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Futurist Politics by Mikel Arbiza

*Mikel Arbiza

Transhumanism is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase.

Transhumanism in a political sense is historically tied to many of the libertarian ideas of the Extropy Institute founded in California in the late 80’s and early 90’s. In 2014 Zoltan Istvan’s internationally visible campaign for the Transhumanist Party caused a grass roots mobilisation of politically interested transhumanists from various political positions (especially liberals).

In the other hand, Techno-progressivism is a stance of active support for the convergence of technological change and social change. Techno-progressives -like Dona Haraway– argue that technological developments can be profoundly empowering and emancipatory when they are regulated by legitimate democratic and accountable authorities to ensure that their costs, risks and benefits are all fairly shared by the…

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