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TPUSA to tour America in 40ft mobile coffin

Published on 9th Jul 2015

Published on 9th July 2015

Hardly one for taking the subtle approach to raising awareness of transhumanism, Zoltan Istvan, leader of the Transhumanist Party USA (TPUSA) has today announced plans for an 'immortality bus' - essentially a mobile 40ft coffin which will be driven across America as a 'pro-science symbol of resistance against aging and death.'

The TPUSA are looking to raise $25,000 via Indiegogo for the bus, modifications and a range of other gimmicks such as 'fully-functioning robots', 'drones', merchandise, a 'biohacking lab' and of course, flowers for the top of the casket. The plan is for a four month tour, putting on rallies, events, and educational conferences, as well as 'crashing' numerous international events along the way. As Istvan puts it, 'you can expect us to park ourselves right in the middle of historical national action.'

Although over $1000 has been raised already, the initiative is likely to divide opinion among transhumanists, as well as irk those within the overall life extension movement already concerned by the impact Istvan's overtly radical approach is having upon public perceptions. 

See the campaign @ Indiegogo