Transhuman National Committee
Not to be confused with Transhumanist National Committee LLC
The Transhuman National Committee (colloquially known as the TNC) of the United States is a PAC (organizing as a 527 corp based lobby) focused on Transhumanism in politics in the United States with a long term goal of creating a political party and enhance the transhumanist movement in the United States. It is not affiliated with any other political organization in the United States but organized where any transhumanist political organization may elect members to the representative board of the TNC. The TNC is a community based political organization that evolved out of the Foundations effort to create a Transhuman Policy center and various other factors that were in the community at the time around a Transhuman political party. The organization was originally centered on an 8 month strategy in terms of organizing and which has been drawn out due to key element of that plan require funding.
The intent is to create the governing body of the Transhuman in politics in the United States. It is currently headed up by David Kelley as board chairmen as of the 2016 Convention which was held in Feb 2016 using a crowd sourced group AI system where everyone participated as nodes using UNU which was set up and donated by UNU for use in the TNC member portal running in a cloud based system that was provided by Microsoft.
While not directly anti Zoltan Istvan, alot of the early members of the TNC was joined in part due to pressure from a lack of community involvement in Zoltan's party and a lack of alignment with the world transhumanist political movement in October 2015. Given these factors and the process that was already in the works around the Transhuman Policy Center the TNC was formed.
The first interim board meeting was held on November 16th, the following virtual convention in Feb of 2016 saw the adoptions of rules and structure as well as the official 2016 platform. The first meeting of ratified board of directors and executive committee was on March 18th 2016. When Mike Lorrey was not elected to the new board at the 2016 Convention, some technolibertarians withdrew from further participation with the TNC.
Policies and Platform
As a matter of policy the organization believes that political ideology should be wrapped around the Transhumanist Declaration and is in the process of baking that out in the community in public forums. The following is the current draft platform for the TNC as of 01/29/02016AD
The stated goal or 'draft' preamble of the TNC Charter:
"We, the Transhumanist National Committee of the United States of America, united in common purpose, hereby rededicate ourselves to the principles which have historically sustained our ideology embodied in the transhumanist declaration.
Recognizing that the vitality of the Nation's political institutions has been the foundation of its enduring strength, however we believe that for the future of our nation, humanity and the world is dependent on careful consideration based on future looking ideology as embodied in the transhumanist declaration.
We acknowledge that creating a political party at a national level is not yet tenable and that we are hereby creating a PAC or Political Action Committee with a future vision of driving transhuman ideology in politics and to one day create a political party and here by does not recognize any other organization in terms of leading transhuman politics in the United States and that such leadership must be democratic listing to those to which we would hope to lead where we create an organization which asks for the people's trust must prove that it trusts the people and a party which hopes to call forth the best the Nation can achieve must embody the best of the Nation's heritage and traditions.What we seek for our Nation, we hope for all people: individual freedom in the framework of a just society, political freedom in the framework of meaningful participation by all citizens. Bound by the United States Constitution, and the transhumanist declaration aware that an organization must be responsive to be worthy of responsibility, we pledge ourselves to. open, honest endeavor and to the conduct of public affairs in a manner worthy of a society of free people for these ends and upon these principles, we do establish and adopt this Charter of the Transhumanist National Committee of the United States of America."
- members.transhumanpolitics.com TNC Membership Portal
- Wiki - TNC Document Archive
- Facebook Group
- Github Open Source Member Portal Project