Born in California, Zoltan Istvan is often cited as a global leader of the radical science movement. A humanitarian activist and former journalist for National Geographic, Istvan has traveled to over 100 countries, and has a degree in Philosophy and Religion from Columbia University. He has consulted for the US Navy and the Government of Dubai as a futurist, and given speeches at conferences around the world, including at the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and various Global Leader forums. He has written three books, bestselling The Transhumanist Wager, The Futureisist Cure, and his latest book of political essays which reached #1 in Politics on Amazon: Upgrading America.
He is a former director at wildlife organization WildAid, the founder of the Transhumanist Party, the original author of the Transhumanist Bill of Rights, and a frequently interviewed expert on AI, genetic editing, tech policy, and futurism. His science and technology activism has reached over 100 million people.
A successful entrepreneur with multiple businesses, Zoltan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his physician wife and two young daughters. He is excited to be running as a new type of Republican politician for the 2020 Presidential race.