Art Ramon Garcia, Jr.
Before I joined as Director of Visual Art, back in November 2015, I created the sign for Transhuman/Transhumanism/Transhumanist.
After reading an article on Queen Silvia of Sweden and learning of her use and promotion of Swedish Sign Language, I contacted her via an email form on the official Swedish Monarchy profile, suggesting to her that she implement a Universal Sign Language program that crowdsourced the best signs by upvoting, while leveraging the site https://www.spreadthesign.com/ to be its main repository. I also suggested that Universal Sign Language be taught to all Swedish children and that she work to promote its worldwide use.
While many in the Deaf community did not appreciate my suggestions, I continue to remind the Deaf community that advancing technology will only make the signing community smaller to the point of extinction.
Promoting a worldwide Universal Sign Language ensures the signing community does not deplete to unsustainable levels and that future-enhanced humans have a universal fall-back language in case of technological failure of a high-bandwidth Universal Thought Language that does not use verbal or written forms.
Art Ramon Garcia, Jr., is the Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Transhumanist Party during March – June 2023 and the USTP Director of Visual Art. Read more about him here.