With his wildly popular US Presidential run as a science candidate, bestselling book The Transhumanist Wager, and
powerful speeches at institutions like the World Bank and World Economic Forum, Zoltan Istvan has literally transformed
transhumanism into a thriving worldwide phenomenon. He is often cited as the global leader of the radical science
movement. A humanitarian activist and former journalist for National Geographic, Zoltan has been compared in major
media to a young Al Gore and described as a modern-day Ayn Rand.
Beyond extensive media coverage, Zoltan is an eloquent, Ivy-league educated man yearning to use science,
technology, and reason to dramatically remake humanity. Over the last few years, Zoltan has consulted for the US Navy
as a futurist, interviewed to be Libertarian Gary Johnson’s Vice President, appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience (and
dozens of other shows), and gave many speeches, including at Microsoft, the Global Leaders Forum, Congreso Futuro,
and the Financial Times Camp Alphaville (opening Keynote). Zoltan was the only presidential candidate to be
interviewed by underground mega-group Anonymous. His award-winning 2013 novel The Transhumanist Wager was a
#1 bestseller in Philosophy and also a top 5 Amazon book. It’s been compared in reviews to Ayn Rand’s work over 1000
times. It’s being taught in various colleges and high schools around the world as a warning and inspiration about the
future. Coming out in 2018 is a feature documentary three years in the making called Immortality or Bust, which covers
his historic bus tour across America on the Immortality Bus. Zoltan is the founder of the Transhumanist Party, the author
the Transhumanist Bill of Rights, and a frequently interviewed expert on AI and genetic editing. Before becoming an
acclaimed futurist, he was a journalist for the National Geographic Channel (often an on-camera reporter) and The New
York Times Syndicate. Zoltan has traveled to over 100 countries, and has a degree in Philosophy and Religion from
Columbia University. He frequently writes articles for Newsweek, Vice, Wired, HuffPost, TechCrunch, and other major
media. He is currently a libertarian candidate for California Governor 2018.
More about Zoltan Istvan:
Zoltan is a successful entrepreneur, with The New Yorker citing he made a minor fortune in real estate. Zoltan is married
to a medical doctor, and they have two daughters. Zoltan’s feature warzone documentary, Pawns of Paradise, on the
Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, won two documentary awards and played in film festivals around the world.
Zoltan was a Communications Director at WildAid, a major nonprofit wildlife organization that aims to stop wildlife
poaching and protect endangered species. As an athlete, Zoltan was a national champion water polo player and is
credited with inventing the extreme sport of Volcano Boarding, which debuted on the National Geographic Channel in
2002 and is practiced around the world today. Zoltan plays the guitar and piano, and owns a vineyard in Argentina.
Zoltan frequently speaks all over the world, as well as joins forums, debates and hosts events. Contact him with
inquiries. If you're a journalist and need immediate information or a quote, text or email him. He responds quickly.
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Zoltan speaking at Global Leaders Forum
Zoltan speaking at AWE Convention
Zoltan's bestselling book
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