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In this episode, Transhumanist 2016 Presidential candidate, Zoltan Istvan talks to us about how artificial intelligence will impact the future of humanity and government. 


  • Developing the belief to accomplish audacious goals like running for president
  • What its like be the first atheist presidential candidate
  • Finding the drive to be radical
  • How the meaning of life changes when there is a possibility of living forever
  • The potential of science and technology to influence policy
  • The ways in which artificial intelligence will impact the future of our lives
  • How the transhumanist movement will impact our values
  • The profound implications of a universal basic income


I do not let emotions be part of my decision making process because it leads to dangerous things. 


The Transhumanist Wager 

Bestselling visionary author Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the age of 21. His main cargo was 500 handpicked books, mostly classics. He's explored over 100 countries--many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel--writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts. His work has also been featured by The New York Times, Outside, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Wired UK, Vice, BBC Radio, CBS, Fox News, CNN, RT, the Travel Channel, and much other media.  He is the founder of political organization the Transhumanist Party and is its 2016 US presidential candidate.

Originally aired about 1 year ago.

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