Afterword

An extract from the Afterword of the book Transcending Politics:

Afterword

Communities well worth joining

Faster progress with tasks can take place if you connect into suitable communities. Let me share some brief descriptions of communities that you may find to your taste. I’ve chosen communities that, at time of writing:

  • Are broadly aligned with the technoprogressive vision – though they might not use that particular word to describe themselves
  • Are engaged in a number of promising projects – rather than just being a “talking shop”
  • Are primarily motivated to improve the prospects for humanity as a whole – rather than making money or joy-riding
  • Are open to participation from general members of the public – without any large membership fee or other restrictive selection criterion
  • Consider not just the technological dimensions of change, but also the political and social dimensions
  • Show real awareness of the radical disruptions ahead; they’re fast-paced futurists rather than slow-paced futurists.

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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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