SW0712, Mormon tradition includes diverse teachings and prophecies concerning a future day of transfiguration, humans becoming physically immortal, the renewal of this world, the discovery and creation of worlds without end, and so forth. Yet our scriptures only hint about the human acts that might be needed for such things to come to be. Given that science and technology are among the most obvious manifestations of active faith in the future (fighting disease, improving communications, cleaning environments, extending life spans), how might we promote the application of science and technology to a Mormon view of the future and bring them into dialogue with the plan of salvation? Questions like this eventually led friends and me to become involved with Transhumanism, which has remarkable parallels and complements with Mormon views of the future.
LINCOLN CANNON and DAN WOTHERSPOON