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Lincoln Cannon
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Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Orem UT USA
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Technologist and Philosopher
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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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Orem UT USA
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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 »
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    MBA Business, 2003
  • Brigham Young University
    BA Philosophy, 1998
  • Singularity University
    FutureMed, 2011
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Desire Entices Us to Embrace Ethics
What is good? Is it good because God says so? Or does God say so because it's good? If it's good independent of any God, how so? Is it good inherently or consequentially? Such are the traditional questions of ethics. It begins with consideration of duty in ...
What is good? Is it good because God says so? Or does God say so because it's good? If it's good independent of any God, how so? Is it good inherently or consequentially? Such are the traditional questions of ethics. It begins with consideration of duty in relation to values. And it extends from consideration to application, to actually living in word and deed according to that duty.
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I just made a loan to a borrower in Diallassagou, Mali. Join me on Kiva today, and you can make a $25 loan for free! Redeem your loan while they last!
A portion of the loan helped a member to farm groundnuts and sesame
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Symbolism of the Logo of the Mormon Transhumanist Association
I'm often asked about the logo of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, the winged wheel above the name of the association. So I'd like to share part of the story behind the origin of the logo, and some of the symbolism I and others have seen in it. The ass...
I'm often asked about the logo of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, the winged wheel above the name of the association. So I'd like to share part of the story behind the origin of the logo, and some of the symbolism I and others have seen in it.
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Sabbaths of Burden and Delight
This is a transcript of a talk I gave in my local Mormon congregation today. The leadership asked three of us to speak on the subject of the Sabbath, how we might cultivate positive feelings toward it, and how we severally try to do so in our own homes. Whe...
This is a transcript of a talk I gave in my local Mormon congregation today. The leadership asked three of us to speak on the subject of the Sabbath, how we might cultivate positive feelings toward it, and how we severally try to do so in our own homes.
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From my 2006 archives: Does Active Faith in Physical Salvation Matter? | Lincoln Cannon
Mormons generally describe salvation as consisting of two parts: physical and spiritual. Simply put, physical salvation is immortality, and spiritual salvation is eternal life with God. A common modern view is that physical salvation is free through the grace of God, whereas spiritual salvation requires a combination of grace and human work. All humans, moral or otherwise, will eventually attain physical salvation: the living will be transfigured...
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Who wrote the Bible? Who is writing the next one?
As I think about the future of humanity and the forces that shape our ongoing evolution, I'm often drawn to reflect on the origins of Judaism, and particularly the origins of the Bible. A couple thousand years ago, they gave birth to Christianity, which bec...
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I just made a loan to a borrower in Senegal. Join me on Kiva today, and you can make a $25 loan for free! Redeem your loan while they last!
A portion of the loan helped a member to purchase 'monkey bread' and honey
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I just made a loan to a borrower in Rwanda. Join me on Kiva today, and you can make a $25 loan for free! Redeem your loan while they last!
A portion of the loan helped a member to buy more sorghum, maize, and potatoes to sell.
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Free Accepted Manuscript of "What Is Mormon Transhumanism?"
In April 2015, the journal of Theology and Science published my paper on " What Is Mormon Transhumanism? " Access to the version of record requires a fee. However, I am now making the accepted manuscript available for free. Theology and Science journal edit...
In April 2015, the journal of Theology and Science published my paper on "What Is Mormon Transhumanism?" Access to the version of record requires a fee. However, I am now making the accepted manuscript available for free.
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Mormon Bodies and Mind Uploading
Mormonism is relatively unique among world religions in its regard for bodies. Where most major religions consider bodies to be temporary or inhibitive, Mormonism considers bodies to be eternal and empowering, and potentially divine. This provides strong co...
Mormonism is relatively unique among world religions in its regard for bodies. Where most major religions consider bodies to be temporary or inhibitive, Mormonism considers bodies to be eternal and empowering, and potentially divine. This provides strong common ground with physicalist philosophies generally, and particularly with Transhumanism. Even the radical Transhumanist aspiration of mind uploading is compatible with Mormonism, although the ...
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I just made a loan to a borrower in Dedaye, Myanmar (Burma). 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 purchase fertilizer and other inputs for the farm
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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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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.”

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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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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