Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II: Death is Wrong and Life is Right

Transhumanism is a growing social and philosophical movement with more and more people becoming aware of and sympathetic to it. In fact, in the last couple of years, transhumanism has gone political with new transhumanist parties emerging in the UK and the United States. And, since I have already argued that technology is the future of politics [and vice versa], I thought it is about time to bring Gennady Stolyarov II, who is the current chairman of the US Transhumanist party, to be a guest on Singularity.FM.

During our 3-hour conversation with Gennady Stolyarov II we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: the quest for permanence as his guiding principle; growing a beard and why Death is Wrong; human and transhuman; the US Transhumanist Party – history, goals and membership; AI-ism, alien-ism and transhumanism; intelligence and morality; Trump, Putin and human stupidity; Zoltan Istvan’s Presidential Campaign and Transhumanist Wager; competition, politics and free markets; public vs private companies; Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and his book Let My People Go Surfing; diet, running and longevity; the technological singularity; hard vs soft take-off; the agricultural revolution and progress…

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Who is Gennady Stolyarov II?

Gennady Stolyarov II became the second Chairman in the history of the United States Transhumanist Party in November 2016. Mr. Stolyarov is an actuary, author, philosopher, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov regularly produces videos discussing life extension, politics, philosophy, and related subjects.

In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and can also be freely downloaded in PDF format in the EnglishRussianFrenchSpanish, and Portuguese. In 2014 Mr. Stolyarov conducted a successful crowdfunding campaign to make over 1,000 paperback copies of Death is Wrong freely available to children in 14 countries.

Mr. Stolyarov holds the professional insurance designations of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC), Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF). He is the author of numerous actuarial study guides, including, most recently, the 473-page Practice Problems in Advanced Topics in General Insurance, published by ACTEX Learning.

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