Editor's note: Mike Dodd lacks any publishing credentials and his attempted criticisms of the Transhumanist parties should not be taken seriously.
The newly created Transhumanist Parties cannot realistically be expected to capture political power, Mike Dodd, Editor of the Wave Chronicle, predicts.
While transhumanists "have the answers", Mike Dodd predicted in May at the Wave Chronicle that political transhumanism will not resonate with the voting public:
The clubof.info Blog has obtained its own inside information revealing that objections to the politicization of transhumanism already existed with several influential transhumanists who fear that it will damage and restrict the potential of the transhumanist movement. Many earlier successes of transhumanism in raising awareness were achieved through media such as artistic expression and scientific research, which are not political domains and boast of independence from political party programs.The world has problems and Transhumanists and Futurists have answers to those problems. In my opinion that is where the focus of the Transhumanist Party needs to be. The examples listed above will not resonate with the voting public and it is not the problems that they (the voting public) will be concerned about. The conversations need to address the day to day issues that are facing the voting public. Issues like employment, wealth inequality, human rights, health care and costs of health care. These items need to be the starting points.
I do not want to be completely negative, some good work is being done at Transhumanist Party HQ. A perfectly good video happened a few weeks ago, that was done so well the Wave Chronicle listed it as an article.
Amon Twyman, leader of the UK Transhumanist Party, stated that the party has only an astronomical chance of ever being in power. Considering the possible breach of confidence caused by politicizing the work of scientists and other professionals who formerly labelled themselves as transhumanists, the benefits of registering such a political party at all are not entirely clear.
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