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.
My thirties started off in countries ravaged by environmental destruction and dictatorships. Back then, I was a journalist for National Geographic, spending most of my time abroad, even though I still called Los Angeles—my birth city—home. In the 100+ countries I visited, I reported on some harrowing stories: the Killing Fields in Cambodia, the near total deforestation of Paraguay, and the tense nuclear stand-off between India and Pakistan.… Read more ...
When John McAfee declared his candidacy for President of the United States last September, he did so on the notional ticket of a new “Cyber Party.” In December, he chose instead to seek the Libertarian Party‘s 2016 presidential nomination.
The good news for America is that the Libertarian Party will probably be on all 50 state ballots, meaning it’s possible that the Libertarian Party presidential candidate could significantly alter the outcome of the elections.
One wants to live forever, the other wants to push reset on the US Constitution. Both are running for president in 2016. As Republican and Democrat presidential candidates prepare for December’s debates, pioneering Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan and cybersecurity legend John McAfee met for the first time this week for their own debate, over several large drinks in a motel bar.… Read more ...