Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan: Bankers are dinosaurs and hipsters will grow tails

Traders on Wall Street who earn millions of dollars are species that is going to go the way of the dinosaurs. They will be replaced entirely by intelligent machines, states Zoltan Istvan, the founder of the Transhumanist Party and its 2016 Presidential candidate. Transhumanism is a futuristic ideology and movement, pushing for the transformation of the human condition via new technologies, including genetic modification, to enhance human intellectual and physical capacities. Istvan believes the adoption of machine learning within finance is further evidence of a number of exponentials converging at once. “The transhuman age is upon us. I have friends that are trying to grow tails,” he says. Perhaps we are on the cusp of an exponential shift in artificial intelligence. The futurist Hans Moravec is famous for highlighting a…


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