Lincoln Cannon is a technologist and philosopher, and leading advocate of technological evolution and postsecular religion.
For over a decade, Lincoln has written and presented on topics at the intersection of technology and philosophy, with emphasis on Mormonism and Transhumanism. He believes technology always presents both risks and opportunities. And he envisions the ethical use of technology empowering humanity to attain unprecedented global degrees of vitality, intelligence, cooperation, and creativity.
He is a founder, board member, and former president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, the world's largest advocacy network for ethical use of technology and religion to extend human abilities. He is a founder and board member of the Christian Transhumanist Association. He also formulated the New God Argument, a logical argument for faith in God that is popular among religious Transhumanists.
Lincoln has two decades of professional experience in the business of technology. He has worked for large enterprises, including Ancestry.com, Merit Medical, Novell, Symantec, and WordPerfect; at startups, including The World Table; and with investment firms, including the OS Fund. He is presently CEO at Thrivous and Discerner.
Lincoln received formal education in business and the humanities. He holds an MBA and graduated top tier from the Marriott School of Management. He holds a degree in philosophy and graduated with honors from Brigham Young University. He is also an alumnus of the Exponential Medicine executive program at Singularity University.
Lincoln is a lifelong computer programmer. He learned to code as a child before the Internet. He eventually taught himself web development, including Java and the .NET framework. And as the Internet and computers have continued to evolve, his projects have expanded to mobile web, cloud platforms, social media, and blockchain.
Lincoln is married with Dorothée Vankrieckenge, a French national, and they have three bilingual children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In his spare time, he enjoys eating out with family and friends, watching science fiction and action movies, reading and writing philosophy, debating just about anything controversial, playing board and video games, hiking and backpacking in deserts and mountains, and touring new places around the world.
All articles on this website are Lincoln's opinions. His opinions are not limited to the traditional or the popular. They may be controversial. And they do not necessarily represent the opinions or official positions of any other person or organization with whom he is affiliated.
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