Striving for Perfection

by Erik Vollstädt

 

Have you ever felt the desire to push your natural boundaries? To resist societal norms of what life is supposed to be – to become the architect of your own reality?

 

Why be content with what you have already when you know there’s room for improvement?

 

Civilization as we know it – technology, education, culture, cities, everything – is the result of our ancestors’ efforts to ameliorate our short stay on this planet, they were striving for perfection.

 

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In order to improve something, you’ll first have to identify what is wrong with our current living conditions: People suffer from aging and diseases, be they congenital or fallen prey to during one’s lifetime. Aging means to watch yourself slowly evolving backwards, to lose all the memories you used to to enjoy remembering, to accept that your time in this world is dependent on a rotting body.

 

Why would anyone object to the alleviation of human suffering? There still seem to be people trying to hold back these efforts. However, they shouldn’t interfere with voluntary agreements between those who wish to use technological means to update their biological body. Everyone enjoys exclusive posession over their own body, which is rather obvious, but the very same right for self-ownership also makes anyone else’s attempt to regulate what you do to your body morally unjustifiable.

 

Transhumanism wants to help you evolve. It aims to make every person the very strongest, very best person they can be if they want to be, in order to make suffering, death, lack of ability and lack of well-being a thing of the past. (Excerpt from “The Culture of Transhumanism is About Self-Improvement“)

Even if brain implants, bionic limbs, designer babies, exoskeleton suits, artificial intelligence or gene therapy sound totally devious to you, you have no right to prevent others from using them.

 

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Next, how do those wishing to make Transhumanist dreams a reality go on about realizing their ideas? How will they find support in a backward society that is too afraid of the unknown to dare thinking about its own betterment? Can they even get the funding necessary for their ambitious projects?

 

I got a plan for you: Opt out from the state and become rich by participating in voluntary parallel societies. Market anarchies give you all you could ask for: Peace, prosperity and the freedom to perform body modifications.

 

Moreover, the Transhumanist creed is well aligned with the ideas of those who want to abolish power and the initiation of force (Anarchists): Both are eager to break free from societal norms on how life is supposed to be. Transhumanists and Anarchists show a proactive attitude for changing the destiny of human civilization for the better, and share a sense of optimism for constructive and peaceful human relations when they are set free.

 

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Bitnation gives you the tools to create your own Transhumanist virtual nation. Our DApps make it possible for you to live in a society with like-minded individuals; those wanting to join your nation will be positive about your ideas.

By choosing to exchange goods and services with market participants who work towards the same goals, you will obtain funds and public support for your innovations much easier and more efficiently than under today’s sets of rules and narrow-mindedness.

 

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We will shape the future by leveraging technology to empower humanity. No decay, no borders, no masters.

 

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Erik Vollstädt

Bitnation Lead Ambassador and Community Director. Born 1993, aspiring entrepreneur and champion of voluntary societies & private property ethics. Proponent of counter-economics and competing market currencies, such as cryptocurrencies. Represented Bitnation as Lead Ambassador since 2015 at the Riga Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Meetup, the iBGEk basic income stage discussion in Klagenfurt (Austria), the Cointelegraph Blockchain Conference in Helsinki, the Zündfunk Netzkongress in Munich, at itnig for the Barcelona Bitcoin Community during the Mobile World Congress 2017 and at the Bitnation DevCon 2017 in Amsterdam. Author of the Bitnation blog. Media appearances include Shift (Deutsche Welle), Der Fehlende Part (RT Germany) and Zündfunk (BR2). Coordinates Bitnation's ambassador network globally and organizes meetups all over Europe. Graduated in Business Innovation & Technology Management (M.Sc.) in Girona (Catalunya, Spain). Wants to live an international lifestyle.

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