Transcending Politics

Transpolitica is creating a new book, entitled

  • “Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future”

The main purpose of the book is explained in the opening chapter:

A better politics awaits us, beckoning us forward. It’s up to us – all of us – whether we recognise that call and take the required actions. Key to these actions will be to harness technology more wisely and more profoundly than before…

Table of contents

Here’s the provisional list of chapter titles and section headings.

The links point to draft versions of the various chapters. More links will be provided as writing proceeds.

Transpolitica supporters are welcome to follow the links and provide comments on the material as it evolves. People who provide useful comments will be acknowledged in the final text of the book (unless they request anonymity). Comments are particularly welcome where they point out mistakes, pieces of text where the meaning is unclear, or key considerations that seem to have been neglected.

  1. Vision and roadmap
    • Power and corruption
    • Floods ahead
    • A technoprogressive transhumanist future
    • Steering technology
    • In pursuit of liberty
    • Roadmap ingredients
    • About the name ‘Transpolitica’
  2. Battles and bewilderment
    • Politics at the speed of light
    • Beyond homo economicus
    • In search of status
    • A battle worth fighting
  3. Fear and outrage
    • Violence declines, but outrage increases
    • Debunking, distracting, describing, doubting
    • Reasons to be outraged
    • The fog of connections
    • Two-edged crises
  4. Work and purpose
    • The rise of the robots
    • Automation accelerates
    • Machine learning powers ahead
    • 80% job transformation?
    • Limits to retraining
    • Robots and humans in partnership at work?
    • Three possible futures for automation
    • Citizen’s income Qs & As
    • The pace of change
  5. Surveillance and security
    • The perils of connectivity
    • Big Brother is watching
    • The Internet of insecure things
    • Taking control of surveillance and security
    • Small thinking won’t save the Internet
    • Controlling AI – military considerations
    • Controlling AI – superintelligence considerations
    • Raising awareness of the threat landscape
    • Towards truly beneficial AI
  6. Health and recovery
    • Technology is not enough
    • Exponential problems
    • Steering technology for better healthcare
    • Tackling root causes
    • The abolition of aging
    • The longevity dividend
    • Investing in rejuvenation
    • Becoming better than well
  7. Energy and emissions
    • The potential of green technology
    • Technology is not enough (again)
    • Unreliable politics
    • A disappointing decade
    • The countdown to climate catastrophe
    • A proper price for externalities
    • What Milton Friedman would do
  8. Exuberance and scarcity
    • Lost fortunes over the centuries
    • Overconfidence over the centuries
    • From slow change to fast change
    • Financial clouds gathering again
    • Economic maximisation is not enough
    • Animal spirits
    • A technoprogressive future for money
    • Towards sustainable abundance
    • Constancy amidst change
  9. Markets and fundamentalists
    • Conflicting views on markets
    • Collusion and cartels
    • The abuse of market power
    • When competition needs to be curtailed
    • Restrictions on economic freedom
    • Determining boundaries and externalities
    • When regulations cripple innovation
    • Overcoming vested interests
    • Beyond economic fundamentalism
  10. Democracy and inclusion
    • Technoprogressive decision-making
    • When democracy goes wrong
    • Why democracy matters
    • A democracy fit for a better future
    • Better politicians for better democracy
    • Beyond the stranglehold of political parties
    • Could we dispense with politicians?
    • Why nations fail
  11. Nations and supernations
    • Assessing international politics
    • The prisoner’s dilemma
    • Globalisation unravelling
    • Towards technoprogressive globalisation
    • Confronting the cancers
    • Building new transnational structures
  12. Humans and superhumans
    • Rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit
    • Fearing enhancement
    • Embracing enhancement
    • Long-tail risks
    • Inner and outer transhumanism
    • The cosmic perspective
    • The present-day perspective
  13. Politics and leadership
    • A roadmap for fixing politics
    • Apollo-scale projects
    • Priorities for next steps
  14. Acknowledgements

Note: Draft material may be updated or removed at any time. Transpolitica asserts the right to be identified as the author of this material.

Book cover

FiPo cover hires

The cover design is by Kevin Hawkes – info@22creative.co.uk

The intention behind the book

The intended readership is anyone who cares about the future of politics.

From time to time, the book mentions developments in the UK and the US. However, it should be of interest to readers around the world.

Both electronic (ebook) and physical versions of the book will be created. Audio and video versions are under consideration too.

The planned publication date is before Christmas 2017. The sooner, the better!

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The Future of Politics (#T4G17)

Later today (Saturday 4th November), David Wood, the Executive Director of Transpolitica, will be speaking at the #T4G17 event “The Future of Politics”.

DW Fourth Group Summit

The core message that will be shared is this:

The future of politics is technoprogressive transhumanism

In more detail:

  • The profound application of the exponential technologies of the fourth industrial revolution: nanotech, biotech, infotech, cognotech
  • The positive transformation of human nature – body, mind, society
  • Renewed democracy, elevating the best insights of the community
  • A roadmap to sustainable abundance, with no-one left behind

Note: For more information about today’s event – organised by The Fourth Group –  see thefutureofpolitics.eventbrite.com.

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