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A fable from my 2005 archives: Pride and Pity | Lincoln Cannon
While searching for God, I saw in the distance a great crowd of persons, convulsing as if to implode. Wondering, I approached and saw them pushing, pulling and climbing over each other, exerting an almost superhuman effort to move higher into the crowd. To my horror, I also saw what appeared to be innumerable corpses piled deep under their feet.
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New God Argument (Version 3.2)
Here is version 3.2 of the New God Argument , as it appears on the new website I published last week. Changes from version 3.1 include shortening of the main summary, addition of short summaries for each section, addition of a "decentralized" qualification ...
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I just made a loan to a borrower in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 cover higher education expenses.
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Dear Google+ friends, I'm working on a super cool project. For the basic idea, check out the video. I believe something like it will change the world for the better. To make it real, we need investors. You can help. Are you or anyone you know interested?
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Reputation Is the Identity We Need
Information systems have long relied on identity to facilitate security and other forms of decision-making. In its most basic sense, an identity may be nothing more than an identifier, which, combined with a password, has sufficed for the practical concerns...
Information systems have long relied on identity to facilitate security and other forms of decision-making. In its most basic sense, an identity may be nothing more than an identifier, which, combined with a password, has suf...
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I'm supporting this project to map the tumor of a woman recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Come help!
Saw Yu Wai, my co-founder at DNA Guide, has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She wants to devote herself to map and crowd source her tumor - using GIS. She's been building maps for the last 25 years. Her hope is to cross-pollinate the mapping community with the bioinformatics com
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Remember this scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
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From Dust to Christ
One of my favorite passages of The Book of Mormon is the speech of King Benjamin in Mosiah 2-5 . In the speech, Benjamin makes three observations about the (in)significance of humanity that have informed my interpretation of the Gospel of Christ, particular...
One of my favorite passages of The Book of Mormon is the speech of King Benjamin in Mosiah 2-5. In the speech, Benjamin makes three observations about the (in)significance of humanity that have informed my interpretation of the Gospel of Christ, particularly in light of contemporary science and social trends.
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7 Reasons Cryonics Is Compatible with Mormonism
Occasionally I hear (or hear of) Mormons contending that cryonics (low-temperature preservation of a legally-dead body for resuscitation when new technology might cure the cause of death) is incompatible with our faith. Yet, to the contrary, those who rever...
Occasionally I hear (or hear of) Mormons contending that cryonics (low-temperature preservation of a legally-dead body for resuscitation when new technology might cure the cause of death) is incompatible with our faith. Yet, to the contrary, those who revere the Bible have reason to trust that resuscitation, by cryonics or otherwise, is a religious mandate. And Mormons are not an exception, as illustrated by these seven reasons.
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Words may say I'm Christian. Actions too often show I'm not. I've conspired to heap up sanctioned fears and privileged prejudices to overwhelm and bury you. I've ridiculed, demonized, and threatened, cutting with innumerable ...
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The Reputation Web
Technological change is accelerating and transforming our world. Assuming trends persist, we will soon experience an evolutionary shift in the mechanisms of reputation, a fundamental on which relationships are based. Cascading effects of the shift will revo...
Technological change is accelerating and transforming our world. Assuming trends persist, we will soon experience an evolutionary shift in the mechanisms of reputation, a fundamental on which relationships are based. Cascadin...
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New God Argument (Version 3.1)
Below is version 3.1 of the New God Argument, as it appears in "What is Mormon Transhumanism?", published today in the peer reviewed journal of Theology and Science. This formulation is closer to version 2.0 than version 3.0. Version 3.1 restores approximat...
Below is version 3.1 of the New God Argument, as it appears in "What is Mormon Transhumanism?", published today in the peer reviewed journal of Theology and Science. This formulation is closer to version 2.0 than version 3.0...
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  • Lincoln Cannon LLC
    Technology Consultant, 2000 - 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
  • Novell
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2000
  • TransletEmail
    General Manager, 1998 - 1999
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Carcassonne France - Hyères France - Perpignan France - Aix-en-provence France - Kennewick WA USA - West Chicago IL USA - Provo UT USA
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Lincoln Cannon is a technologist and philosopher, and leading advocate of technological evolution and postsecular religion. Read more »
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  • Brigham Young University
    MBA Business, 2003
  • Brigham Young University
    BA Philosophy, 1998
  • Singularity University
    FutureMed, 2011
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Pride and Pity | Lincoln Cannon
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While searching for God, I saw in the distance a great crowd of persons, convulsing as if to implode. Wondering, I approached and saw them p

God is dead ... again | Lincoln Cannon
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Remember this scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

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.”

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Read the latest news, announcements and events from and about the Mormon Transhumanist Association.

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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

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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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