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Is it possible for the human race to evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology? If it is, would you embrace the possibility? Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds Wednesday, April 23, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes philosopher and transhumanist, author, entrepreneur, and former National Geographic and New York Times correspondent Zoltan Istvan to the show.
Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, first caught the world’s attention when he began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the tender age of 21. His main cargo was 500 handpicked books, mostly classics. He's explored over 100 countries—many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel—writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts. His work has also been featured by the New York Times Syndicate, Outside, San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio, Travel Channel, and in much other media.
Zoltan recently published The Transhumanist Wager, a fictional thriller describing apatheist Jethro Knights and his unwavering quest for immortality via science and technology.
In addition to his award-winning coverage of the war in Kashmir, he gained worldwide attention for pioneering and popularizing the extreme sport of volcano boarding. Zoltan later became a director for the international conservation group WildAid, leading armed patrol units to stop the billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia. Back in America, he started various successful businesses, from real estate development to filmmaking to viticulture, joining them under ZI Ventures. He is a philosophy and religious studies graduate of Columbia University. He resides in San Francisco with his daughters and physician wife.
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