Mormon Transhumanist Association Member Survey Results 2014

The Mormon Transhumanist Association has released a summary of results from its 2014 member survey. The survey asked questions about religion, politics, feedback and demographics. It also explored members' views on the nature of God, the problem of evil, and consciousness. At the end of 2013, the association consisted of 481 members, 66 of whom participated in the survey. The association thanks Brent Allsop for managing the 2014 survey.

The 2014 survey results summary is available at the following link:

An archive of survey result summaries from previous years, is available at the following link:

Lincoln Cannon on Convergence with John Carosella at Blog Talk Radio

On Sunday 17 May at 11:30am Mountain time, Lincoln Cannon, president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, will be on Convergence with John Carosella, at Blog Talk Radio.

John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. Making the mystical accessible to the scientific-minded, and bringing the language of science to the Mystery, John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery.

This month, John speaks with Lincoln Cannon, co-founder of the Mormon Transhumanist Association and philosopher of theological evolution and post-secular religion, about the nature of consciousness, thriving, and the role technology might play in the very near future. Their conversation includes an exploration of transhumanism - the use of technology to extend what it means to be human, and on the perspectives within Mormonism that make transhumanism and Mormonism such interesting bedfellows.

Blaire Ostler, Dorothy Deasy, and Lincoln Cannon Elected to Mormon Transhumanist Association Board of Directors

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 director election. Each year, terms expire for three of the nine seats on the board of directors. This year, the seats occupied by Dorothy Deasy, James Carroll, and Lincoln Cannon expired. The Association thanks Dorothy, James, and Lincoln for the leadership and service they've provided. Voting members of the Association have elected the following three persons to serve as directors for the 2015 to 2018 term:

Blaire Ostler
Dorothy Deasy
Lincoln Cannon

The Association congratulates Blaire, Dorothy, and Lincoln, and thanks them for their willingness to contribute. Below is additional information about these directors. Information about all directors and officers of the association is available here:

Blaire Ostler

Blaire Ostler is a designer and artist. She graduated from the Academy of Design and Technology, Seattle, with a BFA in Design. She specializes in abstract modern art. Her paintings can be seen throughout residences and businesses in Seattle. She and husband Drew have three children whom Blaire currently homeschools. She is passionate about esthetics, design, art, spirituality, photography, gender equality, animal ethics, and early childhood education.

Dorothy Deasy

Dorothy Deasy is a freelance design researcher specializing in strategic qualitative projects for new product development and branding. A Christian Existentialist and a Methodist, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Masters of Applied Theology. She is developing a Spiritual Direction practice, with an emphasis on theology for a transhuman age. Dorothy is an occasional contributor for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Lincoln Cannon

Lincoln Cannon is a technologist and philosopher. He has over seventeen years of professional experience in information technology, including leadership roles in software engineering and marketing technology. Lincoln is a leading advocate of technological evolution and postsecular religion, and holds degrees in business administration and philosophy. He is married with Dorothée Vankrieckenge, a French national, and they have three bilingual children.