Kyle Gregg recently attended the Mormon Transhumanist Association conference and wrote an excellent blog post about the conference and the association, entitled "A Mormon Critique of the Mormon Transhumanism Conference". Kyle says he's not a Mormon Transhumanist, but he's been a Mormon his whole life and has "a firm and examined testimony". In his post, he provided both pros and cons, as he sees them. I don't have anything particular to say about the pros except that I agree with them in general terms. Here are some of my thoughts regarding the cons he identified, with his words in quotes.
PZ Myers is a biologist, a self-described skeptic, and apparently an anti-religious zealot. He recently caught my attention because he spoke about Transhumanism at the Skeptech conference and mentioned Mormon Transhumanism. After gracing me with some "kind" interactions on Twitter, he posted a video of his presentation. Here are some quick observations and thoughts that I wrote while watching.
This is a transcript of my opening presentation at the 2013 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association yesterday, 5 April 2013, in the Salt Lake City Public Library. The conference room filled beyond capacity this year with around 80 in-person attendees and more participating online via the live video stream. I've embedded a recording of the presentation above, and all other recordings from the conference are available online, including the Mormon Transhumanist Barbershop Sextet! At the bottom of this post, I've also embedded the published version of the text, which I invite you to download and share. I look forward to your feedback.