Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, is now seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2018 nomination for governor of California. Istvan reports on the Google+ social network that The Daily Dot has published “[t]he first of my major #Libertarian policy articles for my California gubernatorial run.”
Titled “Why aging is a disease,” with the teaser “The future of Libertarianism could be radically different,” the piece argues that aging, disease and other “natural” ills are no less violations of the non-aggression principle than is human initiation of force:
A challenge has recently been posed to the non-aggression principle. The thorny question libertarian transhumanists are increasingly asking in the 21st century is: Are so-called natural acts or occurrences immoral if they cause people to suffer? After all, taken to a logical philosophical extreme, cancer, aging, and giant asteroids arbitrarily crashing into the planet are all aggressive, forceful acts that harm the lives of humans.