Provoking the Strenuous Mood for Transhumanism on Mormon Matters
by Lincoln Cannon on 17 March 2012 (updated 03 June 2015)
This week, I was a guest on the Mormon Matters podcast, hosted by my friend Dan Wotherspoon. I joined Dan, Chris Bradford and Tyson Jacobsen in a discussion about Mormonism and Transhumanism. Dan does excellent work, both as a host and in post-production; I’ve long known him to be an insightful religious philosopher, but now I know he’s got a geek side too. Tyson represented secular humanism, posing questions that complemented those posed by Dan, helping us approach the subject from both important angles; I didn’t know Tyson prior to this discussion, and I was impressed by his willingness to help us express our views. Chris and I represented Transhumanism; presently, Chris serves as the vice president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, and I serve as president.
If you’re reading this, you probably know that I’m passionate about technology, spirituality, science and religion. If that passion has ever intrigued or baffled you, this podcast will help. In it, I share my reasons for caring about religion generally, and Mormon Transhumanism specifically. We explain the technical side of Transhumanism, and we give serious attention to the compassionate and creative side. Check it out, if you haven’t already, and tell me what you think!