I’m currently volunteering to act as Julian Snape’s deputy PR guy in the UK Transhumanist Party so if you know of any media sources, journalists or online communities that may be receptive to our message please let either me or Julian know of them so we can factor them into our plans to generate publicity and gain support. I also hope to take part in building vibrant virtual communities linked to TP Virtual, which I see as a potential mechanism for forming bonds, providing community space/refuge and team/system building as well as spreading our message throughout all corners of the internet.
My aims and interests are to discover and explore ways of improving our civilization and ensure as many resources as possible are made available to those who are trying to do the same. As such I intend to work towards making sure better and more flexible educational facilities and work spaces are made available to both myself and the rest of the population. I also intend to see to it that enough funding is made available to organisations, private and public, that are developing and implementing solutions to the worlds great problems. The only way I know of how to do this, within our current social systems, is regrettably politics. The only people who share a similar enough worldview to myself that are attempting to take on the political arena are the fledgling Transhumanist Parties. Therefore these are the only parties I can back with little to no reservations, regardless if they are primarily techno-libertarians or social-futurists. Once we’ve finally cleared out the unqualified actors and pretenders in modern politics from our political institutions we can then take the luxury of forming more left and right wing Transhumanist parties that, while in political opposition, are still in tune with the times they are in. There is no use fighting now over rights to the bone long before we even have sight of the chop.
While I agree, wholeheartedly, with people who are rejecting the political parties who have been giving us the same utter crap year after year: I reject the widespread refusal to take part in politics as a whole as this only invites both those ‘in charge’ and those who are still willing to vote to continue pushing those of us who are at the bottom deeper into some increasingly irrelevant corner where there are also increasing levels of hardship. Activists and radicals often say refusing to vote will decrease the legitimacy of those in charge, however, why would those in charge care about their legitimacy when the masses have allowed themselves to become completely irrelevant by never taking part? Those in charge don’t care much at all about the none voting public’s view of their legitimacy. You can tell they don’t by the blatant corruption, smarmyness and contempt they display through both their eagerness to take action making cuts to vital services and rich folks taxes and inaction when it comes to actually making sure our services serve their intended function as effectively and efficiently as possible. Hence why they need replacing, ASAP, by people who understand what technical solutions to the worlds problems need implementing who also strongly desire to actually see them implemented. Hence why I am here intending to work with TPUK and the other parties around the world to make sure this happens.
Though I am a transhumanist and 2045 has me daydreaming and pent up like a toddler waiting for Santa. (:ElfWillFarrel: ONLY 30 YEARS PEOPLE!!!) I see a far greater need for transhumanists to focus on and act upon what we can do today. We have an urgent need for doing so as well, after all, humanity could easily lose acceleration in the steeper parts of the exponential curve and experience some kind of sharp hard crash provided those of us who are thinking about our long term future are doing little to secure or fuel it. My long term dreams are to explore our real Universe without and the Universes contained within my imagination and the imaginations of others by the 2030’s. But what of today? My dreams also include seeing automated cars and evacuated tube lines revolutionizing and, to be frank, modernizing modern transport. Hyper-speed internet revolutionizing how we communicate, collaborate and play. Everyone who is physically able in education or decent and actually necessary work or somehow voluntarily active within their community yet still provided for via the BIG. I want to see the giant towers and technological wonders of the hyper-efficient cities we could very well start building right here and now. This can all be done in current times and it must be done if we are to revive our economy permanently and finally kill the boom bust cycle. It must be done to secure the landing strip for the singularities approach and to preserve our continued existences long into the future.