a Foreign Ambassador of the USTP here: goo.gl/forms/430kp31F0D6VmXFc2
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On October 12, 2019, Brent Nally recorded this discussion between Dr. Bill Andrews and U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II regarding recent news in the field of longevity (including pet longevity), techniques to slow down the rate of telomere shortening, changes to public perceptions of aging and longevity, transhumanism and technologies of life enhancement, and how to be rigorous and appropriately skeptical when evaluating various ideas and hypotheses in medicine.

Watch this discussion here – www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7GJrVBp8FQ – and be on the lookout for a special visitor from a different species!

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On October 12, 2019, U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II spoke with Brent Nally at the venerable Sierra Sciences headquarters. They discussed developments in the U.S. Transhumanist Party, fitness, health, and longevity – among other subjects.

Watch the interview here: youtu.be/6o1nGUzJ65Y

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The official RAAD Fest 2019 video of Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II’s overview of the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party (USTP) Presidential Primary results and winning 2020 Candidate Johannon Ben Zion’s acceptance speech has been released here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Cej6WkuwM.

The USTP is pleased to have been able to make this historic announcement at RAAD Fest – the premier life-extension festival in the world, with over 1,000 people in attendance.

See the detailed USTP Electronic Primary results here: transhumanist-party.org/2019/10/02/ustp-2019-electronic-primary-results/

Read about USTP's endorsed candidate, Johannon Ben Zion, here: transhumanist-party.org/candidate-profiles/johannon-ben-zion/

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U.S. Transhumanist Party Presidential candidate Johannon Ben Zion knows that Death is Wrong.

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“Metabesity and Longevity: USA Special Case Study” is an 85-page open-access analytical report produced jointly by Aging Analytics Agency and Targeting Metabesity to examine the links between metabesity, Longevity and the USA’s current health shortfalls, including low health-adjusted life expectancy (“HALE”) and the large gap between HALE and life expectancy, despite its extremely high per-capita healthcare expenditures, and to chart policy recommendations to neutralize this vast health vs wealth deficit.

Link to Special Case Study: aginganalytics.com/longevity-usa/

As the issue of aging population intensifies, sick care will become increasingly expensive and ineffective. America needs to rapidly deploy a government-led shift from treatment to prevention, and from prevention to precision health, using deep diagnostics and prognostics in combination with biomarkers of aging, metabesity, health and intervention-effectiveness, to delay the onset of disease with as minimal intervention as possible, as early as possible. Seeking synergies between Longevity research, P4 (preventive, personalized, precision and participatory) medicine and Artificial Intelligence has the potential to enable rapid and widespread policy and infrastructural reforms for USA healthcare to quickly boost National Healthy Longevity, but only with sufficient government commitment.

The USA holds the greatest share of the multi-trillion dollar global Longevity economy and the majority share of global Longevity Industry companies and players. It also has one of the highest rates of healthcare expenditure. The USA has all the resources necessary to become a global leader in Longevity, Preventive Medicine and Precision Health, and of National Healthy Longevity, but lacks national prioritization by its federal government, and a strategy to unite the activities of its Longevity Industry, AI, and Preventive Medicine industry ecosystems to work in synergy, rather than in discoordination. The nation’s Longevity policy deficits are not a scientific problem, but rather a policy problem. And it is the specific forms of policy reform that could transform the USA’s current Longevity deficit into an asset, and help the nation leverage its many assets to become a global Longevity hub, that this special analytical case study seeks to identify.

This special analytical case-study was produced jointly as part of Aging Analytics Agency's partnership with the Targeting Metabesity conference series, and features contributions by a number of thought-leaders behind Targeting Metabesity 2019 including Thomas Seoh, Zan Fleming, Michael Zemel and several others. The report will be updated and extended following the close of the conference on October 16th, 2019, and will feature comprehensive coverage of the conference, summaries of key presentations and talks, major conclusions reached during panel discussions, and the main Longevity policy takeaways from the conference.

#metabesity #targetingmetabesity #targetingmetabesity2019 #USALongevity #USAHealth #longevity #healthylongevity #aging #healthcare #preventivemedicine #healthpolicy #longevitypolicy #longevityconferences
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We are pleased to share with members of the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party this Certificate of Recognition that was awarded to our organization by the Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussion (TAFFDs). ...

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On October 6, 2019, the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party held a meeting in Las Vegas at RAAD Fest 2019, with approximately 45 members of the public in attendance. USTP Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II, Presidential Candidate Johannon Ben Zion, and Director of Publication Brent Reitze provided an overview of the recent 2019 Electronic Primary and the lessons learned from it and solicited ideas from the attendees about how to improve public recognition of transhumanism and arrange for activism with similar impact to Zoltan Istvan's 2016 Immortality Bus campaign. A vigorous but civil and thought-provoking discussion ensued for approximately 90 minutes.

Watch the recording of the meeting here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJpKqSqCxVk

References
- U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party Website - transhumanist-party.org/
- U.S. Transhumanist Party 2019 Electronic Primary Results – Johannon Ben Zion Endorsed as Candidate for President of the United States - transhumanist-party.org/2019/10/02/ustp-2019-electronic-primary-results/
- U.S. Transhumanist Party 2019 Primary Election Results and Johannon Ben Zion Acceptance Speech - www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqNZPUfau0U

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As interest in the topic of Longevity continues to mount around the world, an increasing number of progressive countries and government bodies are beginning to solicit consultation on Longevity policy. In response to this growing megatrend, Aging Analytics Agency has increased its activities in this sphere, and during September submitted three proposals to national and international governance and policy-structuring organizations concerned with the issue of aging population and the opportunity of Healthy Longevity, including the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity, the World Health Organization, and the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee.

Link to Longevity Policy Proposals and Submissions: aginganalytics.com/official-submissions/

Aging Analytics Agency continues to make Longevity Policy a priority across multiple fronts, including its activities as an Official Member Organization of the United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing, its support of the upcoming International Longevity Policy and Governance Summit organized by Longevity International UK at King’s College London on November 12th, and its upcoming "Global Longevity Governance: 50 Countries Big Data Comparative Analysis of Longevity Progressiveness” special case study.

#longevitypolicy #longevity #aging #healthylongevity #worldhealthorganization #unitednations #houseoflords #appgforlongevity #longevityinternationaluk
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RAAD Fest 2019 Announcement of U.S. Transhumanist Party 2019 Primary Election Results and Johannon Ben Zion Acceptance Speech: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqNZPUfau0U

At RAAD Fest in Las Vegas on October 6, 2019, Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party (USTP), announces the results of the 2019 USTP Electronic Primary for President of the United States, and introduces the winner of the Electronic Primary and the USTP-endorsed candidate for President of the United States in 2020, Johannon Ben Zion.

See the detailed results here: transhumanist-party.org/2019/10/02/ustp-2019-electronic-primary-results/

Read about USTP's endorsed candidate, Johannon Ben Zion, here: transhumanist-party.org/candidate-profiles/johannon-ben-zion/

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Message from Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman, United States Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party: For those of you who are attending RAAD Fest, I hope to see you at the U.S. Transhumanist Party meeting at 8:30 a.m. this Sunday, October 6, in Conference Room 13. I will be there along with the newly USTP-endorsed candidate for President of the United States, Johannon Ben Zion. We will be discussing plans for achieving greater public reach for transhumanist ideas as part of the objectives of the Ben Zion 2020 campaign. We will also field questions from the public about the U.S. Transhumanist Party and its activities. Join us for 75 minutes of in-depth discussion, and later on Sunday, watch my main RAAD Fest presentation regarding the recently concluded USTP Electronic Primary, after which Candidate Ben Zion will give his official acceptance speech to the full audience.

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USTP Presidential Primary Election Update: As of 6:00 p.m. on September 30, 2019, voting is now CLOSED. 312 valid ballots have been cast in total. This election has thankfully been free of major irregularities – no attempted voter fraud, no sock-puppet accounts, no waves of non-members trying to vote. The few duplicate votes that were discarded were unintentional. Furthermore, some members needed assistance with understanding the premise of the ranked-choice ballot and how to fill it out correctly. However, technical support was offered to any member who displayed signs of difficulties, without regard to how that member would vote.

Next will come the process of tabulating the results. Absolutely no interim results will be announced until tabulation is complete. Tabulation will be a labor-intensive process, and, accordingly, freedom from distraction during it will be essential. Please withhold all questions until the results have been released. This will also accelerate the release of the results.

Thank you to those U.S. Transhumanist Party members who voted. We had a most encouraging increase in turnout during the last 20 hours of the voting time window, and this gives me confidence that the results of this election will be representative of the views within the broader transhumanist movement.
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USTP Presidential Primary Election Update: As of 6:40 p.m. Pacific Time on September 28, 2019, 236 valid votes have been cast.

Observations of member activity have led the USTP leadership to significantly re-evaluate the quorum. It is an unfortunate but confirmed fact that e-mail is no longer as effective a method of reaching people as it might have been in the past. With an open rate of 31.3% for our most successful mailing campaign, and with the active count of 1752 members eligible to vote (after deducting inactive and bounced e-mail addresses and unsubscriptions), the membership that has been engaged in this election in any manner is estimated to be approximately 1752*0.313 = 548. Half of 548 is 274, which is hereby the new quorum for concluding the election.

Therefore, 38 votes remain to be cast to reach the quorum. Another e-mail has been sent out to the members who have not yet voted to inform them of this. If you were planning to vote but have not yet done so, now is the time to cast your ballot. We expect that the quorum will be reached by the evening of Monday, September 30, although we will update our expectations based on our observations of future voting tendencies.

USTP Members: Vote soon if you have not already done so in order to ensure that you have a voice in this election!
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Message from Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party: Discussions like this one are among the major reasons for my involvement in the transhumanist movement. Steele Archer of the Debt Nation show has hosted an excellent panel on life-extension advocacy – its history, motivations, and future prospects, as well as the societal implications and relationship to technological advancement more broadly. Watch it here for interdisciplinary insights from Ira Pastor, Johannon Ben Zion, and myself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbDG0Qa10H8.

Also, this panel is a call to action – an emphasis that anyone can become a life-extension activist, and our growing but still far-too-small movement needs you and your unique skill sets. If you are a member of the U.S. Transhumanist Party, please vote in our ongoing election; support the candidate(s) of your choice, as all of them are advancing the cause of life extension and transhumanist ideas more broadly in their own ways. If you are not yet a member of the USTP, join us for free here - transhumanist-party.org/membership/ - to be able to vote in future elections.

Writings cited during the panel:
- “How Can *I* Live Forever?: What Does and Does Not Preserve the Self” (2010) by Gennady Stolyarov II - rationalargumentator.com/issue256/Iliveforever.html
- “Transhumanism and Mind Uploading Are Not the Same” (2013) by Gennady Stolyarov II - www.rationalargumentator.com/index/blog/2013/07/transhumanism-uploading-not-same/
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U.S. Transhumanist Party Presidential Primary Election Update: The vote count stands at 171 as of September 24, 2019, at 8:48 p.m. Pacific Time. We have had to discard two duplicate votes. Otherwise, all votes have been validated and accepted.

The USTP regrets the withdrawal of Kimberly Forsythe's candidacy and wishes her well. We have adjusted the official infrastructure to accommodate said withdrawal. Fortunately, with ranked-preference voting, the ability to make such an adjustment is built-in. All members who previously voted for Kimberly Forsythe in any ranking will have their votes beneath that ranking shifted to be one rank more favorable (analogous to an instant runoff in which she ceased to be in the running) – so, for example, if someone voted for Kimberly Forsythe as #1 and Candidate X as #2, then Candidate X will be considered to be that person's restated #1 choice.

Based on the most current assessment of member activity, the quorum for this election is hereby revised slightly downward to 882 votes. We are 19.4% of the way to the quorum. All USTP members are encouraged to approach their fellow members and ask them to vote in this historic election!
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Greetings, USTP Members.

Voting in the 2019 Electronic Ranked-Preference Primary for President of the United States will open late on September 21, 2019, Pacific Time, which will already be September 22, 2019, in the Eastern United States and many other parts of the world.

Here is a brief overview of what to expect:

1. Registered USTP members will receive their ballots via e-mail. The links to the ballots are confidential and must NOT be shared with non-members under any circumstances. Anyone found to be circulating ballot links to non-members will be expelled from the USTP.

The USTP will have other measures to validate that votes are cast by genuine members and members only. Each vote will be manually reviewed and cross-referenced with our membership records. Duplicate votes and attempted votes by non-members will be discarded if found.

2. Because of the USTP's commitment to ranked-preference voting, which is superior and more representative than single-choice plurality voting, this ballot requires voters to rank-order all ten candidate options (nine candidates and "None of the Above" – which may be selected as first, last, or in the middle of your options).

I have provided a screenshot of the most substantive portion of the ballot. This is a multiple-choice grid, where you will indicate your preference order from 1 to 10. You will need to fill out the grid so that there is exactly one entry in each row and each column.

You will need to select "1" for your top choice, "2" for your second-highest preference, "3" for your third-highest preference, and so on until you select "10" for your last preference. *You will need to scroll right* on the ballot to access the columns for selecting choices 9 and 10. Rank-ordering all options is crucial to enabling your vote to continue to count through the instant-runoff process. It is highly likely that no candidate will obtain a majority of the votes on the first round, and so multiple instant runoffs (with one candidate being eliminated per runoff) will be necessary until one candidate reaches more than 50 percent of the votes.

Remember: ranked-preference voting eliminates the incentives for tactical/strategic voting. By rank-ordering all options, you can comfortably put your genuine first choice first, no matter how other people are likely to vote. You are strongly encouraged to vote your conscience and give us your genuine preference order. This will maximize the probability of an outcome that you find reasonable.

3. Membership in the U.S. Transhumanist Party reached 1800 today. Accordingly, a quorum of 50% of the membership is hereby set at 900 members. New members may continue to join and be eligible to vote until 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on September 22, 2019. However, the quorum for this election will remain at 900 members to provide for a slight buffer in the event that any portion of the existing member population has become inactive.

4. Voting will remain open until the *later of* the end of September 29, 2019, or the end of the day upon which the 900th vote has been cast. Accordingly, we cannot foresee how long the vote will last; however, repeated measures will be taken to reach out to members and drive voter turnout. All candidates are requested to assist in these measures periodically, as it is in everyone’s interest for the election to conclude sooner rather than later, while ensuring that the outcome is representative of the views of the broader USTP membership. The more of our members are interested and engaged, the better!

5. After voting closes, instant runoffs will be tabulated both manually and using an open-source program. Tabulating, validating, and publishing results is expected to be a time-consuming process and so will occur up to one week after close of voting. Please be patient!

6. Absolutely NO interim vote results will be released. Do not even ask. Ranked-preference voting does not work that way. We do, however, plan to release interim updates about *how many* members voted thus far, and any revisions to the quorum (at the sole discretion of the USTP leadership, if additional members are found to have become inactive).

7. This is a secret ballot. Detailed results will be released after the voting concludes, but they will be anonymized, so that no names will be associated with specific votes. To protect individual privacy, names of those who voted will not be disclosed unless the individual voters authorize such disclosure. Only I and five select USTP Officers will ever see the individual votes with voter names – for the purpose of validating that the votes came from genuine USTP members and being able to confirm that they were tabulated accurately and fairly. We are committed to confidentiality and will not disclose the names of voters without their permission.

8. Please feel free to contact Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II if you have any questions or experience any technical difficulties in casting your ballot. (However, before you ask any questions about technical difficulties, please make sure that you have rank-ordered all 10 options and scrolled to the right to discover the columns for indicating choices 9 and 10!)
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The standalone, combined video of the complete official Fourth Virtual Debate Among U.S. Transhumanist Party Presidential Primary Candidates has been posted here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHup1vOvLD0

During this debate, held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Johannon Ben Zion, Jonathan Schattke, and Matt Taylor, answered crowdsourced questions on character and leadership, radical life extension, health care, universal basic income, foreign policy, the U.S. federal budget, and various other matters.

This debate was moderated by U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II and co-hosted by Steele Archer of the Debt Nation show. See the original debate stream on the Debt Nation show (Part 1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOWYbthLt3M - and Part 2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4XJtY95EEQ), including the pre-debate and post-debate shows held on the same day.

Please forgive the technical difficulties and the occasional audio lag arising from a weak and once-interrupted Internet connection.

Learn about the USTP candidates here: transhumanist-party.org/candidate-profiles/

View individual candidate profiles here:

Johannon Ben Zion - transhumanist-party.org/candidate-profiles/johannon-ben-zion/
Jonathan Schattke - transhumanist-party.org/candidate-profiles/jon-schattke/
Matt Taylor - transhumanist-party.org/candidate-profiles/matt-taylor/

Watch the Third Virtual Debate among Candidates Holsopple, Haywire, Forsythe, Kerecz, and Harris here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grdhd5cIMYQ

Join the USTP for free, no matter where you reside, at transhumanist-party.org/membership/. Those who join by September 21, 2019, will be eligible to vote in the Electronic Primary which will begin on the next day.
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The livestream for the Fourth Virtual Debate among the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party Presidential Primary candidates is now live at youtu.be/zOWYbthLt3M

Watch the pre-debate show now. The formal debate will begin at 6:30 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time with Candidates Ben Zion, Schattke, Taylor, and Vrillon.

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The standalone video of the Third Virtual Debate among U.S. Transhumanist Party Presidential Primary candidates John J. Kerecz, Charles Holsopple, Rachel Haywire, Kimberly Forsythe, and Kristan T. Harris is now available here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grdhd5cIMYQ.

This has been the highest-quality and most substantive debate yet!

Enjoy, and make sure to tune into the Fourth Virtual Debate among candidates Johannon Ben Zion, Jonathan Schattke, Matt Taylor, and Vrillon on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time.

Join the USTP for free, no matter where you reside, at transhumanist-party.org/membership/. Those who join by September 21, 2019, will be eligible to vote in the Electronic Primary which will begin on the next day.
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What an excellent Third Virtual Debate among Candidates Kimberly Forsythe, Kristan T. Harris, Rachel Haywire, Charles Holsopple, and John J. Kerecz!

The post-debate analysis with Steele Archer, Jules Hamilton, and Lev Polyakov is still streaming at www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1xO8HNb5yA.

All of the candidates were thoughtful, substantive, and contributed many excellent ideas to a complex and civil discussion. We hope for the same with the September 17, 2019, Fourth Virtual Debate among Candidates Johannon Ben Zion, Jonathan Schattke, Matt Taylor, and Vrillon!
Join the USTP for free, no matter where you reside, at transhumanist-party.org/membership/. Those who join by September 21, 2019, will be eligible to vote in the Electronic Primary which will begin on the next day.
What an excellent Third Virtual Debate among Candidates Kimberly Forsythe, Kristan T. Harris, Rachel Haywire, Charles Holsopple, and John J. Kerecz!

The post-debate analysis with Steele Archer, Jules Hamilton, and Lev Polyakov is still streaming at www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1xO8HNb5yA.

All of the candidates were thoughtful, substantive, and contributed many excellent ideas to a complex and civil discussion. We hope for the same with the September 17, 2019, Fourth Virtual Debate among Candidates Johannon Ben Zion, Jonathan Schattke, Matt Taylor, and Vrillon!

Join the USTP for free, no matter where you reside, at transhumanist-party.org/membership/. Those who join by September 21, 2019, will be eligible to vote in the Electronic Primary which will begin on the next day.
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The stream for the Third Virtual Debate of the U.S. Transhumanist Party Presidential Primary is now live at www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1xO8HNb5yA.

There is a pre-debate show, followed by the debate itself at 5 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time today (September 14, 2019).

Watch this historic debate among five of the nine Presidential Primary candidates: Kimberly Forsythe, Charles Holsopple, Kristan T. Harris, John Kerecz, and Rachel Haywire – and in the meantime, enjoy the pre-debate commentary by Jules Hamilton and Lev Polyakov, as well as various guests.
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U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party Presidential Primary Candidate Matt Taylor has been interviewed for the first time by Steele Archer of the Debt Nation show. For those who were curious about Mr. Taylor and his ideas, this conversation is quite informative and thought-provoking.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWV1Od9MOs

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Transhumanist Political Developments in the United States – Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZkr6SZkiBo

On September 6, 2019, Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party (USTP), presented virtually to the Vanguard Scientific Instruments in Management (VSIM-2019) Conference in Ravda, Bulgaria, on the subject of recent transhumanist political developments in the United States.

See Mr. Stolyarov's presentation slides (with interactive hyperlinks) here: transhumanist-party.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Transhumanist-Political-Developments-in-the-Un...

Subjects covered during the presentation included the following:

- Version 3.0 of the Transhumanist Bill of Rights - transhumanist-party.org/tbr-3/
- The #IAmTranshuman Global Campaign - (See the two video compilations at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzYw7WT9pVE and www.youtube.com/watch?v=A00X7SfSY9A)
- The USTP's first legislative success in Nevada in hosting the Cyborg and Transhumanist Forum - www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOHA5Z6Z3O4 - and achieving an amendment to Assembly Bill 226
- The USTP's project to create an abundance of free transhumanist symbols, available for anyone to use - transhumanist-party.org/free-transhumanist-symbols/
- The forthcoming USTP Presidential Primary Election (see candidate profiles - transhumanist-party.org/candidate-profiles/)

Join the USTP for free, no matter where you reside, at transhumanist-party.org/membership/. Those who join by September 21, 2019, will be eligible to vote in the Electronic Primary which will begin on the next day.
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From USTP Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II: It was a pleasure to again be interviewed by Steele Archer of Debt Nation, this time to discuss the two forthcoming official final virtual debates of the U.S. Transhumanist Party Presidential primary season.

Watch the interview here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwL7QjyD-Jw

3rd Virtual Debate: Candidates Forsythe, Harris, Haywire, Holsopple, and Kerecz - Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time - www.facebook.com/events/2430916123696398/

4th Virtual Debate: Candidates Ben Zion, Schattke, Taylor, and Vrillon - Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time - www.facebook.com/events/566446160559725/

The Debt Nation show will co-host the debates, which will be livestreamed from The Unshackled YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfXKg-zg-VrSVIu6AK5R0Q

Remember to join the U.S. Transhumanist Party for free before September 21, 2019, in order to be eligible to vote in the Electronic Presidential Primary that follows. Join here, no matter where you reside: transhumanist-party.org/membership/
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Pavel Ilin, Secretary of the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party (USTP), announce first round of the Presidential Primary Debates.

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Join USTP through September 21 to be be eligible to vote in Electronic Presidential Primary.

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Gennady Stolyarov II and Johannon Ben Zion Discuss a Transhumanist Vision for U.S. Policy – Watch it here: youtu.be/ccCdf18tcdo

Johannon Ben Zion of the Futurist New Deal Podcast interviews U.S. Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II regarding the U.S. Transhumanist Party's recent efforts, visions for the future of American politics, technological progress and technological Singularities, the importance of life-extension advocacy, open-source approaches to innovation, and overcoming challenges such as information overload and overly slow and cumbersome approval processes for innovative medical treatments. Mr. Stolyarov and Mr. Ben Zion also discussed in general terms the upcoming USTP Presidential Primary Election, for which voting will open on September 22, 2019.

References

- "Progress in the Politics of Abundance" - Presentation by Gennady Stolyarov II - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EA0yfTEXy0
- U.S. Transhumanist Party Discussion Panel - Burbank, California - August 24, 2019 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygTY5BQhuew
- The Transhumanism Handbook - www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030169190
- "The United States Transhumanist Party and the Politics of Abundance" - Mr. Stolyarov's chapter in "The Transhumanism Handbook" - available for free at transhumanist-party.org/2019/07/15/ustp-politics-of-abundance/
- Futurist New Deal Podcast videos - www.youtube.com/channel/UC4x7qcPc0T_XCtVnzav6YOQ
- Johannon Ben Zion - Candidate in the 2019 U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party Presidential Primary - transhumanist-party.org/candidate-profiles/johannon-ben-zion/

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Progress in the Politics of Abundance – Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EA0yfTEXy0

Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the United States Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party (USTP), delivered this presentation during the August 24, 2019, Wellness and Longevity Seminar in Burbank, California, to commemorate the publication of "The Transhumanism Handbook". Mr. Stolyarov spoke to update the audience on recent USTP activities in 2019 since the writing of his chapter, entitled "The United States Transhumanist Party and the Politics of Abundance" and available for free here: transhumanist-party.org/2019/07/15/ustp-politics-of-abundance/

Some of the subjects addressed in Mr. Stolyarov's presentation are the necessity and challenges of overcoming the evolved mindset of scarcity - the zero-sum mentality - in politics, the USTP's #IAmTranshuman campaign, its successful effort to amend Nevada Assembly Bill 226 to remove the prohibition against voluntary microchip implantation, and its Transhumanist Symbols project, of which the products are freely available at transhumanist-party.org/free-transhumanist-symbols/.

The presentation slides are not fully visible in the video but can be accessed and downloaded at transhumanist-party.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Progress-in-the-Politics-of-Abundance-Gennady-...

Find out more about "The Transhumanism Handbook" here - www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030169190

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U.S. Transhumanist Party Discussion Panel in Burbank, California – August 24, 2019 – Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygTY5BQhuew

On August 24, 2019, many leading transhumanists gathered in Burbank, California, to commemorate the publication of "The Transhumanism Handbook". Subsequent to the seminar and book-signing event marking that occasion, the U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party held a discussion panel hosted by Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II and featuring Director of Marketing Arin Vahanian and USTP Presidential Primary candidates Johannon Ben Zion and Charles Holsopple. Subjects of conversation included assessments of the public's receptiveness to transhumanist ideas, approaches toward spreading transhumanism, common misconceptions and challenges to overcome, as well as the upcoming Presidential primary election, for which voting will begin on September 22, 2019.

Find out more about "The Transhumanism Handbook" here - www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030169190

Join the U.S. Transhumanist Party for free, no matter where you reside - transhumanist-party.org/membership/. Those who join by September 22, 2019, will be eligible to vote in the Presidential Primary.

See the USTP Platform here - transhumanist-party.org/platform/

Read Mr. Stolyarov's chapter in "The Transhumanism Handbook" - entitled "The United States Transhumanist Party and the Politics of Abundance" - for free here: transhumanist-party.org/2019/07/15/ustp-politics-of-abundance/
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Seven astoundingly excellent new logos / symbols for transhumanism have been designed by Rachel Edler and have been added to the U.S. Transhumanist Party's gallery of free symbols: transhumanist-party.org/free-transhumanist-symbols/. With all of the recent additions, we are convinced now that we have the best repository of transhumanist graphic design, bar none. Our members have displayed considerable skill, enthusiasm, and creativity, and the world will benefit from their contributions as transhumanism becomes better recognized and increasingly understood. Thank you, Rachel Edler, for these polished, futuristic logos that convey the essence of transhumanism so well!

Everyone, please join the USTP free of charge, no matter where you reside, athttps://transhumanist-party.org/membership
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