Bestselling visionary author Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the 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. 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. He is currently running for President on the Transhumanist Party ticket, which aims to dramatically extend human lifespans, overcoming human death and aging within 15-20 years, to encourage Americans to embrace "radical technology and science", and to set up safeguards against dangers including potential abuse of such technology.