Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanist Party: Founder

Zoltan Istvan is considered one of the world’s leading transhumanists and a top Libertarian futurist. He began his futurist career by publishing The Transhumanist Wageran award-winning, #1 bestseller in Science Fiction and Philosophy. The novel was a Top 5 Amazon book. Istvan is also a well known technology journalist and a former filmmaker for the National Geographic Channel.


As a successful entrepreneur in business, The New Yorker cited Istvan made a "small real estate fortune." He also has executive experience via his former position as a director at a major wildlife nonprofit, WildAid. In total, his public work has received hundreds of millions of views, much of it through his political activism.


He ran for California Governor for the Libertarian Party in 2018, and is the founder of the Transhumanist Party—a political party that aims to put science and technology at the forefront of politics. Istvan has spoken at the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, Microsoft, and been the opening Keynote at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville.


He is a graduate of Columbia University, and lives in San Francisco with his physician wife and two young daughters. In a 5000-word feature on Istvan, The New York Times wrote he is “polite and charismatic” and has a “plausibly Presidential aura.”

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