Leadership

Leadership

Officers

Gennady Stolyarov II – Chairman
Arin Vahanian – Vice-Chairman
Pavel Ilin – Secretary
Caeus H. Antony – Vice-Secretary
B.J. Murphy – Director of Foreign Relations
Dan Elton – Director of Scholarship
Charlie Kam – Director of Marketing
David Shumaker – Director of Applied Innovation
Brent Logan Reitze – Director of Publication
Tom Ross – Director of Sentient Rights Advocacy
Justin Waters – Legislative Director
John J. Kerecz – Director of Energy Issues
(Art Ramon) Garcia Jr. – Director of Visual Art
Daniel Yeluashvili – Director of Longevity Outreach
Alexandria Black – Director of Community Resilience

Foreign Ambassadors

Christian Meniw – Argentina
Peter Xing – Australia
Vladislav Petrushenko – Belarus
Henry Hoyos – Bolivia
Keoma Ferreira Antonio – Brazil
Angel Marchev, Sr. – Bulgaria
Aria Cheng – Canada
Aura Neon Iavanove – Chile
Peter Wang – China
Abdul-Rahman Essam Saleh – Egypt
Chris Monteiro – England
Tobias Teufel – Germany
Pam Keefe – Hong Kong
Palak Madan – India
Sharon Gal-Or – Israel
Denisa Rensen – Japan
Alex Kadet – Latvia
Ojochogwu Abdul – Nigeria
Bobby Pembleton – Scotland
José Luis Cordeiro – Spain
Ihor Kendiukhov – Ukraine


Officers

Gennady Stolyarov II – Chairman

Gennady Stolyarov II (G. Stolyarov II) became the second Chairman in the history of the Transhumanist Party in November 2016. Mr. Stolyarov is an actuary,  independent philosophical essayist, science-fiction novelist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov regularly produces YouTube Videos discussing life extension, politics, philosophy, and related subjects.

In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and can also be freely downloaded in PDF format in the English, Russian, FrenchSpanish, and Portuguese languages.

Mr. Stolyarov is the Chief Executive and one of the founding members of the Nevada Transhumanist Party, established in August 2015.

Mr. Stolyarov has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), The Wave Chronicle, Le Québécois Libre, Brighter Brains Institute, Immortal Life, Enter Stage RightRebirth of Reason, The Liberal Institute, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Mr. Stolyarov holds the professional insurance designations of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC), Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF). He is the author of numerous actuarial study guides, including, most recently, the 473-page Practice Problems in Advanced Topics in General Insurance, published by ACTEX Learning.

Mr. Stolyarov has written a science-fiction novel, Eden against the Colossus, a philosophical treatise, A Rational Cosmology,  a play, Implied Consent, and a free self-help treatise, The Best Self-Help is Free.

In an effort to assist the spread of rational ideas, Mr. Stolyarov published his articles on Associated Content (subsequently the Yahoo! Contributor Network and Yahoo! Voices) from 2007 until Yahoo! closed this venue in 2014. Mr. Stolyarov held the highest Clout Level (10) possible on the Yahoo! Contributor Network and was one of its Page View Millionaires, with over 3,191,000 views. Mr. Stolyarov’s selected writings from that era have been preserved on this page.

 Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted here.

Arin Vahanian – Vice-Chairman

Arin Vahanian is a technologist, author, entrepreneur, musician, blogger, startup advisor, and aspiring entrepreneur in the biotech/neuroscience sectors. Having worked for three Fortune 100 companies and several technology startups, Mr. Vahanian helps organizations build high-performance teams and create and launch products/services that delight the customer.

Being deeply devoted to the promise of Transhumanism and the concept of continuous improvement, Mr. Vahanian is the author of Kaizen for Men, a book that combines self-help with Lean Manufacturing and Toyota Production System principles, helping men boost their health, career, and relationships.

Mr. Vahanian became interested in the Transhumanist movement after coming across various life-changing technologies and breakthroughs in the medical field. His personal vision is to live and love deeply, being dedicated to building and spreading technologies that allow human beings to live more fulfilling, joyful, and enhanced lives. Specifically, he has a special interest in curing mental health disorders such as depression and social anxiety disorder, as well as reversing aging and curing dementia and other neurological disorders.

Mr. Vahanian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (Public Relations) and a Master of Business Administration (Management) degree from California State University, Northridge. Additionally, he holds several professional certifications in the information technology (IT) industry, is a certified Project Management Professional, a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and an Enrolled Agent.

A seasoned traveler and expatriate, Mr. Vahanian has lived and worked on three continents, and speaks six languages. Mr. Vahanian is an ENTJ personality type according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Mr. Vahanian can be contacted here.

Pavel Ilin – Secretary

Pavel Ilin is a philosopher of culture, musician, baker, and aspiring software engineer.

Mr. Ilin holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Culture from the State Academic University of Humanities in Moscow. His Master’s thesis concerned Transhumanism as a foundation of culture geneses.

Mr. Ilin has worked to promote Transhumanism since 2005. While in Russia, he was Executive Secretary of the Russian Transhumanist Movement and later also the Project Manager. His projects included the “KrioRus” cryogenic company development and the “Human Aging System Diagram”, for which he served as a knowledge engineer.

Mr. Ilin co-founded the Russian Pirate Church to protect and promote freedom of information on the Internet.

Currently, Mr. Ilin is a volunteer at Refugee and Immigrants Fund in New York City.

Mr. Ilin is passionate about Artificial Intelligence development, intelligence augmentation, community-building, and music.

Mr. Ilin can be contacted via LinkedIn here.

Caeus H. Antony – Vice-Secretary

Caeus H. Antony (C.H. Antony) is an aspiring author from the Northeastern United states. He is an avid enthusiast of science fiction and its practical application to society as both a cautionary genre, and a guide to a better future for all humankind. Antony can often be found delivering a snide or sardonic remark, reveling in good coffee, or hunched over a manuscript surrounded by his doggos.

B.J. Murphy – Director of Foreign Relations

B.J. Murphy

B.J. Murphy is a writer, author, futurist, and activist. He has done work as a Technology Adviser for short films and television and is an Ambassador for both the A.I. company Persona and robotics company BodAi. He’s an Editor and Social Media Manager for Serious Wonder, Affiliate Scholar for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and is a co-author of both The Future of Business: Critical Insights Into a Rapidly Changing World From 60 Future Thinkers and 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.

Mr. Murphy can be contacted here

Dan Elton – Director of Scholarship

Dan Elton is a Staff Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, where he works on applications of AI to medical imaging. Previously he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he researched applications of machine learning to molecular property prediction and molecular design. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009 and a Ph.D. in physics from Stony Brook University in 2016. He has been interested and involved in transhumanism since at least 2009, when he joined the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute transhumanist club. He is chair of the Maryland Transhumanist Party and is a co-organizer for the DC Transhumanist Meetup. He is a member on several Lifeboat Foundation boards. He is also a contributor and proponent of H+Pedia, the transhumanist wiki. His website is www.moreisdifferent.com, and he tweets at @moreisdifferent.
You can connect with and contact Dan on LinkedIn or Facebook.

Charlie Kam – Director of Marketing

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.

David Shumaker – Director of Applied Innovation

David Shumaker is a Technologist, Futurist, Explorer, Transhumanist, Cryonicist, and ENFJ.  Applied Innovation defined by David is using creative thinking, collaboration, commitment, and behavior changes to close the gap between theory and practice.

David’s profession is technical skills tutoring, coaching, training, instructing, and speaking.  His instruction assignments included both private and public institutions, and he has extensive field experience with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is a certified systems engineer, administrator, and trainer. David’s technology career began in the United States Air Force where he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant (E9).

Since an early age David considered himself both a futurist and explorer. He is energized seeing technology he once dreamed of, progressing from concept to prototype to product to commodity. In addition to his own military career, he grew up in a military family and resided and traveled extensively in the United States and in other countries. He experienced many other cultures, their technologies and values.

A few years ago, David was introduced to transhumanism via a super-longevity community at the  RAADfest Conference – Revolution Against Aging and Death. There he met Chairman Stolyarov, and other officers and transhumanists interested in a techno-positive future for humanity. Transhumanism was a perfect fit for David’s futurist and explorer traits and his profound interest in super-longevity.

David’s involvement in transhumanism and super longevity includes roles as Vice-Chair of the Arizona Transhumanist Party, Vice-Chair of the Longevity Party of the United States, and Organizer and Member of the Super Long Life Community. He is a registered Cryonics Member at ALCOR and holds membership in the following organizations: U.S. Transhumanist Party, Coalition for Radical Life Extension, Humanity+, World Future Society, and Lifeboat Foundation. David makes periodic monetary donations to SENS Research Foundation, Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, The Planetary Society, Lifeboat Foundation, ALCOR, the Coalition for Radical Life Extension, and perhaps a few other organizations.

Mr. Shumaker can be contacted here.

Brent Logan Reitze – Director of Publication

Brent Logan Reitze is a Transhumanist Advocate and Bio-Hacker working as an Information Technology Systems Engineer, Entrepreneur, and Writer, with a focus on man-machine convergence. A U.S. Army Veteran, he served nearly a decade as an Information Technology Specialist around the world, from Crypto-Network Management in Korea, to System Engineering for Operation Enduring Freedom in Africa, to Red Team Cyber-Security operations at Fort Meade, MD, all while also serving as an Education NCO to act as liaison between education institutions and soldiers to aid others complete their education while serving as he did.

Honorably Discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant, he has continued to work in the technology sector with a focus on virtual platforms, from virtualized workspaces and learning environments, to tele-medicine and hardware dematerialization.

As The Transhumanist Technologist he aims to inform and guide others to discovering a simple truth: To use technology to overcome our weaknesses is what it means to be human. With that, his business and personal goals align in seeking ways to help others find the right technology they need to lead more enriched lives and ultimately to transition our society through a positive technological singularity to life among the stars.

His other current positions and affiliations include: member and webmaster for Humanity+, the international organization for transhumanists, Member of the World Future Society, Advisory Board member for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), and Futurist Advisor for the Lifeboat Foundation.

He lives with his wife and children in Bowie, Maryland.

You can connect and contact Mr. Reitze through Linkedin.

Tom Ross – Director of Sentient Rights Advocacy

Tom Ross is a producer, creative consultant, and author yet feels odd referring to himself in the third person. My political experience includes a 2001 testimony before a U.S. House Subcommittee on Media and Information Technology Policy (The Anti-Spam Bill). In 2002 the Governor of California appointed me to a Department of Consumer Affairs board. I became the National Creative Director for Entercom, the 2nd largest radio group in the U.S. and built one of the first and biggest Visual Production operations in the industry. I designed a system to find, test and scale the best ideas from the quietest corners in hundreds of stations. In 2013, I shared this system in a TEDx Talk called “Open Source Mode”.  I’ve also produced creative assets for namedrops like IBM, Microsoft, and Styx and have Creative Consulted for good works like the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and Sir Bob Geldof’s youbloom.com.  My novel, US6 is designed to illuminate and entertain a future Artificial yet Self-Aware Superintelligence while enlisting it and Human readers into the fight against Modern Slavery. I’m an INTJ, Existential Intelligence Type, Vegan, GenX Mensa member with Scorpio Rising, Transhumanist.

Mr. Ross can be contacted here.

Justin Waters – Legislative Director

Justin Waters is a child welfare attorney in Florida. His work touches on bioethical issues, such as mental competency, the appointment of medical surrogates, court orders authorizing psychotropic medications for children in the dependency system, and the rights of parents.

Justin holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. He became licensed to practice law in 2016. Prior to being an attorney, Justin worked in insurance, at computer stores, and served honorably in the U.S. Navy, including three months on a nuclear-powered submarine in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

He has assisted with Congressional and Presidential elections. During the 2016 election, he volunteered with a team of attorneys to ensure voting precincts were in compliance with the law. In 2014, he gave legal research assistance to SpacePAC, a political action committee founded by Martine Rothblatt during the election between Gabriel Rothblatt and Congressman Posey. In 2012, he worked with a non-profit to track state bills and email action alerts to activists and took a student group to Washington D.C.

Prior to the development of the Transhumanist Party, Justin promoted the idea of creating a Space Party and encouraged transhumanists and space enthusiasts to become more involved in politics. He believes transhumanists must create their own political party in order to transcend the existing political paradigm and create a standard for other political parties to follow.

John J. Kerecz – Director of Energy Issues

John J. Kerecz lives a life rich in accomplishments, goal-reaching, and harnessing his talents. Though he has an impressive professional and educational legacy, having worked for more than thirty-five years in engineering and technological fields, he is better known by his friends and loved ones as the owner of OSHRadio.com and as an adventurer with well-rounded and very fulfilled ambitions. Kerecz also has a passion for the arts; he has authored books (nine of which are listed on Amazon), appeared in various films, and started being a part-time radio and TV personality in the early 1980s. His dynamic range of professional, thrill-seeking, and artistic experiences paint him as a dreamer with no limits.

Kerecz has had an impressive repertoire of world travel experiences, having even been launched into the edge of space from Sokol Airbase in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. This endeavor was inspired by his always-present admiration of outer space, and his inability to take no for an answer when it came to the question of whether or not he could get close to it! He also wouldn’t take no for an answer when it came to the question of accomplishing other dreams; for example, he needed to undergo a hip-replacement surgery, but this did not stop him from taking a seven-country hiking trip shortly afterward. One of the countries on this trip was Tibet, and he had the pleasure of trekking across the land of temples and nature, eventually reaching a base camp at Mount Everest. Other countries on this trip included China, Turkey, Italy, and more. As of now, he has not been to Machu Picchu, but plans to visit the ancient citadel in the near future.

It is no surprise that if someone had asked Kerecz as a child what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would have said that he aspired to become a super hero! Though this may not be the most expected answer for a child to provide, it showed that he had big dreams and boundless confidence from a young age. He considers his experience in practicing karate and kung-fu, as well as his familial influences, as being positively impactful on his childhood. He prospered in school, having taken to heart the advice of art teachers who dared him to dream even bigger, and having paid close attention to his lectures in science classes.

Kerecz calls central Pennsylvania his home. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at Penn State University. Additionally, however, he considers “home” as anywhere his loved ones are. Throughout his adventures, his loved ones support him and remain the most important factor in his life. They lovingly know him as spontaneous and crazy, using these words only to reflect on his naturally fun and daring manner. When he isn’t working, spending time with loved ones, or trekking around the world, he likes to exercise his body and mind. Kerecz enjoys visiting the gym and reading books, especially works by Anne Rice.

His repertoire of experiences have led him to hold closely onto ideals of peace and love. He is dynamically spiritual, having Christian and some Buddhist Zen beliefs. John Kerecz believes that everything happens for a reason and that everyone was born for a specific purpose. He truly follows this belief, setting an example of how people should explore their own destinies.

Mr. Kerecz can be contacted here.

(Art Ramon) Garcia Jr. – Director of Visual Art

Art Ramon is a Modern-Day Renaissance Man™ with a multitude of interests and limited time. His art speaks to contemporary humanity, as well as future generations of genetically enhanced cybernetic posthumans. Painting allows him to express feelings and ideas in a medium that transcends the limitations of spoken words, which are difficult for him to convey in conversation without Neuralink assistance.

He experiments with a variety of styles but tends to gravitate towards abstract, surrealism, and impressionism. His experimentation in combining Southwestern art with surrealism and abstract has led to him to father Southwest Surreal™ and Arid Abstract™. His unique perspective which led him to create Neo-Southwestern Art™ allows his work to stand out in the present and throughout infinite possible futures.

He depicts his Transhumanist belief in his artwork while creating novel symbols to represent the belief within his works. He envisions becoming an immortal AI-enhanced posthuman who will one day build the largest art gallery space on Mars.

When not creating art, Art Ramon has spent time curating his mind with skills that can possibly be leveraged by an AI-enhanced mind, such as learning sign language in order to communicate visually in parallel versus in serial constricted words, once Neuralink has become a reality.

Art Ramon holds that we must all seek diversity in thought while pursuing our shared outlook so that the most powerful ideas rise to the top in a global competitive Transhumanist future.

Art Ramon can be contacted here.

Daniel Yeluashvili – Director of Longevity Outreach

Daniel Yeluashvili is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in political science, where he received the Louis Wasserman Award for outstanding essays in political theory. He has also spent time as a political activist, from combating discrimination at his alma mater to analyzing inaccuracies in reporting on conflict in the Middle East as a student fellow at the Committee for Accuracy for Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA). His writing has been published in the Algemeiner, the Times of Israel, and The Transhumanism Handbook (published by Springer International).

Mr. Yeluashvili can be contacted here.

Alexandria Black – Director of Community Resilience

Alexandria Black, in her role as Director of Community Resilience, focuses on improving the harmony of interactions within the transhumanist community, arriving at ways to promote productive communication and resolve conflicts, and also to maintain vigilance for threats to the integrity and peace of the community.

Her message to the transhumanist community, reinforcing its goals, is, “Make me live long. That’s how long I am allowed to serve you this time. Glad that I arrived with some genetic luck.”

Ms. Black can be contacted here.


Foreign Ambassadors

 

Christian Meniw – Argentina

Dr. Christian Meniw is a lawyer specializing in “Industry 4.0” and Trade 2030, a postgraduate lecturer at UCES University in Argentina, an Ambassador for Peace in the United Nations, a speaker, Director of the Innovation Center of Bolivia, and a long-time booster of the U.S. Transhumanist Party. He currently has two projects related to the future of Latin America. The first project is to provide a new path forward through the economic and political landscape through the development of megalopolis, and the second one is called Society 5.0+, which aims to establish the democratization and decentralization of emerging technology.

Peter Xing – Australia

Peter Xing is a keynote speaker on transhumanism and emerging technologies, helping individuals and organisations navigate disruptive technology & innovation.

Peter works on the strategy, design and delivery of data analytics, machine learning and automation projects to high growth and large multinational organisations. He is also the co-founder of Transhumanism Australia, a community of technologists who work in and create positive impact through emerging technologies.

Peter speaks on transhumanism, artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, biotech, nanotech, healthtech and other emerging technologies which help humans overcome the limitations of biology by augmenting and enhancing our intelligence, healthy longevity, and wellbeing.

Mr. Peter Xing can be contacted here.

Vladislav Petrushenko – Belarus

Vladislav Petrushenko is a futurologist, writer, and philosopher on future topics.

He studied Mechanics and Mathematics at Belarusian State University. In 2006, he took a part in a rally against the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko. He is a member of the Kalinovsky scholarship program for repressed Belarusians. He studied at Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland, at the Institute of Mathematics.

In 2011, he moved to Moscow and joined the Russia 2045 transhumanist movement as a coordinator dealing with participants and experts. He is the co-organizer of the first international congress, Global Future 2045, in Moscow.

Vladislav Petrushenko was the initiator and scientific secretary of the Moscow Cross-Cutting Seminar on Futurology and Forecasting in 2012. He is a member of the Russian Philosophical Society under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Association of Futurists and the Pirate Party of Russia.

In 2013, he founded and led the Russian Pirate Church with the aim of assisting in achieving positive Singularity through overcoming limitations on the spreading of information and through popularization of scientific knowledge. He declared the Internet our temple and registered the Russian Pirate Church, where sharing knowledge and information was sacred, since it was the bedrock of progress, while censorship and freedom of speech restrictions were sins, and any attempt to limit the spread of knowledge was considered an insult to the feelings of believers in free access to knowledge.

In 2014, he finished the winter foresight school at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. He is an ex-futurologist for the ArtElectronics journal, with a number of publications on tech trends in the 2020s.

Since 2015, he has been engaged in writing a sci-fi novel about post-Singularity civilization and a popular science book about the Singularity. He is simultaneously developing the theory of free access to information within the framework of the Russian Pirate Church.

Interests: Mr. Petrushenko supports radical cyborgization, yet with a passion for antiquity, in particular, for classical Ancient Greece. He considers Stanisław Lem his intellectual parent and teacher. He respects Socrates, Epicurus and Lucretius.

Mr. Vladislav Petrushenko can be contacted here.

Henry Hoyos – Bolivia

Henry Hoyos is a partner in both Siscotec and Quantec; with companies in Chile, the US, Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia.

Henry is on the board of the investment fund “Hive 10” which grows startups, general director of the AISEB which regulates electronic security in Bolivia, Technology Director of the Bolivia E3 Innovation Center, and member of the Sociedad 5.0+ Bolivia group.

Hoyos has expertise in building business models in telecommunications, cybersecurity, Smart City development, and digital transformation, and is currently developing biosecurity, telemedicine, and tele-education business models based on emerging neuroscience and digitalization.

Henry is a member of “The Committee of Creation of the First Megalopolis in South America,” a founding member of “Bolivia 2030” to transform the economy from manufacturing to new automation models, and a proud member of the Transhumanist Party.

Keoma Ferreira Antonio – Brazil

Keoma Ferreira Antonio is a philosopher, musician, and lover of science fiction and Japanese art production. Graduated in Philosophy from UFRN (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil), he was a laureate of his class. He currently holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the same university, and his research area is Transhumanism.

He researches and writes about the “Promethean-Faustian Oscillations” of Transhumanism, which come from the demiurgic character of modern sciences (which will be published as an introductory book on transhumanism). He is also a member of the research group on Immortality, an activist of the Transhumanist cause (being an active voice within the movement, which is still small in Brazil) and works with the dissemination of philosophical thought through anime (Japanese animation).

Keoma can be contacted here.

Angel Marchev, Sr. – Bulgaria

Prof. Angel Marchev, Ph.D. has graduated as automation control engineer at the Technical University of Sofia. Later he worked closely with A. Ivahnenko, one of the originators of the concept of Self-organization.

Prof. Marchev is one of the pioneers of implementing cybernetics and system theory in the fields of business management in Bulgaria. Over the last 40 years he has published more than two hundred papers on various topics in the field. He considers as his life-time achievement the implementation of Multi-stage selection procedures for wide range of business challenges such as system identification, forecasting, modeling economic and business systems among others.

Angel Marchev, Sr. is one of the pioneers of implementing computer business games and active methods in education for adults in Bulgaria. Over the last 40 years he has educated more than thirty thousand students and managers using over hundred and twenty CMG and other active methods in his courses. He teaches courses such as “Simulation and gaming in management”, “Business games”, “Computer simulation and forecasting”, “Financial modeling in management” and „Fundamentals of Management I: Cybernetics and systems theory” at the University for National and World Economy and Burgas Free University among several others business schools and collages in Bulgaria and at University of Hasselt, University of Slough, and London Guildhall University among others abroad.

By using games he has trained a spectrum of Bulgarian business leaders starting with his assignment at the Center for training management resources throughout the 1970’s. In the last 20 years he has started his own consultancy business providing training for various private and public organizations.

Prof. Marchev has been among the first members of ISAGA since it was founded and was member of the steering committee of ISAGA almost until 1990. He was also a member of EESAGA. Now he is establishing BASAGA in Bulgaria.

Professor Marchev can be contacted here.

Aria Cheng – Canada

Aria Cheng is a Wholistic Transhumanist Artist, Designer, Community Builder, Advocate, and Entrepreneur. As an unprotected visible intersectional minority with invisible disabilities, Aria has spent 6 years engaged in building inclusive queer and feminist communities and spaces, and an additional 10 years serving her local community in many capacities.

Since her departure from the queer-feminist activist sphere in 2013, Aria remains a passionate Transhumanist, with a distinct progressive vision for Canada’s future which includes: a focus on Innovation and Research; extending Universal Care to encompass Basic Income, Advanced Education, and extended Health & Dental coverage for longevity; an actionable plan for Native Reparations; Voting Reform; and making use of Blockchain technology and Artificial Intelligence for true democratic participation as well as the distribution of both private and public services; among others.

Aria is currently working on finishing her Associate Degree of Arts in Social Sciences, as well as her Diploma of Fine Arts. She also serves as Lead Designer for the non-profit humanitarian AI organization, Robots Without Borders, and is Founder of The Transhumanist Party of Canada.

In her personal life, Aria is giant fan of Star Trek, loves her two cats, and identifies her gender to be Transhumanist.

Aria can be contacted here.

Aura Neon Iavanove – Chile

Aura Neon Iavanove graduated in Electronics in high school and participates in the maker movement in Chile. Aura is a student of automation and industrial control and is interested in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Aura is also an entrepreneur who has formed a company called Carmona Robotics. Aura created an invention, motivated by the work of several thinkers – a smartglass with a brain-computer interface that integrates imaging studies, logistics, daily life, and social experiences. Aura’s dream is to study biomedical engineering and, specifically, neuronal engineering, and to collaborate with others in improving the effectiveness of biological sensors in prostheses and computational devices. Aura believes in a world of neurodiversity and existential freedom, where the identity of each person is defended. In addition, Aura takes an interest in economics and energy and is a member of the Facebook group Transhumanismo, whose focus is on spreading transhumanist ideas in countries throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

Aura can be contacted here.

Peter Wang – China

Peter Wang (Chinese name: Wang Jianjun) is a senior product manager, a senior psychological consultant, and a transhumanist. He has struggled for human society to enter the era of transhuman civilization and has advocated the principles of reason, science, democracy, equality, love, art, and the pursuit of long-term value. Peter Wang believes that future human civilization will surely enter a superhuman stage, as all human behavior is currently enhancing humanity itself.

Peter Wang 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.

Peter Wang is writing On Superhuman Civilization, which mainly discusses the development direction of human society. Humanity has experienced stages of primitive society, slave society, feudal society, capitalist society, socialist society, and the next stage for our species to enter is superhuman society. At present, science, technology, and art development will bring human beings into transhuman civilization.

Peter Wang is writing Hollow Do, a psychological counseling book focusing on practical results. Hollow Do’s ideology originates from Bruce Lee ’s Jeet Kune Do, focusing on straightforward problem solving. Because previous counseling therapies, such as psychoanalysis and cognitive behavior, were problem-centered therapies, Peter Wang believes that good treatments should be people-centered, practical combat.

Peter Wang is actively building a transhumanist community in China and welcomes like-minded people to join.

Peter Wang can be contacted here.

Abdul-Rahman Essam Saleh – Egypt

Abdul-Rahman Essam Saleh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and is aiming to establish the biotechnology industry as a major industrial sector in Egypt, where potentials are at a peak and chances seem limitless. For that dream to come true, Abdul is taking steps and planning on doing his Master’s degree in Biotechnology Business Management.

Abdul started the Arabian Longevity Alliance initiative to spread awareness of the longevity research field and its results among researchers and science-loving laymen. Also, to spark the interests of people who aren’t that much into science, Abdul used his stance to start intriguing people’s thoughts about how the Transhumanistic era might look like and how longevity is going to affect the shapes of our lives.

Abdul has held multiple talks, lectures, and YouTube videos on various topics, including longevity, to help get the word out in the Arab world, which is why he pays great regard to translating research papers into Arabic and posting them with the hope that they reach Arabic-speaking audiences interested in the field or in science in general.

Abdul hopes that his efforts result in a possible core of the first small community of Transhumanists in Egypt.

Abdul-Rahman can be contacted via his Facebook page and his YouTube channel.

Chris Monteiro – England

Chris Monteiro has been involved in the transhumanist movement for a number of years. He is a co-founder and officer with the Transhumanist Party UK, an organization seeking to tackle a range of contemporary political challenges facing the transhumanist movement in British, European, and international contexts.

Since 2015 he has led the H+Pedia project from Humanity+, a transhumanist edited wiki helping to better map, understand and promote transhumanist ideas within the entire movement.

He works as a systems administrator and studies contemporary cybercrime trends and their intersections with computer security, privacy, and our rapidly developing internet-connected society.

Personal site: https://pirate.london/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deku_shrub

Chris can be contacted here.

Tobias Teufel – Germany

Tobias Teufel is a biohacker, drone pilot, and philosopher on emerging technology across all topics.

He is studying physics and informatics for his Bachelor of Education degree at Kaiserslautern Technical University. Tobias is a DIY enthusiast and supporter of open science. He is creating a small tech enthusiast and biohacking group in Germany, where the whole transhumanist movement is growing in small steps. Therefore, he considers it to also be important to spread the ideas and motives of the movement with logic, reason, and social-media representation. He is interested in a wide variety of technological developments from additive manufacturing to space exploration and architecture to seemingly simple areas like agriculture and its future.

Tobias can be contacted here.

Pam Keefe – Hong Kong

Pam Keefe is the Asia Pacific Vice President for HNI International.

Based in Hong Kong, Pam is responsible for Sales and Distribution of HNI’s 8 brands of office furniture, including Allsteel, Gunlocke, Paoli, Lamex, and HNI India. Originally from the USA, she has been working and living in Asia since 2008. Prior to joining HNI in 2015, Pam was based in Singapore and was the Vice-President of Asia Pacific for Teknion Office Furniture for two years and spent 12 years with Haworth Office Furniture, leading Sales Strategy and Global Accounts for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, and Africa.

In addition to the office furniture business, Pam has a passion for biotechnology, health, fitness, and life extension.

Pam is spearheading an effort to raise awareness and educate people in Asia on the possibilities of life extension and the critical medical research that is needed to cure aging and death. The organizations in which she is involved give her access to people, events, knowledge, and activities that the U.S. Transhumanist Party can leverage. Pam is organizing RAADfest Bangkok, which takes place in February 2018 and will be the first event of its kind in Asia.

Pam can be contacted here.

Palak Madan – India

Palak Madan is a Research Analyst at Blackbox AI. Her work involves evaluating AI marketplace, finding best practices for various operational needs, business development, UI designing, gathering resources for in-house research lab, maintaining internal wiki, etc. Previously, she has participated in diverse challenges and collaborative projects with various tech-startups in India, U.S., and Europe.

Besides AI forecasting, her research work revolves around Future of Machine Intelligence, long-term ethical problems of robust and beneficial Artificial Intelligence, simulation theory, ethical reasoning, rationality, mathematics, and design thinking. She likes to focus on big picture questions facing humanity and maintains a web presence at futuretunnel.com, where she shares her views, thoughts and vision for far future.

Palak can be contacted here.

Sharon Gal-Or – Israel

Sharon Gal-Or is a writer, author, futurist, innovation management & gamification specialist, and advisor in the fields of education, community management, entrepreneurship, & sustainability.

Started in 2017, Mr. Gal-Or has been creating and promoting a new interdisciplinary thinking method with symbols encoding known as Ting Global. The goal of the venture is to promote a dialogue around finding solutions to the challenges faced by humanity, known as SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), as defined by the United Nations.

Mr. Gal-Or can be contacted here.

Denisa Rensen – Japan

Dr. Denisa Rensen B.Sc., B.A., N.D. FAARM A4M is the founder and CEO of ‘blissDesigned’ — a future-conscious, intelligent-luxe society for the Future Human. She designs Clinical & Virtual Rejuvenative Programs, and curates Age Reversal Salon Experiences and Elegant Global Retreats – all in the goal of expanding lives for highest potential and deepest happiness. Ultimately, she designs human lives for bliss – the zenith of our physical and metaphysical experience.

Denisa is an avid academic/researcher, holding Honors Degrees in Philosophy, in Biology, in Psychology, and a Medical Degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Her expertise in Longevity is enriched with the Fellowship in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine from American Academy of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (A4M).

Denisa can be contacted here.

Alex Kadet – Latvia

Alex Kadet is an entrepreneur, transhumanist, radical-life-extension activist, and death-studies expert.

Before joining the transhumanist movement, Alex worked as a consultant at PwC and built several companies in Russia. He holds a Bachelor of Management degree (Honours) from VSU (Voronezh State University).

Alex joined the transhumanist movement in 2018 and began to work as a Chief Business Development Officer at Open Longevity, a non-profit organisation acting for global political and business change, pushing science towards radical life extension. He is also developing a hypothesis explaining the paradox of why transhumanism as a whole and radical life extension particularly are still not publicly accepted, although it contradicts the rationality (more can be found here and on Medium).

Currently, Alex lives in Riga, Latvia, working as a Head of Business Development at a startup and developing his own projects aimed to raise public awareness of transhumanism values and philosophy.

Find Alex on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Medium and contact him here.

Ojochogwu Abdul – Nigeria

Ojochogwu Abdul is a resident of Nigeria and deeply involved in the country’s transhumanist community under the personal philosophies of deep naturalism, transhumanism, and cosmism. He’s the founder of the Transhumanist Enlightenment Café (TEC) and is the co-founder of the Transhumanist Forum of Nigeria (H+Forum-NG).

Ojochogwu currently holds a B.A. in Philosophy & Religious Studies and an M.A. in Philosophy, and is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He’s a researcher, philosophy tutor, private consultant, speaker, social worker, and NGO program and planning officer.

Ojochogwu can be contacted here.

Bobby Pembleton – Scotland

Bobby Pembleton has avidly followed the progression of Transhumanist thought since he discovered it while attending George Mason University outside of Washington, DC. During this time he was Editor-in-Chief of a widely distributed independent newspaper focused on political satire and commentary, Expulsion! He went on to be a founding co-owner of a theoretical physics themed underground music venue and vegan restaurant, Strange Matter, in Richmond, VA.

After realizing that he needed to see more of the world in order to better formulate opinions about it, Bobby traveled and worked extensively throughout the United States. The travel bug not yet sated, he obtained his CELTA certificate and went to teach abroad. He taught for two years in Ecuador and a year in South Korea before settling permanently in Edinburgh with his wife Claire in 2016. Although no longer a teacher, spending time in these vastly different countries allowed him a vast and necessary shift in perspective. He now works in Events Management at the Edinburgh College of Art and spends his free time exploring his new country and continent, keeping up with the progression of Transhumanist and general Futurist thought, reading and writing Science Fiction, and always striving to better himself and make the world around us a better place in whatever subtle and not-so-subtle ways that he can.

Bobby believes strongly in many of the most well-publicised elements of Transhumanist thought, such as radical life extension and bettering humans through increasingly advanced technology. Raising humanity to a level capable of achieving this, however, may require a drastic change in the way the world’s governments operate, a return to first principles, perhaps even allowing unbiased A.I. to make more logical decisions regarding governmental matters and the allocation of resources. These are transnational issues that we must start discussing, as the progress of technology continues to accelerate.

Bobby can be contacted here.

José Luis Cordeiro – Spain

José Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in 5 continents. José is also the Technology Advisor for the U.S. Transhumanist Party. You can read an extensive biography of him here.

José can be contacted here.

Ihor Kendiukhov – Ukraine

Ihor Kendiukhov is an economist, tech analyst, futurologist, entrepreneur, and VC expert.

He is working as a consultant, analyst, and researcher in the fields of deep tech, macroeconomics, finance, investment, futurology, and quantitative forecasting at various European companies and institutions (such as Labiotech.eu or Humboldt-University at Berlin) and is engaged in the advisory of several biotech startups. 

He has experience in venture capital and acceleration with the focus on companies in the industries of AI, biotech, longevity, IT, and fintech.

Ihor manages local transhumanist groups in Berlin, Germany, and Kyiv, Ukraine. He is a frequent speaker and writer on the topics of progress, future, life extension, and economic and investment trends. He is a co-founder of Bionity, an organization aimed at the promotion of life science industries and transhumanist values in Ukraine.

In academia, his research interests relate to neuroeconomics, ergodicity economics, quantitative finance, macroeconomics, biogerontology, biochemistry, and cognitive neuroscience. 

Ihor believes that the best way to achieve transhumanist goals is to work personally on the advancement of science and technology.

Find Ihor Kendiukhov on LinkedinTwitter, and Medium or contact him here