UPDATE: This article has now been officially re-published by Brighter Brains Institute.
On February 26, Transhumanist activists in both California and New York made their voices known – indefinite life extension, now!
In New York, at the Union Square, Transhumanist activist Sarah Jordan Amechazurra stood during the beautiful day, holding a sign saying “Google, please, solve Death.” The message was loud and clear, demanding that Google keeps to their word of pushing anti-aging research through their newly developed sub-company Calico.
A similar action occurred outside by Googleplex, the corporate headquarters of Google, in Mountain View, CA. Activists Turchin Alexei, Jason Xu, and Michael Anisimov occupied the large green Android ‘bot, holding up signs saying, “Immortality now,” “Viva Calico,” and “Google, please, solve Death.” Ten minutes into the action, however, campus security confronted the activists and asked them to leave the premises, stating they couldn’t protest on the private grounds. So they packed up their things and politely conceded by leaving.
Though this is merely the beginning. This was the first ever street action to occur for Transhumanism in the U.S., which will soon turn into a stepping stone for future actions. Transhumanism is a growing international social movement, gaining speed as more and more people begin realizing the full potential of scientific and technological advancements toward humanity’s next evolutionary steps.
In other words: Transhumanism is here to stay! Google, are you listening?