“Survival of the Richest: Will the rich leave us behind?” – Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

Ryan Hogan, Mike Morrell, Travis Kupp, and Jurnell Cockhren tackle questions about a future of radical wealth disparity at the first annual Christian Transhumanist Conference. Will the rich take off for other worlds, while the rest of us are Left Behind?

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At the first annual Christian Transhumanist Conference, held August 25, 2018 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, speakers addressed the theme of “Faith, Technology & the Future”, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion. Members, friends and critics of the association have many views. This is one of them. It is not necessarily shared by others.

Ryan Hogan is a futurist and a business analyst for Emerging Technologies at Mozilla. He has an MBA in Strategic Foresight, and has worked with companies like Lyft and Deep Space Ecology — to design open-ended sustainable futures, and to prepare for human life on Mars.

Mike Morrell is the collaborating author, with Fr. Richard Rohr, on the best-selling ‘Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation,’ founder of Wisdom Camp, and a founding organizer of the justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. Mike curates contemplative and community experiences via Relational Yoga, the ManKind Project, and Authentic North Carolina, taking joy in holding space for the extraordinary transformation that can take place at the intersection of anticipation, imagination, and radical acceptance. Mike lives with his wife and two daughters in Asheville, North Carolina.

Travis Kupp is a design strategist and futurist with a knack for helping organizations with over a century of history to envision futures and take action. As Design & Strategic Foresight Lead at SunTrust, Travis is actively creating the future of banking and financial services drawing on his experience with distributed ledger technology, mobility-as-a-service, and transactive energy. When not leading futures engagements he collects hobbies, which now include bartending, music production, sailing, woodworking, and Aikido. Travis also organizes the Atlanta chapter of the Speculative Futures meetup group.

Jurnell Cockhren has over a decade of experience in creating and contributing to Open Source software with a work history spanning Computer Science, Neuroscience, Optics and Astronomy providing him an enriched perspective of the applied sciences. He is the Founder of Civic Hacker, with the mission of: Be the source code of social change. Jurnell’s affiliations include Black in Tech Nashville, Python Software Foundation, N.A.A.C.P. and the National Society of Black Engineers.

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