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099: Lincoln Cannon on Mormon Transhumanism and Becoming One in the Body of Christ

099: Lincoln Cannon on Mormon Transhumanism and Becoming One in the Body of Christ

ccacbaa74bad00854d182e8e2f039f06-300x300Lincoln Cannon is the President of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. He 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.

I want to thank Jay Griffith for introducing me to Lincoln and for participating in the Discussion.

In the first episode he speaks about his personal history, how tragedy shaped his perspectives on God and Faith, and how he came to be passionate about transhumanism.

In episode two Lincoln explores the essence of transhumanism and how this effects his understanding of God. He also speaks about how it has shaped his deep faith in Mormonism.  He explains how he sees Joseph Smith as a transhumanist and addresses our Mormon transhumanist doctrines.

In the last episode Lincoln synthesizes his Christianity and transhumanism. He talks about the body of Christ and the atonement.  He helps us understand our responsibility to become one in the body of Christ.

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  1. Great interview everyone! I really enjoyed it. I reviewed the folk tale of the girl who healed the king’s elephants by cleaning their ears and being granted anything she wants in the kingdom. Apparently, if you start with two grains of rice on the chessboard, the total chessboard would contain enough rice to cover the earth including ocean surfaces with one millimetre of rice (not one kilometre). This volume of rice would approximately cover the entire subcontinent of India knee deep in rice. This would be a pile of rice larger than the size of Mount Everest or a pile of rice approximately eight kilometres high. This is around 1,000 times the global production of rice in 2010 (464,000,000 metric tons).
    This is a wonderful analogy and cultural story and that sure is a lot of rice to share. I just wanted to share, submit and post a calculation correction as a detail for you and your listeners. Thank you Lincoln, Jay and Sarah for the great conversation it was informative, uplifting, edifying and inspirational. Thomas Gleeson – Canada

    1. Sarah Collett

      Thank you! I’m so glad you put in the work on that math problem. What a fun bit of info. I’m also glad you enjoyed this podcast. Personally, I had a great time with this one.

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