Transhumanist Bill of Rights

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The Transhumanist Bill of Rights is a bill of rights[update needed] published by the U.S. Transhumanist Party. The original Bill of Rights was compiled by Zoltan Istvan and played a prominent role in the the final leg of his Immortality Bus tour, culminating in the delivery of the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Capitol on December 14, 2015.[1] Subsequently, under the leadership of Gennady Stolyarov II, the original bill was greatly expanded. Electronic voting on Version 2.0 occurred between December 25-31, 2016 – and version 2.0 was released on January 4, 2017 and later published in WIRED magazine by Bruce Sterling in 2018.[2] Voting on Version 3.0 occured between December 2-8th, 2018.[3]

Version 1.0

  • Article 1. Human beings, sentient artificial intelligences, cyborgs and other advanced sapient life forms are entitled to universal rights of ending involuntary suffering, making personhood improvements, and achieving an indefinite lifespan via science and technology.
  • Article 2. Under penalty of law, no cultural, ethnic, or religious perspectives influencing government policy can impede life extension science, the health of the public, or the possible maximum amount of life hours citizens possess.
  • Article 3. Human beings, sentient artificial intelligences, cyborgs and other advanced sapient life forms agree to uphold morphological freedom – the right to do with one's physical attributes or intelligence (dead, alive, conscious, or unconscious) whatever one wants so long as it doesn't hurt anyone else.
  • Article 4. Human beings, sentient artificial intelligences, cyborgs and other advanced sapient life forms will take every reasonable precaution to prevent existential risk, including those of rogue artificial intelligence, asteroids, plagues, weapons of mass destruction, bioterrorism, war, and global warming, among others.
  • Article 5. All nations and their governments will take all reasonable measures to embrace and fund space travel, not only for the spirit of adventure and to gain knowledge by exploring the universe, but as an ultimate safeguard to its citizens and transhumanity should planet Earth become uninhabitable or be destroyed.
  • Article 6. Involuntary ageing shall be classified as a disease. All nations and their governments will actively seek to dramatically extend the lives and improve the health of its citizens by offering them scientific and medical technologies to overcome involuntary ageing.

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