Second Transhumanist Political Meeting Took Place in Moscow


The Second Transhumanist Political Meeting took place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in the very center of Moscow in Revolution Square right opposite the famous Bolshoi Theater. For the secont time Russian transhumanists went to the streets and declaired their demands, which are – life and youth for everyone, development of new biomedical technologies and development of life extension therapies. The meeting was organized by the Russian Transhumanist Movement. I loved the atmosphere. It’s such a pleasure to be surrounded by like-minded people, who understand the importance of common actions aimed like this one. The meeting was aimed at publicly stating that we need our lives to be protected and extended. We demanded more money to be dedicated to research aimed at eliminating aging and life extension. In this picture Mikhail Batin is saying a couple of words about his new transhumanist book Futurology that he co-authored with Alexei Turchin.

The poster says: “250 years of life for everyone”

“We are against death!”

Posters from left to right: “Eternal youth to the masses”, “People must live” and “For cryonics”.

Alexei Turchin, expert in global risks, is showing Anna Arlanova, actress, the book Futurology, which can be thought of as a transhumanist text book.

Dr. Yury Pichugin is advocating that cryonics must be recognized as a credible scientific field, that holds a lot of potential for the humanity and that more money has to be spent on research in the area of cryobiology.

Daria Khalturina, lobbying expert, is signing the petition to increase funding for research aimed at life extension addressed to the Russian authorities.

“The right to live is the main human right”

“Overpopulation is a myth”, “Protect our right for life!”

“I want to become a Genetically Modified Organism”

“We are for regenerative medicine” and “The retired must live”.

“I want to extend youth to 150 years”

 

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6 responses to “Second Transhumanist Political Meeting Took Place in Moscow

  1. ...

    Gotta disagree with the “overpopulation is a myth” sign. :) If we become immortal, we need to either stop having kids or start invading other planets.

    I’m impressed this got so many people to participate, though.

    • Well, maybe in a very-very-very long run, but I don’t think we’ll be ever forced to stop having kids. Probably, at some point of time some economical measures like increased taxes for extra children may be applied.

    • Karl

      overpopulation is only a problem because of disease, resources that aren’t distributed properly, and too much focus on using cars as a means of transportation. also, new developments in automatic highways will ease dependence on fuel until vehicles become completely solar powered or powered by combination of the sun and wireless charging technology embedded in the roads. there’s plenty of room in the world. the solution is housing innovation (more mobile homes and smaller houses), automobile weening and proper management, and properly distributed resources. once these necessities have been met we’ll be in a better position for research into colonies in space using space elevators. if you think this is a fiction do your research and keep up with the tech news. the future is now. everything i just told you are actual projects currently being worked on.

  2. Glen

    I like your party but I think you need to refine your goals. The SENS foundation has defined damages from aging into 7 categories. At least three of them haven’t really been pursued with any vigour so why not try to specialise in one or two of those? I see your party has some funding so you could easily start a project to break advanced extracellular crosslinks or something siimilar. If you were to have a really good proof of concept or even a fair proof of concept for that intervention I think you would have more opportunities.

    • What about the goals don’t you like?

      Unfortunately, we (Science for LIfe Extension Foundation) don’t have much funding. We cannot afford conducting research at the moment. However, we are constantly fundraising for various research projects. By the way, people in this meeting are not only from my Foundation (in fact, only two of them are), but in general people, who want life extension technologies to be created. Also, SENS Foundation has got a whole team fundraising for its research projects. That’s why we are not focused on these projects in particular, although we tried to raise funds for SENS as well.

      • Glen

        I like your goals I just think they are too broad. If I were honest I don’t like cryopreservation that much. I admire you for speaking your mind so freely on a topic most people would avoid speaking freely on.

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