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About the Transhumanist Party

(The following information is from http://www.transhumanistparty.org.uk/transhumanist_party_membership_open)

th party logoThe Transhumanist Party is a new political organisation in the UK, part of a network of similar groups around the world, committed to positive social change through technology. Transhumanism is the idea that we must improve ourselves and society using the most effective tools available – to go beyond what we have been, in order to overcome the world’s problems and create a better future.

The Transhumanist Party will work toward that vision by building an organisation which not only pursues innovative policy, but also strives to become an example of new approaches to problem solving and decision making. For example, Party policy is developed by the membership, rather than by the leadership. In other words, membership means actually having the chance to make and vote for policy, and to influence the party’s development. It also means being a part of something historically significant: A new party dedicated to bringing politics into the 21st Century.

You can see a copy of the Transhumanist Party Principles below. Anyone who agrees with them and who is legally eligible to join a UK political party can do so via the button above. If you are not eligible to join this or any UK political party as a full member, you can still join as a non-voting supporter.

We are still in the earliest stages of setting up the party, and in the next few weeks will be deciding whether we yet have enough support to send out 20,000 leaflets about Transhumanist ideas, in support of an independent electoral candidate. If enough people join now that’s exactly what we’ll do, so there is a small slice of history in your hands. You can help make this happen. Join us!

Transhumanist Party Principles

1. Evidence, Science, and Technology

All policy will as far as possible be evidence-based rather than ideology-based. The Party shall support and advocate science and technology, and exists to improve the human and societal condition through the use of technological tools. TP shall strive to create and implement technologies including but not limited to anti-aging, rejuvenation medical technology, a policy of making people “Better Than Well” if they want, artificial and augmented intelligence, and other augmentations of human capabilities.

2. Bright Green

TP shall use all means to work toward the abolition of unnecessary and involuntary suffering across society and throughout nature where appropriate, with particular emphasis on reforming and encouraging responsible practice in economic enterprises such as farming. The Party is deemed to be Bright Green in the sense of advocating the use of high technology to minimise, and where possible reverse, the negative impact of humanity on the life of earth.

3. Personal Freedom, Social Justice

TP advocates liberal social policy whereby all acts between mentally competent consenting adult citizens are legal. Furthermore, any mentally competent adult citizen may do to themselves as they will. These freedoms apply insofar as there is no identifiable victim and no extra-personal law broken. We advocate these freedoms in the context of strong social support for society’s weakest members, and base policy on the principle “Nobody Deserted”. All citizens shall have a right to sustenance, clothing, shelter, energy, healthcare, transport, education, and access to information resources. TP also advocates that all citizens must be able to contribute to society, in their own fashion, without blemish to their dignity or sense of self worth. Where the combination of personal freedoms and a right to guaranteed support would be untenable, then citizens exercising those freedoms may forego social support.

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Transpolitica 2016 – Schedule

The draft schedule for the one-day conference “Transpolitica 2016” – taking place in Central London on Saturday 3rd December – is as follows:

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09.15: Doors open

We’ll be in room B34, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London.

Room B34 is on the basement level in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.

To register in advance for this event, see this meetup page. To avoid over-crowding, no tickets will be available on the door.

Note: Tickets for Transpolitica 2016 cost £20, but are available until 1st October at the early-bird discounted price of £12. (The entrance fee has been chosen so as to cover the costs of room hire, refreshments, and AV and IT expenditure.)

Attendance will be restricted to 180 attendees (plus presenters, organisers, and press).

09.45: Chair’s opening remarks

David Wood, Executive Director, Transpolitica: “What prospects for better politics?”

10.00-12:00: Regulations, health, and transformation

Alex Flamant, Notion Capital: “Accelerating the regulatory approval of autonomous vehicles”

Anna Harrington Morozova, Scientific and Regulatory Director, REGEM Consulting: “Opportunities for changes in governance of biomedical innovations: choosing your battles”

Didier Coeurnelle, Co-president of Heales, “Making longevity politically mainstream, or die trying”

Alex Pearlman, Science Journalist, Kings College London: “The political future of genetic enhancements”

José Cordeiro, Founding Energy Advisor/Faculty, Singularity University: “Practical and legal steps towards European cryonics”

12.00: Break for lunch and networking (lunch is not supplied)

This Google Map lists selected restaurants and coffee shops that are within around 10 minutes walk from the conference venue – providing a wide choice of options for lunch.

13:00: Tea and coffee available, for post-lunch networking

Light refreshments will be available in a room to-be-announced.

13:30-15:00: Politics, tools, and transformation

Timothy Barnes, Founder and Senior Deity, The Rain Gods: “Bringing digital disruption to government”

Kathryn Corrick, COO Represent.me, “Updating democracy”

Toni Cowan-Brown, VP European Business Development, NationBuilder: “Software for better political campaigns”

James Smith, Party Leader, Something New: “Building the world’s first open-source political manifesto”

Jason Blackstock, Head of Department, UCL STEaPP, “Practical steps towards better public decision-making”

15:00: Break for tea/coffee networking

Light refreshments will be available in a room to-be-announced.

15.30-17.30: Society, data, and transformation

Nadja Muller-den Blijker, Co-Active Coach, Bell Noma: “Turning the tide – how to turn the mass influx of refugees to Europe into an opportunity”

Alexander Karran, Senior Researcher, Transpolitica: “Surveillance capitalism: making big data work for all”

Tony Czarnecki, Managing Partner, Sustensis: “From long-term sustainable growth to the economy of abundance”

Dean Bubley, Founder, Disruptive Analysis: “Technological Unemployment? We can work through it”

Chris Monteiro, Principal contributor, H+Pedia: “Perceptions and projections of futurist political scenarios”

17.30: Room empty

The event will be followed by a chance to continue the discussion in a nearby pub – The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ.

Online discussion

In the spirit of embracing technology to improve collaboration, Transpolitica 2016 will be trialling a tool for online communication during the event. This tool will be used to identify the questions that the audience, as a whole, prioritise as most deserving responses from speakers.

The tool can be accessed using either a cellular (3G/4G) connection or via wifi.

Wifi details for attendees at this event are as follows:

Wireless network: BBK-Guest
Username: Londonfuturists2
Password: bbP7jW
(This access code is operational only from 09.00-17.30 on 3rd December.)

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