Humanity 8.0, Episodes 11 and 12 are a conversation between Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the Transhumanist Party and author of the children’s book Death is Wrong, and Dr. Ahmed Bouzid, host of the podcast.
❧ Episode 11: https://youtu.be/kykZEdlQ2A8
❧ Episode 12: https://youtu.be/GNKFNYloP5w
Episode 12 marks the end of Season One of Humanity 8.0. Season Two will kick off on January 20th, 2023!
The conversation starts with the observation that it is progressives, those who believe in science most ardently, that are most cautious about how to deal with complex problems, whereas those who call themselves “conservative” are the ones who are most vocal about wishing to push the envelope and drive innovation. Is there a paradox to “progressives” being precautionary and “conservatives” proactionary, or is this an illusion? The conversation also touches on other burning questions such as: ‘Is there such a thing as an enlightened billionaire or is that an oxymoron?’, ‘Can people who are scandalized about environmentalists throwing paint on pieces of art claim any moral high ground when denouncing those they accuse of “art-terrorism”?, and is calling Death the worst of all evils, to be hated and feared, the path to a much more anxious way of living, in contrast to making peace with its reality and being ready to leave if and when it comes?’
Transhumanism, Death, Religion, Innovation, the Precautionary Principle, the Proactionary principle.