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The new Transpolitica book: “A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future”:

The Transhumanist Abundance Manifesto

Goals of Transpolitica

The goals of Transpolitica are to:

  • Enable society to transcend the limitations and constraints of today’s political models
  • Anticipate the better political practices of an envisaged technoprogressive future
  • Advocate the practical policies that will advance that future
  • Engage people at all levels of politics and society around the world, to support and implement these policies
  • Support transhumanists within political parties of all shapes and stripes

H+ and P+

Transhumanism (H+) is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase. [Quoted from the Transhumanist FAQ]

As the philosopher Max More stated in 1990:

Transhumanism is a class of philosophies of life that seek the continuation and acceleration of the evolution of intelligent life beyond its currently human form and human limitations by means of science and technology, guided by life-promoting principles and values.

In short, transhumanism anticipates tomorrow’s humanity:

  • Envisaging the positive qualities and characteristics of future intelligent life
  • Taking steps towards achieving these qualities and characteristics
  • Identifying and managing risks of negative characteristics of future intelligent life.

Similarly, Transpolitica (P+) anticipates tomorrow’s politics:

  • Envisaging the positive qualities and characteristics of future social structures
  • Taking steps towards achieving these qualities and characteristics
  • Identifying and managing risks of negative characteristics of future social structures.

Transpolitica 2016

For details of the conference Transpolitica 2016: Real world policy changes for a radically better future:

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Q3 sprint: launch the Abundance Manifesto

I’m writing to share early news of a planned pivot involving Transpolitica and/or the Transhumanist Party UK.

This pivot will taken place over the next few months. Progressing this pivot is the goal of the forthcoming Q3 sprint for Transpolitica.

The pivot is to place more focus on one particular idea: clarifying the forthcoming era of sustainable abundance. This will happen via the vehicle of a new document – a new manifesto – which (all being well) will be published as a short new book some time later this year.

I’ve been led to this change by reflecting on a number of developments over the last few months, including discussions at last Saturday’s London Futurists conference on Universal Basic Income and/or Alternatives. Another factor influencing my thinking is the responses to my book Transcending Politics. Whilst I’m pleased at the content of that book, I can see that many readers would prefer a simpler introduction to the subject.

Hence the new document, which bears the name The Transhumanist Abundance Manifesto.

It is presently mainly text, but the idea is that it will contain graphics as well.

As you’ll see, the document contains a call-to-action. If you’re able to help improve the document – particularly the FAQ section at the end (which I envision will grow to at least one hundred questions over the next few weeks), please add your comments and suggestions in this Google doc.

The Manifesto is split into three parts:

  1. An opening invitation, “Advance!” (roughly one page of A4)
  2. Sections explaining “Abundance awaits” (roughly three pages of A4)
  3. FAQ (to form an extended appendix to the previous sections).

For ease of viewing, here’s a current snapshot of the first two sections.

The cosmos beckons

(Picture source: Genty on Pixabay.)

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