Video of a Mormon Perspective on Transhumanism

Carl Youngblood, a director of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, introduces Transhumanism to a Mormon audience and highlights parallels and complements between the two movements.

Below is a link to the video, so that you can comment on or rate it on the Google site:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8898006171309118841&hl=en

Mormon Transhumanist Association to Present at Sunstone Symposium

The Mormon Transhumanist Association will present at the Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City on Friday 10 August 2007 at 10AM in the Salt Lake Sheraton City Centre Hotel.

Panel PRACTICAL FAITH IN PROPHETIC VISION

Abstract

Mormon scripture and tradition present to us diverse prophetic visions of transfiguration, immortality, resurrection, renewal of this world, and the discovery and creation of worlds without end. Mormon Transhumanists believe that science and technology will contribute toward fulfillment of these prophecies, perhaps much sooner than commonly expected. In this session, panelists will explain why they are members of the Mormon Transhumanist Association and how they view the near future.

Moderator LINCOLN CANNON, M.B.A., president, Mormon Transhumanist Association, software engineering manager

Panelists

BRENT ALLSOP, B.S., computer science; member, board of directors, Mormon Transhumanist Association; software engineer

JOEY WEST, philosophy student, member, board of directors, Mormon Transhumanist Association; stay-at-home dad

BRYANT SMITH, B.S., computer science; member, board of directors, Mormon Transhumanist Association; software engineer

KATHY WILSON, member, Mormon Transhumanist Association; artist

KARL HALE, MAcc; member, board of directors, Mormon Transhumanist Association; software engineering director

CHRISTOPHER BRADFORD, B.A., linguistics; vice-president, Mormon Transhumanist Association; software architect

The full program for Sunstone Symposium is available here:

http://www.sunstoneonline.com/symposium/new/SL07-prem.pdf

Registration is available here:

http://www.sunstoneonline.com/symposium/symp-register.asp

TransVision 2007 - Transhumanity Saving Humanity: Inner Space to Outer Space

TransVision 2007, the international conference of the World Transhumanist Association, will be held in Chicago, 23-26 July 2007.

Do you believe that emerging technology will give society the ability to solve the greatest challenges facing humanity? What's the biggest priority: longevity therapies, sustainable energy, clean water, a restored environment, or space development?

The World Transhumanist Association is a global non-profit member organization dedicated to the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. The WTA supports the development of and access to new technologies that enable everyone to enjoy better minds, better bodies and better lives. This philosophy would be negligent without considering a better environment and a better planet in which to live. How can we live better than well if we don't take action now to solve the greatest challenges facing our world?

Therefore, the theme of TransVision 2007 is: Transhumanity Saving Humanity: Inner Space to Outer Space, and will feature three full days of compelling dialogue with the greatest minds of today about creating the civilizations of tomorrow. TV07 brings extraordinary people from across the globe together with more than 30 distinguished speakers, entertainers and visionaries including: award-winning inventor, futurist, author Raymond Kurzweil; acclaimed longevity scientist, Aubrey de Grey; and Emmy award winning actor, William Shatner.

For more information and registration, visit the TransVision 2007 site:

http://www.transvision2007.com

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