1. FM 2030: The Future of Democracy, Pt. 2

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    The audio in this archive file was compiled from a 1984 meeting of futurists, transhumanists, and progressives. The main topic of the meeting was the most appropriate ways to engage or advance these philosophies within government. For example, one significant point of discussion centered around whether running for office was an effective way to drive change. In the course of the discussion, the primary viewpoint FM-2030 espoused was that some aspects of government - especially the concept of leadership - would become obsolete or be replaced by other aspects of society (see Part 1). However, he also expressed what he believed the core of a 'true' democracy might look like. This archive file is assembled from excerpts of that section of the discussion. About FM-2030: FM-2030 was, at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM-2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM-2030’ or visit some of the following links: GPA on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18NiF8z GPA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GPA2030 GPA on YouTube: http://youtu.be/21OMNVw2I3c Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-2030 Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: ieet.org/index.php/tpwiki/Transhuman The New York Times: nytimes.com/2000/07/11/us/futurist-known-as-fm-2030-is-dead-at-69.html

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    • FM 2030: The Future of Democracy, Pt.1

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      The audio in this archive file was compiled from a 1984 meeting of futurists, transhumanists & progressives. The main topic of the meeting was the most appropriate ways to engage or advance these philosophies within government. For example, one significant point of discussion centered around whether running for office was an effective way to drive change. The excerpts in this archive file collect many of futurist FM 2030’s thoughts over the course of the discussion. About FM 2030: FM 2030 was at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM 2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM 2030’ or visit some of the following links: GPA on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18NiF8z GPA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GPA2030 GPA on YouTube: http://youtu.be/C-WB6dVkETI Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-2030 Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: http://ieet.org/index.php/tpwiki/Transhuman The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/11/us/futurist-known-as-fm-2030-is-dead-at-69.html

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      • (Annotated Version) FM 2030: The Future of Democracy Pt.1

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        GPA on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18NiF8z GPA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GPA2030 GPA on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Qg3lZJVLGGc The audio in this archive file was compiled from a 1984 meeting of futurists, transhumanists & progressives. The main topic of the meeting was the most appropriate ways to engage or advance these philosophies within government. For example, one significant point of discussion centered around weather running for office was an effective way to drive change. The excerpts in this archive file collect many of futurist FM 2030’s thoughts over the course of the discussion. About FM 2030: FM 2030 was at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM 2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM 2030’ or visit some of the following links: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-2030 Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: http://ieet.org/index.php/tpwiki/Transhuman The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/11/us/futurist-known-as-fm-2030-is-dead-at-69.html

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        • FM 2030: Are You a Transhuman?

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          This archive file was compiled from audio of a discussion futurist FM 2030 held at the University of California, February 6th, 1994. In this discussion 2030 laid out an overview of his ‘transhuman’ philosophy and held a back and forth with other people present in the discussion. Discussion and debate included items such as the value of researching ‘indefinite lifespan’ technologies directly as opposed to (or in addition to) more traditional approaches, such as researching cures for specific diseases. The excerpts in this archive file present a sort of thesis of FM 2030’s transhuman ideas. About FM 2030: FM 2030 was at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM 2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM 2030’ or visit some of the following links: GPA on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18NiF8z GPA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GPA2030 GPA on YouTube: http://youtu.be/eaS9QBdVHMs Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-2030 Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: http://ieet.org/index.php/tpwiki/Transhuman The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/11/us/futurist-known-as-fm-2030-is-dead-at-69.html

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          • Introduction to FM 2030

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            About FM 2030: FM 2030 was at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM 2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM 2030’ or visit some of the following links: GPA on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18NiF8z GPA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GPA2030 GPA on Youtube: http://youtu.be/vAVUpwuobgY Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-2030 Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: http://ieet.org/index.php/tpwiki/Transhuman The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/11/us/futurist-known-as-fm-2030-is-dead-at-69.html

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