We’ve put together the survey on transhumanism strategy to reveal the inner discussion inside the transhumanist movement. Our goal is to inspire the people to act.
We believe the greatest sin in our field is wishful thinking. It’s when a person is saying that it would be good to do something, like for instance, to shoot a viral video, but at the same time this person is not doing anything. His or hers advice has to be implemented in real life somehow on its own.
We also tried to get away from discussing whether it’s going to be boring to live, what about overpopulation, and whether we should argue with nature or not. We can’t be talking about this nonsense forever.
We will take the liberty of commenting on the obtained results from 223 respondents and share our own opinion on the proposed questions.
58% think a global movement is needed. I suppose we agree with it, but it’s not necessary that right now there have to be a lot of people. It is more important that the people understand the situation and the goals of transhumanism and are ready to act.
20% believe that the cure for aging can only be created as a non-profit project, and 80% think not necessarily. Our position is that only a non-profit initiative can achieve significant deceleration of aging. We’ve witnessed tens of commercial projects in life extension and every time the idea to earn money wins over the idea of living longer. Radical life extension idea is extremely complicated and burdening it with making money overcomplicates everything.
45% of responders think there should be a unique way of attracting supporters. We are absolutely sure in that. Given the logic of social movements, it’s simply a law. Scouts travel to camps, football fans go to the stadium, and hippies sit on the grass. If we are not unique, but rather travel to camps, go to stadiums to watch games, and sit on the grass, then we will become scouts, football fans and hippies, but not transhumanists. We need to come up with our one way of getting people on board.
71% believes creating numerous startups is the optimal strategy. We don’t agree. You can’t build a house with a hundred nesting boxes.
36% think that life extension is in the first place a political task. Exactly so. We need big government money dedicated to preserving people’s lives.
9% believe a closed, elitist approach is needed. Our opinion coincides with the rest 91% percent, no, probably not needed.
87% think that there is not enough information about life extension, Artificial Intelligence, and cryonics. We presume there’s quite many relevant news and probably we should focus our efforts on those who are well informed already.
37% support street actions. We do too.
76% believe politicians should be pressured. We agree, but don’t see how this is possible without street actions.
29% considers a good idea to focus the efforts on a single project. Due to the fact that there is a shortage in resources, this is our opinion as well.
28% believe the main effectiveness criterion is money. We think so too, transhumanism doesn’t move forward, because of lack of resources.
64% think the main criterion is the increase in the number of supporters. We believe that money is more important, however, obviously everything is tied together.
30% believe we should learn how to do one simple thing together. We believe this is necessary.
45% support the idea that propaganda and raising awareness is most important. We don’t think so. It’s not bad at all, of course, but it seems that there is enough information. We need to focus on organizational solutions.
Half of the respondents considers a good idea to focus on persuading the billionaires. We don’t think so. First of all, we have to become something as a movement.
55% believe persuading the government agencies should be the priority. We also think they should be pressured.
90% think there should be more transhumanist meetings . We agree.
66% think there should be more books on transhumanist topics. Probably, especially on the strategy 🙂
84% support the idea of participating in clinical studies of geroprotectors. We are ready too.
33% believe there has to be a completely different approach is needed. We also think so. The old methods didn’t work. We need a unique way of moving forward.
43% participate in transhumanist projects. We do too.
49% were able to persuade at least 10 people in transhumanist ideas. We hope we did too. We hope were persuaded 10 people, who in their turn persuaded another 10 people each 😉
18% believe talking about forming a global transhumanist movement at the moment is a waste of time. We don’t think so. The internet provides us with a great opportunity.
9% don’t see any possibility to accelerate the progress. We are on the side of the rest who disagrees.
90% is ready to take action and implement the strategy of transhumanism. Hurray!
30% are for cyberpunk. We think it wouldn’t hurt to try.
69% of respondents believe crowdfunding is the best strategy. Yup, we think so too.
22% think 20 professionals can change the situation. Agreed.
30% the current transhumanist leaders are incapable of uniting. Unfortunately we view the situation this way too.
52% think there should be a new powerful leader. That would be awesome.
Please, share your opinion. What are you planning to do to make the bright future arrive sooner?