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Saturday, May 20 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
How the Immortality Bus Changed Transhumanism Forever

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In early 2015, when transhumanist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan announced he would transform a 38-foot bus into a giant coffin and drive it across America to deliver a Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol, many in the transhumanism community reacted with contempt and ridicule. Two years later, the Immortality Bus–created as a provocative symbol of resistance against death–has become one of the most recognized futurist projects in the world. The New York Times called the bus "the great brown sarcaphogus of the American highway...a metaphor of life itself."

Today feature films, documentaries, and even a likely final home in a major museum are being worked on for the Immortality Bus. Come hear Zoltan Istvan describe his captaining of the "coffin bus", and learn what really happened during this historic journey.

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Transhumanism

Evolution has been a slow natural process that we are externalizing and accelerating through technology and creativity. Humans have long sought to transform nature with agriculture and medicine, employing biotechnologies to manipulate living systems, and even our own bodies. Toda... Read More →

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Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan is often considered one the world’s leading transhumanists after his popular run in the 2016 US Presidential race as a science and technology candidate. Zoltan is a bestselling author, known for his novel The Transhumanist Wager. He is also a prolific technology j... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

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