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Note: This is the Transhuman Party's modified version of the 2017 Update to the Technoprogressive Declaration originally written by members of Technoprog!: AFT, Amon Twyman representing Zero State/Institute for Social FuturismDavid Wood from the London Futurists, and James Hughes from Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology.

Transhumanism, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology." 

From this, it is apparent that transhumanism, by itself, is unconcerned with who should receive transformative treatments, or how new technologies should be developed and distributed. The answers to these questions categorizes transhumanists into "bioconservative", "libertarian", or "technoprogressive" transhumanists.

The Technoprogressive Declaration of the Transhuman Party details specific policy positions that identify the Party as belonging to the latter group. We believe that technoprogressive transhumanism is the fastest, most reliable way to achieve the goals of the transhuman movement.


1. Our vision is a sustainable abundance of: clean energy, healthy food, shelter, affordable healthcare, all-round intelligence, mental well-being, and time for creativity, enabled by application of converging technologies, with no one left behind.

2. We believe that individuals should be free to make decisions about their own participation in a transhumanist future. We also believe that a choice to not participate should be respected and protected.

3. Alongside the well-known transhumanist intentions for super longevity, super intelligence, and super wellbeing, we additionally emphasize the importance of “super society” – by which term it is implied improvements in resilience, solidarity, and democracy, whilst upholding diversity and liberty.

4. We believe a healthy democracy requires free press and independent judiciary, and needs the wise application of technological innovation. A vital function of democracy is for political representatives to be periodically held to account. It is also of great importance that democracy involves peaceful transitions of power.

5. Systems for regulation of technology need to be adaptive and agile, rather than heavyweight and anachronistic. A multi-disciplinary perspective and collaborative approach should be present in these systems of regulation and review.

6. We urge education to include, for all ages, skills in bridge-building, emotional intelligence, managing change, learning how to learn, and peacemaking, including non-violent conflict resolution.

7. We believe in the dignity of persons and it is our concern that all persons should be liberated from work that is ‘toil’, we simultaneously uphold the principle that hard work can bring many benefits, both socially and personally, and can have intrinsic value as such.

8. While we advocate an optimistic view of human and transhuman futures, we also recognize that the convergence of technologies also potentially creates existential risks to the occurrence of those futures we believe are undesirable to humankind. We believe that open discussions about the architecture of artificial intelligence, implementation of nanotechnology, and genomic modifications can mitigate risks associated with these, and other technologies like them.