All Donors

For the price of a cup of coffee a day you can join the Lifeboat 500!

No amount is too small! The number of individual donors is just as important as the size of the donation, in terms of showing public support for this effort. You can also make an anonymous donation by simply shopping at Amazon.

Lifeboat Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, federal EIN #80-0034805. All membership fees and other gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

  • 2014

  • Apphac
    $1 joined 10/12/14.
  • Health Internetwork
    $5 joined 09/30/14.

    “Keep up the great work! We believe in your cause!”

  • Orenda Urbano Hernández
    $5 joined 09/30/14.

    “Passionate to be part of a team focused in creating an empowering and secure environment for vital energy (life)!!!”

  • André Caminoa
    $25 joined 09/29/14.
  • James Tankersley Jr
    $101.26 composed of 0.25 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 09/27/14.
  • Matthew Felsted
    $22.75 joined 09/22/14.

    “A little foresight isn’t a bad thing. What a fun way to protect our dear Earth. Take us to the stars!”

  • Shuna Hammocks
    $25 joined 07/21/14.

    “Great to be a part of the campaign.”

  • Elizabeth Parrish
    $25 joined 07/18/14.

    “Happy to see work in progress.”

  • Dai Alex Chuang
    $120.50 joined 07/17/14.

    “I set up my Amazon Smile account so Amazon will donate 0.5% of my eligible purchases to Lifeboat Foundation and I feel good about doing this and it is so simple to do!”

  • Kris Kitchen
    $50 to AIShield Fund joined 07/09/14.

    “Making the world better with technology.”

  • Southern California Law Advocates
    $50 joined 07/06/14.
  • Milos Mudric
    $1 plus $1 for NanoShield Fund for $2 total joined 07/01/14.
  • Martin Dinov
    $50 for our Brighter Brains Institute grant joined 06/01/14.

    “We need more widespread awareness of some of the issues that the foundation is concerned with. Developments and concerns such as AI, global warming, resource diminishment, resource distribution, or space exploration affect us individually and globally.”

  • Craig Atkinson Law
    $1 joined 04/23/14.

    “Great cause! Happy to support.”

  • ApplianceSmart
    $5 joined 04/21/14.

    “Glad to support a great cause.”

  • Maciamo Hay
    $120 (Active Economy membership) joined 04/12/14.
  • Peter Harrigan
    $120 composed of 0.2712 bitcoins (Active Economy membership) joined 04/09/14.
  • Julia Scherer
    $25 composed of 0.05468 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 04/06/14.
  • James McNeil
    $5 joined 02/15/14.
  • Stephan Tual
    $10 (Active Economy membership) joined 02/06/14.

    “Cannot wait to participate in some great conversations. Particularly interested in emergent behaviors of autonomous agents."”

  • Charlie Lee
    $211.50 composed of 10 litecoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 01/31/14.
  • Tea Mind Body
    $15 joined 01/30/14.
  • Mercury Stills
    $1.33 composed of 1 CryptogenicBullion to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 01/23/14.
  • Jason Curby
    $67 composed of 150,000 noblecoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 01/21/14.
  • Sander Rabin
    $82 joined 01/21/14.
  • Paul Melnyk
    $100 to A-PRIZE joined 01/16/14.
  • Nick Gogerty
    1,025 solarcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 01/11/14
  • Greg Smith
    $16,400 (Active Patron membership) composed of 10m HYPAY units joined 01/10/14.
  • 2013

  • Pua Pyland
    $50 composed of 0.06785 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 12/31/13.

    “I support a brighter future!”

  • Josh Zerlan
    $20,000 composed of 25 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 12/31/13.

    “If you have the means, it is your responsibility to act in the best interests of humanity. The Lifeboat Foundation is part of humanity’s future and it is the responsibility of every person to support that future.”

  • Peter Drake
    $308.40 composed of 0.20 bitcoins + 30 peercoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 12/30/13.

    “Interested in the sustainability of cryptocurrencies, concerned about electricity consumption in mining bitcoin farms. Peercoin is the answer.”

  • Epic Junk Box
    $1 joined 12/25/13.
  • Fredrick Park
    $167.70 composed of 0.26 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 12/24/13.
  • James B. Allen
    $10 composed of 0.01204805 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 11/25/13.
  • Juan Llanos
    $100 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 11/07/13
  • Dana Edwards
    $7.95 composed of .04 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 10/22/13.
  • Paul Hoffman
    $25 joined 09/26/13.

    “What could be more important than the protection of life? It’s an honor to be a supporter.”

  • Gavin Keech
    $25 joined 09/19/13.
  • Rod Pyle
    $50 joined 09/18/13.

    “To further the new tradition of citizen-funded space endeavor.”

  • Aaron Lasher
    $142.36 composed of 1 bitcoin to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 09/13/13.
  • Fleet Trax
    $5 joined 09/03/13.

    “We are proud to support this cause.”

  • Henry B. Augustine
    $8 joined 08/28/13.

    “Lifeboat Foundation is like S.H.I.E.L.D. from The Avengers. I believe in its integrity and evolutionary purpose and I am proud and humbled to be a part of this adventure.”

  • Angela B. Hall
    $3 joined 08/20/13.

    “I’ve learned a lot from reading through the site!”

  • UniTarot
    $2 joined 08/20/13.

    “Thank you for working to support people!”

  • Heliski
    $85 joined 08/16/13.

    “Great cause. Thanks!”

  • Power by Proxi
    $10 joined 08/14/13.

    “Great cause and a pleasure to support.”

  • jouwExpert
    $5 joined 08/05/13.

    “Great job!”

  • Thieves Oil
    $5 joined 08/02/13.

    “This is a great organization and a great cause!”

  • Lujo Australia
    $10 joined 08/01/13.

    “We appreciate the opportunity to donate.”

  • Kimberly Botham
    $7 + $5 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $12 total joined 07/20/13.

    “Opt cool. Don’t have extra cash to give usually though. Merry meep!”

  • Max Corneau
    $85 joined 07/16/13.

    “I’m a retired Army Officer, Pilot, Space Officer, and Astronomer. Having been through Hell’s Gates and returned, I’m thankful and grateful to be able to ‘give back’ to society. My evolved Personal Mission Statement guides my life’s work: To continuously elevate the human condition by increasing our sense of place in the Universe through the use of technology and human interaction.
     
    Please enjoy my column in the Blue Ribbon News.”

  • Cynexis Media
    $5 joined 07/15/13.

    “Thanks for this wonderful foundation.”

  • Funny Birthday
    $2 joined 07/14/13.

    “A very worthwhile cause.”

  • George M. Martin
    $100 joined 06/29/13.
  • Cours de guitare en ligne
    $5 joined 06/26/13.

    “Great organization!!!”

  • Final Expense Insurance
    $1 joined 06/23/13.
  • Motorcycle Touring Tips
    $1 joined 06/20/13.
  • Ramez Naam is donating all of his proceeds to the Lifeboat Foundation when you buy his book here (Kindle or paperback version) and then matching that donation by another 100%.
    $250 joined 06/15/13.

    “My book is about overcoming natural resource and environmental challenges that face us.”

  • Ryan Charleston
    $60 (Active Economy membership) joined 06/05/13.
  • Dallas Jewelry
    $1 joined 06/03/13.
  • Improve at Things
    $1 joined 06/03/13.
  • Ipswich Dentist
    $1 joined 06/02/13.
  • igloo Estate Agents Hamilton
    $3 joined 06/01/13.
  • FitMole
    $8 joined 05/31/13.

    “Happy to donate :)”

  • The Outlet Village
    $1 joined 05/31/13.
  • SexiSEO
    $5 joined 05/31/13.

    “Great website!”

  • SzybkaNauka.pro
    $3 joined 05/31/13.

    “I’m aware $3 USD isn’t much, but I believe any amount of money is a help to your cause.”

  • Team KwikKar
    $1 joined 05/31/13.

    “It is a pleasure to donate to such a worthy cause!”

  • Bottle Rocket
    $1 joined 05/22/13.
  • Kingdom Ice Vending
    $1 joined 05/13/13.

    “Great organization making a real difference in the world!”

  • XpertSEO
    $5 joined 05/13/13.

    “The goals of this organization are worthwhile and deserve everyone’s support.”

  • Alan DeRossett
    $125 joined 05/12/13.
  • Philippe Camacho
    $70.64 composed of 0.5 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 04/29/13.
  • Adam Stradling
    $141.83 composed of 1 bitcoin to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 04/29/13.
  • Daniel Berleant
    $25 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 04/27/13.

    “Together, we can improve the future.”

  • Brenton Camac
    $261.30 composed of 2 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 04/27/13.
  • David W. Corne
    $100 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 04/25/13.

    “This organization is unique, creative, important, open, and inspiring. Everyone should have those qualities.”

  • J.R. Willett
    $4.54 composed of 0.05 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 04/18/13.
  • Charlie Shrem
    $1,300 composed of 7.5 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund joined 04/07/13.
  • Franco Cortese
    $120 (Active Economy membership) joined 03/31/13.

    “Never before has X-Risk been more important — and the importance of ameliorating the dangers of such potential sources of humanity’s extinction will only increase as we move forward into our fluidic future.”

  • Sergey Prokudin
    $85 joined 03/27/13.

    “We need to put humanity in many places like seeds. Let’s make it happen!”

  • Elina Hiltunen
    $25 joined 03/06/13.

    “As a technology futurist I am extremely interested in the topics of Lifeboat’s book. Thank you so much for writing this excellent book!!”

  • Edythe E. Weeks
    $25 joined 02/27/13.
  • Luke Hutchison
    $25 joined 02/25/13.

    “I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality and depth of the material in Lifeboat’s book.”

  • Paula D. Gordon
    $35 joined 02/24/13.
  • 2012

  • Charles Churchill
    $1,000 joined 12/22/12.

    “To help the defense against technology becoming a Frankenstein monster — the potential/reality which has been with us since 1914 and which may indeed increase geometrically.”

  • Colleen Murphy
    $200 joined 12/22/12.

    “Your work is vital to our survival.”

  • Justin Loew
    $25 joined 12/16/12.

    “The world needs Lifeboat! Not enough people are doing something about, much less thinking about, existential risk.”

  • Wilfrid Nixon
    $100 joined 12/15/12.
  • Mark Alley
    $40 joined 12/14/12.
  • Eric B. Baum
    $50 joined 12/14/12.
  • Eva-Jane Lark
    $85 joined 12/14/12.
  • Calvin Tennant
    $50 joined 12/14/12.
  • Joseph N. Pelton
    $65 joined 12/11/12.
  • Jeanann Boyce
    $75 joined 12/09/12.
  • Peg Kay
    $6,000 joined 12/08/12.
  • Allen G. Taylor
    $84 joined 12/06/12.

    “The Lifeboat Foundation brings together some of the most stimulating minds on the planet who communicate in the English language.”

  • Ocular Concepts
    $10 joined 11/20/12.
  • Laws
    $10 joined 11/01/12.
  • Jane Hathaway
    $50 joined 10/30/12.
  • Kamal Zaki Mahmoud Ali Shaeer
    $300 joined 09/17/12.
  • John Lee
    $200 joined 08/28/12.

    “Leeward Space Foundation supporting Liftport Group’s Kickstarter fundraiser for the Lunar Space Elevator. Space = Key To Infinite Resources. Help Save The Earth — Move To Outer Space.”

  • Maximus V. Peto
    $50 joined 08/28/12.

    “I work on life-extension research, and identify with the importance Lifeboat places on the diversity of threats to human prosperity. I wanted to give a bit of support to others who are working to address similarly important challenges.”

  • Irene J. Dabrowski
    $45 joined 08/20/12.
  • “Drop in the Ocean”
    $1,000 joined 08/20/12.

    “My donation is a drop in the ocean but it brings waves of good luck with it.”

  • Josef P. Holbert
    $100 joined 08/19/12.
  • J. Broadbent
    $475 (Active Executive membership) joined 07/20/12.

    “I’m a subscriber to the SMi2LE philosophy — and I am passionate about facing up the dilemmas of our spaceship Earth. I would like not just to keep things the way they are, but to find ways to make us thrive as a planetary ecosystem, and as a species, for us to explore and exploit the last frontier.”

  • eDIY Web Design
    $5 joined 07/17/12.

    “Thank you for working to support people during the ever faster evolution of machines.”

  • Coco Veera Heath Armstrong
    $1 joined 07/09/12.

    “Only the cutiest puppies donate to Lifeboat.”

  • Jacqueline Karma Bennett
    $2,252 joined 05/22/12.
  • Roy Mitsuoka
    $500 joined 05/10/12.
  • UNIVEX RAM Kft.
    $10 joined 04/18/12.
  • Roland Schiefer
    $230 (Active Economy membership) joined 03/08/12.
  • Ryan Witt
    $230 (Active Economy membership) joined 02/08/12.

    “Let’s make a difference.”

  • Mark P. Fusco
    $120 (Active Economy membership) joined 01/12/12.
  • Tom Kerwick
    $105 (Active Economy membership) joined 01/03/12.

    “Thank you to the Lifeboat Foundation, for providing the necessary platform for our societal challenges with technology to be raised & discussed in sincerity and with earnest. May we always strive to protect.”

  • 2011

  • James E. Gunn
    $50 joined 12/31/11.
  • Liming Dai
    $50 joined 12/29/11.
  • Tihamer “Tee” Toth-Fejel
    $100 + $50 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $150 total joined 12/29/11.
  • Catherine Asaro
    $145 joined 12/26/11.

    “Best wishes with all your good work.”

  • James Blodgett
    $1,246.67 + $250 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $1,496.67 total joined 12/26/11.
  • Luis Carlos Reyes Hernandez
    $70 + $185 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $155 total joined 12/26/11.

    “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together. Here’s my snowflake...”

  • Richard G. Hunter
    $85 joined 12/26/11.
  • Zubin Wadia
    $100 joined 12/08/11.

    CiviGuard is proud to support the Lifeboat Foundation.”

  • Joel Isaacson
    $36 joined 12/03/11.

    “Two chai’s for Lifeboat!”

  • Walt Putnam
    $150 joined 12/01/11.
  • Jonathan Wright
    $30 joined 12/01/11.
  • Lance McCreary
    $2 joined 11/29/11.

    “I’ll donate $2 to Lifeboat but I won’t donate my 2 balls!”

  • Ashley Carey
    $2.50 joined 11/28/11.

    “I’m going to save the world after I finish this drink.”

  • Debra Carey
    $2.50 joined 11/28/11.

    “I’m ready to save the world!”

  • Ille C. Gebeshuber
    $44 joined 11/27/11.

    “I love Lifeboat and I am so happy to serve on its Nanotechnology Science Advisory Board. Good luck to us all.”

  • Sarah A. Hoyt
    $75 joined 11/21/11.
  • Todd Efin Danger Sneddon
    $6 joined 11/15/11.

    Tequila Dune Enterprises supports Lifeboat Foundation and the important goal of safeguarding humanity.”

  • Shane Phillips
    $10 joined 11/05/11.
  • Michael Abramowicz
    $100 joined 10/31/11.
  • Francisco Palao Reinés
    $50 joined 10/31/11.
  • Carson Bizon
    $40 joined 10/27/11.

    “One of the best websites and blogs of all things on the Internet. The Lifeboat Foundation is an important endeavor. The people on the advisory boards are most impressive. I come here for the quality writing and content on all things interesting.”

  • Chris K. Porter
    $205 joined 10/26/11.

    “Existential risk problems are so daunting, this might seem like pissing in the ocean. However, I feel compelled to do something to contribute. It makes me feel good.”

  • Keith Godici
    $5 joined 10/25/11.
  • Gissell Gonzalez
    $5 joined 10/25/11.
  • Tatiana Gonzalez
    $5 joined 10/25/11.
  • John Gutierrez
    $5 joined 10/25/11.
  • Carlos Ingram
    Private amount – joined 10/25/11.
  • Paulette Kallas
    $5 joined 10/25/11.
  • Brian Shiro
    $30 joined 10/24/11.

    “Keep up the good work pushing the frontier towards the future!”

  • Don V. Black
    $20 joined 10/01/11.
  • Benjamin T. Solomon
    $280 (Active Economy membership) joined 09/24/11.

    “Author of the 12-year study titled ‘An Introduction to Gravity Modification’, and am reaching out to both the physics and the aerospace engineering communities to ensure that gravity modification will be a commercial technology in our lifetimes.”

  • Brandon E. Larson
    $650 (Active First Class membership) joined 09/04/11.

    “I am concerned about not only the survival of the human race but also preventing its descent back to savagery. Our primary goal must be to make humanity a multi-planet species.”

  • Rebecca G. Turner
    $25 joined 08/18/11.
  • Steve Armstrong
    $3 joined 07/26/11.

    “I love protecting nature and our environment.”

  • Stanley Garrett
    $1.01 joined 07/26/11.

    “They forced me to wear this evil costume until I donated.”

  • Tosh Garrett
    $1.01 joined 07/26/11.

    “Please donate to Lifeboat you interesting human.”

  • Vineet KewalRamani
    $25 joined 07/20/11.
  • Babak Govan
    $245 (Active Economy membership) joined 07/08/11.

    “It is an honor to support the Lifeboat Foundation as it is dedicated to challenging what I believe is the most fundamental human concern: human extinction.”

  • Dr. R. D. Wright
    $160 joined 07/01/11.

    “The Lifeboat Foundation is a beacon of hope for a better long-term future for us all.
     
    We need organizations like the Lifeboat Foundation to try to ensure that the human race does not run out of time to take the necessary steps to ensure its long-term continuation.”

  • Rick Moss
    $120 (Active Economy membership) joined 06/30/11.
  • Lale Basarir
    $10 joined 06/27/11.
  • Oracle
    $600 joined 06/27/11.
  • Richard Kane
    $235 (Active Economy membership) joined 06/22/11.

    “Lifeboat preaches and practices tolerance, which is rather rare.”

  • James Bracken
    $270 (Active Economy membership) joined 05/31/11.
  • Pablo Elenter
    $50 joined 05/30/11.
  • John Thompson
    $10 joined 05/22/11.
  • BABBS
    $20 joined 05/16/11.
  • Ralf J. Muller
    $650 joined 04/21/11.
  • Globe Runner SEO
    $1 joined 04/13/11.

    “Keep up the good work!”

  • Philip Morehead
    $150 (Active Economy membership) joined 03/08/11.
  • Seattle Home Company
    $85 joined 03/06/11.
  • Phil Nadeau
    $90 (Active Economy membership) joined 03/03/11.
  • Donald Byrne
    $120 (Active Economy membership) joined 02/26/11.

    “Delighted to be part of this organization and its important work.”

  • Michael Breazeale
    $300 (Active Executive membership) joined 01/23/11.
  • Alexander Macrae
    $360 (Active Economy membership) joined 01/20/11.
  • 2010

  • Bennie M. Beaver
    $25 joined 12/31/10.

    “Twelfth grader’s Web Page Dr. Warpenstein’s Science and society -The Lifeboat Foundation represents hope for safeguarding the future of humanity.-”

  • Prometheus Data Services
    $10 joined 12/31/10.
  • Antoine van de Ven
    $100 joined 12/31/10.
  • Naveen Jain
    $500 joined 12/30/10.

    “I am honored to support the work you are doing.”

  • Justin Corwin
    $50 joined 12/29/10.
  • Sam Gutterman
    $150 joined 12/29/10.
  • Paul Sanberg
    $100 joined 12/29/10.
  • Parsel Bilir
    $100 joined 12/25/10.
  • Adam Eivy
    $25 joined 12/20/10.
  • Samuel Kenyon
    $14.41 joined 12/18/10.
  • John Grencer
    $480 (Active Economy membership) joined 12/14/10.
  • Jan Vandenbos
    $25 joined 12/10/10.
  • Frank D. Smith
    $120 joined 12/05/10.

    “This is only a lifeboat if we let it continue in that direction. I am a SoCal Pacific Ocean lover, now landlocked in the city in Southern Illinois where Buckminster Fuller built and lived in the first dome home on Earth. Keep the spaceship alive with good lifeboat practices... be safe be happy.”

  • Santiago Bilinkis
    $800 joined 12/01/10.

    “Always a pleasure! Keep up the great work of keeping us all safe!”

  • Erwin Franzen
    $75 joined 11/30/10.
  • Alex McKeown
    $20 joined 11/30/10.
  • Lawrence Catchpole
    $30 joined 11/29/10.
  • Chris Grayson
    $25 joined 11/26/10.
  • R. Michael Perry
    $40 joined 11/26/10.
  • Jeffrey Dean Hochderffer
    $50 joined 11/24/10.
  • Rubin Knopf
    $5 joined 11/24/10.
  • Alexandru Celac
    $200 joined 11/21/10.
  • Joshua D. Hill
    $25 joined 11/11/10.
  • Richard Yonck
    $120 joined 10/20/10.

    “We stand at a crossroads, a point in this planet’s long history that is at once unique, terrifying, and beckoning with hope. We live in a time when we are creating new ways to destroy our world faster than we are building the safeguards to prevent that very destruction. Only through considered foresight and action will we overcome these threats and realize the full potential of our future civilization.”

  • Maria Entraigues
    $49 joined 09/15/10.

    “I wish I had millions and I would give many to Lifeboat! One day soon... :)”

  • Rosie Tran
    $20 joined 08/30/10.

    “Thank you for creating this amazing foundation! Congrats and good luck on all the work and breakthroughs to come. Sending love...”

  • Kenneth A. Cowin
    $5,000 joined 08/16/10.
  • Patrick K. Takahashi
    $100 joined 08/12/10.
  • Francois de Villiers
    $75 joined 08/09/10.
  • Debbi C. McFadden
    $50 joined 08/03/10.
  • Pet's Eyes Tell All
    $5 joined 08/03/10.
  • Lissa Oros
    $15 joined 08/02/10.
  • Project Management Academy
    $10 joined 07/29/10.

    “If you don’t start with step 1, you will never get to step 2.”

  • Temi Tarrero
    $50 joined 07/29/10.

    “See me up close to see my full cuteness!" (And another picture for you.)”

  • John Ratnaswamy
    $350 + $85 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $435 total joined 07/21/10.
  • Miriam Leis
    $80 joined 07/18/10.
  • M. A. "Doc Gee" Greenstein
    $10 joined 07/11/10.
  • Dermot Tomelty
    $10 joined 07/06/10.
  • Andrea Rodriguez
    $5 joined 07/03/10.
  • Jeff Bone/Topsight Fund
    $28,695.59 (Active Patron membership) + $48.20 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund composed of 2 bitcoins for $28,743.79 total joined 07/02/10.
  • Craig Tovey
    $18 joined 06/30/10.
  • Robert Lecnik
    $3,000 joined 06/27/10.
  • Bob Hansens
    $10 joined 06/24/10.
  • Len Sassaman
    $20 joined 06/24/10.
  • Joe Solomon
    $25 joined 06/21/10.
  • Lee Irwin Pringle
    $100 joined 06/16/10.

    “We have a duty to protect our species from extinction. We do it for our family, our friends, and for the whole of humankind.”

  • Nicastro Piscopo: Orange County Attorneys
    $5 joined 06/14/10.
  • PMP® Certification
    $10 joined 06/01/10.

    “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”

  • ReviewGist
    $5 joined 05/26/10.
  • Rebecca R. Cooper
    $440 (Active Economy membership) joined 05/12/10.
  • Mads Haahr
    $85 joined 05/11/10.
  • Willard Wells
    $1,167 joined 05/04/10.

    “I’m starting a project to collect locations of LF members (city/county, no identifying info) in order to find accidental clusters having the requisite skills, equipment, abode, and/or transportation to form survival colonies. Members of kindred organizations also welcome.
     
    This stems from my belief that disaster is almost inevitable. In other words, riding it out is more likely to succeed than prevention.”

  • Bee English Dictionary
    $20 joined 05/03/10.

    “Let’s hope these small amounts add up to a big number.”

  • Miron Cuperman
    $585 joined 05/02/10.
  • Charles Hawk
    $190 (Active Economy membership) joined 05/01/10.
  • Golf Tournament Signs
    $5 joined 04/22/10.
  • Lexi and Bailey Armstrong
    $1 joined 03/19/10.

    “As a mother in Sims 3, I realize that if all life on Earth was destroyed, then my precious Bailey would no longer exist. Please support the Lifeboat Foundation to prevent this from happening."
     
    "I am proud to be part of the first Sims 3 family to support the Lifeboat Foundation. Look at Bailey’s photo timeline!”

  • Dreamcatcher Multimedia
    $20 joined 03/17/10.

    “Technology offers profound improvements for humanity but the risks need to be managed.”

  • Abraham Ben-David
    $29.97 joined 03/10/10.
  • Presentation Technology Reviews
    $10 joined 03/05/10.

    “Technology can have profound benefits beyond what is initially imagined.”

  • Jeff van der Wiel
    $50 joined 03/05/10.

    “New technologies on the whole improve the human condition. However, careful consideration of consequences must always be observed”

  • Ed Ziaebrahimi
    $200 joined 02/28/10.
  • Midas McGuirl
    $50 joined 02/21/10.

    “See me up close to see my full cuteness!”

  • James Doehring
    $100 joined 02/17/10.
  • LifeMojo
    $5 joined 02/15/10.

    “Good work! We appreciate your efforts.”

  • Christine Jones
    $5 joined 02/08/10.
  • Fannie Mae
    $3,020 joined 01/30/10.
  • Darrell Heinrich
    $5 joined 01/30/10.
  • TutorNext
    $5 joined 01/14/10.

    “Awesome work. Keep going Lifeboat.”

  • Math Help Online
    $2 joined 01/13/10.

    “A very generous effort by Lifeboat.”

  • David Orban
    $130 + $1 composed of 0.001341 bitcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $131 total joined 01/12/10.

    “I decided to celebrate my birthday by helping safeguard humanity.”

  • Algebra HomeWork
    $2 joined 01/11/10.

    “Great work by Lifeboat.”

  • Leslie A. Yakubowski
    $85 ($24,915 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 01/10/10.
  • Benjamin R. Hoffman
    $9,040 joined 01/07/10.

    “Getting humanity safely through this dangerous period in our history is the most important thing we can be doing right now.”

  • Math Content
    $5 joined 01/07/10.

    “Nice work guys....”

  • 2009

  • Lexiology Dictionary
    $5 joined 12/16/09.

    “Good work! Keep it up.”

  • Dan Jakubowski
    $10 joined 11/17/09.
  • Paul M. Battista
    $20 (Active Economy membership) joined 10/19/09.
  • Rhonda Stevenson
    $210 joined 10/18/09.
  • vbDict.com
    $5 joined 10/16/09.

    “We are proud to support the Lifeboat Foundation.”

  • Tawny Shoemaker
    $5 joined 10/11/09.
  • Juan Jaramillo
    $5 joined 10/10/09.
  • Vannesa Richie
    $5 joined 10/10/09.
  • Ester Royer
    $5 joined 10/10/09.
  • Krista Smith
    $5 joined 10/10/09.
  • C.J. Lanham
    $1 joined 10/09/09.

    “Donate or I’ll be very, very, very sad.”

  • Penny Springer
    $1 joined 10/09/09.

    “I love being a supermodel!”

  • Allen Maris
    $50 joined 09/30/09.
  • Mulege Armstrong
    $1.02 joined 09/27/09.

    “I’m the world’s cutest dog!"

    "Learn about my fight with bone cancer.”

  • Roxy Armstrong
    $1 joined 09/27/09.

    “Either donate or fill up my food bowl. Thank you.”

  • Aaron Mayzes
    $520 (Active Economy membership) joined 09/24/09.
  • Aaron Balogun
    $20 joined 09/17/09.
  • Ruth Itzhaki
    $35 joined 09/17/09.

    “I hope that some of the more practical of the many ideas that sprout on Lifeboat will be put into practice, so that our overpopulated world, especially those regions where people are undernourished, deprived of education and opportunities (especially the women!) will change for the better and will flourish (and, perhaps, that megalomaniacs will become extinct).”

  • Kenneth D. Evans
    $1 joined 09/07/09.
  • Dipanjan Pan
    $25 joined 09/03/09.
  • Bill Dickens
    $100 joined 09/02/09.
  • Garth D. Ehrlich
    $100 joined 09/01/09.
  • Life Extension Foundation
    $5,000 joined 08/27/09.
  • SAT Vocabulary Builder
    $10 joined 08/26/09.

    “We are a small startup in online vocabulary building. May god give us more money to donate to noble causes like this.”

  • Sarah Black
    $30 joined 08/19/09.
  • Rodney C. Hill
    $240 joined 07/24/09.

    “As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, I taught a future studies course for two quarters in 1968-69 and have been involved in future studies ever since. In a state of accelerating change, we must look to the future to navigate the present.”

  • Frank C. Adamek
    $425 (Active Executive membership) joined 07/04/09.

    “The generations of humanity do not get to choose the troubles and dangers that assail them; their only choice is whether and how to meet those dangers. Technological progress is reaching a critical point, smashing through the conventional boundaries between what humans were or were not capable of, thrusting into our trembling hands the radically enhanced power to both destroy ourselves and to remake our world and very beings.
     
    This situation cannot continue for any great length of time, and if we cannot seize hold of this power to create a safer and more positive world then we seemed destined to permanent disability or death. No generation before us has shouldered such responsibility, and if we act with wisdom and foresight it may be that no future generation will have to. If so we are the most critical generation that ever has been or will be, uniquely positioned to determine the fate of life in our corner of the universe for potentially millions of years, and we must act accordingly.”

  • Dr. Tom Driscoll
    $570 (Active Economy membership) joined 05/21/09.
  • Linus Petersson
    $260 joined 05/14/09.

    “The best minds of the world should be focusing on making sure humanity survives. This should be our number 1 priority! I hope we will make it through this extremely trying century. Best of luck!”

  • Anton Pustovrh
    $10 joined 05/07/09.

    “While future technologies will likely provide great benefits for humanity, they also bring many global catastrophic risks. I hope the next Lifeboat Foundation conference will help raise awareness of such issues and help ensure a safer future.”

  • Google
    $700 joined 05/06/09.
  • Grover Fuhr
    $10 joined 03/31/09.

    “If humans went extinct, then who would worship me?”

  • Sun Microsystems
    $1,000 joined 03/31/09.
  • Darla Fuhr
    $5 joined 03/25/09.

    “If humans went extinct, then who would I play with?”

  • Sonia Arrison
    $500 joined 02/19/09.
  • James D. Woolery, M.D.
    $10 joined 02/03/09.
  • James Quinn
    $10 joined 02/01/09.
  • Pierre Gillenwaters
    Private amount – joined 01/29/09.
  • Thomas Dolphin
    $600 (Active Economy membership) joined 01/25/09.
  • Chris Poulin
    $500 joined 01/14/09.
  • John Paul Browne
    $5 joined 01/12/09.
  • Albert "Skip" Rizzo
    $100 joined 01/08/09.
  • 2008

  • Wendy Leal
    $5 joined 12/30/08.
  • Karen McKormick
    $5 joined 12/30/08.
  • Eugene Rmishevskiy
    $5 joined 12/30/08.
  • Devin Trevena
    $10 joined 12/30/08.
  • Helen Vann, Gabriela Vann, and Atreyu Vann
    $15 joined 12/29/08.

    “We donated $5 each. Click on our picture to see us better!”

  • Chris Abani
    $100 joined 12/28/08.
  • Michael L. Anderson
    $100 joined 12/28/08.
  • Rudi Hoffman
    $125 joined 12/28/08.

    “I am pleased to support the visionary goals of the Lifeboat Foundation. We are all in this lifeboat Earth together, and considering optimal response to global perils simply makes sense. I appreciate the leadership shown by contributors. Let’s make things better for all sentient beings!”

  • Kattesh V. Katti
    $150 joined 12/28/08.

    “It is gratifying to be part of and donating to Lifeboat Foundation as the extraordinary group of members of this foundation operate in an ’out of the box’ approach in bringing an awareness of the implications of science and technology to our day-to-day lives. This collective effort will take all of us into the next domain of science in terms of realization of the power of nanotechnology in medicine, agriculture, and environment restoration.”

  • Mark A. Smith
    $100 joined 12/28/08.
  • Alan R. Light
    $1,250 (Active Executive membership) + $250 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $1,550 total joined 12/26/08.

    “We will want to go beyond the bounds of earth anyway, we might as well start getting ready now. The preparations may prove useful in themselves long before we get off the ground.”

  • Susan Kent
    $10 joined 12/18/08.
  • John McClain
    $10 joined 12/18/08.
  • David J. Xanatos
    $75 joined 12/09/08.

    “Individual resources are limited; collective resources are not. This is both the power and the threat of what our ever advancing future possibilities bring nearer to us every day. Likewise, my individual financial resources may not seem like much, but as more of us begin to recognize the value of what’s being done here, and cast our lot in with this growing effort, we can multiply our individual intent beyond imagination, and I hope others reading this can recognize this fact, and join us. You will have the satisfaction of looking back and knowing you helped humankind survive our quantum leap in evolution.”

  • Robert T. Liimatainen
    $101 joined 11/12/08.

    “Dedicated to Alexis Armstrong and her comment on 9/12/08. But for your comment, I would not have donated. Hope to have the pleasure of a daughter like you one day. Hope the donation helps out!”

  • Martin Hellman
    $250 joined 11/05/08.

    “By definition, existential threats deserve our careful attention. Sadly, they are largely ignored. The Lifeboat Foundation’s efforts to correct that imbalance are greatly appreciated.”

  • Eric Klien
    $530 joined 11/04/08.
  • John Leslie
    $50 joined 11/03/08.
  • Dan Stoicescu
    $11,500 joined 10/31/08.
  • Randy Murch
    $50 joined 10/21/08.
  • Matt Duing
    $175 (Active Executive membership) joined 10/01/08.
  • Alexis Armstrong
    $6.03 joined 09/12/08.

    “If a ten-year-old can donate, then what is the excuse of you adults?”

  • Guy M. Turner
    $2 joined 09/11/08.

    “The issue weighs heavy on my shoulders. This is a great service.”

  • Ronald Amos
    $90 joined 08/30/08.
  • Mary Armstrong, 3453 Cody Road, Cazenovia, NY 13035
    $15 joined 08/22/08.

    “Attention, please! We have to work together to save our planet.
     
    Learn to be a minimalist. Be efficient in all you do. Drive a small or hybrid car. Live in a cozy house (under 1,400 square feet). Have only one or two children or adopt a child who’s in need of a loving family.
     
    If everyone in the United States lived by the simple ideas expressed here, we would not need to import foreign oil or lose our young people in needless wars.
     
    Perhaps, if we’re lucky, our precious, one-of-a-kind planet will begin to heal.”

  • G. Ali Mansoori
    $425 joined 06/29/08.
  • Michael Haislip
    $680 ($24,320 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 06/16/08.
  • William J. Cosgrove
    $385 joined 06/07/08.

    “Keep up the good work!”

  • Brian Cartmell
    $15,675 including 10,000 American Express membership reward + $118,763.35 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund including 236.31612399 bitcoins for $134,438.35 total joined 06/05/08.
  • Jesse Merriman
    $40 joined 06/05/08.
  • Terasem Movement
    $4,000 joined 06/05/08.

    “We believe Lifeboat’s work directly relates to Terasem’s mission to establish diversity, unity, and joyful immortality via geoethical nanotechnology and personal cyberconsciousness.”

  • Mike Brogley
    $100 joined 06/01/08.
  • Marcel Lossi
    $60 joined 06/01/08.
  • Maggie Whitton
    $25 joined 06/01/08.
  • HP (Hewlett Packard)
    $1,081 joined 05/19/08.
  • Paula J. Wilson
    $660 (Active Economy membership) joined 05/18/08.
  • Danny Belkin
    $175 joined 05/03/08.
  • Donald Maclean
    $33,755 ($10,745 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) + $3,000 ($22,000 pledged – Active A-500 membership) + $500 to NanoShield Fund + $500 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $37,755 total joined 04/16/08.

    “What do I want passionately from the bottom of my heart? Is my personal vision clear? How do I go about fulfilling my vision? In this rapidly unfolding life drama I value clarity. This century offers us opportunities for profound insights into life, for transcending maladaptive ways and for adopting mature ways, but there are also dangers and we confront major dilemmas. I am aware of my own customary way of identifying and confronting dilemmas in life. I support the Lifeboat Foundation because I love the vision and I want to help bring about a secure future in which people from all walks of life around the world have opportunities for fulfilling productive lives.”

  • Rok Resnik
    $32 joined 04/11/08.
  • Loren Bergeson
    $1 joined 04/10/08.
  • Alexander Braitberg
    $140 joined 03/25/08.
  • Colin Kline
    $120 joined 02/03/08.
  • Tyrone Steels II
    $2,162 ($22,838 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 01/21/08.

    “All of humanity is in the same boat: Earth. And if that boat is threatened or starts to sink, we need to have a lifeboat. Plain and simple. To not plan is not a plan; it is a recipe for disaster. I’m proud to be a Lifeboat 500 member since it provides a priceless service to all of humanity.”

  • Matt Bamberger
    $2,000 joined 01/19/08.
  • Humberto Castaneda
    $3,000 joined 01/14/08.

    “Human survival has always been in mortal danger. It is only our slow perception of time that has given us the illusion of stability. Whether we call it luck, or by design, we have gotten to a point where through technology we may escape the risk horizon on Earth. Now we have to believe this is possible, and that we will do it, because whatever stance we take collectively will be self-fulfilling.”

  • Robert Hunt Robinson
    $175 joined 01/14/08.
  • Chris K. Haley
    $5,155 + $250 to A-PRIZE + $1,000 to AIShield Fund + $1,075.44 to Bitcoin Endowment Fund composed of 85 bitcoins, 1.144172 CryptoGenicBullion, and 3.14159265 litecoins for $7,480.44 total ($20,945 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 01/05/08.

    “I’m proud to support the Lifeboat Foundation as a Lifeboat 500 member. The work that is being done by this organization is extremely important, and only by taking an active part in it will we be able to manage the journey successfully.”

  • 2007

  • Sheridan Layman
    $170 joined 12/31/07.
  • Peter Murray
    $450 (Active Executive membership) joined 12/15/07.

    “Don’t accept the limits others place upon you.”

  • Tim Czech
    $22 joined 12/14/07.
  • Bruce J. Klein
    $150 joined 12/08/07.

    “Lifeboat Foundation’s goal to safeguard humanity is extremely valuable and worth our support.”

  • Christopher Dilkus
    $370 joined 11/30/07.
  • Frank Sudia
    $105 joined 11/19/07.
  • Sarah Jane Pell
    $100 joined 11/13/07.
  • Glenn Reynolds is Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, and is best known for his blog Instapundit, one of the most widely read American political blogs
    $100 joined 11/08/07.
  • David W. Wall
    $2,400 joined 11/08/07.
  • PJ Manney
    $25 joined 11/01/07.
  • Jeffrey Herrlich
    $100 joined 10/31/07.
  • Jeff Krukin
    $25 joined 10/30/07.

    The Human–Space Connection®

    • Space is a continuation of the environment
    • Space is an extension of the global economy
    • Space is a place of abundant resources

  • Kenneth Reising
    $35 joined 10/30/07.
  • Anthony Waller
    $50 joined 10/30/07.
  • C M Anderson
    $800 joined 10/29/07.
  • Andrew Hessel
    $200 joined 10/28/07.
  • Zeresenay "Zeray" Alemseged
    $25 joined 10/26/07.
  • Arlan Andrews, Sr.
    $25 joined 10/26/07.
  • John A. Barnden
    $50 joined 10/26/07.
  • Linda M. Glenn
    $300 joined 10/26/07.
  • Bud Mishra
    $25 joined 10/26/07.
  • Eric Bauswell
    $2,845 ($22,155 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 10/18/07.
  • MFD Industries
    $75 joined 10/18/07.
  • Behrokh "Berok" Khoshnevis
    $50 joined 10/17/07.
  • Douglas Rushkoff
    $10 joined 10/17/07.
  • Chuck Weir
    $175 joined 10/17/07.
  • Rob Enderle
    $250 joined 10/16/07.
  • Tony Rothman
    $50 joined 10/16/07.
  • Stephan A. Schwartz
    $25 joined 10/15/07.
  • David Brin
    $25 joined 10/14/07.
  • Nickolaus Leggett
    $25 joined 10/14/07.
  • Kemal Akman
    $30 joined 10/13/07.
  • Michael Silverton
    $500 joined 10/13/07.

    “To help enable the Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group meeting. Dear friends and colleagues: if like me, you haven’t pitched in for awhile, this is an important project to support. Thank you for keeping Lifeboat Foundation afloat, so the hard working team at Lifeboat Foundation can continue to keep us ALL afloat!”

  • Joshua Fox
    $130 joined 10/10/07.

    “I am impressed by the roster of people you have brought on board — a great start! These respected leaders in their fields will not only contribute directly, but will also serve to convince others of the importance of preventing the extinction of the human race. (Isn’t it strange that convincing is needed?)”

  • Adrian-Bogdan (Adi) Moruţ
    $320 joined 10/09/07.
  • Matt Browne
    $430 joined 09/30/07.

    “The volcanologist Bill McGuire once said: "As a race, we survive on planet Earth purely by geological consent."
     
    The physicist Stephen Hawking once said: "It’s space flight or extinction."
     
    I believe the Lifeboat Foundation can make a real difference securing humanity’s mid-term and long-term future.
     
    It feels good to be part of this dynamic organization.”

  • Nick Tarleton
    $50 joined 09/20/07.
  • John N. Phillips (Jack)
    $520 joined 09/19/07.

    “Let’s hope we can achieve sufficient AW (artificial wisdom or enhanced wisdom) in time to ensure the Singularity will be benign.”

  • Joseph P. Jackson III
    $430 joined 09/18/07.

    “Today it is outrageous that the term existential risk is not even in the vocabulary of most policymakers, not to mention the public at large. The next decade is absolutely critical — either we get these issues recognized globally, from the highest levels of intergovernmental meetings, down to the lowest common denominator of popular culture — or — we abandon all hope of steering our future as it overcomes us.”

  • Stanley Pecavar
    $3,400 joined 09/06/07.
  • Tom McCabe
    $20 joined 08/31/07.

    “Because somebody has to save the world.”

  • Matthew L. McGuirl
    $1,950 + 0.3 bitcoins worth $41.94 + $50 to NanoShield Fund for $2,041.94 total (Active Executive membership) joined 08/21/07.
  • Pennye Shaw
    $90 joined 08/18/07.
  • George Garrett
    $540 (Active Economy membership) joined 08/04/07.
  • Mark A. Walker
    $375 (Active Executive membership) joined 07/12/07.
  • Keith Curtis
    $200 joined 07/06/07.
  • Michael Fleischmann
    $2,600 joined 07/05/07.

    “Unfortunately, I find myself pairing finite resources with unlimited advocacy. Wishing us much success...”

  • Jack Halpern
    $12,000 joined 06/26/07.
  • Rick Hubbard
    $1,750 (Active Executive membership) joined 06/26/07.

    “To survive, we understand the opposing forces that vie at the intersection of means and will. To advance, we pursue quests for truth. To progress, we choose in the equilibrium of this difficult and delicate calculus. Future reality can be shaped both by pursuit and prudence.”

  • Carole Johnson
    $50 joined 06/23/07.

    “I am impressed.”

  • Paul Friedman
    $30 joined 06/21/07.
  • Vincent A. Cate
    $475 joined 06/16/07.

    “The human species is at risk until it has established self sufficient colonies in space. Current technology is more powerful than ever before, so the period from now until we are established in space will be the most risky of all time. There is a good chance that humans are the only intelligent life in this galaxy and therefore amazingly precious. We need to work to prevent the extinction of the human species during this risky period and to help it get into space faster.”

  • Donna Beck
    $6 joined 06/14/07.
  • Jaan Tallinn
    $10,600 joined 06/06/07.
  • Thoughtware.TV
    $805 joined 05/27/07.

    “Many walk the perilous path in which some claim that technology will solve our problems, and others say it will destroy us.
     
    We each have the responsibility of working hard towards a positive future. You can make a difference. Your potential is without limit.
     
    Thoughtware.TV is proud to sponsor the Lifeboat Foundation.”

  • Kenneth P. Weiss
    $7,820 ($17,180 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 04/30/07.
  • Glenn A. Miller
    $425 (Active Economy membership) joined 04/29/07.

    “The future is so damned interesting. Pity I’ll miss the majority of it.”

  • Robert Citron
    $1,500 (Active Executive membership) joined 02/18/07.

    “The Lifeboat Foundation concept is wonderful. Getting the best minds on the planet mobilized for a common purpose — ’to prepare for the Singularity’ — may make the difference between humanity’s long-term success or failure. Best wishes for success.”

  • Brenda Cooper
    $1,035 (Active Economy membership) joined 02/12/07.

    “I am very interested in the kind of conversations — conversations about our future — that happen in this forum.”

  • Pamela "Atlas" Geller
    $118 joined 01/18/07.

    “So much evil, so little time.”

  • Jeremy Shepard
    $80 joined 01/18/07.
  • Edwin B. Cooper Jr.
    $1,270 (Active Economy membership) joined 01/17/07.

    “Lifeboat membership helps us learn about increasing productivity & longevity.”

  • Michael Vassar
    $150 joined 01/13/07.
  • Kaj Sotala
    $235 joined 01/06/07.

    “The image is a little old.”

  • Tom Castelloe
    $25 joined 01/04/07.

    “Professor Hollywood believes in the critical importance of this cause.”

  • Robert Shapiro
    $50 joined 01/03/07.
  • Ken Wear
    $50 joined 01/02/07.
  • 2006

  • Michael Anissimov
    $4,675 + $100 to A-PRIZE for $4,775 total ($20,325 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 11/01/06.

    “If humanity goes extinct, not only will the possibilities of extreme life extension, sophisticated nanotechnology, intelligence enhancement, and space expansion never bear fruit, but everyone we know will be dead, never to come back. Because we have so much to lose, mitigative strategies are worth investing in even if our estimated probability of disaster is extremely low. The Lifeboat Foundation is leading the pack in this area.”

  • Sylvia Engdahl
    $360 joined 10/27/06.

    “All the worldwide problems we want to solve, and feel we should have solved, are related to the fact that we’ve outgrown the ecological niche we presently occupy. I view them not as pathologies, but as natural indicators of our evolutionary stage. I would like to believe that they’ll prove spurs to expansion. If they don’t, we’ll be one of evolution’s failures.”

  • Barbara Marx Hubbard
    $275 joined 10/25/06.

    “If Earth is considered a closed system, there will be less for all forever. The frontier is closed, the wilderness is gone, nature is being destroyed by human consumers, while billions are starving. The future indeed looks grim, and there are, ultimately, no really long-range, positive solutions, nor motivation for making the sacrifices and doing the hard work needed now, unless we understand that we are evolving from an Earth-only toward an Earth-space or universal species.”

  • Johan Edström
    $462 joined 10/14/06.
  • Sergio M.L. Tarrero
    $26,775 + $3,400 to A-PRIZE + $2,000 to NanoShield Fund for $31,155 total ($16,710 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 10/10/06.

    “I am proud to support the Lifeboat Foundation in its efforts to help avoid or mitigate the most serious global dangers which are inherent to our era, still a rather primitive and uncertain period characterized by much human suffering, geopolitical struggles, medievally clueless societies and governments, rogue WMDs, and a state of "general lawlessness" — without proper if any surveillance of very bad apples, weak or no police force, or other forms of "adult supervision", in most quarters — coupled with the potentially highly destructive outcomes (via direct confrontation or escalation) of our typically reckless and shortsighted war games using advanced technologies. Certain uses of our advanced techs as weapons are premature and suicidal, and however we must learn to defend ourselves against both attacks and accidents surrounding ultrapowerful new technologies. For this reason, it pays to be first in getting the necessary knowhow and prepping our safeguards before we "hurt ourselves".
     
    Despite our limitations and the worst aspects of our human nature, I am proud of all the good things that we have achieved as a species and, desperately wanting to see positive outcomes to our struggles, I think it is crucially important for as many of us as possible to focus on strategies and programs that aim to promote global balance and well-being for all sentient life, as well as programs which help us design safeguards in order to avoid the potentially globally-catastrophic scenarios that we are undoubtedly facing as our technological might skyrockets.
     
    Only a handful of organizations are working on these types of major problems (please visit www.intelligence.org, www.foresight.org, and www.crnano.org as well), and Lifeboat Foundation is the most comprehensive effort that I know of. Please consider joining our cause.”

  • Brandon K. Bailey
    $11 joined 09/23/06.

    “Check out my blogs Robotic Future News and The Singularity.”

  • Drew Reynolds
    $3,000 joined 09/21/06.
  • Ryan McCall
    $25 joined 09/13/06.

    “We’re really close to an extraordinary future and I don’t want to leave things to chance. The Lifeboat Foundation is working toward that future and that is why I support them.”

  • Jason G. Matheny
    $5,005 ($19,995 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 08/22/06.
  • Fundación Juvinter
    $80 joined 07/29/06.
  • Jason Patocka
    $75 joined 07/17/06.
  • Carl Martinez
    $1,550 joined 06/22/06.

    “I have little faith that the government will properly plan for the dangers of advanced technology. So I have decided to put my faith in Lifeboat Foundation instead.”

  • Philippe Van Nedervelde
    $7,735 ($17,265 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 06/19/06.

    “Building arks costs money. 500 people pitching in is a great, exemplary start, and I look forward to numerous LF evangelizing opportunities to swiftly inflate the ranks of, first, the 500 and soon thereafter, the 5000, the 50.000, the 500.000 and the 5 million. The more arks the better!”

  • Adam Dobrin
    $825 (Active Executive membership) joined 06/06/06.
  • Michael Dickey
    $7,825 ($17,175 pledged – Active Lifeboat 500 membership) joined 06/03/06.

    “I am an adamant supporter of the Lifeboat Foundations goals for three major reasons, The Drake Equation, the Fermi Paradox, and The Law of Accelerating Returns. The combination of these three principles illustrates something terribly jarring; that life throughout the universe almost always destroys itself through technology.”

  • Richard Hendrick
    $945 (Active Executive membership) joined 05/19/06.

    “So much agreement about the risks. For so many years. So little action (your considerable accomplishments excluded). Please continue promoting awareness.”

  • Stephen Fleming
    $610 (Active Economy membership) joined 04/27/06.
  • Jerry Searcy
    $5,040 (Including $5,000 for matching funds for our Lifeboat Podcast for iTunes grant and our University Outreach Program) joined 04/06/06.

    “Long-term I want to travel throughout the universe and so I want to make sure our planet is not destroyed by the powerful technologies that are coming before I have a chance to leave Earth. (After I leave Earth, then it is your problem!!!)”

  • John J. Peters
    $1,000 plus free room and board for 11 months for a volunteer. (Includes bedroom with two beds and a separate office with a fireplace and bathroom.) Joined 04/01/06.

    “Isn’t my grandson cute!”

  • John Claus
    $350 joined 03/24/06.
  • James W. Taylor
    $650 joined 03/24/06.
  • Ray Kurzweil
    $10,381.60 joined 03/07/06.

    “A self-replicating pathogen, whether biological or nanotechnology based, could destroy our civilization in a matter of days or weeks. We cannot rely on trial-and-error approaches to deal with existential risks and that is why I support the Lifeboat Foundation.”

  • Jim Rutt
    $5,500 joined 02/24/06.

    “I’m about 80% thru Ray Kurweil’s new book, and while reading the catalogue of N, G, and R risks this morning I sat up and thought: ’s---, we really better hurry up and get life off of this planet, because it’s hard to imagine we don’t stumble into at least one of the planet-wide species level existential risks.’”

  • 2005

  • Gary Powless
    $30 joined 12/25/05.
  • Travis Putman
    $25 joined 12/16/05.
  • James Mitchell
    $15 joined 12/03/05.
  • Mahdi Cheraghchi-Bashi-Astaneh
    $2 joined 10/26/05.
  • Susan Fuhr
    $200 joined 09/27/05.
  • Andrew Crouch
    $10 joined 05/25/05.
  • 2004

  • Ben Smith
    $80 joined 03/29/04.
  • 2003

  • Nick Pavlica
    $6,000 joined 01/19/03.

    “I realize my contribution is not as much as you really need or would like to have, but at least I am demonstrating my vote of confidence in Lifeboat Foundation for this endeavor. I am glad you are planning our rescue. We have nothing to lose and the pessimists might be wrong about an inevitable extinction.”

  • 2002

  • Ken Wilssens
    $100 joined 12/21/02.
  • Heikki J. Toivonen
    $20 joined 11/26/02.
  • Vast Nexus
    $10 joined 11/22/02.

    “I’m aware $10 USD isn’t much, but I believe any amount of money is a help to your cause.”

  • Erik Tierney
    $10 joined 11/22/02.
  • Stephen Fountain
    $10 joined 06/21/02.
  • Bo Shaffer
    $100 joined 02/07/02.

    “Not much, but every little bit counts....”

  • Bynum M. Wheeler
    $13 joined 02/07/02.
  • Anonymous Donors
    $5,052.29 + $891.16 composed of 4.85903691 bitcoins; 1.144172 CrytogenicBullion; .01 litecoins; 100 moneros; 115,999.8 nobelcoins; .825038 peercoins; and 125 solarcoins to Bitcoin Endowment Fund for $5,943.45 total (Includes one Active Economy membership and one Executive membership).