Transhumanism is the idea, philosophy, movement, what have you, that human beings both can and should be enhanced by the use of technology. So while some people use glasses, cars, phones computers, airplanes, and so forth, well, we Transhumanists want to go further.
A lot further.
We want robotic hearts, we want to stay young, we want to be stronger, faster, smarter, and more loving than we are now.
And we don’t people to feel depression, or rage, or extreme loneliness, or to experience cancer, AIDS, or disability of any sort.
We want everyone to feel and function well, all of the time, and we want to grow as never before.
Now consider this.
For the entirety of our species we have only been changing the external – where we live, what clothes we wear, what religions we devote ourselves to and so forth.
And now, I and many others believe that it is time to change the inside.
It is time to evolve.
On Rational Devotion
It seems to me that within Christianity, as well as many other religions, there is the idea that one must devote to God, and God will respond – that is to say, God will heal you in his time.
His time? Does that mean, not even in this life, and yet still you are asked to devote?
(Oh, and why does he heal say, loneliness but not an amputee?)
If God is real, then at minimum, he should meet us halfway, and for each prayer, a little healing, and for each verse read, a little healing.
But of course it doesn’t work that way, and the believer is told to keep going and just, well, believe. That to me sounds like mental slavery.
And I will have none of it.
Technology heals. Nature heals. Animals heal. People heal each other.
And technology has the potential to be, and often already is, the greatest healer of all.
Why devote to anything else then?
P. S. In the movie Forrest Gump, what heals the legs of Lt. Dan? Oh right, technology.
Please, brothers and sisters, let us now turn away from the empty promises of holy books, and instead let us support Transhumanism, for it shall lead us to real healing.
So now we come to arguably our crystalline truth – if there is a biological problem, there is a biological solution.
Zoltan Istvan for American President 2016.
Spread the Good News.
Reed Nelson is the founder of The Transhumanist Party of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. See the Facebook page of The Transhumanist Party of Calgary here.