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Meet the Transhumanist Party: ‘Want to live forever? Vote for me’

A transhumanist, Zoltan Istvan, founded the Transhumanist Party in October 2014. He is planning to run for president of the US in the 2016 election. As a transhumanist, he supports the idea of humans becoming more than human—everything from enchancing our senses to 3D printing organs. Zoltan’s main goal is to extend lifespans. According to him, we’re very close to the science being developed—there’s just not enough money. He states that if he becomes president, he will channel military spending into research for this. He doesn’t really intend to win, just raise awareness.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/11310031/Meet-the-Transhumanist-Party-Want-to-live-forever-Vote-for-me.html

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Super Speed/Time Travel

Kip Thorn, the dude who brought real-life science into the movie Interstellar, has lots of interesting theories. He believes that wormholes can be used as a means of transportation across the universe, and it can also be used as a time machine. Even though the laws of physics prevent us from traveling back into the past, the future may not be as far as it seems.

http://www.space.com/28000-physicist-kip-thorne-wildest-theories.html

The Soviet Superman: Red Son

Superman lands in Kansas like many other famous people like Flint from GI Joe and Dorothy. But Mark Miller the man who wrote red son wondered what would happen if Superman landed in the Soviet Union instead. In his version, Superman lands on a collective farm in the Soviet Union, he adopts the sickle and hammer as his sign and is the champion of the working class, fighting for Stalinism, socialism and expansion of the Warsaw Pact. He however still remains the compassionate, fair, courageous and fearless superhero who loves humanity more than anything. His favorite “habit” remains saving lives. And he takes over the world.

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/12/superman-red-son-soviet-version-story/

Self-Healing Powers

Will any “superhero powers” (say, telepathy, or super-strength) become a reality in our own lives?

Well, sort of. The Terminator, with its self healing powers, is one of the most popular heroes of all time. Scientists have come up with ways to make self-healing roads and concrete. Roads can now be repaired at a much cheaper price, and concrete does not break up when water leaks in. Scientists have also discovered that applying tension actually mends broken metal.

http://www.citylab.com/tech/2014/09/the-new-alchemy-how-self-healing-materials-could-change-the-world/380075/