Apologies I missed it live, however, I have just listened to it throughout.
Before I get on to some of my thoughts on the topic, I thought I should highlight my background and current situation with politics. Until recently I was a member of the Liberal Democrats, and even was an officer on the committee of my local party. I decided to leave simply because my heart and mind has always been a lot more libertarian socialist, and also very "green" - and so I have ended up lending my support to the Green Party (although I am not yet a member).
A couple of notes on the "coalitions" question that appeared part way through...:
(1) The Labour Party in the UK does actually support membership of another political party, and that is the Co-operative Party. Unfortunately in order to be a member of the Co-operative Party you now must become a member of the Labour Party also - which seems quite silly to me, as I am sure that we would also likely see "Lib Dem and Co-operative Party" candidates, and "Green Party and Co-operative Party" candidates if the membership was opened. Do you think that there might be scope for a similar thing with the Pirate Party and/or the potential UK Transhumanist Party (or whichever name ends up being chosen)? - so we might see "Lib Dem and Transhumanist Party" candidates, for example?
(2) In terms of pressure groups, there might also be some use in trying to reach out to firm members of the various parties, who would be willing to set up official association groups (or "interest groups") within each of the major political parties specifically revolving around transhumanism. For example, there are association groups in the libdems for things like "Liberal Democrat Engineers and Scientists" (http://www.aldes.org.uk/
), and in the Green Party there are "members groups" such as the "Green Left" and the "Young Greens". Do you think that this might be possible?
(3) In terms of a European level, I understand that the European Pirate Party are working within the framework of the Greens/EFA (i.e. "The Greens - European Free Alliance"). I understand that Julia Reda, an MEP from Germany is part of the German Pirate Party, and is a Vice-President of the Greens/EFA. The Greens/EFA combined includes The Green Party of England & Wales, the Scottish Green Party, the Scottish National Party (SNP), Plaid Cymru in wales and Mebyon Kernow in Cornwall. There has even been an official statement by the Greens of England & Wales stating that where possible they would work with the SNP and Plaid Cymru. The idea of the Greens/EFA (inc. the European Pirates) seems to be that there should be individual freedom and justice for the purpose of collective humanitarian support, both in the physical world and in the technological/online world, and using ecologically . This combination sounds very similar to some of the bases that the potential UK Transhumanist Party (or whatever the name becomes) would work off, and what the WAVE / Social Futurism groups are already laying down. Perhaps some work should be done on unifying the Greens, the SNP, Plaid and the Pirates in the UK, and particularly in respect to the elements of the transhumanist manifesto, and perhaps, conversely, mapping what the transhumanist manifesto means in terms of ecological assets (as per E.F. Schumacher) and regional culture?
Whatever happens, I think collaboration is crucial, and there should be some cross-party work, some selective-party work, and also some activist party work.... all coming together to push the ideals of sustainable humanity and sustainable transhumanity, for the sake of techno-progressivism.