Johannon Ben Zion is a transhumanist activist and 2020 Presidential Candidate for the U.S. Transhumanist Party. His campaign slogan is "Radical Life Extension Is Closer Than You Think." He also serves as chair of the Arizona Transhumanist Party.
The Futurist New Deal for America
The core Futurist New Deal platform consists of:
I Easy Electronic Voting
II Mandatory Voter Participation
III "Data For All" as a Public Good
IV Online Learning Options for K-12
V Banning Crude Exports and Fossil Fuel Subsidies
VI Drug Decriminalization and Criminal Justice Reform
VII Legalization of Sex Work
VIII Repeal “Citizens United” and Remove Dark Money from Politics
IX Dismantling the ALEC lobby
X 52k a Year in Basic Income
Activism and Presidential Run
Ben Zioned entered the USTP presidential primary relatively early in spring 2019. He participated in numerous interviews on Steele Archer's show Debt Nation. In August 2019 Ben Zion made an announcement with rival candidate Kimberly Forsythe, that each would choose the other as a vice presidential running mate should either of them win the primary election. After Forsythe left the race for professional reasons, film producer, entrepreneur and longevity organizer Charlie Kam became Ben Zion's running mate.
Ben Zion gave his acceptance speech along side Chairperson Gennady Stolyarov at RAADFest 2019 in Las Vegas.