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—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
, BBC Radio,
NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Animal Planet, and the Travel
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. 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 and resides in
San Francisco with his daughter and physician wife. Zoltan recently published
The Transhumanist Wager, a fictional thriller describing apatheist Jethro Knights
and his unwavering quest for immortality via science and technology.
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