Exploring Mormon Transhumanism

“We will not go extinct before becoming posthumans.”

If you have a scientific bent, are an atheist or agnostic, or just plain find it difficult to swallow that “old time religion,” then you will likely find this discussion enlightening and encouraging. If you are struggling in your faith journey, this may well give you some framing that you can feel comfortable with. And if you fall solidly on the believing side then you too will be richly rewarded. —jay griffith


Friday, January 9, 2015   7:30-9:30 pm


Home of Elizabeth and Mark England
1194 S. 500 E., SLC, UT

If you arrive late, please use the back door to enter.

ccacbaa74bad00854d182e8e2f039f06Lincoln Cannon is a technologist and philosopher.

Lincoln has over eighteen years of professional experience in information technology, including leadership roles in software engineering at Ancestry.com, where he mentored management and reorganized teams to align with strategic shifts, and at Symantec, where he reduced costs by millions of dollars through process automation and globalized teamwork; and in marketing technology at Merit Medical, where CIO Magazine and others featured him for innovation. He holds degrees in business administration and philosophy from Brigham Young University.

Today, Lincoln works as a consultant, assisting clients with vision, ethics, strategy, and marketing in emerging technology, including cloud and mobile computing, e-governance, rejuvenation biotech, neural enablement, and machine intelligence. He is also a board member at The World Table, where he advises on technical and product strategy for quantified reputation networks to improve the quality and value of social interactions, and serves as president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, an international nonprofit that has become the world’s largest advocacy network for the ethical use of technology and religion to improve the vitality of our world.

Lincoln is married with Dorothée Vankrieckenge, a French national, and they have three bilingual children. In his spare time, he enjoys touring, backpacking, watching science fiction movies, playing strategy games, reading and writing philosophy, cheering for his children at sporting events, and discussing just about anything controversial over good food with family and friends.

Good stuff to dig into:

Mormon Transhumanism in a Nutshell

Transfiguration: Parallels and Complements between Mormonism and Transhumanism and YouTube version

What Is a Mormon Transhumanist? and YouTube

The Consolation: An Interpretive Variation on the Last General Conference Sermon of Joseph Smith and YouTube


Mormon Transhumanist Association Website


New God Argument Website