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Transhumanism — the burgeoning field of merging people with machines and synthetic components — is under siege by socialism. …


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China, Russia, and other nations are striving to dethrone America from being the leading nation in science, technology and medicine. Americans need a better way to finance their research and breakthroughs to remain the outright global science leader. It’s not coming from President Trump and his “Make America Great Again” administration, as he recently tried to cut the budget at the National Institute of Health and other science-oriented government agencies, leaving thousands of researchers disheartened.

However, there is a method that could quickly and dramatically boost America’s science and technology budget, without further tapping individual taxpayers. Last year, America’s 300,000 churches were spared nearly 100 billion dollars in owed taxes through a century-old IRS loophole that doesn’t tax charitable church entities. This annual 100-billion-dollar amount — almost triple that of the National Institute of Health’s budget — could transform science and medicine in the United States. In fact, in over a decade’s time, it could fundamentally alter the nature of disease and disability in our species. With just 10 years of collected church taxes — about one trillion dollars — targeted properly, US scientists could possibly eradicate most major medical ailments, including aging. …


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Dear Fellow Humans,

If you believe in the life extension movement of trying to live indefinitely through science and technology, then you likely should not support the worldwide quarantine (at least don’t support it over 14 days in the West where we don’t have the ability to do it as efficiently as Asia). It’s horrible that so many lives will be lost by COVID-19, but in a “worse-case scenario” it’s likely 100 million people (a more likely case is 250,000 despite what sensational media tells you) will die globally (mostly older people who have only a few years left to live due to their underlying medical conditions of aging — and who have likely been kept alive due to science and 21st Century medicine anyway). But the damage we could cause (and almost certainly are causing) with the quarantine and shut down to the US and global economy may cost the life extension movement and its scientific research possibly three to five years of progress — because the funding, projects, and jobs around the anti-aging industry will disappear for a notable time. The math shows that if we achieve indefinite lifespans for the human race by the year 2035 vs 2040, approximately 250 million lives will be spared and could then go on indefinitely. The aging math (or life hours) for any transhumanist shows that if we care about human life and longevity — about how long people alive today live — then we should not quarantine the world right now, but get the economy going again as a first priority so that we may fund the future of anti-aging science for the species. …

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Zoltan Istvan

I'm a transhumanist, speaker, author of The Transhumanist Wager, creator of the Immortality Bus, founder of the Transhumanist Party & a volcano boarder.

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