MTA Member Survey 2010

Dear members of the Mormon Transhumanist Association,

You are invited to participate in our 2010 member survey. Your answers will help the association better represent you. In particular, this year, we ask for your permission to include your name and country (or state) on a public list of members. Complete the survey today by clicking on the following link:

By the way, the survey should take only 2-5 minutes to complete. Thank you!

Lincoln Cannon
President and Director
Mormon Transhumanist Association

Opening for Volunteer Secretary

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is seeking a volunteer to fill the office of Secretary. Like all association offices, this is an unpaid position.


The principal duties of the Secretary are outlined in the association's constitution, as follows:

Certify, and keep at the principal office of the Association or at such other place as the Board of Directors may determine, a copy of this Constitution as amended or otherwise altered to date.

Keep at the principal office of the Association or at such other place as the Board of Directors may determine, a meeting record for all meetings of members, directors and officers of the Association, indicating the time and place of holding such meetings, whether regular or special, how called, the notice given, and the names of those present and the proceedings thereof.

See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution or as required by law.

Be custodian of the records of the Association.

Keep at the principal office of the Association or at such other place as the Board of Directors may determine, a membership record containing the name, address, class of membership, and any termination date of each member of the Association.

Exhibit at all reasonable times to any director, or to his or her agent or attorney, on request thereof, this Constitution, the meeting record, and the membership record.

Request, collect and archive conflict of interest annual statements from all directors and officers of the Association, as outlined in article IX section 6.

In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be required by law, this Constitution, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Other duties will include publishing a quarterly electronic newsletter, and taking notes during monthly one-hour leadership meetings.

Time commitment will usually be 1 to 2 hours per week.


Applicant must be a member of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, which entails supporting the Transhumanist Declaration and Mormon Transhumanist Affirmation.

Applicant must be adept at electronic communication, including email, instant messaging and teleconferencing.

Applicant must be highly organized and detail oriented.

Preference given to applicants with experience using Google Docs and Calendar.


Please submit your resume and statement of interest to Thank you.

New Constitution and Articles of Incorporation

Voting members of the Mormon Transhumanist Association adopted a new constitution and articles of incorporation. The principal changes include:

1) Dropped references to the World Transhumanist Association

2) Simplified director election procedures

The constitution is available for review here:

The articles of incorporation are available for review here:

Please direct questions to Thank you.

Discussions in SL open to public

New series of discussions on topics related to Mormonism and Transhumanism

Join the discussion of the intersection of Religion and Technology.

This month: *Top 10 (+) reasons the next decade will be more exciting than the last.*
Host: David Foster, director of the Mormon Transhumanist Association
Date: Dec 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm MST.
Location: SecondLife, an online environment,

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is hosting a series of open discussions on various topics relating to the intersection of Mormonism and 
Transhumanism. This month, the discussions will investigate Top 10 (+) reasons the next decade will be more exciting than the last.

Everyone interested is eagerly invited to attend. Bring your ideas or questions to discuss, or just bring yourself and listen. After a brief introduction of the topic we will have a discussion where everyone is free to participate, share their perspectives and ask questions. 

The discussion will be hosted in the online environment Second Life. An internet-connected computer with speakers and a microphone -- as either a headset or with echo cancellation -- are prerequisites, while the SecondLife software may be freely downloaded from the internet. If you do not yet have the software, download it ahead of time from

A similar article found in H+ magazine may be of interest.

Future topics will include (in no particular order) 

   1. Copyright and information rights and freedom in the information age
   2. Social change in the advent of Radical life extension 

   3. Job loss via automation
   4. Plausible Singularity timelines - Accelerando discussion 

   5. Advanced tech development and ushering in the Millennium
   6. Replacing/upgrading the human body / temple
   7. Religion in the wake of discovery of non-human ET - Is Spock a Child of God?
   8. Top 5 Human Enhancement Must Haves and feasibility

   9. Disruptive technology and the nature of the Singularity
   10. Godhood in fiction (ala Dune)

We hope to see you there! 


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