Who Are We? The California Transhumanist Party is the California affiliate of the United States Transhumanist Party. Headquartered in the city of Los Angeles, the California party is organized by academic and industry leaders who put science, health, and technology at the forefront of American politics. What is Transhumanism? The term “transhumanism” was coined in 1957 by Julian Huxley, evolutionary biologist and first Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “The human species can, if it wishes, transcend itself—not just sporadically, an individual here in one way, an individual there in another way, but in its entirety, as humanity. We need a name for this new belief. Perhaps transhumanism will serve: man remaining man, but transcending himself, by realizing new possibilities of and for his human nature. I believe in transhumanism: once there are enough people who can truly say that, the human species will be on the threshold of a new kind of existence, as different from ours as ours is from that of Peking man. It will at last be consciously fulfilling its real destiny.” Three core ideals of the California Transhumanist Party:
The California Transhumanist Party supports significant life extension and quality of life improvement achieved through the progress of science and technology.
The California Transhumanist Party supports an inclusive cultural, societal, and political atmosphere informed and animated by reason and science to foster peace, prosperity, and universal rights for all.
The California Transhumanist Party supports efforts to use science, technology, and rational discourse to reduce and eliminate various existential risks to the human species.
How to become a member: All members of the California Transhumanist Party are also members of the United States Transhumanist Party. Members enjoy the rights to vote for Transhumanist Party's platform planks and to engage in constructive dialogues with fellow members. To join both organizations, please click on the following link: