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The Semi-Orthogonality Thesis
In his Orthogonality Thesis, Nick Bostrom proposes that "intelligence and final goals are orthogonal: more or less any level of intelligence could in principle be combined with more or less any final goal." However, there's a problem hinted at by the combin...
In his Orthogonality Thesis, Nick Bostrom proposes that "intelligence and final goals are orthogonal: more or less any level of intelligence could in principle be combined with more or less any final goal." However, there's a...
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God is Superintelligent Posthumanity
I often position Mormon theology in terms of "superintelligent posthumanity". This provides a bridge of understanding between Transhumanism and Mormonism. It can also provide a bridge of understanding between Transhumanism an...
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A Mormon Ontology of God and Its Synthesis in Superintelligent Posthumanity
Stop a Mormon on the street, and ask her to describe God . She might say something like, "God is our Heavenly Father, an embodied glorified being, who created our world and loves us immeasurably." That's an accurate account of Mormon theology, so far as it ...
Stop a Mormon on the street, and ask her to describe God. She might say something like, "God is our Heavenly Father, an embodied glorified being, who created our world and loves us immeasurably." That's an accurate account of...
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Fascinated by Orthodox Jewish practice of full immersion in a Mikveh on conversion, before ritual, and after death. 
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Also the root of baptism, as Jesus was first and foremost, Jewish. Through the gospels, Jesus becomes the "living water" leading us to understand that love, nonviolence and social justice are forms of social purification.
 
I just made a loan to a borrower in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Join me on Kiva today, and you can make a difference in this borrower’s life, too!
A portion of the loan helped a member to buy cement and water to make bricks
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Blockchain may be poised to revolutionize commerce, identity, reputation, and the world.
Tricky? Sure. But it would transform the net into a universal “source of truth.”
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Richard Dawkins advocates cultural bigotry
Richard Dawkins is at it again, misapplying his extraordinary biological brilliance to religion with altogether sophomoric results. He's worried that we're saddling children with religious labels, like "Christian", when the c...
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I just made a loan to a borrower in Fasitoo Tai, Samoa. Join me on Kiva today, and you can make a difference in this borrower’s life, too!
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Quantifying Reputation at The World Table
I'm excited to announce that I've accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at The World Table , and I want to tell you why. For two decades, I've worked in information technology, including leadership roles in software engine...
I'm excited to announce that I've accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at The World Table, and I want to tell you why. For two decades, I've worked in information technology, including lead...
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The End of Religion Misrecognized
So much anti-religious dogmatism, so much misrecognized religiosity, so little time. It's a wonder to me that some clearly sophisticated persons can express such unsophisticated opinions about religion. Maybe it's just because we all have vested interests? ...
So much anti-religious dogmatism, so much misrecognized religiosity, so little time. It's a wonder to me that some clearly sophisticated persons can express such unsophisticated opinions about religion. Maybe it's just becaus...
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I’m sorry John Dehlin faces Church discipline. I hope his ecclesiastical leaders and he can reconcile with integrity. 
The Mormon Church has moved against the prominent Utah-based founder of an online forum for doubting Mormons, charging him with apostasy.
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What would happen if religions gave less attention to negative expressions of sexuality and more to positive?
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Technologist and Philosopher
Employment
  • Lincoln Cannon LLC
    Technology and Culture Consultant, 2014 - present
  • The World Table
    Board Member, 2014 - present
  • Mormon Transhumanist Association
    President, Board Member, and Founder, 2006 - present
  • Ancestry.com
    Director of Software Engineering, 2013 - 2014
  • Merit Medical
    Director of Marketing Technology, 2009 - 2013
  • Symantec
    Senior Manager of Software Engineering, 2002 - 2009
  • Various
    Software Engineering Consultant, 2000 - 2002
  • Novell
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2000
  • TransletEmail
    General Manager, 1998 - 1999
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Orem UT USA
Previously
Carcassonne France - Hyères France - Perpignan France - Aix-en-provence France - Kennewick WA USA - West Chicago IL USA - Provo UT USA
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Technology Vision and Leadership
Introduction
Lincoln Cannon is a technologist and philosopher.

He has over seventeen years of professional experience in information technology, including leadership roles in software engineering at Ancestry.com, where he mentored management and reorganized teams for major strategic shifts, and 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.

Lincoln is a leading advocate of technological evolution and postsecular religion, and is a cofounder and president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, which has become the largest network of religious Transhumanists in the world. He holds degrees in business administration and philosophy from Brigham Young University.

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.
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    MBA Business, 2003
  • Brigham Young University
    BA Philosophy, 1998
  • Singularity University
    FutureMed, 2011
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How Bitcoin’s Blockchain Could Power an Alternate Internet
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Tricky? Sure. But it would transform the net into a universal “source of truth.”

Call for Papers for 2015 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Associat...
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Read the latest news, announcements and events from and about the Mormon Transhumanist Association.

U2 > News > LITTLE BOOK OF A BIG YEAR Bono’s A to Z of 2014
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The official U2 website with all the latest news, video, audio, lyrics, photos, tour dates. New song, Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk

Exploring Mormon Transhumanism
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"We will not go extinct before becoming posthumans." If you have a scientific bent, are an atheist or agnostic, or just plain find it diffic

Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the ...
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Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity [R.U. Sirius, Jay Cornell] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shippin

Stephen Wolfram: 'Undoubtedly, Human Immortality Will Be Achieved' | Inc...
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Scientist Stephen Wolfram explains why technically it will absolutely be possible for humans to live forever.

Censorship 2.0: Shadowy forces controlling online conversations
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At the HITBSecConf event in Kuala Lumpur last month, a team from South Africa demonstrated how unknown forces are manipulating hearts and mi

Study finds that employees who are open about religion are happier | Sci...
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MANHATTAN, KANSAS -- It may be beneficial for employers to not only encourage office Christmas parties but also celebrate holidays and festi

Transhumanists Beware! Your Ideology is Being Hijacked
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The transhumanist: What is the true definition, and what is its future? The transhuman future is one of mass complexity. What happens when p

Facebook – Blocked, banned and account deleted. « Khannea Suntzu
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Do I exist? I think I do. Me at a conference. Well for those who know me, Facebook decided to restrict access o my account from Monday 2 Dec

Transhumanist “Speakers Bureau” - Assembling Our Visionary Team - Bright...
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Brighter Brains Institute (BBI) is compiling an excellent lineup of lecturers on futurist / transhumanist topics, in our new “HUB” section,

Atomically Precise Materials for Energy
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Foresight's directed programmable matter for energy workshop on September 6, 2014.

Two Transhumanist Groups to publish anthology on “Creating Abundance wit...
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The Brighter Brains Institute and the Mormon Transhumanist Association are co-publishing an ebook anthology in Spring 2015, titled: The Poor

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality
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Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels
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The cost of electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted, making it cheaper than coal or natural gas in some places.

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Transmodernism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Transmodernism is a philosophical and cultural movement which was founded by Argentinian-Mexican philosopher Enrique Dussel. A critic of pos

Blockchain AI: Consensus as the Mechanism to foster ‘Friendly’ AI
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The blockchain is the decentralized public ledger upon which cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin run; the blockchain is possibly the next Internet