Killer apps

Potential killer apps

A “killer app” is a feature of a platform which makes people become a supporter of that platform. A killer app for transhumanist politics might be an initiative which will cause members of the general public to think something like the following, when they come across it:

  • This is a fascinating app / piece of work / set of ideas
  • I’d love to support it / become part of it
  • What lies behind this initiative?… ah, people who call themselves transhumanists
  • Wow, I’m so glad I found out about this. It’s even bigger and better than I first thought

Possible initiatives include:

  1. Highlight the economic benefits of a longevity dividend
  2. Become the champions of a version of UBI that can gain broad support
  3. Fast-trackable changes in regulations for the approval of new drugs and treatments
  4. Identify faster transition paths to new non-greenhouse energy technologies
  5. Better tools for democratic decision-making
  6. Radical improvements to our IP laws
  7. Easier access to biohacking
  8. Promote smart drugs that actually work
  9. A more sustainable (less volatile) cryptocurrency
  10. Phased introduction of blockchain technologies (e.g. to improve decentralisation)
  11. Build support for a space exploration (asteroid-mining) industry
  12. Accelerate development and adoption of healthy synthetic meal replacements
  13. Highlight pathways towards large-scale adoption of cryonics
  14. New ideas in the development of a land-value tax

If anyone is interested in creating or contributing to one of these projects, please follow the advice on the Projects page.

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Transpolitica and the TPUK

It’s time to confirm an organisational change.

As of March 2019, Transpolitica is focusing on hosting the publication of books,  reports, and blogposts.

Actual discussion and planning of campaigns to take advantage of the ideas in these publications is now happening in a different organisation: the Transhumanist Party UK (TPUK).

For a live update of the projects being undertaken by the TPUK, see this dashboard.

TPUK Dashboard

As you’ll see, there’s a lot going on!

The TPUK declares its goal clearly: “A better future for everyone”. It highlights three top-level principles:

  • Evidence, science, and technology
  • Bright green
  • Personal freedom and social justice.

Although based in the UK, the TPUK welcomes members and supporters from around the world. To sign up to receive regular newsletters and other information by email, find the “Join” section of the TPUK’s main webpage.

You might also consider pressing the “Like” button on the TPUK’s Facebook page. That way, you’ll automatically receive notification of Facebook Live videos featuring TPUK executives – of which the first is scheduled for 6pm UK time on Sunday 3rd March.

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