Illustrations: Seth Thompson

Would You Vote for a President Who Promised Eternal Life?

Inside the Transhumanist primaries, where the far-left and the far-right can only agree on one thing: living forever

Alex Pearlman
GEN
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15 min readOct 16, 2019

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JJohannon Ben Zion joined the first debate wearing a gray tweed suit and an unfashionably wide tie. His shaggy brown hair and muttonchop sideburns curled out from underneath…

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Alex Pearlman
GEN
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