Zoltan Istvan 2016: Let’s make Americans immortal

Zoltan Istvan(Photo: Endless Eye, provided to the RGJ) As co-writer for USA TODAY’S “For the Record,” I’ve been writing about the campaigns of Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Green presidential candidates since the newsletter’s launch last summer. But the first presidential candidate to reach out to me was Zoltan Istvan, the Mill Valley, California-based Transhumanist Party candidate who foresees the merger of humans and technology in the very near future. I spoke by phone with Istvan last week.  Big promises are the hallmark of presidential campaigns. Four years ago, Newt Gingrich said he’d make the moon the 51st state by 2020. Bernie Sanders has proposed free college education for every American. Donald Trump has promised to build a 1,900-mile wall on the border with Mexico. Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan wants…


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