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Read issue #147 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Joseph F. Coates who worked to “Safeguard Humanity” until the end of his life.
 
Joe’s memorial service will be held at the Mount Airy Mansion in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Saturday, November 8th. The memorial will begin promptly at 2 pm; you are invited to arrive shortly after 1 pm. After the memorial, everyone will enjoy drinks, snacks, and conversation until 5 pm. There will also be an opportunity to speak “as the spirit moves you”. If you would like to attend and/or speak at the memorial, send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation Joseph F. Coates”. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider a donation to Joe’s favorite charity, Covenant House New York.
Douglas Miller, on the Advisory Council at Entrepreneurship at Cornell, joins our Business Board.
Glynn Burke, Owner of Rescue Assist, joins our Business Board.
Rōnin Coder Henrik Jonsson joins our Information Sciences Board.
Gordon Irlam, Founder of the GRI Charitable Foundation, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Gary Basin, author of Organizations as Organisms: Multi-Human Collectives, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
William Hertling, author of A.I. Apocalypse, joins our Futurists Board.
Joseph Rampolla joins our blog team with the post Stopping the Spread of Ebola through Augmented Reality.
Read the free book The Bitcoin Revolution.
Nikki Olson joins our blog team with the post 2014 Longevity and Genetics Conference — Keynote Aubrey de Grey.
Learn about Singularity: A Brave New Musical.
Learn about The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, Third Edition.
Our Vasant Honavar, W. Bradley Knox, Sven Koenig, Benjamin Kuipers, Sriraam Natarajan, Peter Stone, and Matthew E. Taylor are participating in the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15) which will be held January 25–29, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas, USA. The purpose of this conference is to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines.
W. Bradley Knox joins our Robotics/AI Board. Brad is coauthor of Design Principles for Creating Human-Shapable Agents.
Benjamin Kuipers joins our Robotics/AI Board. Ben is author of Qualitative Reasoning: Modeling and Simulation with Incomplete Knowledge.
Sven Koenig joins our Robotics/AI Board. Sven is coauthor of Incremental Heuristic Search in AI.
Sriraam Natarajan joins our Robotics/AI Board. Sriraam is coauthor of Dynamic Preferences in Multi-Criteria Reinforcement Learning.
Matthew Taylor joins our Robotics/AI Board. Matt is coauthor of Transfer Learning via Inter-Task Mappings for Temporal Difference Learning.
Akash Rajpal, Founder at Ekohealth, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
James Dunn joins our blog team with the post Method of Sustainable Fuel-less Terra-forming of Venus & Mars.
Brian D. Wassom, Partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, joins our Legal Board.
Ed Hudgins, editor of Space: The Free Market Frontier, joins our Space Settlement Board.
The 2014 Fight Aging! fundraiser starts now. We'll match your research donations with $2 for every $1 given. Learn more!
The Lifeboat Foundation GETAS threat level has been raised from Guarded to Elevated due to “Largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to USA.”
 
Learn more about GETAS!
Johnny Boston joins our blog team with the post Dr. Ken Hayworth: What is the Future of your Mind?
Frans van Wamel joins our blog team with the post Australian digital radar innovation attracts global attention.
We now accept monero donations at monero address 42BToafqtFZDrGPVzWrTCoG2fd2joMvK4BGV3tiQFnE1HhyQ
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Guardian Award winner Lord Martin Rees, author of Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning, joins our Cosmology Board.
 
His other awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Balzan International Prize, the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (AAS/AIP), the Bower Award for Science of the Franklin Institute, the Cosmology Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation, the Einstein Award of the World Cultural Council, the Crafoord Prize (Royal Swedish Academy), the Templeton Prize, and the Isaac Newton Medal.
 
Martin holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal and has received honorary degrees from a number of universities including Sussex, Uppsala, Toronto, Durham, Oxford, London, Yale, Greenwich, Melbourne, and Sydney.
Nikki Olson joins our Ethics Board. Nikki produced the following educational videos for the Lifeboat Foundation: Existential Risks, Mixed and Virtual Reality, and The AI Physician. The Existential Risks video is currently our trailer video for our YouTube channel.
Read Physics from the Edge: A New Cosmological Model for Inertia.
Read A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century.
Read issue #146 of Lifeboat News!
Len Rosen, owner of 21st Century Tech Blog, joins our Futurists Board.
Paul Peters, author of Towards the Service Oriented Enterprise, joins our Business Board.
Keith Comito, President of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, joins our Life Extension Board.
Frans van Wamel, Founder of Tobrea 3 Sigma Systems Engineering, joins our Engineering Board.
Paul Nakata, Technical Account Manager at GitHub, joins our Futurists Board.
Richard Morris joins our Neuroscience Board. Richard invented and developed the water maze as a method to study spatial learning, discovered the role of NMDA receptors in learning, and co-developed the synaptic tagging theory of the persistence of memory.
Laina Greene, Executive Director at IBS Tower, joins our Business Board.
Jose Paolo Huelgas, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Specialist at Bitwage, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ageesen Sri, Executive Officer at SecuraCoin, joins our Finance Board.
Andrew Martin, Information Technology Specialist at Bitcoin Center NYC, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Chris Rufo, CEO at e-BIT, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Safwan Zaheer, Director of Mobile and Digital Payments / Commerce Strategy at Barclays, joins our Business Board.
Alex Eaton, Owner of San Antonio Bitcoins, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Nick Cordingly joins our blog team with the post Justice Beyond Privacy.
Lani Cataldi, cofounder of the Gemini Theater Company, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Glenn Alpert, Cofounder of Gordon & Alpert Strategic Research Partners, joins our Futurists Board.
Brunella Battista, Producer at dB digital TV, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Hannu Rajaniemi, author of The Quantum Thief, joins our Futurists Board.
Nicole Sallak Anderson, author of eHuman Dawn, joins our Futurists Board.
Coin Academy launches online classes for budding bitcoiners. Learn more!
Read issue #145 of Lifeboat News!
Karlyn Hixson joins our blog team with the post Virtually Human, by Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D.
Fred Stitt, author of the Ecological Design Handbook, joins our Sustainability Board.
Our Zoltan Istvan, Scott Jackisch, Pavel Luksha, Gary Marcus, Hank Pellissier, Anna Petrova, and Peter Voss will be speaking at the Artificial Intelligence & The Singularity conference which will be held September 20th in Piedmont, California.
Our Preston Estep III and Alexander Hoekstra won third prize with the essay The Leverage and Centrality of Mind in the 2014 How Should Humanity Steer the Future FQXi Essay Contest.
Mallory McLaren, Chief Liaison at the American Longevity Alliance, joins our Life Extension Board.
Jared Tate, President at DigiPay, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Reuben Coppa, Director at Disrupt, joins our Business Board.
Andres Alterini, Cofounder of Smowtion, joins our Business Board.
Michael Curry, Cofounder at Vault of Satoshi, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Diana Ngo joins our New Money Systems Board. Diana is a journalist for CoinTelegraph and CryptoCoinsNews.
Nicole Fellouris, CEO of the Elite Development Group, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Lisa Cheng, CEO at the Vanbex Group, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Sarah Martin, author of Banking with Bitcoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Aaron Ray, CEO at Custom Collider, joins our Media & Arts Board. Aaron has managed, partnered, or promoted an impressive roster of award-winning clients including Linkin Park, Big Boi, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Rowland, Forest Whitaker, Paul Walker, Jeremy Piven, Slash, Ice Cube, Eddie Izzard, Martin Lawrence, and Blue Man Group.
Read The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy by our Nick Gogerty.
Read Virtually Human: The Promise — and the Peril — of Digital Immortality by our Martine Rothblatt with a forward by our Ray Kurzweil.
Tom Hashemi, author of Is Bitcoin the financial savior of a free press?, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Our James Giordano has been appointed to the Neuroethics, Legal, and Social Issues Advisory Panel of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His new book, Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns, published by CRC Press, will be released in September.
Jens Wiechers, Media Outreach at the SENS Research Foundation, joins our Life Extension Board.
Oli Zolman, CEO of Jellyfish Medicine, joins our Life Extension Board.
Marco Santini joins our Futurists Board. He is author of The Alpha Centauri Project and Evolution: The Future.
Ariel Horwitz, Founder of AlefBit, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ryan Gallagher, Owner at The Bitcoin Journal, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Our YouTube page now has cryptocurrency videos!
Paul Epping, Healthcare Business Strategist at Philips, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Alexandra Saba, coauthor of 2 Billion Under 20, joins our Ethics Board.
Lou CasaBianca, Executive Director at the Academy of Metaverse Arts & Sciences, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Abe Cozzi, Owner of Advanced Benefits Consulting, joins our Business Board.
Veronika Lipinska, coauthor of The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism, joins our Futurists Board.
Read issue #144 of Lifeboat News!
Our Vitalik Buterin, Neil Fincham, Charlie Lee, Hass McCook, and Stephen L. Reed will be speaking at Hashers United which will be held October 10–11, 2014 at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Justina Cruickshank, Project Manager for Hashers United, joins our Business Board.
Lilia Lens-Pechakova, author of On Complex Interactions and Computational Models, Longevity and Hypertension, joins our Life Extension Board.
Cory Critser, COO at Conduit Connections, joins our Futurists Board.
Scott Everhart, author of Is Eliminating All Human Emotional Suffering Possible?, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Frankie May joins our blog team with the post Debate featuring Anders Sandberg on the future of human cloning.
Siddharth Kalla, Chief Technology Officer at Acupay System, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Josh Blatchford, Founder of Bitnewt, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Brett Seyler, Founder of Kerosene Games, joins our Business Board.
Marco Pineda, author of The Bitcoin Book, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Andreas Anastasiades, Founder at BitNPlay, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Eli Talmor, CEO at SentryCom, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Nanok Bie, CMO at KnCMiner, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Juan Galt, author of Will Operation Choke Point Bring About the Fourth Bitcoin Bull?, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Devon Read, CEO of Blocktech, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Read The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.
David Smith, author of Could Bitcoin Disrupt More Than Finance?, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Greg Jarrett, CEO at Bitcoin Superfund, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Tery Spataro, author of The Other Side of the Box, joins our Futurists Board.
Louis A. Del Monte, author of The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence Serve Us or Replace Us?, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Ethan Wilding, Resident Philosopher at Bitcoin Decentral, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Kevin Humphrey, CEO at ParadoxBTC, joins our New Money Systems Board.
David Sutter, Executive Director at The Bitcoin Society, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Manie Eagar, CEO at Idaeon, joins our Futurists Board.
Richard Kohl, founding member of PikaPay, joins our New Money Systems Board. PikaPay is a mobile wallet that lets you send bitcoins to anyone on Twitter.
Francisco Ortiz, CEO and Founder at BtcSuisse Sàrl, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Adam Weigold, CEO at BitSavr, joins our New Money Systems Board. BitSavr is a new startup developing novel cryptocurrency technologies for next-generation bitcoin banking applications.
Frank Schuil, CEO at Safello, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Colin Lewis, owner of RobotEnomics, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Matthew Kenahan, CEO at The Bitcoin Society, joins our New Money Systems Board.
David Gunkel, author of The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Yul Anderson, Director of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court, joins our Futurists Board.
Read The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism.
Read issue #143 of Lifeboat News!
Clément Vidal joins our blog team with the post New book: The Beginning and the End by Clément Vidal.
Patrice Levin Kell, who was President of the Cryonics Society of Canada, joins our Life Extension Board.
Mike Sinn, Architect at Crowdsourcing Utopia, joins our Futurists Board.
Ian Scarffe, Cofounder at BitSavr, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Jacob Hansen, Cofounder at CrowdCurity, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board. CrowdCurity is a marketplace for web security. They crowdsource security testers and connect them with businesses.
Jason Rosenstein, CEO at Coinographer, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Victoria Bright, Subject Matter Expert at Expert in Finance, joins our Finance Board. She teaches the course Bitcoin Visually at Udemy.
Kris Kitchen, Founder of Vizion, joins our Futurists Board.
Jason Rumney, Director at Intelletec, joins our Business Board.
Hermann Djoumessi, TV Director at BFM TV, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Mitchell Callahan, Founder of Mojito Sites, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Derek Minter, Founder at Honeybadgr, joins our New Money Systems Board.
The NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Anniversary Event Seminar will be held June 19–20. Learn more about this free virtual workshop!
Christopher Hopkins, author of If This Then That (IFTTT) for Lawyers, joins our Legal Board.
Joe Ventura, CEO of AlphaPoint, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Gillian Adendorff, Principal Architect at Adendorff Architects & Interiors, joins our Futurists Board.
Patrick Cines, President of the Penn State University Bitcoin Club and Director of Mid-Atlantic Relations at College Cryptocurrency Network (CCN), joins our New Money Systems Board.
Alex Puig, CEO of the Digital Currency Summit, joins our New Money Systems board.
Stephen Govoni, CEO at CoinShovel, joins our New Money Systems board.
Edwin Westlake, Owner of Westev, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Josh Agho, CEO at Prepaid Bitcoin™, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Aaron Vallance, President of BitSpot, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Alon Asefovitz, International Department Manager at Cedar Financial, joins our Economics Board.
Hass McCook, author of The Relative Sustainability of the Bitcoin Network, joins our New Money Systems Board.
David Shin, Founding Member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong (BAHK), joins our New Money Systems Board.
David M. Long, Principal at Northern California Fraud Prevention Solutions (NCFPS), joins our Legal Board.
José Luis Cordeiro joins our blog team with the post 15 Global Challenges… and 15 Global Opportunities.
Neil Littman, Business Development Officer at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
David Schaffer, Cofounder of 4D Molecular Therapeutics, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Learn about the ON: Bitcoin Investing Event, New York City on June 25th.
Einar M. Sigurdsson, editor of Amyloid Proteins (Methods in Molecular Biology), joins our Neuroscience Board.
Our María Blasco, Judith Campisi, Jeffrey Karp, Stephen Minger, and Evan Snyder will be speaking at the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference 2014 on August 21–23, 2014 at the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency Hotel, California, USA. Get 25% off with the discount code LIFEBOAT25.
D. Alex Chuang joins our Futurists Board. Alex is Resource Strategist at IBM and Senior Futurist at CTISS of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) / WFS China Node.
Yoni Binstock, Development Associate at Change.org, joins our Futurists Board.
Chris Hables Gray, author of Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age, joins our Futurists Board.
Adam Dobrin, Director at Ministry of Forbidden Knowledge, joins our Futurists Board.
Claude Émond, inventor of the methodology Changeboxing, joins our Business Board.
Chris Kaufman, Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer at UpTo, joins our Business Board.
Quentin Vanhaelen, who coauthored Forward and Reverse Genetics through Derivation of Haploid Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells, joins our Life Extension Board.
Lucky Landrigan, coauthor of Synthesis of Tailored Eggshell Cobalt Catalysts for Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis Using Wet Chemistry Techniques, joins our Engineering Board.
Maciamo Hay joins our blog team with the post Is it possible to build an artificial superintelligence without fully replicating the human brain?
Cryptocurrency miner and trader Michael Free joins our New Money Systems Board.
Will Pangman, Co-Vice Chairman of the Education Committee at Bitcoin Foundation, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Private Luxury Consultant Nelson Rocha Jr. joins our New Money Systems Board.
Jessica Besseling, Senior Director of Business Development at GoCoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Bill Quick, author of Lightning Fall, joins our Futurists Board.
Karl Doerrer, who will be speaking at Global Existential Risks & Radical Futures, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Anatoly Karlin, author of Augmented Reality Warfare, joins our Futurists Board.
Joshua Butler, creator of the game PostHuman Awakening, joins our Futurists Board.
Erik Wilgenhof Plante, Chief Compliance Officer at itBit, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Josh Bubis, Non-Profit Administrator at the Institute for International Education, joins our Education Board.
Justin Caravaggio, coauthor of Insulin-degrading enzyme deficiency in bone marrow cells increases atherosclerosis in LDL receptor-deficient mice, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Jouko Salonen joins our New Money Systems Board. Jouko is founder of a startup focusing on next generation trust structures that can be used in trading or in payment systems.
Matt Copper, Group Managing Director at Bitfish Mining Pool Trust (BMPT), joins our New Money Systems Board.
Jason Batt joins our blog team with the post 100 Year Starship Call for Papers // 2014 Public Symposium.
Damon Bree, Student Advisor at Courses Direct™, joins our Education Board.
Fred Mazo, Cofounder of Mundobitcoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Christopher Frey, author of Inventing Future, joins our Futurists Board.
Michael Hayter joins our New Money Systems Board. Michael was ranked 1 of 3,358 in monthly returns on the Wall Street Survivor® simulated trading environment.
Ronald Rebideau, Director of Technology at Amernet, joins our Business Board.
Vipul (VK) Kumar, Chief Technology Officer at Wiztango, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Tomer Kantor, Webcast Director at Dreamtek, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Dean Masley, Media & Marketing Consultant at Masley Enterprises, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Steven J. Rose, who has discovered a method to turn light into matter, joins our Physics Board.
We now accept anoncoin donations at anoncoin address ALifebo7LC7wKNYmpwRHRrH96sD3nBUf6y.
Maciamo Hay, CEO of Eupedia.com, joins our Futurists Board.
Our Michael Anissimov, Seth Baum, David Brin, Pavel Luksha, Bryce A. Lynch, Hank Pellissier, Anna Petrova, and Alexei Turchin will be speaking at Global Existential Risks & Radical Futures on June 14 in Piedmont, California.
We now accept darkcoin donations at darkcoin address XoLife1pDXBWXWk36vFsQXef7XzXKAqNhy.
Colin Gallagher, Member of the Education Committee at Bitcoin Foundation, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Yurii Rashkovskii, Creator of Gitchain, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Read The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet From Deadly Near-Earth Objects.
Clay Rawlings, coauthor of Pardon the Disruption: The Future You Never Saw Coming, joins our Futurists Board.
Read issue #142 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation has launched our YouTube channel!
 
We are initially launching it with Asteroids, Biotech/Medical, Cybercrime/Malcode, Cryptocurrency, Drones, Educational, Existential Risks, Futurism, Life Extension, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Nuclear, Particle Accelerator, Particle Physics, Robotics/AI, Space Settlement, Sustainability, and Transparency and Privacy videos.
An interesting activity that is relevant to Lifeboat concerns has been provided for us by the Foundational Questions Institute, styled FQXi. They recently ran an essay contest on the topic, “How should humanity steer the future?”. This contest was announced to Lifeboat members. Fifteen of the 155 posted essays are written by Lifeboat members, and some are written by top scientists. The contest is closed to submissions, but we can still participate.
 
Members of the public are invited to read and rate essays on the FQXi website. Public ratings will not decide the winners, but they may guide official judges. Essay quality varies, and the best might make a real contribution, so FQXi could use help in finding which are best. Their diversity is also interesting, and might show us paths we could take, and perhaps paths to avoid.
 
Lifeboat members who submitted essays include James Blodgett, Frank Boehm, Angelika Domschke, James Dunn, Preston Estep, Bob Freeman, Giorgio Gaviraghi, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Orenda Urbano Hernández, Alexander Hoekstra, Ted Howard, Valkyrie Ice, Randal A. Koene, Alexander MacRae, Federico Pistono, Walter Putnam, and Tihamer Toth-Fejel.
 
The essays are posted at http://fqxi.org/community/forum/category/31422
 
Vote today!
Jeffrey Pope, Program Manager at Cisco Systems, joins our Futurists Board.
Jere Brinkley, Owner of Attrick Aviation, joins our Futurists Board.
Samuel Cassatt, CTO at Atmospheir, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Vijai Anma, CEO at Patient Army, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Sabine Balve, President of the World Leaders Forum Dubai, joins our Futurists Board.
William Sosinsky, Director of Energime University, joins our Sustainability Board.
Andrés Gómez Emilsson, President of the Stanford Transhumanist Association, joins our Futurists Board.
Liz Parrish, Director of Outreach at the Complex Biological Systems Alliance (CBSA), joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Russ George, founder of Planktos, joins our Sustainability Board. Ocean pastures, the plankton blooms, are his ecosystem of choice. Bringing them back to health is what he does. Read The Pacific's Salmon Are Back — Thank Human Ingenuity.
Travis Patron, Founder of Diginomics, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Farzad Hashemi, Board Member & Protocol Architect at BitAngels, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Tom Wilcoxen, Technical Architect at StoneRiver, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Michael Splane, Business Development – Strategic Projects at ClaimVantage, joins our Business Board.
Alan Donohoe, CEO of the AllCom Group, joins our Business Board.
Jason Lohrentz, Director of Recruiting at shopkick, joins our Business Board.
Doron Levy, Content Director at TheTopTier Digital Media, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Kirsten Morel, Editor of DQ Magazine, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Lynn Patra, Research Analyst & Consultant at Better Collaboration, joins our Business Board.
Michael Chobanian, Founder of the KUNA bitcoin agency, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Eric Fisher, President of iDeal Networks, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Joel Usher, Strategy and Distribution at Qatanga, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Pantelis Roussakis, Digital Strategist at mySocialface.com™, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Stewart Farr, Senior Product Manager at PerfectSoftware, joins our Business Board.
Jeffrey Rade, Senior Integration Developer at Interactive Data, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Phil Raymond, CEO at Vanquish Labs, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ted Chu, author of Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution, joins our Futurists Board.
Read Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century: Out of the Trenches and into the Future.
M. A. Greenstein joins our blog team with the post R U Ready to be Uploaded?
Read issue #141 of Lifeboat News!
Jason Swanson, Market Research Analyst at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, joins our Futurists Board.
Rob Bencini, author of Pardon the Disruption: The Future You Never Saw Coming, joins our Futurists Board.
Guillermina Baena, who was recently Executive Board member at the World Futures Studies Federation, joins our Futurists Board.
Om Marwah, Cognitive & Geographic Targeting Specialist at @WalmartLabs, joins our Futurists Board.
Ashok Vaseashta, who coedited Silicon Versus Carbon: Fundamental Nanoprocesses, Nanobiotechnology and Risks Assessment, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Zhouying Jin, author of Global Technological Change: From Hard Technology to Soft Technology — Second Edition, joins our Futurists Board.
Lesley Gist, author of The Gist of Freedom, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Lindsea Wilbur, author of Meaningful Innovation for Aging Populations, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Laura Schlehuber, Actuarial and Human Resources Consultant at Ernst & Young, joins our Futurists Board.
Claire Nelson, Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, joins our Futurists Board.
John Schmidt, Team Leader, Strategic Research and Analysis, at FINTRAC, joins our Futurists Board.
James H. Lee, author of Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life, joins our Economics Board.
Andy Hines, Program Coordinator at the University of Houston's Graduate Program in Foresight, joins our Futurists Board.
Derek Boyd Hankerson, Director at Freedom Road Productions (FRP), joins our Futurists Board.
Alex McManus, Director at Voxtropolis, joins our Futurists Board.
Trevor Haldenby, Design Futurist at The Mission Business, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Steven M. Johnson, author of Have Fun Inventing: Learn to Think Up Products and Imagine Future Inventions, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Tim Mack, President of the World Future Society, joins our Futurists Board.
WorldFuture 2014 will be held July 11–13, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA. Our Lawrence Baines, Peter Bishop, Brenda Cooper, José Cordeiro, Jason Dunn, Cindy Frewen, Jay Gary, Jerome Glenn, Fabienne Goux-Baudiment, Linda Groff, Bill Halal, Elina Hiltunen, Zoltan Istvan, Ted Kahn, Tom Lombardo, Gary Marx, Kate McCallum, Ramez Naam, Bj Price, Kevin Russell, Gray Scott, Rupam Shrivastava, John M. Smart, Rick Smyre, Kiko Suarez, Patrick Tucker, and Michael Zey will be speaking.
Erin Ross, Chief Executive Officer of the NanoAssociation of Natural Resources and Energy Security (NANRES), joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Peter Harrigan joins our New Money Systems Board. Pete specializes in Bitcoin Arbitrage and Market Making.
Learn about new plant paradigms.
Read issue #140 of Lifeboat News!
David Evans, Chairman of DSEA, joins our Education Board.
David A. Lloyd-Jones, Owner of Nippon Coin Laundry System K.K., joins our Futurists Board.
Louis C. Ares, VP International Business Development at Effective Engineering Solutions, joins our Business Board.
Paul Verschure joins our Neuroscience Board. Watch Consciousness and the machine: Paul Verschure at TEDxBarcelona.
Austin E. Alexander, Deputy Director at Bitcoin Center NYC, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Eric Stromberg, who launched the first permanently installed, publicly available Bitcoin ATM in the U.S., joins our New Money Systems Board.
Maximiliano Garcia joins our New Money Systems Board. Max is Deputy – Board of Directors Latin America at Cryptor Trust.
Nell Watson, CEO of Poikos, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Jan Goslicki, Cofounder of BitcoinsBerlin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, CEO at InterAct Public Safety Systems, joins our Business Board.
Denise Anderson, a member of the Advisory Board at the Irish Bitcoin Foundation, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Emi Velazquez, Cofounder at Bit.gg, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Alessandro Longoni, Business Analyst at Innopay, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Jincy Samuel, COO at CoinSecure.in, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Kosmas Ballis, Owner of Echo Vintage Books & Vinyl Records, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Richard Crites, Chief Executive Officer at OmniBazaar, joins our Business Board.
Joel Hampton, CEO at Spendr, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Bryce A. Lynch, System Administrator at Emergent Space Technologies, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Stanley A.M. Staine, CEO at Sam Stone International, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Paul Quaiser, Founder of the Human Sustainability Institute, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Pratik Jain, Analyst/Business Development at KPMG, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Juan Llosas, President of Bitcoins in Miami, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Exo-legs Collaborative Designer Rory Southworth joins our Engineering Board.
Mirona Constantinescu, Founder of Bridge to Bohemia, joins our Futurists Board.
Matej Michalko, CEO at BitcoinExpo China 2014, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Mahin Gupta, CTO at BuySellBitco.in, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Egil Asprem, author of Religion in the Age of Cyborgs, joins our Philosophy Board.
Rob Wilson, CEO of BitScan, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Early Boykins III, CEO at Rouge Reel, joins our Business Board.
Harry J. Bentham joins our blog team with the post Book Review: The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil (2005).
Peter Dushenski, Owner of Bitconomy, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ismail Malik, Cofounder at CoinViral, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Kingsley Edwards, CEO of LeetCoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Joel Flickinger, Cofounder of Skidrow Studios, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Derar Al-Sheikhly, Strategic Advisor at Bitsent, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Conor Russomanno, Cofounder of OpenBCI, joins our Neuroscience Board.
John Rafuse, Marketing and Business Development at Mitnick Security, joins our Business Board.
Michael Dedrick, UI/UX Developer at Centah, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Angelika Domschke, inventor of porous hydrogels, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Jean Morency, CEO at ComplianceAid, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Androklis Polymenis, Founder of UbiCrypt, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Read issue #139 of Lifeboat News!
J.M. Porup, author of Death on Taurus, joins our Futurists Board.
Enter the essay contest Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization.
Learn about MA365, a One-Year Mars Simulation in the Canadian Arctic.
Gavin Knight, Investor Relations at BitAngels, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Karen Williamson, Chief Operating Officer at BitSent, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Leroy Brown, who was recently Broker at Quorum Laurel Hurst, joins our Finance Board.
Mark Lyons, Creator of the FIFA Encyclopedia, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Andy Johnson, Creative Director at Coin Apex, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Steven Zeiler, Software Architect at Ripple Labs, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Learn about Help Teach 1000 Kids That Death is Wrong.
Manuel Araoz, Software Engineer at BitPay, joins our New Money Systems Board. Learn about his Proof of Existence service.
Kevin Davies, Founder of Bitcoin Companion, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Kelly Starks, Systems Engineer at Orbital Technologies Corporation, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Anson Zeall, Cofounder of CoinPip, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Vishal Makhija, author of Talking Things — The Internet of Things, joins our Futurists Board.
Christopher Kilday, Owner of Saraswati Productions, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Bastian Brand, Investment Manager at Pathfinder Capital, joins our Finance Board.
Fulbright Scholar Fares Nimri joins our Futurists Board.
Daniel Díez García, European Board Advisor at Cryptor Trust, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Matthew Stephenson, CEO/Cofounder at Cryptocoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Learn about Future Day! (March 1st).
Enter the How Should Humanity Steer the Future contest and win $10,000!
Curtis Fenimore, Owner of Bitcoin Bigfoot, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Gianni D’Alerta, Director of Business Development at ActivePBX Hosted VoIP Office Phone Systems, joins our Business Board.
The creator of litecoin, Charlie Lee, donates 10 litecoin to our Bitcoin Endowment Fund.
Stephan Tual, Founder of Ursium, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Support The Starfire Space Cannon!
Richard Graf joins our blog team with the post The Starfire Space Cannon on Kickstarter.
Neil Peters, CTO at The Corporate Trade Network, joins our Business Board.
Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger, Librettist / Playwright at Singularity: A Brave New Musical, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Charlie Lee, Creator of Litecoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Gray Scott, CEO of SeriousWonder, joins our Futurists Board.
Joya Comeaux, CEO of Bitcoin Technology Transfer International, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Jason Curby, Founder of NobleCoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Read issue #138 of Lifeboat News!
Guy Harmelin, who graduated from Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Kamesh Mupparaju, Founder of BTCXINDIA, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Luke Wotton joins our Futurists Board. Luke authored Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject?
Johnny Boston, CEO at Raw Media Network, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Margaux Avedisian, Partner at Bitcoin Capital Partners and CMO at Lazzerbee, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Chris Larsin, Cofounder and President of Citizens Helping Heroes, joins our Futurists Board.
Michael Patryn, Director at VFS Securities, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Maria Santos, Editor at Bitcoin Examiner, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Leo Dominguez, CEO at BitSent, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Filip Roose, Director of the Belgian Bitcoin Association, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Sander Rabin, author of The Human Use of Humanoid Beings: Chimeras and Patent Law joins our Legal Board.
We now accept CryptogenicBullion donations at CryptogenicBullion address 5oLifeb2d7VFhmgMKqw6aimpen2vFjHiGW.
Bob Freeman joins our blog team with the post Hydrogen Space Launch.
We now accept noblecoin donations at noblecoin address 9oLifebvHaBgJwZwXfgExiSwcDy9MeAPoe.
Derek Scherer, Founder of the Golem Group, joins our Media & Arts Board. Watch KCLive — Derek Scherer creates Hobbit movie magic.
Dmitriy Chumachenko, President of Too Much Bass, joins our Media & Arts Board.
George Jenkins, IT Coordinator at South Puget Sound Region at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, joins our Futurists Board.
Sperry Andrews, co-director of The Human Connection Institute, joins our Philosophy Board.
Riva-Melissa Tez, Founder of Berlin Singularity, joins our Futurists Board.
Scott Benson joins our New Money Systems Board. Scott is Director of Financial & Regulatory Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering VP at Ward Smith.
Glenn Wagner, President at GALIAH, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Matthew Hoare, Client Liaison Manager at Fujitsu, joins our New Money Systems Board.
TJ MacIntyre, Cofounder of CoinTap, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Cameron M. Smith, coauthor of Emigrating Beyond Earth: Human Adaptation and Space Colonization, joins our Space Settlement Board. Learn about his DIY space suit.
Athul Prem, a student based in Kerala, India, joins our Space Settlement Board.
D.J. Grothe, President of the James Randi Educational Foundation. joins our Education Board.
Marc Goldner, CEO at Entertainment Connexion, joins our Business Board.
Matthew Budoff, coeditor of the Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Frank Boehm, Editor of Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Chad Sahlhoff, CTO of BitWall, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Sonny Vleisides, Vice President of Product Development at Butterfly Labs, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Financier and science philanthropist Jeffrey Epstein joins our Futurists Board. Jeffrey’s foundation established the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University.
We now accept solarcoin donations at solarcoin address 8LifebofoNzP96v4n9XzDkenhshburAEYg.
Greg Smith, Founder of HYPAY Money, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Read International Longevity Alliance (ILA) — Annual Report for 2013 — Roadmap for 2014.
Greg Appelbaum, coauthor of The Temporal Dynamics of Implicit Processing of Non-Letter, Letter, and Word-Forms in the Human Visual Cortex, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Kristina Dahl, Innovation Lab Coordinator at The Learning Center at Linlee, joins our Futurists Board.
Marc Pous, founder of theThings.IO, joins our Futurists Board.
Bob Freeman, who runs H2LifeShip, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Internationally published photographer Lydia Fucsko joins our Education Board.
Heriberto Montalvo, SAP SD Lead at Dawn Food Products.
Steven Worley, CEO of Bitcopia, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Josh Zerlan donates 25 bitcoins worth about $20,000 to our Bitcoin Endowment Fund. (Brian Cartmell will generously double this donation to 50 bitcoins.)
Peter Drake donates 30 peercoins and posts Lifeboat Foundation now accepting Peercoin donations.
We now accept peercoin donations at peercoin address PLifetQ51s7WYHr4WCdHmWaALUzyWNmXdP.
Correy Kowall, author of Braitenberg Simulations as Vehicles of Evolution, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
David Talenfeld, Advisory Board Member at United Community Investment Tucson, joins our Futurists Board.
Bob Blum joins our Robotics/AI Board. He is author of Let the AIs, not us, formulate a billion-year plan!
Darren Hopkinson, Senior Design Engineer at Imagination Technologies, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Geir Solem, Founder of the Elliott Wave Technician, joins our Finance Board.
Ardon Lukasiewicz, Senior Financial Analyst at CityCenter, joins our Finance Board.
Rob Chamberlain, Bitcoin Economics and Alternative Finance/Investment Consultant at BGMCo, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ivan Montik, founder and CEO of SoftSwiss, joins our New Money Systems Board.
James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Steve Fuller joins our blog team with the post The fork on the road for Homo Futura.
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.
 
The 2013 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Edward Snowden in recognition of his quest to get the U.S. government to be transparent about the surveillance it is engaging of its citizens. It is worth noting that no government is being transparent in how it does surveillance so this issue is relevant to all countries.
 
Learn more!
Bitcoin Expo 2014 will be held April 11–13, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our David Bailey, Vitalik Buterin, Anthony Di Iorio, Stuart Hoegner, Charles Hoskinson, Adam B. Levine, Jonathan Mohan, Stephanie Murphy, Elizabeth Ploshay, and Jeffrey Tucker will be speaking/participating.
Our Ille Gebeshuber is leading the workshop Learning from Nature for successfully addressing global challenges for humankind at ASEAN-EU STI Days (Science, Technology and Innovation Days on January 21, 2014.
Luca Toscani joins our Business Board. Luca has 17+ years of professional experience in investment banking, investment management, and startup environments, developed across Europe, U.S, and Asia.
We now accept litecoin donations at litecoin address LLifekTZQ59b17GRoXZH1gCbNXdypBqm61.
Read Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club Raised $1400 for Schools Building Schools.
Marcus Cake, Chief Executive Officer of WisdomNetworks.im, joins our Business Board.
Henry Steven Khoo, Head of Business at Glory World Business Groups, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Harsh Patel, Security Consultant at Capgemini, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Johann Gevers, CEO at Monetas, joins our Finance Board.
David Kam, Founder of the Thinkism Art Movement, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Jan Muyldermans, co-branded partner of Auslogics Software, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Vince Samios, Director at Shensmith Group, joins our Business Board.
James B. Allen, Founder of The Coinsteading Project, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Tom Diffenbach, Cofounder of Seraph+Tom, joins our Education Board. Read The future of education: Online and self-directed.
Film editor and documentary filmmaker Sara Gardephe joins our Media & Arts Board. Watch her Filmmaking Reel. Watch Shy Boys: IRL and Ninety Miles in a One Mile Town.
Nick Bromley joins our Human Trajectories Board. Nick is Programme Manager at EU iCity Smart Cities, Greater London Authority.
Mischa Dohler, Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Allison Dring, Director of elegant embellishments, joins our Sustainability Board. Their proSolve370e is a decorative facade module that reduces air pollution in urban environments. It employs a photo-catalytic technology that is enhanced through ornamental shapes and can be deployed over the scale of architecture, activating inert facades.
Alex Wood, Editor at Tech City News, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Yiannis Laouris, author of Masks of Demons: A journey into the Discovering and Breaking of Stereotypes in a Society in Conflict, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Rik Willard, President at Rule7Media, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Brian Dubin, Cofounder at Educated Cleaners, joins our Business Board.
Konrad S. Graf joins our New Money Systems Board. Konrad is author of On the Origins of Bitcoin: Stages of monetary evolution.
Frankie Bishop, Owner of Asia Products — Thailand Exports, joins our New Money Systems Board.
James Coman, Director of Software Development at SS&C Technologies, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Gabriel Drach, Project Leader at Tata Consultancy Services, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Filmmaker Andrea Rassell joins our Media & Arts Board.
Mathieu Roy joins our Robotics/AI Board. Mathieu Roy is working towards a Master's in Artificial Intelligence at Laval University, Canada.
Mikkel Freltoft Krogsholm, Consultant at Copenhagen Finance IT Region (CFIR), joins our New Money Systems Board.
Kurt Andersen, Managing Director of CAC card academy, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Christine J. Duhaime joins our Legal Board.
Watch Can We Live Forever? by our Cadell Last.
Read issue #137 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation is now Media Partner of the RE.WORK Cities Summit which will be held December 13, 2013 in London.
 
RE.WORK Cities brings together the most influential technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, business leaders, and government officials to collaborate and reshape our future cities. Attendees will gain insight into breakthrough innovations that will have an impact on our future urban areas through the world's leading technologists and decision-makers. Some of the new products and advances explored at RE.WORK will include progress in the internet of things, sensors, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
 
Use the discount code LIFEBOAT40 to get 40% off the attendance fee.
 
As an extra bonus, you can apply to get a free ticket by sending a message to [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation RE.WORK” by November 27. Your message should be 100 words or less and should explain why it is important for you to attend. We have one ticket to give away.
June Scobee Rodgers joins our Space Settlement Board. The widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Dick Scobee, June remembers every one of the 73 seconds leading up to the Challenger accident. It marked the first time American lives were lost in space flight. An inspiration to everyone she meets, June has dedicated her life to writing, speaking, and education.
Give us your suggestions on how to spend our Bitcoin Endowment Fund!
John Delono, Chief Business Development Officer at Bitcoin Reviewer, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Anthony Di Iorio, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Arnauld Nicogossian, senior editor of the classic textbook Space Physiology and Medicine, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Zennon Kapron, Founder of Kapronasia, joins our Finance Board.
Josh Zerlan, Chief Operating Officer at Butterfly Labs, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Master’s Engineering Student Zack Gow joins our Engineering Board. He earned the Runners Up Finalist Prize at the 2012 Michael W Levin ’87 Advanced Technology Competition.
Justin O’Connell, CEO of GoldSilverBitcoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ed Liebow, Executive Director at American Anthropological Association, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Phil Ice, VP of Research and Development at the American Public University System, joins our Education Board.
Read Lifeboat Foundation at Dupont Summit 2013 — Sci., Tech., and Environmental Policy.
Read issue #136 of Lifeboat News!
Update II — The Dupont Summit 2013 will be held Friday, December 6th at the historic Whittemore House in Washington DC. Our Kevin Berry and Anmol Singh will be speaking about “Lifeboat Foundation’s Response to NASA’s Asteroid Initiative Public Engagement Request”. Our Dustin Ashley will be speaking about “Increase interest of emerging technologies within students and improvement within STEM education”. Our Paula Gordon will be speaking about “March 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan: Some Implications for the Safety of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants in Seismically Active Areas”. Our Joseph N. Pelton will be speaking about “The Leadership Challenge of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense in Modern Technological World”. Our John K. Strickland will be speaking about “Development of routine and inexpensive access to space and space based solar power”. Our Amalie Sinclair will be speaking about “US Space Policy for Treaty”. Our Keith Henson will be speaking about “‘Design to cost’ analysis of Space Based Solar Power”.
The Dupont Summit 2013 will be held Friday, December 6th at the historic Whittemore House in Washington DC. Our Willard Wells will be speaking about the “Survivability of Humankind” and our Manuel Perez will be speaking about “Changes in Citizenship due to Technological Advances in Western Civilization”.
Juan Llanos, EVP Operations & Compliance Officer at Unidos Financial Services, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Robert Zubrin, President of The Mars Society, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Jesse Heaslip, Co-CEO at Bex.io, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Lifeboat Foundation is Partner of Bitcoin Singapore 2013 which will be held November 15, 2013 at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. Our Colbert Low, Nhial Majok, Hakim Mamoni, Charlie Shrem, Eddy Travia, and Edan Yago will be speaking/participating.
Taras Kuzin, CEO at MedVacation, joins our Business Board.
Tim van Gelder, Principal at Austhink Consulting, joins our Futurists Board. Watch Tim van Gelder — Critical Thinking.
Tim Maupin, who is filming The Last Generation to Die, joins our Life Extension Board.
Nitish Kannan, CEO and Founder at circlepluspay.com, joins our Futurists Board.
Christine Gaspar, Registered Nurse at Sykes Assistance Services, joins our Life Extension Board.
Pascal Wicht, who was recently Creative Director at ENIGMA prod SARL, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Hoa Ho, Founder of iHeartBitcoins.com, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Fred Park, Friend of Healthy Ecologies at Loveoflife.net, joins our Sustainability Board.
Lifeboat Foundation is Partner of Bitcoinvention Asia 2014 which will be held February 12–13, 2014 at The Peninsula Hotel in Makati, Manila, Philippines. The goal of this convention is to open the Asian door to worldwide bitcoin merchants.
Dominik Żynis, Chief Hack at PandaHax, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Mike Yeung, Founder and President of the Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club, joins our New Money Systems Board. The Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club is the premier university-based club devoted to Bitcoin advocacy in Canada (the Stanford Bitcoin Group being the only other equal in North America).
Christoph Seeger, M.A. Student in Communication & Cultural Management at Zeppelin University, joins our Media & Arts Board.
The First Latin American Bitcoin Conference will be held December 7–8, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our Elizabeth Ploshay, Charlie Shrem, Adam Stradling, and Edan Yago will be speaking. Learn more!
The first cryptocurrency conference in Asia will be held November 15 at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. Learn more!
Peter Vesborg, coauthor of Bioinspired molecular co-catalysts bonded to a silicon photocathode for solar hydrogen evolution, joins our Sustainability Board.
Damien Trog, Cofounder at Orillia, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Read Ninety-degree revolution: Right and Left are fading away. The real question in politics will be: do you look to the earth or aspire to the skies?
Read issue #135 of Lifeboat News!
Chris Melville, Principal at Aeon Biowares, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Read Precise manipulation of single DNA molecules in air.
Stephen Rowlison, CTO at Diamond Circle, joins our Business Board.
Mark Smalley, Founder of R1.my, joins our Information Sciences Board. R1’s products include MongoPress, MongoMail, and MongoKong.
Jonathan Mohan, Founder at BitcoinNYC, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Bobby Lee, CEO at BTC China, joins our New Money Systems Board. BTC China is the first and largest bitcoin exchange in China.
Support the Future of Money TV Series.
David Gilson, Reporter at CoinDesk, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ruben A. Brito, Graphic Designer at Blue Skies Wellness, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Bitcoin activist Tristan Winters joins our New Money Systems Board.
Harish Shah, author of Will We Start Living Through Surrogates?, joins our Futurists Board.
Randy Shelly, Owner of SpaceHabitat.org, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Eric E. Johnson, author of Intellectual Property and the Incentive Fallacy, joins our Legal Board.
Brazilian executive movie producer Anielle Guedes joins our Media & Arts Board. Learn about Quando sinto que já sei.
Ta’a Pyland, Developer at Kleinfelder, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Kunal Dixit, Founder and President of the Trestor Foundation, joins our Business Board.
Paul Wakfer, Founder and Managing Partner at Live120Plus, joins our Life Extension Board.
Helen O’Gorman, author of The Launderer’s New Clothes, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Andres Agostini, Principal of Becoming Aware of the Futures, joins our Futurists Board.
Pua Pyland, who runs The Bitcoin Wife, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Tom Matula, Bachelor of Applied Science Program Supervisor at Great Basin College, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Charlie Warren, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer at Campaign for Aging Research, joins our Life Extension Board.
Ilkka Vuorikuru, author of the blog Researching Transhumanism, joins our Futurists Board.
Nicholas Carlough, CTO of United Cybernetics, joins our Futurists Board.
Ben Way, author of Jobocalypse, joins our Futurists Board.
Oladapo Ajayi, Founder of Coinsigner, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ragnar Ahman Lifthrasir joins our Business Board. Ragnar is Account Executive at the Old Republic Title Company
Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar, President of the Argentine Bitcoin Foundation, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Daniel H. Gallancy, CFA joins our New Money Systems Board.
Michael Pastien, Chief Executive Realist at Capital Physics™, joins our Futurists Board.
Jønathan E. Lyons, author of Minnows: A Shattered Novel, joins our Futurists Board.
Russell W. Hanson joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Russell is Chairman of the Committee on Advanced Technology with the US national nonprofit The Cure Is Now.
Kevin Ann, Cofounder and CTO at Med Nexus, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Daniel Aguayo, Minister of Propaganda at Digipendent Media, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Kevin J. Anderson, coauthor of Tau Ceti which won our “Lifeboat to the Stars” award, joins our Futurists Board.
Gary Barnhard, President & CEO of Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Dan Faggella, who is Writer, Author at Sentient Potential, joins our Futurists Board.
Erik Andreasen, Participant Media's Senior Director of Development, joins our Media & Arts Board.
B.J. Murphy joins our blog team with the post H+ Poetry: A Cosmist’s Tale.
Steven Savile, coauthor of Tau Ceti which won our “Lifeboat to the Stars” award, joins our Futurists Board.
Jim Hamilton, President at National Spent Fuel Collaborative, joins our Sustainability Board.
Rodolfo Andragnes, VP of the Argentine Bitcoin Foundation, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Read issue #134 of Lifeboat News!
Monica Dash, Assistant Manager at Bitoomba, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Michael Powers joins our Transparency and Privacy Board. Michael is launching Trsst: a distributed secure blog platform for the open web.
Jose Manuel Ayala Wilson, Software Architect & Team Leader at Banco Popular Español, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Michael Taylor, author of Poland Confiscates Pension Funds, Bitcoin Still Free, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Bailey Reutzel, Tech Reporter at PaymentsSource, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Darrell Duane, President at Bitcoin Bonus, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Nilam Doctor, CEO at Real Bitcoins, joins our New Money Systems Board.
D.J. MacLennan, Co-owner of Futurehead.com, joins our Futurists Board.
B.J. Murphy, author of the blog The Proactionary Transhumanist, joins our Futurists Board.
Aldo Rosas, Director of Translations at Adept Content Solutions, joins our Futurists Board.
Lucas Dimoveo joins our blog team with the post Grindhouse Wetware — Support Open Source Transhumanism.
Sterling Eddy, CEO at LeadWell Futures, joins our Ethics Board.
Nhial Majok, Senior Storage Administrator – TSM at IBM Australia, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Check out this screenshot from the site for the upcoming movie The Gunrunner Billy Kane. Learn more about our book!
Read New Evidence, Conditions, Instruments & Experiments for Gravitational Theories.
John Mardlin joins our blog team with the post Is Bitcoin the Beginning of the End?
Our Bitcoin Endowment Fund now accepts bitcoin donations at the address 1Lifeboatu7Y9YqKQRcXfjWYJdXog9CS7r
Aaron Lasher, author of the blog Real Virtual Currency, joins our Economics Board.
Robert P. Mueller, Human Robotic Systems Technology Development Lead at NASA, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Brandon Tomlin, author of Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence from a Cartesian Perspective, joins our Futurists Board.
Andrey Zamovskiy, who runs BitMerch and BTC-Dealer, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Max Excell, Global Business Development Manager at GBGroup, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Steven Hausman joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Steve worked 31 years as a researcher, administrator, and senior executive at the world-renowned National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is now President of Hausman Technology Consulting.
Martin Higgins joins our blog team with the post Transhumanist Spirituality — A New Religion for the Modern Age?
Brian Nelson, Chief Disruptor at Disruptor Nation, joins our Business Board.
Jérôme Wenger, coauthor of Time-resolved homodyne characterization of individual quadrature-entangled pulses, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Chris Evans, Business Development Manager at Bitcoin Gambling Guide, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ritankar Das joins our Chemistry Board. Ritankar is the youngest University Medalist (top graduating senior) at U.C. Berkeley (over 6,000 graduates) in at least a century.
Daniel Roseman, Founder of BTCBible and Coinality, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Dustin Ashley joins our blog team with the post The Digital Waltz.
Moe Levin, International Director at SANS Magazine, joins our Media & Arts Board.
David Bailey, Board Director at Forza Financial, joins our Finance Board.
Gregory Harmati, CEO at Seventh Continent, joins our Business Board.
Oron Barber, Marketing Manager at Bitcoinvention, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Learn about Trsst: a distributed secure blog platform for the open web.
Melissa Sterry, Director / Head of Technology at Earth 2 Hub™, joins our Complex Systems Board.
JD Hill, Headmaster at Gitega International Academy, joins our Education Board.
Philip Porteous, EU Manager at Atlantis Directors BVI, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Dmitry (Rassah) Murashchik, Treasurer at Bitcoin100, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ashwin Dixit, author of How to Kill Bitcoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Learn about Is the Internet evolving into a Global Brain?
Our Frederik Pohl passed away this weekend.
 
Despite being 93, he worked to “Safeguard Humanity” to the end. He was a key player in this year’s “Lifeboat to the Stars” event. The award was given to the authors of “Tau Ceti”.
 
Fred also participated in our DARPA/NASA 100-Year-Starship proposal which eventually led to us gaining enough experience in creating NASA proposals that we got our first NASA win.
 
Fred will be memorialized forever on our Advisory Board Memorial.
 
We will miss him.
 
Read the press release.
Dan Faggella joins our blog team with the post Building a Better Future — Lessons from 3 Months of Lifeboat Foundation Expert Interviews
Kevin Barnes, Founder of Social Prepper™, joins our New Money Systems Board. Social Prepper™ has launched a new Facebook app “Bitcoin” which enables Facebook users to accept Bitcoin as a donation. Learn more!
Eric Mack, cofounder of a charter school for underserved kids in rural New Mexico, joins our Education Board.
Donna Cryer, chief executive officer of CryerHealth, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. A liver transplant recipient, Donna has been named to a five year term as a Patient Representative to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and elected as the first patient to be chair of the board of the American Liver Foundation.
NASA has selected our proposal as one of the 5 best proposals out of the 402 that were submitted.
 
NASA has invited us to send someone to present at an “Ideas Synthesis” workshop that they will conduct in Houston and via virtual presence. We have selected our Kevin Berry to be our representative at this event.
 
Learn more!
The International Conference on Genetics of Aging and Longevity will be held April 6–10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Our Yelena Budovskaya, Judith Campisi, João Pedro de Magalhães, Alexey Moskalev, Elena G. Pasyukova, Robert J. Shmookler Reis, Yousin Suh, and Jan Vijg will be participating.
Daniel Shafrir joins our blog team with the post Bitcoin and its Value.
Read issue #133 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation is Media Partner of the RE.WORK Technology Summit which will be held September 19th in London. This summit is a one day event that brings together entrepreneurship, science, and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. Our Rachel Armstrong, Stuart Armstrong, Aubrey de Grey, and Randal Koene will be speaking. RE.WORK is led by our Nikita Johnson. Use the discount code lifeboat25 to receive 25% off standard passes or startup/student passes.
Rick Smyre joins our blog team with the post Moving Beyond Ubiquitous Sheepishness.
Orenda Urbano Hernández joins our blog team with the post The stainglass of the UNIVERSE.
The SENS6 Conference will be held September 3–7, 2013 at Queens’ College, Cambridge, UK. Our Dongsheng Cai, Didier Coeurnelle, Patrizia d'Alessio, João de Magalhães, John Furber, Jacques Mathieu, Josh Mitteldorf, Kevin Perrott, Robert Shmookler-Reis, David Spiegel, Ilia Stambler, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking.
Dustin Juliano, author of the Strong AI Manifesto, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Matthew Travis, Executive Director of the Aerospace Research & Engineering Systems Institute (ARES), joins our Space Settlement Board.
Olin Hyde, Founder & CEO at Englue, joins our Business Board.
Pawel Pachniewski, Founder of Frying Jelly, joins our Futurists Board.
Futurist Joana Lemos joins our Futurists Board.
Adam Gazzaley joins our Neuroscience Board. Adam is founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
Aerospace Engineer Evie Marom joins our Space Settlement Board. Evie was previously Aerospace Engineer at Virgin Galactic and Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer at SpaceDev and is currently LabVIEW developer & ProE modeler at Microsoft.
Andrew Birmingham, Editor-in-Chief of Which-50, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Anmol Singh joins our Space Settlement Board. Anmol is Chief Space Advocate and Team Leader at SpaceSoc and Editor-in-Chief at EarthTeen.
Durwin Foster joins our blog team with the post Integral Ethics.
Jason Louv, Editor of Ultraculture and Author of Generation Hex, joins our Futurists Board.
Michel Maharbiz, who is working on neural dust, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Charles Evans, Forensic Economist at Chyden LLC, joins our Economics Board.
Martin Higgins, author of Human+, joins our Futurists Board.
Rachel Armstrong joins our Sustainability Board. She is Co-Director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) in Architecture & Synthetic Biology at The School of Architecture & Construction, University of Greenwich, London; 2010 Senior TED Fellow; and Visiting Research Assistant at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology, Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark.
David Sinclair, cofounder of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, joins our Life Extension Board.
Jeffrey Tucker, author of It’s a Jetsons World: Private Miracles and Public Crimes, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
John Mardlin, Founder and CEO of CoinForest, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Simone Caroli, External IT Consultant at eBizzers International Ltd., joins our Legal Board.
Manuel Perez, President of BSA Compliance, joins our Finance Board.
Michael Donoghue, Research Assistant at miiCard, joins our Transparency and Privacy Board.
Eddy Travia joins our New Money Systems Board. Eddy is Chief Startup Officer and Cofounder at Seedcoin and Founder of the Bitcoin Institute.
Vitalik Buterin, Head Writer at Bitcoin Magazine, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Learn about the New Liberty Dollar Silver QR Coin.
Learn about yBitcoin, a free quarterly publication showcasing the best of the Bitcoin Universe.
Shayne T. Wright, Senior Systems Engineer at Thales Australia, joins our Engineering Board.
Dariy Margaritov, Chief Executive Officer at UltraPlay, joins our Business Board.
Richard Amores, Security Researcher at USCyberLabs, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Anthony Conrad, Cofounder of The Economic Genesis Project, joins our Business Board.
Dirk von Heinrichshorst, Director of Schloss Heinrichshorst, joins our New Money Systems Board.
David H. Lyle, Owner of dB digital TV, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Peter Drake, Developer at FuzzyBearBTC, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Todd Erickson, Senior Vice President at First Flight Federal Credit Union, joins our Finance Board.
Mentor Palokaj, Founder of BlueVPN, joins our Transparency and Privacy Board.
Jorge Ordovás joins our New Money Systems Board. Jorge is Senior Consultant (Financial Services Development) at Telefónica.
Hayden Gill, CEO at Buzzdron Media, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Johannes Tynes, Senior Advisor at Inpirical, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Dave Asprey, Founder of The Bulletproof Executive, joins our Futurists Board.
Ian Hale joins our Futurists Board. Ian is Founder and CEO of Kognos Images and Social Outlook.
Jean-Francois Lamere, R&D Engineer at ESECO Systems, joins our Chemistry Board.
Orenda Urbano Hernández, recently Co-owner, Administrator, and Designer at Cerámica 5 Elementos, joins our Futurists Board.
Ted Howard, author of Cancer’s Roots, joins our Life Extension Board.
Future technology and innovation enthusiast Leonardo Nunes Ricucci joins our Futurists Board.
Austen Heinz, CEO of Cambrian Genomics, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Nicholas Haan, Director of Global Grand Challenges and Team Project Leader at Singularity University, joins our Sustainability Board.
Gavin Keech, UX Designer at SEEK Learning, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Alan Brooks, author of Remembering the 1950–60s USA “Futurists” — What Went Wrong?, joins our Futurists Board.
Ryan Strauss, founder of the Payments Team at Graham & Dunn PC, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Eric Chaisson, author of Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature, joins our Cosmology Board.
Stephanie R. Murphy, host of Porc Therapy, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Kumar Gaurav, Senior Software Engineer at Samsung Research India, joins our Futurists Board.
Michael Rodriguez, Cofounder of Global-Educational-Technologies, joins our Education Board.
Barry Clemson, Managing Editor for Systems Thinking World Journal, joins our Futurists Board.
Startup accelerator and mentor David Alon joins our Business Board.
Dongjin (DJ) Seo, who is developing neural dust for chronic brain-machine interfaces, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Alan Reiner, core developer of Armory Bitcoin Client, joins our New Money Systems Board.
John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Chris Faranetta, Vice President of New Business Development at HyperV Technologies, joins our Space Settlement Board.
James Colmer joins our Media & Arts Board. In 1995 he founded Bimmini Special Effects Studios which became one of the largest dedicated production studios in Australia. In 2004 he won 5 International Awards including the National Award (Silver Lotus) IIFA Award, Zee Cine Award, and the Film Producers Guild Award for best Special Effects in film. His recent conceptual artwork and influence can be seen in feature films such as Superman Returns, House of Wax, See No Evil, and Aquamarine.
Joanne Pransky, the World’s First Robotic Psychiatrist® joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Mark Edge joins our Futurists Board. Mark is host at Free Talk Live.
David Neely, Founder of the Neosapien Foundation, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Avinash Singh, Cofounder of the India Future Society, joins our Futurists Board.
Clément Vidal, author of The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective, joins our Philosophy Board.
Steve Fuller, author of Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human Past, Present and Future, joins our Futurists Board.
Neuroscientist Daniela Schiller joins our Neuroscience Board. Read Repairing Bad Memories.
Joseph VaughnPerling, author of Authentic Authorization, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Adam Harding, President and Cofounder of BIPS, joins our New Money Systems Board. BIPS is the largest provider of Bitcoin internet payment solutions in Europe.
Learn about Coralbots: Restoring and Conserving Coral Reefs with Robots.
UT Ng, whose motto is “In Cryptography We Trust”, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Jonathan B. Wiener, co-editor of The Reality of Precaution: Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe, joins our Policy Board.
Christopher Jannette, organizer and owner of the Extreme Futurist Festival, joins our Futurists Board.
Kris Henriksen joins our New Money Systems Board. Kris is Founder and CEO of BIPS, the largest provider of Bitcoin internet payment solutions in Europe.
Adam Kisby, author of A Revolutionary Kind of Science, joins our Scientific Freedom Board.
Charley Lineweaver, coauthor of A Larger Estimate of the Entropy of the Universe, joins our Cosmology Board.
Yuriy Svidinenko, CEO at Nanobotmodels Company, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Jack Andraka joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Jack developed a new, rapid, and inexpensive method to detect an increase of a protein that indicates the presence of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer during early stages when there is a higher likelihood of a cure. Read Wait, Did This 15-Year-Old From Maryland Just Change Cancer Treatment?
Guy Ravine, founder of Revolutionary Labs, joins our Business Board.
Barbara Weathers, President/CEO at My Job ARC, joins our Education Board.
Eric Schulke, co-Managing Director of ImmortalLife.info, joins our Life Extension Board.
Tim Pendry, author of Thinking About the Future — Technology & Crisis, joins our Futurists Board.
John Enamait joins our Education Board. John is Dean of the School of Business, Industry, and Technology at Catawba Valley Community College.
Cadell Last joins our blog team with the post The Post-Human World.
Dustin Ashley joins our Futurists Board. Dustin authored Structural Unemployment: How Robots Can Take and Make Jobs and E-Democracy and the Future of Government.
Read issue #132 of Lifeboat News!
KurzweilAI is promoting our book today. Spread the word!
Roy Christopher, editor of Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes, joins our Futurists Board.
Scott Jackisch, owner of Globalize Networks, joins our Futurists Board.
Kevin Russell, founder of Simulet and Executive Director of Serious Wonder, joins our Futurists Board.
Harry J. Bentham, author of Red Skies and Superstructure, joins our Futurists Board.
Rich Lee, author of DIY Headphone Implant, joins our Futurists Board. Read Music to your ears? Try a headphones implant like Rich Lee.
Cadell Last, author of The Future of Intelligence, joins our Futurists Board.
Mark Prado, founder of PERMANENT, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Our Daniel Berleant is organizing a Lifeboat dinner at the WorldFuture 2013 conference at the Joliet Room on the 3rd floor of the Hilton Chicago Hotel. The dinner will be held Saturday, July 20th, from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
 
If you would like to be fed by Lifeboat at this conference, send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation dinner”. This will be a great time to discuss Lifeboat related ideas!
 
WorldFuture 2013 will be held July 19–21, 2013 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Our Daniel Berleant, Peter Bishop, Shelly Brenckman, Maree Conway, Brenda Cooper, José Luis Cordeiro, Sean Daken, Leif A. Devaney, Cindy Frewen, Jay Gary, Scott Gibbs, Joyce Gioia, James Giordano, Ben Goertzel, Ed Gordon, Fabienne Goux-Baudiment, Jennifer Groff, William E. Halal, Kenneth Harris, Glen Hiemstra, Rodney Hill, John Jackson, Bud Levin, Gary Marx, Melissa McCoy, Diana Muir, Ramez Naam, Bob Olson, Richard M. Pfohl, Karen Sands, Heather Schlegel, John Smart, Rick Smyre, Nick Spiller, Stephen Thaler, Patrick Tucker, Greg Van Alstyne, Wendell Wallach, John Watts, and Alexandra Whittington will be speaking.
Michael Lee joins our blog team with the post Amber Alert for Human Freedom.
Robin Lmaogaard Bäcklund is the winner of our Facebook contest! He gets an autographed copy of our The Human Race to the Future.
Josh Mitteldorf joins our blog team with the post Aging is bad for fitness. Why has evolution put up with it?
Josh Mitteldorf, author of Suicide Genes, joins our Life Extension Board.
Teresa Warmke joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Teresa is Cofounder and Treasurer for Fr33 Aid, an organization of medically skilled liberty lovers created to help individuals organize projects that educate people about the value of mutual aid.
Mark Kolter, Owner of Kolter Creative Counsel, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Paulo Carvalho, General Director for Economy and Innovation in the Lisbon City Council, joins our Futurists Board.
Dimitris Christodoulou, Researcher at ETH Zurich, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Howard Pakosh, President & CEO at ChipStart, joins our Business Board.
Daniel Shafrir, Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, joins our Economics Board.
Learn about The Ageless Generation: How Advances in Biomedicine Will Transform the Global Economy.
Bruce Dorminey, author of Distant Wanderers: the Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Bonnie Magee, Finance Director at Alcor Life Extension Foundation, joins our Finance Board.
Watch Fire with Fire: a little girl’s leukemia is cured by HIV.
Amin Rigi, Director at the RTS Lab in Tehran, Iran, joins our Robotics/AI Board. Read Iranian robotics lab works on ocean rescue drone.
Varushka Franceschi, Founder of Shapeshift Dream Productions, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Read issue #131 of Lifeboat News!
Watch IP is a thought crime: Joren De Wachter at TEDxLeuven.
Mike Gogulski, author of We Need Freedom of Speech in our Financial Commerce, joins our New Money Systems Board.
John Gainor, Director of Business Development at RightSignature, joins our Business Board.
Software Developer at Bitcoin Project Luke Dashjr joins our Information Sciences Board.
Project Engineer John Adair joins our New Money Systems Board.
Charles Hoskinson, Director at The Bitcoin Education Project, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Rainey Reitman, Activism Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, joins our Transparency and Privacy Board.
Joe Pacheco, Information Services Sales at Wysk.com, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Nejc Kodriĉ joins our New Money Systems Board. Nejc is CEO at Bitstamp, one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world.
Eran Arad, recently HO Social and Games at Winner.com, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Paul Melnyk, President of the Foresight Institute, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Sam Mindlin, CFO at BitInstant, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Anand Kulkarni, CEO at MobileWorks, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Federico Pistono joins our blog team with the post There is no war other than the one we are fighting with ourselves.
Michael Lee, author of Knowing our Future — The Startling Case for Futurology, joins our Futurists Board.
Our Tom Kerwick has authored a paper on the exploration of the Jovian system for the Washington Academy of Sciences titled Colonizing Jupiter’s Moons: An Assessment of Our Options and Alternatives.
Anyone who posts to our Facebook group by June 30, 2013 will be entered into a contest to win a free autographed copy of our The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do.
 
The following people have already entered the contest: Henry B. Augustine, Robin Lmaogaard Bäcklund, Klaus Baldauf, Josh Bartolome, Paul Battista, Maurizio Bisogni, Alex Michael Bonnici, Lahoucine Bouzit, Phil Bowermaster, Matt Campbell, Clyde Christopher, Mihai Cirimpei, Brenda Cooper, Zac Corbett, Nikola Danaylov, Cuentín Caballero De La Granja, Fradique Lee Duarte, Amnon Eden, Bradford Ellis, Eamon Everall, John Fellows, Adam Ford, Kashif Hasnie, Mike Kawitzky, Phillip Keane, Adam Kisby, Wes Kretzschmar, Ron Langdon, Jeremy Lichtman, Drew Illvp Little, Mike Lorrey, Jønathan Lyons, Richard Mallah, Vanderlei Martinianos, John Moravec, Zaq Mosher, Thomas Munyon, Moana Nalu, Ken Nielsen, Shanee Nishry, Michael Nuschke, Lawrence A. Oshanek, Armen Papazian, Ira Pastor, Emanuel Pastreich, Phaethon Rhadamanth, Jameson Rohrer, Peter Rothman, Giovanni Santostasi, Valentin Socolov, Kim Solez, Anouar Tahiri, Cecile Tamura, Sergio Tarrero, Reno J. Tibke, Bük Toon, Andy Turner, Albert M C Vargas Jr., Simon Waslander, and Roman V. Yampolskiy.
Dennis Chamberland joins our blog team with the post The Power of the Move Outbound.
Watch TEDxVienna — Federico Pistono — Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That’s OK. Read the book.
Emmet Macken, Navision/Dynamics IT Support at Smyths Toys, joins our New Money Systems Board. Watch 8GH/s server/mining farm with 8kW aircon — BTC currency.
Technical translator and editor Joe Shirk joins our New Money Systems Board.
Check out Memories with Maya. This novel explores the impact Augmented Intelligence will have in personal relationships and in society.
We have added Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn buttons to our blog posts. They are below each post and above the comments section. Test them and if you see any problems mail [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation Social Media Links”.
Hakim Mamoni, Founder & Director of WorldBridger, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Clyde DeSouza joins our blog team with the post Why does Science Fiction gravitate towards Dystopia and not the Utopia that Transhumanism promises?
Mark Matthews, who runs Bitcoin — The Money Revolution, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Help Stephen DeMeulenaere so he can host an important panel at the 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems.
DataPacRat joins our blog team with the post Comic: Rationality Matters.
Vote on Will the average work week really decline significantly in our lifetimes?
 
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Ciaran Healy joins our blog team with the post Who Wants To Live Forever?
Read Long-Term Enhancement of Brain Function and Cognition Using Cognitive Training and Brain Stimulation coauthored by our Roi Cohen Kadosh.
Quendrith Johnson, Executive Producer at Screenmancer, joins our Media & Arts Board.
David Roden, author of Cylons in the Original Position: Limits of Posthuman Justice, joins our Philosophy Board.
Arets Paeglis, Founder and Managing Member at Latvian Transhumanist Association, joins our Futurists Board.
Stanislav Shalunov, CTO of Open Garden, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Avi Roy joins our blog team with the post If you want to live longer, do nothing.
John Fellows, President of the Canada ISA Society International Space Agency, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Stuart Hoegner, Managing Director at Gaming Counsel P.C., joins our Legal Board.
We have launched The Human Race to the Future Facebook group where you can interact with the book’s author.
 
Also Amazon has gone nuts in promoting our book and they are currently selling the paperback for only $7.48 so now would be a good time to buy extra copies as gifts for your friends!
Learn about Hypervillage: A Model for Revitalizing Rural Life.
Clyde DeSouza joins our Futurists Board. Clyde is author of Memories with Maya which is a fiction novel in the hard science/tech-noir genre. The story explores the impact Augmented Intelligence will have in personal relationships and in society.
Daniel Boese, who runs DataPacRat's Warren, joins our Ethics Board.
Brian McQueen, Senior DevOps at Authentic8, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Zezan Tam, Founder of TutorU, joins our Business Board.
Diane Rousseau, Director at the International Space Agency, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Edward Ratovitski, author of AIS is an oncogene amplified in squamous cell carcinoma, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Patrik D’haeseleer, Computational Biologist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Vinny Lingham, CEO & cofounder at Gyft, joins our Business Board.
Read The Principles of Extropy: A Quarter Century Later by our José Luis Cordeiro.
Alexander Honkala, Founder of Fortal, joins our Engineering Board.
Zoltan Istvan, author of The Transhumanist Wager, joins our Futurists Board.
Ciaran Healy joins our Philosophy Board. Visit his site the Ruthless Truth.
Generally the more popular your book is on Amazon, the more Amazon is willing to discount your book. First they discounted our paperback 0%, then 10%, and now it’s 12%! So you can currently get The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do for only $8.18!
Anyone who posts to our Facebook group by June 30, 2013 will be entered into a contest to win a free autographed copy of our The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do.
We are running a short promotion at Amazon that will end around 1 am tomorrow PDT time which is the same as Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:00:00 AM UTC. (So this promotion is running the next 17 hours.)
 
You can get the Kindle version of “The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do” for free!
Our book “The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do” has been published in both paperback version and Kindle version.
 
As an extra bonus we are now offering free books for donations of $25 or more to our Bitcoin Endowment Fund and free autographed books for donations of $100 or more to our Bitcoin Endowment Fund.
Read issue #130 of Lifeboat News!
Tuur Demeester, editor at MacroTrends.be, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Garrick Hileman, author of The Seven Mechanisms for Achieving Sovereign Debt Sustainability, joins our Economics Board.
Derek Nisbet, Editor of Bitcoin:Views, joins our Finance Board.
Dean Kekoolani, Communications Director at Prema Global Technologies, joins our Media & Arts Board. Dean's television network clients have included Court TV (TruTV), Discovery Channel, Discovery Health Channel, HGTV, History Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, and Tribune Broadcasting.
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Antony Evans, Founder at Glowing Plant, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Support Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting with no Electricity.
Mary Hodder, Board Member at Customer Commons, joins our Policy Board.
Aleksandra Drizo, Chief Executive Officer at PhosphoReduc, joins our Sustainability Board.
Jeremy Stone joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Jeremy is Faculty, FutureMed at Singularity University among his many accomplishments.
Jesse Dylan, Founder of Wondros, joins our Media & Arts Board.
People & Organizational Development Manager Peter Palme joins our Business Board.
Dan Ilett, Managing Partner at Erbut Ltd, joins our Business Board.
Jim Angleton, CEO of AEGIS FinServ Corp, joins our Finance Board.
Andrew Lee, Cofounder and CEO of PrivateInternetAccess.com, joins our Transparency and Privacy Board.
Andrew Becker, Director of Business Development at LittleFoot Energy, joins our Business Board.
Richard Meijer, Owner of Masterclass Brazil, joins our Business Board.
Rafael Yáñez, Director at eb-spain, joins our Business Board.
Tom Meredith, Founder of P2P Cash, joins our Finance Board.
Stefan Thomas, CTO at TxtBear, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Jeremias Kangas, who runs EasyWallet.org, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Zachary Corbett, Consultant at BTCXperts, joins our Futurists Board.
Drew Little, Creator of Producism: A New Economic Model for The New Economy, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Mark Friedenbach, Application Developer at NASA–Ames Research Center, joins our Space Settlement Board.
J.R. Bédard, Cofounder and CTO at Gamify, joins our Robotics/AI Board. J.R. is two-time winner of the Microsoft Terrarium Artificial Intelligence Competition. (Advanced A.I. algorithms and behaviors in C#.)
Kinnard Hockenhull, Founder at BitBox, join our Futurists Board. Watch Bitcoin Dreams: Kinnard Hockenhull.
Read Discovering the New America: Where Local Communities Are Solving National Problems.
Read “Appalling irresponsibility”: Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory.
Read Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment.
Listen to Symphony of Minds Listening.
Read issue #129 of Lifeboat News!
Elizabeth Ploshay, Manager of Communications at Bitcoin Magazine, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Neil Fincham, Research & Development at Integral, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Brahm Booth, Director of Marketing and eCommerce at WowWee, joins our Business Board.
Read the novel Pretty from a Distance which is a deeply moving passage into the lives of people caught in an interweaving dance of dependency and control.
Read Don’t fear the robo-apocalypse, yet.
Read Omens: When we peer into the fog of the deep future what do we see — human extinction or a future among the stars?
Watch In the beginning was the code: Jürgen Schmidhuber at TEDxUHasselt.
Simon Edhouse, Managing Director at Virtusoft, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Lasse Birk Olesen, Founder at Bitcoin Nordic, joins our Human Trajectories Board. Watch How technology moves society — not politics: Lasse Birk Olesen at TEDxCopenhagen 2012.
Edan Yago, Cofounder & VP of Business Development at Enzium, joins our Business Board. Enzium develops and markets innovative enzymatic testing technologies with applications throughout the diagnostic and life science industries.
Stephen DeMeulenaere, Founder/Coordinator at the Complementary Currency Resource Center, joins our Economics Board.
Steve Merrill, President & Founder of Sovereign Exchange International, joins our Economics Board.
Victor Escudero of Altran, joins our Futurists Board.
Watch What is a physicist doing in the jungle?: Ille Gebeshuber at TEDxKL 2012.
Brenton Camac, coauthor of Strategies for integrating OSS/J Systems with CORBA, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Adam Stradling, Founder of 4CE, joins our Business Board.
Salvatore W. Delle Palme, Cofounder of BitCitizen, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Trevor Sykes, Chief Technology Officer at Avid Life Media, joins our Futurists Board.
David W. Corne joins our Robotics/AI Board. David serves on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals, including Applied Intelligence, Applied Soft Computing, International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications, Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Metaheuristics, Natural Computing, and Theoretical Computer Science — C (Natural Computing). Learn about his Coral-bots: teams of robots that repair coral reefs.
Philippe Camacho, coauthor of Strong Accumulators from Collision-Resistant Hashing joins our Information Sciences Board.
Mike Caldwell, Owner at SwipeClock, joins our Information Sciences Board. Mike is also the creator of Casascius Coins, the first and most widely-known series of physical stored-value coins that hold real Bitcoins inside.
Robert Sama, Founder of Baderbräu, joins our Business Board.
J.R. Willett joins our blog team with the post Bitcoin's Dystopian Future.
Richard Shyduroff, Codirector at the MIT e-club (MIT Entrepreneurs Club), joins our Futurists Board. Read Nanotechnology cement engineering startup wins MIT $100k business plan competition.
David Perry, author of Practical SQL, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Learn about Coral-bots: teams of robots that repair coral reefs.
Anyone who posts in our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeboatfoundation by April 30, 2013 will be entered into a contest to win a signed copy of the new — just out — A Few Good Men, by Prometheus Award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.
 
So far, the following people have entered this contest: Henry B. Augustine, Gerard Bain, Klaus Baldauf, Paul Battista, Alex Michael Bonnici, Phil Bowermaster, Geoff Brennan, Mark Carney, Brenda Cooper, Renee Coughlan, Nikola Danaylov, Eamon Everall, Walter Farah, Sean Emery Flatt, Adam Ford, Ancelmo Luiz Graceli, Valdimir Dorian Gray, Tristan Hambling, Kashif Hasnie, Alex Hoekstra, Phillip Keane, Tom Kerwick, Adam Kisby, Josef Koch, Wes Kretzschmar, Stephen Lang, Ron Langdon, Jeremy Lichtman, Christopher MacArthur, Daniele Mancinelli, Gary S. Mezo, Astrõnomo Carlos Mourão Mourão, Thomas Munyon, Moana Nalu, Vincent Ocasla, Lawrence A. Oshanek, Edward Pandemonium, Ira Pastor, George Perry, Boris Petrovic, Charles F. Radley, Byron Craig Russell, Luis R. Saraiva, Eric Schulke, Chris Smedley, Valentin Socolov, Kim Solez, Frank Stratford, Sergio Tarrero, Jerrold Thacker, Reno J. Tibke, Robert Tindale, Zachary Urbina, Philippe Van Nedervelde, and Simon Waslander.
Seyitbek Usmanov, Senior Research Associate at CognoLink Limited, joins our Economics Board.
Ron Helwig, Monetary Architect at Shire Silver, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Colbert Lau, Founder at Bitcoin Malaysia, joins our Economics Board.
Sean Lavine, Founder of BitMe and Member of Bitcoin Foundation, joins our Information Sciences Board.
J.R. Willett, Software Developer at Cozi, joins our Information Sciences Board. J.R. also authored The Second Bitcoin Whitepaper and was invited to be an expert panelist at the Bitcoin Conference 2013 (San Jose).
Michael Parsons, who runs Bitcoin Bytes, joins our Economics Board.
John Light, author of Universal Reputation Rating Systems: Problems and Solutions, joins our Futurists Board.
IT Specialist and Independent Trader/Analyst Joshua Muller joins our Information Sciences Board.
Zach Harvey joins our Futurists Board. Zach is Partner at Lamassu BTC, creator of The Bitcoin Machine.
Rodrigo Benzaquen, R&D Director at MercadoLibre, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Joseph Rampolla, coauthor of Augmented Reality — An Emerging Technologies Guide to AR, joins our Futurists Board.
Jonathan Waller, Founder / Investor at BitcoinEAST, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Adam B. Levine, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Bitcoin, joins our Futurists Board.
Alex Waters, CIO at BitInstant, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Ron Gross, System Architect at Commerce Sciences, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Eli Sklar, Founder of Safebit Bitcoin, joins our Finance Board.
Support the International Space Development Conference.
Matthew Elias, Executive Director and Founder of The Cryptocurrency Legal Advocacy Group, joins our Legal Board.
Paul Buitink, Head of Marketing at GoldMoney, joins our Economics Board. Watch Cyprus: A Wake Up Call, Documentary by Bitcoin Magazine and GoldMoney.
Benson Samuel, author of Bitcoin — The Greatest Redistribution of Wealth of Our Generation, joins our Economics Board.
Jorge Timón joins our Economics Board. Jorge is involved in several cutting-edge currency software projects including Bitcoin and Ripple, and he has proposed several systems and software designs including Freicoin, which is in operation since late 2012. He’s a founding member of the Freicoin Foundation.
Charlie Shrem, CEO of BitInstant, one of the largest, earliest, and well known alternative payment companies, donates 7.5 bitcoins to our bitcoin endowment fund.
Chicago Real Estate Developer James Dunn joins our Futurists Board.
Maayke-Aimée Damen, author of A Resources Passport for a Circular Economy, joins our Sustainability Board.
Nathan Wosnack, CEO at Symbiosis, joins our Futurists Board.
Trace Mayer, an early bitcoin proponent and Lifeboat Foundation Economics board member, says “The Lifeboat Foundation is a good organization bringing together some of the brightest minds from many disciplines to act as guardians of the human race. But what good is collaboration without an ability, particularly a financial ability, to implement solutions? With this bitcoin endowment fund any donations made today enable the Lifeboat Foundation to be the beneficiary of the massive wealth transfer benefiting holders of bitcoins and practically that means an increased financial ability stored in a censorship-resistant currency to implement solutions to vexing existential threats to humanity.”
 
Learn more at https://lifeboat.com/ex/bitcoin!
John Watts, Homeland and National Security Consultant for Noetic, joins our Counterterrorism Board.
Franco Cortese joins our blog team with the post Techno-Progressives and Neo-Luddites are Brothers in Arms.
Jennifer Groff joins our Education Board. Jen is VP Learning & Program Development at Learning Games Network and Cofounder of Center for Curriculum Redesign.
Donald Maclean, author of Beyond Dilemma — A Memoir, joins our Philosophy Board.
Fabienne Goux-Baudiment, director at proGective, joins our Futurists Board.
Ed Gordon, author of Winning the Global Talent Showdown, joins our Business Board.
Leif DeVaney joins our blog team with the post Life and Boats.
Learn about TeloMe — Telomere Testing: Take Control of Your Long-Term Health.
Trace Mayer joins our Economics Board. Trace is coauthor of Bitcoin Beginner's Guide and A Lawyer's Take On Bitcoin And Taxes.
Read Big banks vs. Bitcoin libertarianism. Read our Douglas Rushkoff's book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now which is discussed in that article.
Five months ago Chris Haley made our first large bitcoin donation, totaling 85 bitcoins worth $1,000 in total. Today they are worth over $6,000 and were the key to jump-starting our bitcoin endowment fund now worth about $50,000. Thanks Chris!
Gregg Maryniak, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of the X PRIZE Foundation, joins our Space Settlement Board. Read Unsung heroes of the personal spaceflight revolution.
Read issue #128 of Lifeboat News!
Anyone who posts in our Facebook group by April 30, 2013 will be entered into a contest to win a signed copy of the new — just out — A Few Good Men by Prometheus Award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.
Bitcoin Magazine is now an official partner of the Lifeboat Foundation.
While the Lifeboat Foundation was founded in the 21st century, until recently it was mainly funded using 20th century money, basically various types of monies backed by governments. Thanks to the encouragement of some of our larger donors we are now working to have the majority of our funding come from 21st century money — money backed not by governments but by algorithms. The 21st century money Lifeboat is currently focused on is bitcoins. Our Brian Cartmell will match the next 500 bitcoins donated. Learn about our growing bitcoin endowment fund (worth almost $40,000)!
Franco Cortese, author of The Moral Imperative and Technical Feasibility of Defeating Death, joins our Life Extension Board.
Jamie R. Guined, Exercise Scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Eric Diesel joins our Business Board. Eric is President and CEO of Lesser Diesel Enterprises and Director and Chair of the Laura and Aldous Huxley Family Foundation. Lesser Diesel Enterprises is 50% owner and developer of about 10,000 acres in South Korea, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and North Korea, including the railroad tracks controlling the eastern border crossing. It is developing a tiger reserve and ecological preserve inside the pristine ecology of the DMZ.
Peter Dilworth joins our Futurists Board. Pete is co-inventor of 3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen.
Jonathan Vos Post joins our Futurists Board. Read Greatest Nerd of All Times: Jonathan Vos Post!
Luis R. Saraiva, coauthor of Crypt Neurons Express a Single V1R-Related ora Gene, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Sherry Loveless joins our Advisory Board. Sherry is Managing Editor at Synesis: A Journal of Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy.
Christine Hansen joins our Sustainability Board. Christine has conducted research on the politics of event-based electronic surveillance of emerging infectious disease at Project Argus in Washington, D.C. and at the Global Disease Detection Operations Center (GDDOC) at the CDC in Atlanta.
David J. Kelley, author of Understanding the Transhumanist Demographic, joins our Futurists Board.
Cambridge Project for Existential Risk advisor Sean B. Holden joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Forensic construction consultant Allan D. Kleiner joins our Business Board.
Futurist Alexandra Whittington joins our Futurists Board.
Leif A. DeVaney joins our Sustainability Board. Leif is presenting The Future of Wildland Fire at WorldFuture
Charlie Shrem, CEO at BitInstant, joins our Economics Board. By providing numerous bridges between the payment providers and exchanges, BitInstant has built its own core position in the new global bitcoin economy.
Jon Matonis, Editor of The Monetary Future, joins our Economics Board. Among his many positions, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Bitcoin Foundation. The Lifeboat Foundation is creating a futuristic endowment fund based on bitcoins.
One of our Advisory Board Members, Bill Lauritzen, has published a book on religion and spirituality called The Invention of God: The Natural Origins of Religion and Mythology. It is getting some excellent reviews on Amazon. If you are curious about mythology, religion, gods, spirits, and souls, check it out!
Kashif Hasnie joins our Diplomacy Board. Kashif is a regular commentator on the media for issues pertaining to South and Central Asia. Some of his latest appearances include Al Hurra, BBC, Channel-5 (Pakistan), Defense News, Geo (Pakistan), Naftemporiki (Greece), and Voice of America.
Elaine Walker joins our Media & Arts Board and our Space Settlement Board. Watch Martians by ZIA.
Michael E. Zimmerman, author of The Singularity: A Crucial Phase in Divine Self-Actualization?, joins our Philosophy Board.
Matias Castro, author of PIB-PET May Be Effective For Detecting Alzheimer’s Deposits, joins our Life Extension Board.
Luis R. Saraiva is the winner of our Facebook contest! He gets an autographed copy of “Darkship Renegades”, sequel to the Prometheus Award winning “Darkship Thieves”.
 
Learn about “Darkship Renegades”!
Thomas McFadden, Jr. joins our Business Board. Tom is Engineering Change Management at Ocean Technology Systems.
Apurva Jakhadi, Space Educator at NASA–Honeywell, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Nahim Mizan, Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI), joins our Neuroscience Board.
Bob Olson, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Alternative Futures, joins our Futurists Board.
Read The Invention of God: The Natural Origins of Mythology and Religion.
Brian Cartmell donates 94.05158194 bitcoins bringing his total bitcoin donation level to 100 bitcoins!
Read issue #127 of Lifeboat News!
Graham Partis, Editor-in-Chief at The Mars Initiative, joins our Space Settlement Board.
David Eubanks, author of the blog HigherEd, joins our Education Board.
We now accept Diners Club.
Chana de Wolf, President of Advanced Neural Biosciences, joins our Life Extension Board.
Kenny Hsu joins our Futurists Board. He is a member of the Corporate Committee of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), University of California, Berkeley.
Singularity University Ambassador for Italy, Francesco Mosconi, joins our Futurists Board.
Frank Stratford, CEO of MarsDrive, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Peter Boltuc, coauthor of Replication of the Hard Problem of Consciousness in AI and Bio-AI: An Early Conceptual Framework, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Paula D. Gordon, author of Improving Homeland Security & Critical Infrastructure Protection and Continuity Efforts, joins our Counterterrorism Board.
Elina Hiltunen, author of Weak Signals in Organizational Futures Learning, joins our Futurists Board.
James Tankersley Jr joins our Futurists Board. Jim is Assistant Coordinator for the Global Risk Reduction special interest group at American Mensa.
Watch the film Overview which is about the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by our Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts' perspective of the planet and mankind's place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
Our LifeShield Bunkers program now enables you to participate in a local LifeShield Bunker!
Watch SENS Research Foundation — curing heart disease presented by our Edward James Olmos.
Gourmet Baskets is now giving our members 10% discounts.
Read Project for powerful wind power plants with vertical axis of rotation (4.5 MB PDF).
Max Marty, Cofounder & CEO of Blueseed, joins our Business Board. Watch Max Marty — Blueseed: Breathing New Life into Disruptive Innovation.
Shawn D. Domagal-Goldman, coauthor of Would contact with extraterrestrials benefit or harm humanity? A scenario analysis, joins our Astrobiology/SETI Board.
Scott Margeson, Editor of Cosmic Revolutions, joins our Futurists Board.
Information technology and services professional Alberto Gordillo joins our Information Sciences Board.
Thierry Marianne, Web Developer at Theodo, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Doug Bandow, coeditor of Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny, joins our Diplomacy Board.
Alexandra Stolzing joins our Life Extension Board. Alexandra's group is investigating ways to utilize cellular reprogramming technologies in order to re-instate regenerative capacity in aged tissue and in niches of aged stem cells.
Tim Axelrod joins our Physics Board. Tim is discoverer of the first occultation of a star by a black hole.
Amon Kalkin, Founder of Zero State, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Matteo Vinci of the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia joins our Futurists Board.
Alexander Bard, coauthor of The Futurica Trilogy, joins our Futurists Board.
Karnvir Mundrey, Director at Atharva Lifesciences Consulting, joins our Business Board.
Mijail “Misha” Serruya, coauthor of Neuronal ensemble control of prosthetic devices by a human with tetraplegia, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Chaoyang Lu, coauthor of Teleportation-Based Realization of an Optical Quantum Two-Qubit Entangling Gate, joins our Physics Board.
Award-winning producer Paul Rosenberg joins our Media & Arts Board.
Futurist Belinda Silbert joins our Futurists Board. Watch Deep Bytes.
Robert Lowe, coauthor of On the Functional Contributions of Emotion Mechanisms to (Artificial) Cognition and Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read issue #126 of Lifeboat News!
Bruno Conti, coauthor of Transgenic Mice with a Reduced Core Body Temperature Have an Increased Life Span, joins our Life Extension Board.
Ken Anderson, coauthor of Law and Ethics for Robot Soldiers, joins our Legal Board.
Support Our Future in Space — A National Space Society Video.
Tsvi Piran joins our Cosmology Board and our Physics Board. Tsvi is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics and the International Journal of Modern Physics D.
Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, coauthor of Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Dallas Bienhoff, In-Space and Surface Systems Manager for Boeing Space Exploration, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Bill Simon joins our Space Settlement Board. Bill participated in the design and fabrication of the NASA/JPL Goldstone radar receiver for the 70-meter antenna as part of the Goldstone Solar System Radar project. Listen to Bill on The Space Show hosted by Dr. David Livingston.
Dario Mutabdzija, President of Blueseed, joins our Human Trajectories Board. Read A Start-Up Incubator That Floats.
Emil Petrinic, Director of Special Projects at USVAA: United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Zach Stiggelbout, President and CTO at Taggle, joins our Futurists Board.
Karen Sands, Publisher of The Everyday Futurist Report: A Glimpse of Tomorrow's Promise, joins our Futurists Board.
Greg Van Alstyne, who is leading the 2020 Media Futures: Practicing What We Preach session at WorldFuture joins our Futurists Board.
Nick Spiller, Director at the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency, joins our Business Board.
James Giordano, coeditor of Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Shelly Brenckman, Vice President of Communications at the Aggie Angel Network, joins our Business Board.
Stephen Thaler, President of Imagination Engines, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Baoguang Zhai, Navigator at Blueseed, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Karen Mermel, a Member of the National Space Society Board of Directors, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Steve Harris, Director of Research at Critical Care Research, joins our Life Extension Board.
James Felton Keith joins our Business Board. James is current editor-in-chief of journals at the Centre for Intelligence, Innovation, and Performance Management.
Read Nexus by our Ramez Naam. Those who get this book are entitled to a free e-copy of Ramez's first book, More Than Human.
Joyce Bettencourt has won an autographed DVD of Orphans of Apollo due to her Facebook post at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeboatfoundation/permalink/10151363185868455/.
 
Anyone who posts in our Facebook group by February 28, 2013 will be entered into a contest to win a signed copy of the new — just out — Darkship Renegades, sequel to the Prometheus Award winning Darkship Thieves.
Michael A. Smith, Cofounder of the Center for Applied Rationality, joins our Education Board.
Emil Kendziorra, CEO of BerlinStartupmap, joins our Business Board.
Valkyrie Ice, author of the Top Five Errors in Predicting the Future, joins our Futurists Board.
Durwin Foster, coauthor of An Integral Approach to Counseling Ethics, joins our Ethics Board.
Grant S. Wilson, author of Minimizing Global Catastrophic and Existential Risks from Emerging Technologies Through International Law, joins our Legal Board.
Larry A. Bender joins our Life Extension Board. Larry was previously an Area Administrator responsible for six hospital locations in the Mansfield, Ohio region.
Hermann Hauser, Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners, joins our Business Board. In his long and successful history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Hermann has founded or cofounded companies in a wide range of technology sectors. These include Acorn Computers (where he helped spin out ARM), Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel, and Cambridge Network Limited.
Read Intergrationalism: Essays Exploiting Spiritual Disincentives by our James Felton Keith.
Scott Gibbs, President at the Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island (EDFRI), joins our Futurists Board.
Josh Lindenger, who will be a speaker at WorldFuture 2013, joins our Futurists Board.
Read Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World by our James D. Miller.
Maree Conway, founder and director of Thinking Futures, joins our Futurists Board.
WorldFuture 2013 will be held July 19–21, 2013 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Our Peter C. Bishop, Brenda Cooper, Cindy Frewen, Jay Gary, Ben Goertzel, Glen Hiemstra, John Jackson, Bud Levin, Gary Marx, Ramez Naam, Heather Schlegel, John Smart, and Rick Smyre will be speaking.
Read Cyber Deterrence and its Challenges.
Watch Adrian Bejan at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012: Be Fearless. Read Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization.
Our InfoPreserver program has now been upgraded to a “Current Program”.
Viktor Toth, coauthor of Accelerating relativistic reference frames in Minkowski space-time, joins our Physics Board. Read his IEEE Spectrum cover story Finding the Source of the Pioneer Anomaly.
Christer Andersson, Senior Scientist at the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI), joins our Sustainability Board. Read Space debris, a threat to modern society.
Octavio Cilento, South America Business Development at Space Adventures, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Henry B. Augustine, Investor in Taggle, joins our Futurists Board.
Kevin Paterson, coauthor of Re-evaluating split-fovea processing in word recognition: A critical assessment of recent research, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Ken Wharton, author of Time-Symmetric Quantum Mechanics, joins our Physics Board.
Read issue #125 of Lifeboat News!
Jacques Mathieu, coauthor of Medical Bioremediation of Age-Related Diseases, joins our Life Extension Board.
Jean M. Hébert joins our Neuroscience Board. Jean has two main focuses: first, understanding how a simple sheet of neuroepithelial cells early in embryogenesis develops into the adult neocortex, the part of our brains that we use for our highest cognitive and perceptual functions; and second, devising methods for regenerating the principle neurons of the adult neocortex when they are lost.
Alex Tocchio, coauthor of Nanotechnology in Medicine: From Inception to Market Domination, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Jeremy Howard joins our Robotics/AI Board. Jeremy is President & Chief Scientist at Kaggle and Faculty at Singularity University.
Jeff Stibel, Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp, joins our Business Board.
Sara Imari Walker, coauthor of The Algorithmic Origins of Life, joins our Astrobiology/SETI Board.
Read Retirement Singularity: The End of Retirement As We Know It.
You can now donate American Express membership reward points to the Lifeboat Foundation.
Our Kattesh Katti has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Kattesh was elected for his “distinguished contributions encompassing main group, transition metal and nanoscale chemistry, particularly for ground-breaking discoveries enabling application of chemical concepts for biomedical applications”. Learn more!
Mikhail A. Nikiforov joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Misha's research program is focused on several aspects of molecular biology and drug resistance of melanoma and several blood malignancies.
Thanks to Mafalda Dias, we now have an about Lifeboat translation in Portuguese as spoken in Portugal. (Before we only had an about translation in Portuguese as spoken in Brazil.)
Read Should We Live to 1,000? by our Peter Singer.
Independent researcher, author, theorist, and speaker Bakari A. Pace joins our Sustainability Board.
Martin J. Dudziak, Co-Director at the Institute for Innovative Study, joins our Philosophy Board.
Sascha Vongehr, author of Examples of Black Holes in Two-Time Physics, joins our Physics Board.
Learn about Software Wars: A movie about how we can all have cars that drive us around.
Our 2012 Guardian Award Winner is Jaan Tallinn. This award has been given to Jaan Tallinn in recognition of his long commitment to fighting existential risks. He has been a member of the Lifeboat Foundation advisory board since 2007, a top 10 donor of Lifeboat Foundation since 2007, a top 10 donor of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence since 2010, a speaker at the Singularity Summit since 2010, and is now cofounder of The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk which includes 2004 Guardian Award winner Sir Martin Rees. Learn more!
Vital Sounouvou, founder of Exportunity, joins our Business Board.
Nicolas Moulin, Conceptor at Logica–CGI, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Our Jeremy Lichtman has launched our Google+ group. And don't forget about our Facebook group!
Andy Adamatzky, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Unconventional Computing and Journal of Cellular Automata, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Miguel Galvez, Cofounder of NBD Nanotechnologies, joins our Business Board. Read Self-filling water bottle takes cues from desert beetle.
Slava G. Turyshev, editor of From Quantum to Cosmos: Fundamental Physics Research in Space, joins our Physics Board.
Ashraf Aboshosha, author of Adaptive Navigation and Motion Planning for Autonomous Mobile Robots, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Earl K. Miller, coauthor of An Integrative Theory of Prefrontal Cortex Function, joins our Neuroscience Board.
The SENS Research Foundation is throwing a party to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of 2012. They will be serving up delicious food and drinks, life extension info, CEO Mike Kope, Aubrey de Grey, research scientist Jacques Mathieu, and an end of the year message video from Edward James Olmos.
 
The party is being held Thursday, December 20th from 7pm to 11pm at Evidence Film Studios, 2122 Aaron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026, 323.522.5298. RSVP with Maria at [email protected] or online at https://www.facebook.com/events/377441762345056/.
Watch How the Entrepreneurial Mindset Can Change You: Henrik Scheel at TEDxSacramento.
Seth Froom, President of Yellow Jacket, joins our Business Board.
Read Is “Deep Learning” a Revolution in Artificial Intelligence? by our Gary Marcus.
Asim Roy joins our blog team with the post Response to Plaut and McClelland in the Phys.org story. This is related to the article A theory of the brain: localist representation is used widely in the brain and the comments at Do brain cells need to be connected to have meaning?
Weian Zhao, coauthor of Paper-Based Bioassays Using Gold Nanoparticle Colorimetric Probes, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Amy Stapleton, author of On Astronaut Wings, joins our Futurists Board.
Rebecca G. Martin joins our Cosmology Board. Read Asteroid Belts of Just the Right Size are Friendly to Life.
Thomas W. Malone, founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
R. Paul Gray, Managing Member of Potomac Management Group, joins our Finance Board.
Best-selling science fiction author Peter F. Hamilton joins our Futurists Board. His books include The Dreaming Void, Fallen Dragon, Judas Unchained, Pandora's Star, and The Reality Dysfunction.
Mark Gerstein, co-director of the Yale Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Michael Bukatin, coauthor of An Intelligent Theory of Cost for Partial Metric Spaces, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read issue #124 of Lifeboat News!
Craig Davis, Founder of Brandkarma, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Victoria Vinzani of The Craig Family Foundation joins our Neuroscience Board.
Benjamin Alexander, Founder of Alexander Smith, joins our Futurists Board.
A.J. Ewell, Senior Analyst at USUHS (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), joins our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board.
Ben Tippett, author of Gravitational Lensing as a Mechanism For Effective Cloaking, joins our Physics Board.
Frank White, author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, joins our Futurists Board. Among his many works, he coauthored the following books with Isaac Asimov: Think About Space: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? and The March of the Millennia: A Key to Looking at History.
Pamela L. Gay, co-host of Astronomy Cast, joins our Cosmology Board.
Blake Spurgin joins our Scientific Freedom Board. Blake is co-host of Exploring the Well, a science discussion podcast.
Vern Peterson, Owner of Tontine, joins our Futurists Board.
Lucas Dimoveo, Project Manager at Grindhouse Wetwares, joins our Human Trajectories Board. Read Biohackers and DIY Cyborgs Clone Silicon Valley Innovation.
Geerat J. Vermeij, author of Evolution and Escalation, joins our Geology/Geophysics Board.
Darío Núñez-Ameni, Partner at Atelier DNA, joins our Sustainability Board. Read Wind Power Without the Blades.
Eilam Gross joins our Particle Physics Board. He is the convener of the statistical data analysis forum of the ATLAS detector in its search for the Higgs particle. Read A New Particle Has Been Discovered — Chances Are, It Is the Higgs Boson.
Risto Miikkulainen, author of Subsymbolic Natural Language Processing: An Integrated Model of Scripts, Lexicon, and Memory, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Keith McGreggor, Director of the VentureLab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, joins our Business Board.
Lee Robinson Petzer, Owner at Applied Technotopia, joins our Futurists Board.
Bruce Weaver, Owner of Dharma Dog Pictures, joins our Media & Arts Board. Watch his Dance with Destiny.
Helgi Helgason, Founder of Perseptio, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Ashok K. Goel joins our Robotics/AI Board. Ashok is an Associate Editor of IEEE Intelligent Systems, ASME Transactions: Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (JCISE), Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM), and the journal Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (Elsevier).
Claes Strannegård, author of Anthropomorphic Artificial Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Alexey Potapov, coauthor of Differences between Kolmogorov Complexity and Solomonoff Probability: Consequences for AGI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
John Elefteriades, who routinely puts patients into suspended animation with no brain or heart activity, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Watch Through the Wormhole: Can We Resurrect the Dead. Read “Kill and cure” surgery that could save your life.
Experienced strategy and finance consultant Jason Bradfield joins our Finance Board.
Brandon Whale, Editor-in-Chief at The Transhuman Times, joins our Futurists Board.
Lina Srivastava joins our Media & Arts Board. Watch TEDxTransmedia 2011 — Lina Srivastava — Transactivism.
Ahmed M. H. Abdel-Fattah, coauthor of Rationality-Guided AGI as Cognitive Systems, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Olle Häggström, coauthor of Transparent Neural Networks: Integrating Concept Formation and Reasoning, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read Are downloadable memories just around the corner? which features our Ed Boyden.
Chris McKitterick, author of Transcendence, joins our Futurists Board.
Christy Johnson of The Millennium Project joins our Futurists Board.
Logan Streondj, author of Human Speakable Programming Language, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Vanessa Schott, Head of Public Outreach at Vergence Labs, joins our Futurists Board.
Jeanann Boyce, coauthor of Nanotechnology: Considering the Complex Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues with the Parameters of Human Performance, joins our Ethics Board.
Jimmy Lin, Founder of the Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Una Ryan joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Una the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to research, development, and promotion of biotechnology.
Ed Keller, cofounder of AUM Studio, joins our Media & Arts Board.
The Humanity+ conference in San Francisco takes place on December 1–2 2012 at Seven Hills Conference Center at San Francisco State University. Our Michael Anissimov, Sonia Arrison, David Brin, Aubrey de Grey, George Dvorsky, Adam Ford, Linda MacDonald Glenn, Ben Goertzel, Randal A. Koene, Andrea Kuszewski, Amy Li, PJ Manney, Ramez Naam, David Orban, David Pearce, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
Mioara Mandea, who coedited Geomagnetic Observations and Models, joins our Geology/Geophysics Board.
William Kraemer joins our blog team with the post Mapping the Mind to Merge with Machines: Experimental Research Approaches to Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs).
Read issue #123 of Lifeboat News!
Eamon Everall joins our Media & Arts Board. Eamon was one of the 12 founder members of the Stuckists art group. He paints in a “neo-cubist” style, with subjects from life worked on over a long period.
Xinyu Liu joins our Physics Board. Read Signature of long-sought particle that could revolutionize quantum computing seen by Purdue physicist.
Heikki Lääkkö joins our Engineering Board.
Brent Dixon, founder of The Habdash, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Radisav D. Vidic joins our Sustainability Board. His recent work has focused on reuse of impaired waters for cooling, sustainable water management for natural gas extraction from Marcellus shale, non-chemical devices for biological control in cooling towers, fundamental studies of molecular interactions on carbonaceous surfaces, control of mercury emissions from combustion processes by adsorption-based technologies, development of novel sorbents for elemental mercury, phytoremediation of arsenic-contaminated waters, novel disinfection methods for the control of pathogens in water distribution systems, and membrane filtration for water purification.
Philippe Pasquier joins our Media & Arts Board. Read Composing to a Different Drummer.
Jose Carmena, coauthor of Ascertaining the Importance of Neurons to Develop Better Brain–Machine Interfaces, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Raj Gokal, cofounder of Sano Intelligence, joins our Business Board.
Bob Dworkin, coauthor of Neuropathic Pain: Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Bill Carter, who helped develop a metal 100 times lighter than styrofoam, joins our Engineering Board.
Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Pabulo is Executive Editor of Current Biotechnology and member of the Editorial Boards of Biology and Life.
Chris Haley makes our largest Bitcoin donation yet, totaling 85 Bitcoins worth $1,000 in total.
Watch Cubesats explained and why you should build one by our Stephen Murphey.
Erik Årstad, who holds patent Selective radiolabeling of biomolecules, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Ig Nobel Prize winner Rouslan Krechetnikov joins our Engineering Board.
Victor Yakovenko, coauthor of Classical Econophysics, joins our Economics Board.
Sandy Antunes, author of Surviving Orbit the DIY Way: Testing the Limits Your Satellite Can and Must Match and DIY Satellite Platforms: Building a Space-Ready General Base Picosatellite for Any Mission, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Bruce Cutright, author of The Near Earth Asteroids as the First Step on the Way to Mars, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Ashwin Pushpala, cofounder of Sano Intelligence, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Sano is building a small, wearable sensor that can capture and transmit blood chemistry data continuously to virtually any device.
Laura Burns, Senior Systems Engineer at General Dynamics C4 Systems, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Swedish entrepreneur Gustav Borgefalk joins our Futurists Board. Watch TEDxEskilstuna — Gustav Borgefalk — Taming the force of contests and TEDxVasastan — Gustav Borgefalk — Towards a roadless world.
Abigail Baird, coauthor of Anatomical Changes in the Emerging Adult Brain: A Voxel-Based Morphometry Study, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Josef Holbert joins our Media & Arts Board. Joe managed the White House press in Anchorage when the Emperor of Japan made his first visit to U.S. soil.
Read the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute blog.
Albert Basson, who has found a way to make old muscles young again, joins our Life Extension Board.
Odd Edges joins our blog team with the post Evolution in a Toxic World.
Shang-Shan Chong, author of Predicting Gas Separation Membrane Performance from Atomistic Simulations, joins our Physics Board.
Ralph Morgan Lewis, Distinguished Founding Family Medicine Expert for HealthTap, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Trevor W. Robbins joins our Neuroscience Board. Trevor is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (1990), the Academy of Medical Sciences (2000), and the Royal Society (2005). He has been President of the European Behavioral Pharmacology Society (1992–1994) and he won that Society's inaugural Distinguished Scientist Award in 2001. He was also President of the British Association of Psychopharmacology from 1996 to 1997. He has edited the journal Psychopharmacology since 1980 and joined the editorial board of Science in January 2003. He has been a member of the Medical Research Council (UK) and chaired the Neuroscience and Mental Health Board from 1995 until 1999.
Teleradiologist Robert Solomon joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
James Iliff, Producer of Project Holodeck, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Sam Ghandchi, publisher and editor of the Washington-based Iranscope futurist portal and news site, joins our Futurists Board.
Matthew “Oki” O’Connor joins our Life Extension Board. Oki is Senior Researcher at SENS Foundation where he manages the MitoSENS project. His research is focused on “allotopic expression” of mitochondrial genes where his team is engineering mitochondrial genes to be expressed from the nucleus and targeted to the mitochondria.
Piero Scaruffi, author of A Brief History of Knowledge, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Tomer Doron, Chief Architect at LTGO, joins our Education Board.
Karina Marshall-Bowman, author of Increased Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment Associated with Long-Duration Spaceflight, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Debra M. McPhee, Chief Operating Officer at LiivMD, joins our Education Board.
Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Shanta Dhar, coauthor of Engineering of Self-Assembled Nanoparticle Platform for Precisely Controlled Combination Drug Therapy, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Support Bulletproof skin: exploring boundaries by piercing barriers by our Jalila Essaïdi.
On Wednesday, September 26th, SFFT will present the fashtech ecosystem with online & mobile startups and wearable tech in a way never before seen. For one night, SFFT will bring together leading startups across the fashion space together for attendees to check out, try on, and play with some of the coolest tools revolutionizing the fashion industry.
 
Our Alison Lewis will be showcasing the heartbeat dress as part of this SF Fashion Tech event.
Read What our civilization needs is a billion-year plan by our Peter Garretson.
Alan Stern joins our Space Settlement Board. Alan is principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Chief Scientist at Moon Express.
Post at least once in our Facebook group by September 30, 2012 and you will be entered in a contest whose winner will have the honor of Josef P. Holbert creating an original acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18" on the subject of the winner's choice.
 
People who have entered this contest so far include Doug Bard, Paul Battista, Alex Michael Bonnici, Geoff Brennan, Michelle Cadieux, Nikola Danaylov, Cuentín Caballero De La Granja, Eamon Everall, Adam Falcon, Sean Emery Flatt, Dariusz Gentek, Sirius Hallenberg, Lola Heavey, Alex Hoekstra, Cameron Keys, Josef Koch, Wes Kretzschmar, Stephen Lang, Jeremy Lichtman, Mike Lorrey, Christopher MacArthur, Roberto Manzocco, Mikeythaniel McGillicuddy, Diana Jean Muir, Thomas Munyon, Moana Nalu, Martin O'Dea, Lawrence A. Oshanek, Edward Pandemonium, Ira Pastor, George Perry, Sandy Ravage, Esther Rudolph, Kim Solez, Khannea Suntzu, Reno J. Tibke, Yul Tolbert, Tereza Ullinovich, Daniel Pérez Vidal, Natasha Vita-More, and Marcia Wiegand.
Alex Ssegujja, Technology Director & Software Engineer at Kepler Space Institute / University, joins our Space Settlement Board.
David Garofalo, CEO at Boxedge Capital, joins our Business Board.
Tracy R. Atkins, author of Aeternum Ray, joins our Human Trajectories Board. Through the light and dark times of the near future, Aeternum Ray departs from dystopian themes and brings back the notion of utopian speculative ideals. Watch the Aeternum Ray Book Video Trailer.
Gary Abramson, Creative Director at Moonburn Creative and Producer at Evidence Productions, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Peter Rothman joins our Media & Arts Board. Peter is Editor of H+ Magazine where he is looking for great articles about the future of technology, humanity, the mind, society, and human culture.
Support Singularity 1 on 1, a series of podcast interviews with the best scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, journalists, philosophers, and artists, debating the impact of technology, exponential growth, genetics, robotics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and the technological singularity.
Alper Bozkurt, who is developing cyborg cockroaches to be used as emergency responders, joins our Engineering Board.
Singularity University Kenya Ambassador Emily Ngubia Kuria joins our Futurists Board.
Learn about our Erez Livneh's success in developing antiviral nano-particles.
Chase Community Giving has $5 million in grants to donate to charities elected through online votes collected before September 19th. The Lifeboat Foundation is helping collect votes for SENS Research Foundation. Cast your vote and help SENS get $10,000.
Read Managing for Quality in Higher Education — A Systems Perspective coauthored by our Bob Krone.
Prabha Sampath, who is working on a drug to cure brain cancer, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Anthony Walker, coauthor of An Alternative Future for the Pharmaceutical Industry, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Read issue #122 of Lifeboat News!
Nobel Laureate in Economics Daniel Kahneman joins our Policy Board. Read his latest book, Thinking, Fast and Slow.
Brinkley Warren, CEO at Primerlife, joins our Futurists Board.
Eduardo Martín Pérez, Founder and Coordinator at Comillas Entrepreneurs, joins our Futurists Board.
Bruce Neeld, President at Boulder Salt Company, joins our Business Board.
Lakshman Madurasinghe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Academic Consortium of the Americas, joins our Education Board.
Toni Ferraté, CEO of RO-BOTICA company, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Avijit Roy joins our Sustainability Board. He is coauthor of Could lab-grown meat soon be the solution to the world's food crisis?
Alzheimer's researcher Pravat Mandal joins our Neuroscience Board.
Vishwath Mohan, coauthor of Frankenstein: Stitching Malware from Benign Binaries, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Mexico Singularity University Ambassador Sebastián Tonda joins our Futurists Board.
Pavlo Rudenko joins our Sustainability Board. Pasha is working to use nanotechnology to develop more efficient and environmentally friendly additives for lubricants. Read WSU student entrepreneur is semifinalist in Clean Tech Open.
Reno J. Tibke joins our blog team with the post The Recurring Parable of the AWOL Android.
Esther Rudolph, Editor of 1001 Unicorns, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Socio-Technical Integration Researcher Cameron Keys joins our Futurists Board.
Lital Asher-Dotan joins our Business Board. Lital was chosen as one of the “40 most Influential managers in Israel under the age of 40” by the prestigious TheMarker Magazine, for establishing Procter & Gamble's Israel House of Innovation, the first P&G R&D center in Israel.
Learn about the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI), a startup think tank leading research, education, and professional networking on global catastrophic risk. GCRI aims to identify and assess the most effective ways of reducing the risk of global catastrophe, as well as the issues raised by global catastrophic risk.
Reno J. Tibke, CEO of Anthrobotic, joins our Futurists Board.
Sharron McPherson, coauthor of From Gifts to Greatness: Maximizing Your Joy, Meaning, and Power Through Transformation, joins our Ethics Board.
Learn about the Open Science Summit 2012.
Robert Nemiroff, coauthor of Astronomy: 365 Days and The Universe: 365 Days. joins our Cosmology Board.
Adrian Bejan joins our Engineering Board. His research covers a wide range of topics in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, convection, and porous media. More recently, he developed the constructal law of design in nature.
 
Adrian is ranked since 2001 among the 100 most highly cited authors worldwide in engineering (all fields, all countries), the Institute for Scientific Information. He has received 16 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries.
Gary Whitehill, founder of Entrepreneur Week and The Relentless Foundation, joins our Business Board.
Artist Koby Barhad joins our Media & Arts Board. Learn about his Thoughts You May Have, part of “The Future of Writing” research commissioned by Microsoft Research Labs in Cambridge from the Design Interaction Department at the Royal College of Art.
Sean Emery Flatt, Founder of MindfulFuture, joins our Futurists Board.
Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, coauthor of Stages of Cognitive Development in Uncertain-Logic-Based AI Systems, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Sally Morem, Chatroom host at FastForward Radio, joins our Futurists Board.
María Blasco joins our Life Extension Board. María is the Director of the prestigious Spanish National Cancer Research Institute, headquartered in Madrid, as well as directing the Molecular Oncology Program and Telomeres and Telomerase Group.
Stephen Fleming, Vice President at Georgia Institute of Technology, joins our Education Board.
Learn about The eCC, a fully-electric “Green” vehicle, licensed and street-legal, that will set the world record in electric-mileage efficiency.
Learn about TOHL: Elevating Infrastructure.
Read issue #121 of Lifeboat News!
The Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing will be held December 12–14, in Brussels, Belgium. Our Sven Bulterijs, Didier Coeurnelle, Aubrey de Grey, David Spiegel, Kris Verburgh, and Jan Vijg will be speaking.
Sabiha Rumani Malik is now Associate Founder in recognition of her many contributions to the Lifeboat Foundation.
 
Her Sanghata Global (which Lifeboat Foundation has partnered with) has developed a highly effective solution based on knowledge creation that connects entrepreneurs who know first-hand the pressing and complex problems of poverty with people and resources who can help their creative business initiatives thrive. The Sanghata ecosystem for social enterprise development and investment enables entrepreneurs in the “missing middle”, those ventures that are too large to receive micro-finance funds, and those that are too small to attract traditional venture funding.
Gabriella Blum, coauthor of Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism, joins our Counterterrorism Board.
View the slide presentation Microsatellite Ionospheric Network in Orbit by our Stuart Eves which discusses earthquake forecasting.
Chris Adendorff, who is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, joins our Futurists Board.
William Henshall, CEO of Dulcetta, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Moritz Reintjes, author of Shock Wave Interactions in General Relativity and the Emergence of Regularity Singularities, joins our Physics Board. Read A wrinkle in space-time: Math shows how shockwaves could crinkle space.
Robert Splinter, coauthor of Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, Second Edition, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Lester Ingber, coauthor of Stochastic Global Optimization and Its Applications with Fuzzy Adaptive Simulated Annealing, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Risto Ilmoniemi, who has developed a more accurate way of locating brain electrical activity, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Natalio Krasnogor, coeditor of Systems Self-Assembly, Volume 5: Multidisciplinary Snapshots, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Ra‘anan Gefen, who is developing a bionic retina, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Felix Lanzalaco, Chairman at SFNR Foundation (Scottish Foundation for Neurodevelopment Research), joins our Neuroscience Board.
Blerim Emruli, author of Simple Principles of Cognitive Computation with Distributed Representations, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Alison Lowndes, Founder Trustee at AVIF, joins our Sustainability Board. AVIF is an innovative online charity, assisting with sustainable development via online and onsite volunteering in rural Kenya, East Africa.
David Tamm, author of Universal History and the Telos of Human Progress, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Seth Cochran, author of Deciding How We Age as We Age, joins our Futurists Board.
Thomas Nastas, founder of Innovative Ventures (IVI), joins our Business Board.
Visionary thinker Yee Peng Kong joins our Futurists Board.
Sam Gibbs, Director of Advanced Science Education Asia Sdn Bhd, joins our Education Board.
Alex Hoekstra, Project Coordinator at Harvard Medical School, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Watch The Singularity and schools: An interview with Vernor Vinge.
Shawn Mikula, creator of connectomes.org, joins our Neuroscience Board.
 
A connectome is a complete mapping of all connections, including every individual synapse and gap junction, between all neurons in a model organism's brain. In other words, a comprehensive circuit diagram of the brain.
Jason W. Womack, author of Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More, joins our Business Board.
Elad Mentovich, developer of carbon-based transistors, joins our Engineering Board.
Genady Okrain, Project Manager at Cigol Digital Systems, joins our Engineering Board.
Michael D. Meloan, coauthor of The Shroud, joins our Futurists Board.
Szabolcs Kósa, Global Strategic Transaction Leader at General Electric, joins our Business Board.
Paul Bigham joins our Business Board. Paul currently serves as President of Bigham Agency, Inc., a twenty-two year old professional services firm specializing in marketing and development for major nonprofit organizations.
Jonathan Bailey, author of the blog Plagiarism Today, joins our Media & Arts Board.
István Kenyeres joins our Complex Systems Board. István is Chairman at Organica Water and Member of the Bio-economy Platform Preparatory Team at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Martin O’Dea, author of Technology and the Need to Develop New Economics, joins our Futurists Board.
Jeroen Cappaert joins our Space Settlement Board. Jeroen is CubeSat and Fluid mechanics researcher at NASA Ames Research Center and Lead payload engineer & cofounder at NanoSatisfi. Read ArduSat — first crowdsourced science mission in space.
Reid Tolley, Asia Pacific Organization Development Director at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, joins our Business Board.
Stephen Murphey, Social Marketing Specialist at American Barcode and RFID, joins our Business Board.
Nessi Benishti, author of The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Symmetry Breaking, joins our Physics Board.
Mathematician Moncef Elmoumen joins our Futurists Board.
Daniele Mancinelli, CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at Arctic Nutrition AS, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Lara Tosh, Director at K4E Consulting, joins our Social Factors Board.
Stefan Wobben, Owner at Concept7, joins our Business Board.
Benjamin Shapiro, President / CEO at Thinking Software, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Dane Stout joins our Business Board. Dane is Executive Director, Connected Health & Emerging Technologies Practice at The Anson Group.
Shaikat Hossain, author of Cochlear Implants and the Deaf Culture: A Transhumanist Perspective, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Matti Eskelinen, Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Ketan Patel, Medical Director at Genomix Canada, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Daniel Schwarz, Trading Associate at the Cutler Group, joins our Futurists Board.
Jonathan Klein, Senior Software Engineer at Wayfair, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Giacinto Libertini, author of Evolutionary Interpretations of Aging, Disease Phenomenon, and Sex, joins our Life Extension Board.
Greg Ching, CEO at Solar Greens Company, joins our Sustainability Board.
Giancarlo Ibarguen, President of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, joins our Education Board.
Tony Jun Huang joins our Nanotechnology Board. Tony is on the Editorial Boards of ISRN Nanotechnology, Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology, Journal of Laboratory Automation, Journal of Nanoscience Letters, Journal of Nanomedicine & Biotherapeutic Discovery, and Optics and Photonics Journal (OPJ).
Nikita Johnson, cofounder of the LSE Alumni Entrepreneurs Group, joins our Futurists Board.
Shabnam Tavassoli joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Shabnam is using the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae to understand how the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contacts, and hence communicates with other organelles to demonstrate a molecular link between the proper formation of these junctions and lipid metabolism and polarized growth.
Ariane Cohen, Director of Digital Development at Richemont North America, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Melchor Antuñano, Director of the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Michael D. Austin, Producer and Journalist at Blue Planet Almanac™, joins our Sustainability Board.
Owen Nicholas, author of Make Me Superhuman — the Top 10 Enhancements I Crave, joins our Futurists Board.
Luis Caraballo, President of the Strategic Futures Institute, joins our Futurists Board.
David Wimberly, CEO at Eurisko Companies, joins our Futurists Board.
Jenny Williams joins our Education Board. Jenny is a two-term Student Trustee with the Toronto District School Board and is President of the Ontario Student Trustees' Association.
Benjamin T. Solomon joins our blog team with the post Expect Confirmation of Extraterrestrial Life by 2047.
Read issue #120 of Lifeboat News!
The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity with the Electronic Music Alliance and The Millennium Project presents the State of the Arts Symposium on September 22, 2012 at Los Angeles Center Studios.
 
This year's State of the Arts 2012 symposium is designed to present a unique perspective on the cutting edge trends in the arts and media and their effect on education, society, and culture within the context of immersive media. The goal of the symposium is to illicit dialogue around the function of art and media in society and education, how emerging communications and technologies are changing the arts and media, the phenomena of the Electronic Music Dance culture and PLUR, what new forms of art and media might emerge in the coming decade, new career opportunities and the social impact and responsibility of creating with conscious intent, from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
Our Laszlo Kish has been elected to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Szeged.
Drone armed with miniature missile “months” away...
Learn about the WorldFuture 2012 Urban Adventure by Lifeboat Foundation.
David Maizenberg, Founder and Principal at Biology Partners, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Maximus Peto, Biological Researcher at SENS Foundation, joins our Life Extension Board.
Maria Pozza joins our Space Settlement Board. Read Law in the Final Frontier.
Dmitry Podolsky, Editor-in-Charge of NEQNET: The world of theoretical physics, joins our Physics Board.
Brian Hoffstein, Public Relations and Editorial Manager at Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Stuart Mason Dambrot, author of the blog Critical Thought, joins our Futurists Board.
Ross Andersen joins our Futurists Board. Ross is the Science Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, a correspondent for The Atlantic, and a contributor to The Economist. Read We're Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction.
Paul Pavlou joins our Information Sciences Board. Paul's research focuses on online auction marketplaces, electronic commerce, and information systems strategy.
Ken Plumley, CEO and Founder at CompXpress, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Janna Raye, Founder and Chief Designer at StrateGems Fractal Organization Designs, joins our Futurists Board. Watch Fractal Organizations vs. Top-Down Hierarchies.
Multimedia artist Sherry Mills joins our Media & Arts Board. Watch Sherry Mills on ArtUp.
Katherine Parramore, Senior Managing Partner at TDR, joins our Business Board.
Charalampos Doukas, author of Building Internet of Things with the Arduino, joins our Engineering Board.
Read issue #119 of Lifeboat News!
Melissa McCoy, GSP12 Student at Singularity University and Partner at T.O.H.L. (Tubing Operations for Humanitarian Logistics), joins our Futurists Board.
Art and social therapist Sarah Lisa van Huêt joins our Media & Arts Board.
Ben McLeish joins our Futurists Board. Watch Ben McLeish | The Innovation War Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Agnieszka Gaczkowska, Medicine and Neuroscience Teaching Fellow at Singularity University, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Lyle J. Dennis, Founder of Extreme Longevity, joins our Life Extension Board.
Strategic foresight practitioner & futurist Karen M. Arvidsson joins our Futurists Board.
Alan S. Ziegler joins our Legal Board. Alan is Of Counsel at Sweeney Lev LLP, Counsel at Brain Preservation Foundation, and Director and Counsel at Institute of New Dimensions.
Raoul Katovsky, Group President & Chief Executive Officer of SpacePortLeisure WorldGroup, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Charlie Martin, Senior Software Engineer at SGI, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Ben Reytblat, CEO at CE Dev, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Brandon Seifert joins our blog team with the post The Importance of NASA.
Edythe Weeks, author of Outer Space Development, International Relations, and Space Law: A Method for Elucidating Seeds, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Brandon M. Seifert, Marketing Executive at Renewable Generation Energy Market, joins our Sustainability Board.
Peter Platzer, Nanosatellites Researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, joins our Space Settlement Board. Read Former Quantitative Trader Spurns Wall Street to Explore the Final Frontier.
John K. Strickland, Jr. joins our Space Settlement Board. John is Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Awards Committee at the National Space Society.
Lawrence Baines joins our blog team with the post A Future of Fewer Words.
Anthony Iannarino, author of The Sales Blog, joins our Business Board.
Richard M. Pfohl, President of Navigos, joins our Futurists Board.
Federico Pistono, author of Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
David Swindle, Associate Editor at PJ Media, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Forrest Higgs, Owner of Brosis Innovations, joins our Engineering Board.
Joyce Bettencourt, President of the Board at AvaCon, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Ben Scarlato, author of Deadlock: Thousand-Year Relationships, joins our Life Extension Board.
Bill Clary, author of the blog Chaos and Swords, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Cynthia La Grou, Founding Director and Chief Visionary Officer of the Compathos Media Foundation, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Per Rehné, Founder of PowerTeen™ Denmark, joins our Futurists Board.
Gabriel Rothblatt, Pastor and Community Organizer for the Terasem Movement Transreligion, joins our Futurists Board.
Huib Wurfbain, Learning Professional at LaLuz, joins our Finance Board.
Richard Anglin, President and Chief Executive Officer at TelMedX, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Zeus Guevara, who is completing a Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, joins our Sustainability Board.
Yasaman Sheri joins our Sustainability Board. Yasaman is Teaching Fellow, Design Track at Singularity University.
Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer for F-Secure, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
 
Mikko has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. His team took down the worldwide network used by the Sobig.F worm. He was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak, he named the infamous Storm Worm, and he has done classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm.
Emanuel Yi Pastreich joins our blog team with the post The Crisis in Education in Korea and the World.
Daniel Briggs, President of Aletheia Logos University, joins our Education Board. Read his The Origins of Morality.
Ehsan Hoque joins our Robotics/AI Board. Read What's In A Smile? Turns Out Computers Best Humans at Parsing What's Genuine.
Dan Schneider joins our Media & Arts Board. Dan is a United States poet, critic, film critic, essayist, and fiction writer best known for his criticism and literary website Cosmoetica.
Alex Thatcher, a member of the advisory board of the International Space Development HUB (ISDHub), joins our Space Settlement Board.
Geoffrey Buchanan joins our Finance Board. Geoff lead Standard Chartered Bank's successful $1.2 billion acquisition of Hsinchu Bank in Taiwan.
Yuri Ozhigov, author of Constructive Physics, joins our Physics Board.
John Lee, Executive Director at Leeward Space Foundation and Chairman of the Board of the International Space Development HUB (ISDHub), joins our Space Settlement Board.
Robert L. Frantz joins our Space Settlement Board. Bob is the President, CEO, and Cofounder of Kepler Space University.
Geo Scripcariu joins our Space Settlement Board. Geo is District 9 Director, Europe, Space Colony Earth.
Lowell Morton, Administrator at Virtual Universities, joins our Education Board.
David Benjamin joins our Futurists Board. David is Principal of architecture firm The Living and Director of the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Read Living Cities: From Sci-Fi to Sentient Buildings.
Omri Amirav-Drory, CEO of Genome Compiler Corp (GCC), joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Internationally recognized expert on information technology (IT), Bruce F. Webster, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Christian Holz, coauthor of Implanted User Interfaces, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Aron Rachamim, coauthor of Nanoparticulate PdZn as a Novel Catalyst for ZnO Nanowire Growth, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Jim Keravala joins our Space Settlement Board. Jim has been a leader of top-level international teams in the aerospace, finance, and technology sectors for almost 20 years.
Stefan Thurner, coeditor of Principles of Evolution: From the Planck Epoch to Complex Multicellular Life, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Jacqueline Dudman, Project Coordinator at the International Space Development HUB (ISDHub), joins our Space Settlement Board.
Vincent C. Müller, author of Pancomputationalism: Theory or Metaphor?, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Cristiano Castelfranchi, coauthor of Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Mario Verdicchio, coauthor of An Automata-based Monitoring Technique for Commitment-based Multi-Agent Systems, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Sarah Bull joins our Robotics/AI Board. Sarah is a member of the Organizing Committee and of the Program Committee for AGI-12 @ Oxford.
Farooq Khan joins our blog team with the post Médecins Sans Frontières Scientific Day 2012.
Keith Taggart joins our Methods for Discovery & Solution Finding Board. Keith has forty-two years of extensive and diverse experience in the Department of Defense and Department of Energy research and development communities in the fields of systems analysis, technical analysis, software development, scientific research, computational physics, systems engineering, defense policy analysis, space systems analysis, space systems engineering, proposal development, and technical and program management.
Read issue #118 of Lifeboat News!
Matt Swayne, author of The Three-Fold Path of Virtual Reality, joins our Futurists Board.
The Fifth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI-12 @ Oxford, will be held December 8–11, 2012. Appropriately for this Alan Turing centenary year, this is the first AGI conference to be held in the UK. Our Itamar Arel, Stuart Armstrong, Joscha Bach, Antonio Chella, Stan Franklin, Rod Furlan, Deon Garrett, Ben Goertzel, J. Storrs Hall, Marcus Hutter, Matthew O. Iklé, Randal Koene, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Christian Lebiere, Moshe Looks, David Orban, Stephen Reed, Anders Sandberg, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Kristinn R. Thórisson, and Julian Togelius will be participating.
Kepler Space Institute, in cooperation with Space Pioneers and InWorldz, is offering classes aboard a Virtual Orbital Space Settlement — online instruction in cyberspace hypothetically hundreds of kilometers above Earth.
 
The VOSS, a realistic virtual environment, was developed by Kim Peart, an Australian visual artist and veteran supporter of space exploration and development, with the assistance of Dr. Jennifer Bolton, working under the banner of Space Pioneers.
 
The first such classes will be Moon Colonization 101, The Overview Effect, and Law of Space Abundance.
Armen V. Papazian, Executive Director of the International Space Development HUB (ISDHub), joins our Space Settlement Board.
J. Christopher Anderson joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Chris is coauthor of Environmentally Controlled Invasion of Cancer Cells by Engineered Bacteria, Generation of a Bacterium with a 21 Amino Acid Genetic Code, and An Expanded Genetic Code with a Functional Quadruplet Codon.
Our Howard Bloom needs your help to promote the book The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates.
Henrik Føhns, host and editor of Harddisken at the Danish Broadcast Corporation, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Our David Brin's new novel Existence mentions our many programs.
Martin Kawalski, Director at I. Moscicki Hospital, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Eli Mohamad, Project Manager at Sense Consulting, joins our Futurists Board.
Kiko Suarez, Vice President for Communications and External Affairs at the Lumina Foundation for Education, joins our Education Board.
Kelly Lewis, Cofounder of Women@TheFrontier and Events Producer at Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Nadia Ceratto, coauthor of Cloning and Sequencing of a Novel Metallothionein Gene in Mytilus Galloprovincialis Lam, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Economics student Anna Petrova joins our Economics Board.
John Donoghue joins our Neuroscience Board. John's laboratory investigates how the brain turns thought into voluntary behaviors and how that knowledge can be used to help persons with paralysis. Watch John Donoghue at Nobel Conference 47.
Michael del Castillo joins our Media & Arts Board. Michael is Executive Director at Literary Manhattan, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Manhattan's rich literary history and the benefits of reading.
Our Rand Simberg needs your help to rationalize our approach to safety in space.
Chris Marti, VP of Research & Technology at MSCI, joins our Business Board. MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 6,200 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds.
Rand Simberg, author of Homesteading the Final Frontier, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Angèle Lubin, Virtual World Director at Space Renaissance International, joins our Media & Arts Board and our Space Settlement Board.
Ryan Remedios, coauthor of Unimodal Responses Prevail within the Multisensory Claustrum, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Ivan Lovric, CEO at Eseco Systems, joins our Futurists Board.
Ron Reisman, author of A Brief Introduction to the Art of Flight Simulation, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Urzica Olivér, with S.C KOZ-SERVICE S.R.L. of Romania, joins our Futurists Board.
David Klemke, author of the blog The Refined Geek, joins our Futurists Board.
Lori Rhodes, Legal Research/HR Manager at Terasem Movement, joins our Futurists Board.
Bill Kemp, CEO at United Space Structures, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Yelena Budovskaya, coauthor of An Evolutionary Proteomics Approach Identifies Substrates of the cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase, joins our Life Extension Board.
Mike Hapgood joins our Physics Board. Mike is Head, Space Environment Group, RAL Space, and STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Read Space Weather Expert has Ominous Forecast.
Nobel Laureate Richard J. Roberts joins our Policy Board. Rich was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing.
The National Space Society is holding, for the first time ever, track sessions on Transhumanism and Human Space Exploration at this year's International Space Development Conference, which will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 24–28, 2012. The track will be held on Sunday, May 27th and you can register at ISDC 2012.
 
Track Lead is our Natasha Vita-More. Speakers include our Ben Goertzel, David Orban, and Paul Werbos.
Our James Shaughnessy's film “Technopolis Now” just got accepted into the Breckinridge Film Festival and will be screening in Breckinridge, Colorado on June 6–7. Watch its trailer.
Read issue #117 of Lifeboat News!
Peter Fedichev, Chief Scientific Officer at Quantum Pharmaceuticals, joins our Life Extension Board.
Learn about the campaign to create the Cosmic Garden in Shanghai. Imagine slowly flying through space surrounded by an ancient lost city. Join the Cosmic Garden team in creating a relaxing indoor garden that flies through space.
John Kennard, author of The Uncivil War, joins our Ethics Board.
Steven Postrel, author of Islands of Shared Knowledge: Specialization and Mutual Understanding in Problem-Solving Teams, joins our Economics Board.
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Owner of Andromeda Training, joins our Futurists Board.
Michael Drapp, CEO & Founder at Flying Lantern, joins our Business Board. Mike has over 20 years experience serving as CEO and founder of seven companies that have produced over a billion dollars in aggregate revenue on a global basis.
Daniel Pérez Vidal, Creative Producer at Go Wild Films, joins our Media & Arts Board. This film and online video company focuses on producing and marketing socially-relevant entertainment with a solutions approach.
Kamal Zaki Mahmoud Ali Shaeer, President of The Egyptian-Arab Futures Research Association (EAFRA), joins our Futurists Board.
Ibon Zugasti joins our Futurists Board. Ibon is Partner/Director at Prospektiker, General Manager at LKS Market Research, Chairman of the Millennium Project Node in Spain, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the European Regional Foresight College, and National coordinator in Spain for the PREPARE Network.
Youngsook Park, Chair of the Millennium Project Korea Node, joins our Futurists Board.
Alexander M. Vaiserman, author of Epigenetic Engineering and Its Possible Role in Anti-Aging Intervention, joins our Life Extension Board.
Sterling Wright joins our blog team with the post Three Global Solutions We Can Begin Implementing Today that Will Help Us Avoid Needing a Lifeboat in the Future.
Yousin Suh, coauthor of Genetics of Longevity and Aging, joins our Life Extension Board. Yousin's laboratory uses novel technology to investigate the genetic components of aging and aging-related disease using functional genomics approaches, focusing on the identification of gene sequence variation (i.e. single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)), in candidate genes and the assessment of their potential functional impact on aging-related phenotypes.
The Oxford University Scientific Society is hosting a debate by leading scientists on rejuvenation biotechnologies on Wednesday, 25th April, 2012. The debate will begin at 7pm local time (11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern) in the University of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre; doors open 45 minutes earlier.
 
Dr. Aubrey de Grey will propose the motion “This house wants to defeat aging entirely” and Professor Colin Blakemore will be opposing. The debate will be chaired and moderated by Professor Sir Richard Peto. This debate will address whether it is feasible and appropriate to consider aging as a target of decisive medical intervention, raising the possibility of substantial extension of human lifespan.
 
Learn more!
Allen G. Taylor, author of SQL For Dummies, Seventh Edition, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Max Celko, author of Artificial Intelligence & A New Age of Magical Thinking, joins our Futurists Board.
Syed Isa, Chief Executive Officer of the Algaetech Group of companies, joins our Sustainability Board.
Elizabeth Florescu, Director of Research of the Millennium Project, joins our Futurists Board. Elizabeth coauthored 2011 State of the Future.
Jake Mann joins our blog team with the post One Key to The Future is Financial Clarity.
John Cassel joins our blog team with the post Risk Assessment is Hard (computationally and otherwise).
Ian Monroe joins our Media & Arts Board. Ian is responsible for the technical operations of Acceler8or.com, a web site dedicated to publishing cutting-edge articles about futurism, new technology, and counterculture.
Yonas Tadesse, coauthor of Multimodal Energy Harvesting System: Piezoelectric and Electromagnetic, joins our Engineering Board. Read Researchers Unveil Robot Jellyfish Built on Nanotechnology.
Ilia Stambler, author of Life extension — a conservative enterprise? Some fin-de-siècle and early twentieth-century precursors of transhumanism, joins our Life Extension Board.
Fred Becker, Regional Director at the National Space Society, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Joseph Friedlander, author of Hyperwealth and Alternative Futures, joins our Futurists Board.
Andrew Harvey, Owner of Devil’s Inquisitor, joins our Sustainability Board.
Roland Schiefer, author of All In The Mind, joins our blog team with the post GadgetBridge — Taming dangerous technologies by pushing them into consumer gadgets.
Explorer Eric Smith joins our Futurists Board. Read his blog The Human Voyage.
Vaclav Smil, author of Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate, joins our Sustainability Board. Read The man who's tutoring Bill Gates…
Ortwin Renn, coauthor of Risk, Uncertainty, and Rational Action, joins our Policy Board.
Josh Siegel, Managing Principal And CEO of StoneCastle Partners, joins our Finance Board. StoneCastle Partners manages more than $3 billion in assets and offers investment banking and capital market services.
Our Liming Dai is co-chair of the 10th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference which will be held May 21–24, 2012 at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
 
This conference will cover: bio-related materials, energy related materials, photonics and electronics, surfaces and self-assembling, nanostructured materials, and characterization/kinetics/theory/processing.
Our Willard Wells has authored Apocalypse When?: Calculating How Long the Human Race Will Survive (Springer, 2009).
 
Read the review by John J. Watkins, Professor of Math at Colorado College. His review will be published in the summer of 2012 in the Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 34. Meanwhile, it is available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/f4r24954754r4266/.
Our Richard Thieme will keynote at Patterns of Distinction: $ecurity Matter$ on April 12, 2012 speaking on “The Future of Hacking: Living in a World Without Walls”.
Mafalda Dias joins our Media & Arts Board. Mafalda helped with the translation/subtitling and editing work for the following TED talks: VS Ramachandran on your mind, Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome, Simon Lewis: Don't take consciousness for granted, Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with compassion, Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception, David Brooks: The social animal, and Dan Cobley: What physics taught me about marketing.
Emilija Kolar, Team Member, Vancouver Chapter at Acumen Fund, joins our Futurists Board.
We now accept donations from Discover cards.
Machine-learning and design research practitioner John Cassel joins our Futurists Board. Read his Addressing Risk Governance Deficits through Scenario Modeling Practices.
Jason Pontin joins our Futurists Board and our Media & Arts Board. Jason is Editor in Chief and Publisher of Technology Review and Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum.
Our Willard Wells has authored Apocalypse When?: Calculating How Long the Human Race Will Survive (Springer, 2009).
 
Read reviews by S. Gill Williamson who is Professor Emeritus of Math at University of California, San Diego; Adhemar Bultheel who is at the Department of Computer Science at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Dr. Ted Weverka, and Samuel Goldberg who is Professor Emeritus of Math at Oberlin College.
Read issue #116 of Lifeboat News!
Our Aubrey de Grey and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking at the Humanity+ @ Melbourne conference being held on May 5–6, This conference is being organized by our Adam A. Ford.
Tiffany Pressler, Business Development Manager at AAMSCO, joins our Futurists Board. Tiffany will be speaking at the Transcultural Roundtable 2012 at WorldFuture 2012.
Read Removing Orbital Debris with Lasers which was coauthored by our Claude Phipps.
William Kraemer, author of To Interface the Future: Interacting More Intimately with Information, joins our Futurists Board.
Calvin Tennant, Web Developer & Designer at Myplanet Digital, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Farooq Khan, author of the Nature Network blog Complex Systems + Science, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Steven Wolfe, of SunBlue Energy, joins our Sustainability Board.
Drew Gorham, Mobile Applications Developer at AppMatrix, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Ahmed El Hady, Guest Associate Editor at Frontiers in Neural Circuits, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Alice Rathjen, CEO of DNA Guide, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Jake Mann joins our Economics Board. Jake is Finance Editor at WealthLift.com and Editor-In-Chief at Undergraduate Economic Review.
Amy Willey, Chief Operating Officer at Singularity Institute, joins our Legal Board.
Peniel Dimberu, Contributing Writer at Singularity Hub, joins our Futurists Board.
Jaba Tkemaladze, coauthor of Programming and Implementation of Age-Related Changes, joins our Life Extension Board. Watch Centriole Differentiation Senescence Queens' College Cambridge SENS Jaba Tkemaladze.
Alexey Moskalev joins our Life Extension Board. Alex is Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Radiobiology and Gerontology at the Institute of Biology of Komi Science Center of the Ural division of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Mohammad Abdul Qayum, coauthor of FreePDK v2.0: Transitioning VLSI Education Towards Nanometer Variation-Aware Designs, joins our Engineering Board.
Software developer and entrepreneur Kelly Anderson joins our Futurists Board.
Global health scientist and researcher Kunal Sood joins our Futurists Board.
Christopher Lee Martens, CEO of Mutual Space, joins our Space Settlement Board.
David Ferrucci, Principal Investigator of IBM's DeepQA ("Watson") Project, joins our Information Sciences Board. Watson defeated the best human Jeopardy! champions in a 3 day contest. Watch Building Watson — A Brief Overview of the DeepQA Project.
Daniel Charboneau, Vice President Strategic Partnerships and OEM at Spigit, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Robert Curtis, Founder of Lightplay Resources, joins our Religion/Spirituality Board.
Michael Campbell, author of Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, coauthored by our Steven Kotler.
Alex Knapp, author of Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk, joins our Futurists Board.
Watch robot quadrotors perform the James Bond theme.
Josh Schonwald, author of The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food, joins our Futurists Board.
Christine Kraft joins our Biotech/Medical Board. She is Advisor, Crowdsourced Video Challenges, Consumer eHealth Engagement at The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Roland Schiefer, author of All In The Mind, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Billy Cohn, who developed and implanted the world's first artificial heart with no pulse, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Billy has over 50 US patents for medical devices which help surgeons operate on a beating heart, a task thought to be impossible for many years. His Cohn Cardiac Stabilizer was licensed by Genzyme Surgical and has been used in over 200,000 off-pump coronary artery bypasses.
Autumn Rains, Applications Development Engineer at National Oilwell Varco, joins our Engineering Board.
Christos Ouzounis, coauthor of The Net of Life: Reconstructing the Microbial Phylogenetic Network, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Matthew MacDermant, who is with Spirits Unlimited, joins our Futurists Board.
Internationally known stem cell expert Hans Keirstead joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Hans is Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Professor of Neurological Surgery at Reeve–Irvine Research Center, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine. He is also Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at California Stem Cell.
Brandon Cotton, Chief Technology Officer at Stratigix, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Justin Loew, former Executive Director at Immortality Institute, joins our Life Extension Board.
Emanuel Pastreich joins our Futurists Board. Read his blog Korea: Circles and Squares.
Hakan Ozkasikci, Conceptual Design Manager at Sinpas Real Estate Investment Company, joins our Futurists Board.
Wesley Kretzschmar, Senior Software Engineer at Watchfire Signs, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
David Steenblock, coauthor of Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy: The Gift of Healing from Healthy Newborns, joins our Life Extension Board.
Guy J. Ale, Founder and President of Lifespan Seminar, joins our Life Extension Board.
Bryant Villeponteau, author of Fine-Tuning Your Longevity Genes, joins our Life Extension Board. Bryant is Senior Vice President of R&D at Genescient and Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer at Centagen.
Cristovao Loureiro, Chief Operations Officer of Brazilian Travel System, joins our Business Board.
Debra Chanda, Canadian Ambassador at Singularity University, joins our Education Board.
Read issue #115 of Lifeboat News!
David R. Weinbaum (Weaver), author of Complexity and the Philosophy of Becoming, joins our Philosophy Board.
John Blaska, President of Everspring Health, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Clark Matthews, author of the “Technology & Liberty” Column at TekConcepts, joins our Futurists Board.
Henrik Scheel, Founder and CEO at Startup Experience, joins our Business Board.
Ido Bachelet, developer of a DNA nanorobot that triggers targeted therapeutic responses, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Baglan Nurhan Rhymes joins our Transparency and Privacy Board. Baglan runs the business operations and monetization of AnchorFree, the world's most popular consumer based Virtual Private Network (VPN) which has been downloaded by 50 million people worldwide.
Tammy Camp, known as the “Lara Croft of the web” according to Forbes, joins our Business Board. Tammy has taken part in numerous successful business endeavors, facilitating over $1 billion in sales. She has collaborated with organizations such as Lloyds TSB, Hotwire.com, Holiday Autos, and eBay to scale their businesses on an international level.
Kevin Perrott joins our Life Extension Board. Kevin's many roles include Director — Competitor Development at Methuselah Foundation and Treasurer at SENS Foundation.
Soren Stirling, Computational Genomics Theoretician at MAGLAB and SD9 VR Labs, joins our Life Extension Board. Help fund the research on cryoprotectant toxicity by João Pedro de Magalhães and Soren Stirling.
Emanuel Barros, Enterprise Business Development at MegaPath, joins our Futurists Board.
Learn about Future Day!
Read The Future of Aging: Pathways to Human Life Extension.
Robert Shmookler Reis, Program Committee Chair of the 2nd International Conference on Genetics of Aging and Longevity, joins our Life Extension Board. Robert's research has focused on the molecular genetics of longevity and age-associated diseases, using both previously defined mutations and gene mapping.
Juanita Hardy, Managing Principal at Tiger Management Consulting Group, joins our Business Board. Juanita was featured in Montgomery County Women Making It.
Ryan Witt, of Dr Chrono, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Eric Bauswell, Founder of Entrepreneurial Systems, joins our Business Board.
Read Despite Safety Worries, Work on Deadly Flu to Be Released.
Our Ray Kurzweil is participating in the Global Future 2045 International Congress being held Feb 17–20 in Moscow. Watch the live feed!
Read Mortality Measurement at Advanced Ages: A Study of the Social Security Administration Death Master File by our Leonid A. Gavrilov and Natalia S. Gavrilova. This paper contradicts the long-held belief that the mortality rate of Americans flattens out above age 80.
LongeCity is raising money for research on cryoprotectant toxicity by João Pedro de Magalhães and Soren Stirling. Learn more!
John Peroni, who is working on a revolutionary putty that could heal bone fractures in days rather than months, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Elena Pasyukova, coauthor of Shuttle Craft: a Candidate Quantitative Trait Gene for Drosophila Lifespan, joins our Life Extension Board.
Jan P. Stern, Markets Advisor at Imperis Invest, joins our Finance Board.
Richard Campanha, Researcher at Mars Foundation, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Natalie Melchiorre, who was recently Recruiting Coordinator/Market Research Assistant at Halcyon Molecular, joins our Futurists Board.
Soenke Ziesche, author of Rationality Training: Call for a Global Approach, joins our Futurists Board.
Kel Smith, author of the upcoming book Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind, joins our Futurists Board.
Elizabeth Huebner, Account Executive — Mobile Engagement at Knotice, joins our Business Board.
We now have dedicated a memorial to advisory board members who have worked to “Safeguard Humanity” until the end of their lives.
Jack Smith, director of the Proteus Canada Institute, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
John Meagher, who is presenting Futurist Media for Improved Crisis Scenario Education at WorldFuture 2012, joins our Futurists Board.
Sean Daken, Advisor at Foresight Education Research Network, joins our Futurists Board.
Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, author of .edu: Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education and Society 3.0: How Technology is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society, joins our Education Board.
Learn about The Space Book Project whose goal is to create a modern guide to space for young people. It will include the newest developments in all fields of science and technology connected to space exploration. The goal is to create this book both on paper and as an app, since it will be meant for young people who lack the access to space education.
Read the blog post The Difference Between a Lunar Base and Colony by John Hunt.
Read issue #114 of Lifeboat News!
Monica Ebert joins our Space Settlement Board. Monica is a student at International Space University where she is completing her master's degree in Space Sciences.
Ziauddin Sardar, editor of Futures, the monthly journal of policy, planning, and futures studies, joins our Futurists Board.
Tom Cowper, author of Molecular Manufacturing and 21st Century Policing, joins our Futurists Board.
Suzanne Stein joins our Futurists Board. Suzanne is presenting Escaping the Matrix: Designed Scenario Strategies at WorldFuture 2012.
Karl Schroeder, one of Canada's most popular science fiction and fantasy authors, joins our Futurists Board. Watch OSCON 09: Karl Schroeder, “The Rewilding: A Metaphor”.
Peter Jones, author of We Tried to Warn You: Innovations in Leadership for the Learning Organization, joins our Futurists Board.
Alex Peake joins our Education Board. Alex is the founder and CEO of Primer Labs, a startup that creates endless learning games to make all knowledge playable. Their Code Hero is a game that teaches you how to make games and save the world with a code gun that shoots JavaScript. Become a code hero and shape the future!
Nektarios Tavernarakis, editor of Protein Metabolism and Homeostasis in Aging, joins our Life Extension Board.
Kyung-Jin Min joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Kyung-Jin is Editorial Board Member for Entomological Research (SCI-E) and for Research & Reviews in Biosciences.
Zoya Demidenko, Executive Manager of the Oncotarget journal, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Judith Campisi, co-Editor-in-Chief of Aging, joins our Life Extension Board.
Holly Brown-Borg, Past-President of the American Aging Association, joins our Life Extension Board.
Nick Soloway joins our Legal Board. Nick is one of 200 practicing patent attorneys in the United States to be included in Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America. He has filed and prosecuted well over 10,000 patents and trademarks for large and small corporations in the United States and throughout the world and his client base includes industry leaders in aerospace, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemical technologies, mechanical and electromechanical technologies, and microelectronics.
WorldFuture 2012 will be held in Toronto, July 27–29, 2012 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel. Our Peter Bishop, Joseph F. Coates, José Luis Cordeiro, William Crossman, Jay E. Gary, Linda Groff, William Halal, Jay Herson, Rodney Hill, John Jackson, Naveen Jain, Ted Kahn, Bud Levin, Shelia Ronis, Heather Schlegel, John Smart, Rick Smyre, Dave Stein, Patrick Tucker, and Verne Wheelwright will be speaking.
Our Kattesh Katti has been inducted into the Academy of Science of St. Louis. He joins an exclusive group of fewer than 200 scientists and engineers who have attained Fellow status in the past 156 years.
Kurt Gray, Director of the Maryland Mind Perception and Morality Lab, joins our Ethics Board. Watch TEDxSanDiego — Kurt Gray — Becoming Superman: Doing Good Makes You Strong. Read Moral Typecasting: Divergent Perceptions of Moral Agents and Moral Patients,
Mark Alley joins our Business Board. Mark is CEO at Completion Technologies and Partner at Alberta Energy Partners.
Jason Sosa, Founder & CEO of Immersive Labs, joins our Business Board. Watch TEDxGotham 2011: Jason Sosa — Bridging the virtual and physical world.
Executive level sales professional Pierre Dupras joins our Business Board. Pierre has successfully initiated and helped implement enterprise-wide Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Tim Denny, ICT education specialist at PADECO, joins our Education Board.
Hutter Prize winner Alex Ratushnyak joins our Information Sciences Board.
Read Mining Money on the Moon which features our Naveen Jain.
Yves Bergquist, Chief Strategy Officer at VZillion, joins our Business Board and our Education Board. Prior to VZillion, Yves was an Academic Advisor at Singularity University.
Occupational Safety and Health Professional and Program Manager Bill Barbour joins our Futurists Board.
Carlos Olguin joins our Information Sciences Board. Carlos is Senior Product Designer at Autodesk and a member of the FutureMed faculty.
Read the blog post Artifacts in the Solar System by our Jacob Haqq-Misra. Also, read his paper On the likelihood of non-terrestrial artifacts in the Solar System.
Brandon Larson joins our blog team with the post Access to Space: It’s as Cheap and Easy as it will get for a Long Time.
FutureMed 2012 will take place February 6–11, 2012. FutureMed team and faculty include our Sonia Arrison, David Bolinsky, Aubrey de Grey, David Ewing Duncan, Robin Farmanfarmaian, Neil Jacobstein, Ray Kurzweil, Tan Le, Raymond McCauley, and Richard Satava.
 
This informative and interactive 5 day program will be held at Singularity University’s campus at NASA–Ames Research Park and will include lectures, discussions, workshops and site visits, led by notable Singularity University faculty and experts in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, and innovation. Learn more!
Darrell R. Johnson, supervisor/lecturer at Montreal Jewish General Hospital, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Vadim Berman, CTO at LinguaSys, joins our Robotics/AI Board. Vadim created the Carabao Language Kit, a text understanding platform with various uses from machine translation to semantic search and question answering.
Richard Mallah, Senior Research Engineer at Cambridge Semantics, joins our Robotics/AI Board. At Cambridge Semantics they are at the forefront of bringing semantic and AI technologies such as knowledge representation, text analytics, natural language processing, and automated reasoning to the general business population.
Ivan Chichikin, Project Manager at The National Union of Business Angels of Russia (RUSSBA), joins our Business Board.
Thomas Eliot, Executive Director of Saving Humanity from Homo Sapiens, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Eduardo Labarca, CIO and Business Development at Austec, joins our Business Board.
Aria Colton, Managing Director at Spicybrains Group, joins our Business Board.
Dani Kollin, coauthor of the Prometheus Award winning The Unincorporated Man, joins our Futurists Board.
Read the paper Genome-Environment Interactions That Modulate Aging: Powerful Targets for Drug Discovery coauthored by our João Pedro de Magalhães.
Web Geek Science has created a Romanian translation of our NanoShield program.
The Neuromarketing World Forum will be held February 2–3, 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our Gemma Calvert will be speaking.
 
This forum is focused entirely on the emerging field of neuroscientific research, consumer insights, and the application of the results within business. The aim of this conference is to bring together top neuroscientific research and commercial parties to discuss the key challenges and opportunities of using neuromarketing tools to enhance and add value to market research. The forum will be held in English.
Taylor Kelsaw, President/CEO of T-KEM Integrated Marketing, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Christophe Cornuejols, Partner & President at Schmit-Chrétien, joins our Legal Board.
Paul Graham Raven, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of science fiction webzine Futurismic, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Nathan Kinch, Founder of Nxt Gen Entrepreneurs, joins our Business Board.
Stuart Armstrong, author of Chaining God: A qualitative approach to AI, trust, and moral systems, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Tom Kerwick, author of The Safety Procurement of TeV+ Collisions within the Particle Collider Industry, joins our Particle Physics Board.
Augustine Ong, Founder of Build 3D Printer, joins our Futurists Board.
Jeffery A. Martin, director of the Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Read Clearing space debris with lasers by our Claude Phipps.
Charles Peralo, Cofounder of Streable, joins our Economics Board.
Tarun Wadhwa joins our Transparency and Privacy Board. Watch TEDxGotham 2011: Tarun Wadhwa — National Identity in the Digital State.
Hank Pellissier, Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics in Emerging Technology, joins our Ethics Board.
Spencer Bromberg, CEO at ValueIdeas, joins our Futurists Board.
Steve Kilpatrick, Principal of the independent quantitative finance firm Kilpatrick Advisors, joins our Finance Board.
Peg Kay, Executive Director of the Washington Academy of Sciences, joins our Futurists Board.
 
The Washington Academy of Sciences was incorporated in 1898 as an affiliation of eight Washington D.C. area scientific societies. The formation of the Academy culminated a decade of planning under the leadership of the Philosophical Society of Washington. The founders included Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
 
The Washington Academy of Sciences and its Affiliates will hold their fifth biennial pan-Affiliate Conference, Capital Science 2012, on March 31 – April 1 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. With over 20 Affiliates participating, the Conference will serve as an umbrella for scientific presentations, seminars, tutorials, and talks.
Mike Lorrey, CEO/Chairman at Brautigan & Tuck Holdings, joins our Media & Arts Board. Mike is a versatile entrepreneur with extensive virtual world, virtual finance, management, and IT experience.
Lior Weizman, Sales & Business Operations Manager at IBM Global Business Services, joins our Business Board.
Cory D. Kidd, Founder and CEO of Intuitive Automata, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Evan Huddleson, who interned at Singularity University this year, joins our Futurists Board.
Roger Kimball joins our Human Trajectories Board. Roger is Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books.
Joren De Wachter, author of Role of IPRs in Open Innovation — the Case Against Copyright, joins our Legal Board.
Jeremy Lichtman, author of Meta-squared Materials, joins our Futurists Board.
Freelance designer Ben Shope joins our Media & Arts Board.
Shabnam Ozlati joins our Education Board. Her research interests include knowledge management, knowledge sharing, and e-learning. She is most interested in studying the intersection between organizations, learning, and technology, and the ways individuals interact with and use technology-enhanced collaboration and learning tools in complex socio-technical systems.
Kris Verstreken, Medical Director at IMEC, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. IMEC performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. Its staff of more than 1,900 people includes over 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. IMEC's research is applied in better healthcare, smart electronics, sustainable energy, and safer transport.
Joel Pitt, coauthor of OpenCogBot: Achieving Generally Intelligent Virtual Agent Control and Humanoid Robotics via Cognitive Synergy, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Richard Branson is named 2011 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner.
 
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.
 
The 2011 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Richard Branson in recognition of his creation of Virgin Galactic, the $25 million Virgin Earth Challenge, the Virgin Green Fund, and of Virgin Unite. Read the press release.
Luis Carlos Reyes Hernandez says “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...” as he gets his donation tripled at https://lifeboat.com/ex/end.of.the.year.fundraiser.
Startup Pirates @ Lisboa will be held February 4th to 11th, 2012 in Lisboa, Portugal. This conference is for people who want to learn more about startups and are thinking about creating a startup in the future. The goal of the conference is to empower entrepreneurs and help them make their ideas come true.
The International Space Development Conference 2012 will be held May 24–28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The annual conference of the National Space Society brings together NSS leaders and members with leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and businessmen from civilian, military, commercial, entrepreneurial, and grassroots advocacy space sectors.
 
Our Amara Angelica, Sherry Bell, Peter Garretson, Al Globus, Mark Hopkins, Stan Rosen, and Paul Werbos will be participating.
Read How Stephen Wolfram is Preparing for the Singularity. This interesting article features the Lifeboat Foundation.
The French Association of Transhumanism: Technoprog! (AFT) will hold its third conference January 22, 2012 in Paris. The central theme is that of “global existential risks” associated with an evolution of transhumanist type. Our Didier Coeurnelle will be speaking.
Simon Daniel joins our Sustainability Board. Simon is Founder & CEO of Moixa Group, which includes Moixa Design (pioneering next generation devices), Moixa Energy Holdings (creators of eco-friendly battery category USBCELL and home energy technology), and other research interests.
Singularity University graduate Justine Lam joins our Futurists Board. Justine is a community-building operations ninja who moves fluidly across industries, using her organizational prowess to set up processes and performance analytics to validate learning for iteration and innovation.
Scott Draves, a.k.a. Spot, joins our Media & Arts Board. Spot is best known as the creator of the Electric Sheep, a continually evolving abstract animation with over 450,000 participants. Stephen Hawking's 2010 book The Grand Design used an image generated by Spot's "flame" algorithm on its cover.
Zoran Popović joins our Education Board. Zoran helped create Foldit, a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research.
James Shaughnessy, Executive Producer of IDDQD Productions, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Bill Lauritzen, author of The Invention of God: The Natural Origins of Mythology and Religion, joins our Philosophy Board.
Amish Parashar, Faculty Member & Advisor on Innovation at Singularity University, joins our Methods for Discovery & Solution Finding Board.
Monika Berghoff, a member of the Tamera team, joins our Futurists Board.
ChiChi Mbachu, President of the Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Association (CEGRA), joins our Engineering Board.
Read issue #113 of Lifeboat News!
The Washington Academy of Sciences and its Affiliates will hold their fifth biennial pan-Affiliate Conference, Capital Science 2012, on March 31 – April 1 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. With over 20 Affiliates participating, the Conference will serve as an umbrella for scientific presentations, seminars, tutorials, and talks.
Wayne White, author of Real Property Rights in Outer Space, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Eshel Ben-Jacob joins our Complex Systems Board. During the 1980s he became an international leader in the theory of self-organization and pattern formation in open systems, and later extended this work to adaptive complex systems and biocomplexity. His specialization in self-organization of complex systems yielded the breakthrough of solving the long standing (since Kepler) snowflake problem.
Architect André Caminoa, founding partner of DCA, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Alexander Bolonkin, author of Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight, joins our Space Settlement Board.
John C. Shiffer joins our Business Board. John is a seasoned Yale law buyer's side M&A specialist with over 12 M&A integration deals including an IPO launch on NYSE.
Benjamin T. Solomon, who presented Non-Gaussian Radiation Shielding at the 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium, joins our Space Settlement Board.
David Hyland, Director of Space Science and Space Engineering Research for Texas A&M, joins our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board.
John Smart, President of Acceleration Studies Foundation, joins our Futurists Board.
The BICA (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures) 2012 Conference will be held October 31 – November 2, 2012 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. General Chair is our Antonio Chella.
 
The challenge of creating a real-life computational equivalent of the human mind requires that we better understand at a computational level how natural intelligent systems develop their cognitive and learning functions. In recent years, biologically inspired cognitive architectures have emerged as a powerful new approach toward gaining this kind of understanding (here “biologically inspired” is understood broadly as “brain-mind inspired”).
The Jerusalem International Conference on Integrative Medicine will be held in Jerusalem on May 13–15, 2012. This conference brings together physicians and therapists from all over the world for a scientific meeting and dialog on the methods, techniques, and progress of integrative medicine.
The 2012 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems will be held September 19–25, 2012 at Kypriotis Hotels and Conference Center, Kos island, Greece.
 
Symposium topics include: modeling complex systems, complex and adaptive dynamical systems, evolution of complexity, self-organized systems, complexity measurement, complexity and information theory, (random) boolean networks, cellular automata, controlling complexity, chaotic dynamical systems, determinism behind thermodynamics and anti-thermodynamics, synchron­ization and information in dynamical networks, chaos control, quantum dynamics, quantum chaos, complex dynamics in biological systems, molecular dynamics simulations, complex adaptive human systems, natural selection and Darwinian dynamics, and cybernetics.
Learn about the first IEEE conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications which will be held Jan 12–14 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
This conference will highlight areas of 3D technology for gaming, telepresence, gesture recognition for games and natural user interfaces, digital photography, 4G wireless, robotics, multimedia tablets, SP in automobiles: speech interfaces and cameras, voice search, SP with multicore processors, and IPTV.
The Thirteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE 13) will be held July 19–22, 2012 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
 
Keynote speakers are:
  • Steven Benner, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Synthetic Biology
  • Oron Catts, University of Western Australia, Biotechnology & Art
  • Benjamin Kerr, University of Washington, Experimental Evolution
  • Radhika Nagpal, Harvard University, Self-Organizing Systems
  • Jack Szostak, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Evolution in Action
Technology Frontiers will be held March 22–23, 2012 at Inmarsat Conference Centre, London.
 
Technology Frontiers is not about what the future holds for technology it is about how we can transform our business, social, and economic fortunes. The most visionary companies of the last decade are the ones that anticipated how technology would change society and impelled them to do something completely different. Many of these technologies are already here, what impacts will they have for your business?
The 2012 National Academy of Inventors Conference will be held February 16–17, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.
 
The conference, open to all of academia and research labs, will bring together the research community to deliberate on the translation of science and technology within the academic community, and for the benefit of society. It is intended to be a forum to encourage creative thinking and the spirit of innovation, promote and enhance the development and utilization of inventions, and provide advice and guidance to new and existing inventors in their work.
 
David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will deliver the keynote address and the USPTO will have a major presence at the conference.
The Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference 2012 will be held February 27–29 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort, Palo Alto, California.
 
This conference will bring together researchers from government, industry, and academia in the largest forum of its kind, providing key networking opportunities for the entire community.
The Fifth Conference on Future Energy will be held February 29 – March 2, 2012 at the University of Maryland, College Park. This will be five conferences under one roof: Space Propulsion, Future Energy, Astrosociology, Gravity Waves and Space Science, and Technology Forums. Our Andrew Beckwith and Thomas Valone will be speaking.
 
Discussions will include peer-reviewed papers, published by Elsevier Science Publishers through ScienceDirect known worldwide, on: human missions to mars, new energy, propulsion, NASA advanced concepts, bioelectromagnetics, life extension, gravitomagnetics, antigravity, Podkletnov effect, space elevators, beamed power, nuclear propulsion, toroidal coils, coler apparatus, low energy nuclear power, water electrolyzers, maglevs, space habitats, and more.
Our Facebook group now has over 1,000 members. Join our discussions!
MAPS will be holding its 25th Anniversary Conference on December 8–12 at Oakland Marriott City Center, California. MAPS stands for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.
The Washington Academy of Sciences and its Affiliates will hold their fifth biennial pan-Affiliate Conference, Capital Science 2012, in Arlington, Virginia, USA. With over 20 Affiliates participating, the Conference will serve as an umbrella for scientific presentations, seminars, tutorials, and talks.
The 2012 Design Science: Global Solutions Lab will be held June 17–25, 2012 at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, and United Nations, NY.
 
Participants come from around the world, are briefed by UN experts, develop a series of solutions and strategies for solving critical problems facing the world, present their work at the UN to a panel of UN, corporate and foundation leaders and then have their work published as a book that is distributed around the world. This year the focus is on meeting the basic human needs of those living in urban environments through green technology.
The 2012 International High-Power Laser Ablation (HPLA) Conference will be held April 30 – May 3 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The Symposium Chair is our Dr. Claude R. Phipps.
 
This conference addresses all aspects of the interaction of lasers with condensed matter, from fundamental theory and simulations to material processing. Groundbreaking physics is discussed for its own sake, but the conference also devotes some sessions, as appropriate, to recent advances in laser physics which are of use in applications. In the past, these have ranged from femtosecond material processing to space propulsion.
The 2nd International Conference on Genetics of Aging and Longevity will be held April 22–25, 2012 in Moscow, Russia.
 
Our Andrzej Bartke, Vadmim Fraifeld, Maria Konovalenko, Michael Rose, Jan Vijg, and Alex Zhavoronkov are participating.
Humanity+ @ Hong Kong will be held December 3–4 2011 at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre located on the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
 
Revolving around the theme ”Living Forever“, the conference will explore recent science and engineering breakthroughs that seem to be leading toward biological, physiological or cybernetic means of living forever. This includes work on life extension biology and cyber-immortality, but also work on supporting disciplines like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, brain-computer interfacing, and quantum computing, that will help us build the technologies needed to dramatically extend human life.
 
Our Didier Coeurnelle, Aubrey de Grey, Ben Goertzel, Randal Koene, Amy Li, James Newton-Thomas, Jaan Tallinn, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
The Kepler Space Institute Conference will be held at Hilton Head, South Carolina on March 14–16, 2012.
 
The Kepler Space Institute (KSI) and Kepler Space University (KSU) are Earth’s newest higher education and research entities focusing on both Earth and Space Sciences. The Kepler team of experienced scientists, engineers, professors, astronauts, managers, aerospace and defense experts and researchers has enjoyed creating this new 21st Century Combination of Institute and University that personalizes courses and programs for scholar’s career needs.
Innovations in Biomedical Material 2012 will be held September 10–13, 2012 at the Hilton North Raleigh–Midtown, North Carolina, USA. Abstracts are due by March 7, 2012.
 
Innovations in Biomedical Materials 2012 brings together the materials research, manufacturing, and medical communities to explore technological advancements, facilitate product innovations, and identify potential new applications. This conference will specifically look at technological advancements, discuss product innovations, and identify potential applications.
Our quotes page now has a quote from Amazon's Jeff Bezos.
FutureMed 2012 will take place February 6–11, 2012. Faculty will include our Ray Kurzweil and David Ewing Duncan.
 
This informative and interactive 5 day program will be held at Singularity University’s campus at NASA–Ames Research Park and will include lectures, discussions, workshops and site visits, led by notable Singularity University faculty and experts in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, and innovation. Learn more!
A group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilization.
Learn about the first IEEE conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications which will be held July 12–14 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
This conference will highlight areas of 3D technology for gaming, telepresence, gesture recognition for games and natural user interfaces, digital photography, 4G wireless, robotics, multimedia tablets, SP in automobiles: speech interfaces and cameras, voice search, SP with multicore processors, and IPTV.
Read issue #112 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation celebrates the addition of our 1,600th board member: Stephen Wolfram.
 
Stephen is a distinguished scientist, inventor, author, and business leader. He is the creator of Mathematica, the author of A New Kind of Science, the creator of Wolfram|Alpha, and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research.
 
Unlike most organizations, whose advisory boards are too small to do more than provide some advice, our think tank provides action as well as words. Our board members have developed programs, created reports, donated money, fueled our blog, created educational videos, joined our staff, launched numerous forums, organized events, and provided input on a range of issues from web design to grant proposals to ideas for new areas that Lifeboat Foundation should be involved in.
Nicholas Smith joins our Robotics/AI Board. Nicholas is interested in artificial general intelligence and brain–computer interfacing. His goal is to create intelligent software systems by applying his knowledge of artificial intelligence and programming abilities.
Kevin James Moore, author of A Dream of Robot's Rights, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Luke Blaize, who was a speaker at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Perry B. Monroe II joins our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board.
Rachel Haywire, Founder of the Human 2.0 Council, joins our Futurists Board.
Gloria Vargas, Founder of Better World Finance, joins our Finance Board.
Tor Savidge joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Tor is on the Editorial Boards of Open Gastroenterology Journal, Frontiers in Enteric Neuroscience, World Gastroenterology Journal, ISRN Gastroenterology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics (WJGPT), and World Journal of Translational Medicine.
Micha Drukker joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Micha has discovered a method that may eliminate a potentially lethal side effect of stem cell therapy.
Vasilii Artyukhov, author of A Six Degree of Freedom Nanomanipulator Design Based on Carbon Nanotube Bundles, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Adam Ford, founder and president of H+ Australia, joins our Futurists Board. Adam is also the founder of the Singularity Institute chapter in Australia.
Marius Raab, coauthor of Eyes for an Agent: Simulation of Dynamically Evolving Preferences for Visual Stimuli by a Neural Network and a Multiple-Trace Memory Model, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Luis Gonzalez-Blanch, Executive Director at Global Incubator, joins our Business Board.
Dongping Zhong, coauthor of Dynamics and Mechanism of Cyclobutane Pyrimidine Dimer Repair by DNA Photolyase, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Seemal Awan, coauthor of Reasoning in Non-Axiomatic Logic: A Case Study in Medical Diagnosis, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Linus Gisslén joins our Robotics/AI Board. Linus coauthored Sequential Constant Size Compressors for Reinforcement Learning which won the 2011 Kurzweil Prize for Best AGI Paper.
Seth Herd, coauthor of Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Control: An Integrative Model of Stroop Task Performance and fMRI Data, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Brian Mingus, coauthor of Generalization of Figure-Ground Segmentation from Binocular to Monocular Vision in an Embodied Biological Brain Model, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Zev Suissa, Creative Director at Spirit Digital Media, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Jeff Conroy, Partner at Adjuvant Global Advisors, joins our Business Board.
Doug Hewlett, Founder of the Singularity Policy Initiative, joins our Policy Board.
Brandon Larson joins our Space Settlement Board. Brandon is currently conducting a research project studying the curing properties of Sorel cement concrete in a simulated Martian environment. This involves the construction of a thermal vacuum chamber and associated equipment for simulating the Martian atmosphere.
Russell Swanborough, Managing Director at ScIAM Solutions, joins our Business Board.
Deepak Laxmi Narasimha joins our Information Sciences Board. Deepak is on the editorial boards of International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy (IJIDE) and International Journal of Reviews in Computing.
Sandra Garcia, author of Merkabah at the Centre of the Universe, joins our Futurists Board.
Dave Bolman, Provost of UAT, joins our Education Board.
Chris Sherrill joins our Media & Arts Board. Chris won Best Picture, Documentary Category at the 2007 Elevate Film Festival.
Dirk Bruere, author of H+ Flash Media Team, joins our Futurists Board.
Roger F. Gay, founder of the High Level Logic (HLL) project, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Jorge Sepúlveda, IT Application Manager & Project Manager at EDP – Energias de Portugal, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Mark Ciotola, author of From Thermodynamics to Civilization to Economic Bubbles and A Thermodynamic Perspective on Profits, joins our Advisory Board.
Keith Wiley, author of Implications of Computerized Intelligence on Interstellar Travel, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Jack Park, editor of XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web, joins our Information Sciences Board.
José Hurtado joins our Geology Board. José is Associate Professor of Geology and Graduate Advisor and Chair of the Graduate Committee in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
Dimitar Pachov, author of Conformational Transition Pathways in Signaling and Enzyme Catalysis Explored by Computational Methods, joins our Physics Board.
Anthony Oliver, CTO at Ingenuitas, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Dennis McKenna, founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Claude Phipps joins our Physics Board. Read Space Junk Crisis: Time to Bring in the Lasers.
Marianne Abreu, a graduate of Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board. She organized the first TEDx in Rio de Janeiro with Vik Muniz, Jaime Lerner, John Perry Barlow, and other great minds as speakers.
David Schrunk, coauthor of The Moon: Resources, Future Development, and Settlement, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Aki Nikolaidis, author of The Future of Brain Workouts and Cognitive Enhancement: Which Path Will We Take?, joins our Neuroscience Board. Watch his YouTube channel.
Rainer Wasserfuhr joins our Information Sciences Board. Rainer specializes in software development, knowledge management, software engineering, and logistics.
Mike “Schwann Cybershaman” Kawitzky joins our Media & Arts Board. Schwann Cybershaman is a columnist, sci-fi writer, and independent filmmaker. Watch his Cognition Factor.
Over 30 of our Advisory Board members will be speaking at WorldFuture 2012 which will be held in Toronto, July 27–29, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel. Learn more!
Read issue #111 of Lifeboat News!
Gary Michael Church joins our blog team with the post Water and Bombs.
Albert Nasibulin, who coauthored The role of metal nanoparticles in the catalytic production of single-walled carbon nanotubes — a review, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Joaquín Alvira Enríquez, with CIDE Consulting, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Troublemaker Franz Gayl joins our Policy Board. Read Whistle-Blower in “Kafkaesque Nightmare” After Push for GI Safety.
Clarence Tan, CEO and Chairman of Bond Wireless, joins our Business Board.
The U.S. Presidential campaign is starting to heat up. Support our candidate for President!
Amalie Sinclair joins our blog team with the post ISDHuB – Supporting for 100 years.
Joel Isaacson, author of Interfaces Among Terrestrial, Artifactual, and Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, joins our Space Settlement Board.
John Spencer, Founder and President of the Space Tourism Society, joins our Space Settlement Board. John received two design awards from NASA for pioneering interior design work for the International Space Station (ISS) now in Earth orbit and has designed projects for the National Science Foundation (NSF) built in Antarctica, and an underwater lab/hab built for NOAA. Read his Space Tourism – Do You Want to Go?
Daniel H. Wilson, author of The New York Times best selling science fiction book Robopocalypse, joins our Futurists Board. Steven Spielberg will be directing the film version of this novel, scheduled for a release date of 2013.
Foresight Project Developer in the Netherlands, Amanda Stoel joins our Futurists Board.
Luis Carlos Reyes Hernandez joins our Business Board. Luis Carlos is Business Solutions Professional for Industrial Sector at IBM and Business Development Executive for AMS Financial Services Sector at IBM.
Mayank Mehta, who discovered that there is an optimal “rhythm” for strengthening brain synapses, joins our Neuroscience Board.
CTO and Cofounder of Life Beam Technologies, Zvika Orron joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Life Beam Technologies Ltd. is an innovative company developing unique systems that continuously and remotely measure physiological and bodily parameters for a variety of defense, wellness, and medical applications.
Francisco Palao Reinés, CEO of IActive, joins our Business Board. IActive is focused on Adaptive Case Management (ACM) technology. ACM technology is used for developing software to manage complex decision making processes and for developing intelligent personal assistants.
Tommaso Sgobba joins our Space Settlement Board. Tommaso is responsible for flight safety at the European Space Agency, including human-rated systems, spacecraft re-entries, space debris, use of nuclear power sources, and planetary protection.
Brian Shiro, President of Astronauts4Hire, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Walt Putnam, Journalism Dean at Kepler Space University, joins our Media & Arts Board. Walt has four decades of experience as a reporter and editor, including major national stories in the U.S. and work as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East.
Ed Guinan joins our Cosmology Board. Ed and two colleagues discovered Neptune’s ring system in 1968.
American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist James Gunn joins our Futurists Board. Jim won the Hugo Award for nonfiction book in 1983 for Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction and was named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Learn about the The Space Experience Economy (SEE) Seminar Series which will run Thursday, November 17, 2011, 9:00 AM to PM; Thursday, December 08, 2011, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; and Saturday, December 17, 2011, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Los Angeles.
 
The SEE seminars will provide the latest information, perspectives, and forecast for the growing Space Experience Economy, New Space enterprise, and space tourism as well as discussion and networking.
Walter Putman joins our blog team with the post Space Renaissance: Dawn of a New Age of Civilization.
Glenn McGee joins our Ethics Board. Glenn is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Bioethics, the highest impact journal in bioethics, health law, health economics (and 11 other areas), and a faculty member in public health and law as well as bioethics.
Sergio Lebid joins our Business Board. Sergio is Cofounder at Advanced Cavitation Institute for Alternative Energy & Nanotechnology and EVP, Cofounder at NanoSpire, Inc.
Shea Molloy joins our Media & Arts Board. Shea is Creative Associate at She’s the First, Graphic Designer at Duck & Drake Records, Graphic Design Lab Aid at Hofstra University, Graphic Designer at InfluenSol, and Research Assistant at Hofstra University.
Tom Schneider joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Tom invented the sequence logo, a widely used information-theory based graphic to display sequence alignments. He also invented the Medusa™ Sequencer, a DNA sequencing machine that is one molecule and he discovered 70% molecular efficiency, which defines the exact relationship between information and energy in biological systems.
Photographer, writer, and cosmologist Frank Capri joins our Media & Arts Board.
Don V. Black, author of Computational Techniques to Enable Visualizing Shapes of Objects of Extra Spatial Dimensions, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Alan Hale joins our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board. Alan is Founder and President of The Earthrise Institute and co-discoverer of Comet Hale–Bopp.
Yasemin B. won last month’s blog contest with the post Space Junk! Environmental concerns! She won a free autographed copy of Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars (thanks to our Haym Benaroya) and an autographed DVD of Orphans of Apollo (thanks to our Michael Potter).
 
This month, anyone who posts to our blog in the space category will be eligible to win an autographed copy of Missions to the Moon (thanks to our Rod Pyle) and an autographed copy of Darkship Thieves which won the Prometheus Award (thanks to our Sarah A. Hoyt).
 
To get authorization to post to our official blog, write to [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation blog”.
RSVP for the October 5th 6 pm SENS Los Angeles meeting by contacting our Maria Entraigues at [email protected]. Meeting will be at the beautiful house of the Finfers @ 173 N. Anita Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Brentwood, near Sunset and Bundy).
 
Our Sonia Arrison, author of the book 100 Plus: How The Coming Age Of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith, will engage in a conversation with our Aubrey de Grey about her new book. Each attendee will get a free copy and she will be happy to sign it!
 
There will also be delicious finger food, beer, and beverages, and to make the night “100 Plus” percent perfect there will be live music by Ancient Lasers.
Richard J. Terrile joins our Astrobiology/SETI board. Rich is the discoverer of four moons around Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and took the first pictures of another solar system around the nearby star Beta Pictoris.
Mike Schoenfeld, author of A Review of Radiolysis Concerns for Water Shielding in Fission Surface Power Applications, joins our Engineering Board.
The Lifeboat Foundation has scheduled a dinner on Saturday evening 10/1/11 between 6 and 8 pm, a scheduled dinner break during which DARPA is not providing food. We have reserved a meeting room at Denny’s, across the street 0.3 miles from the hotel, an estimated 5 minute walk. A map is available. The meal will be Dutch treat, you will have to pay, but Denny’s is an inexpensive restaurant. Come and meet other Lifeboat Foundation members!
 
The Denny’s is at 9880 International Drive and their number is (407) 351–5127.
 
Any questions? Email [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation dinner”.
 
Learn more about when our speakers will be presenting.
Eric Hunting joins our blog team with the post Solution in Search of a Problem — Nationalism, Environmentalism, and Space’s struggle for cultural relevance.
Read issue #110 of Lifeboat News!
Kevin M. Berry joins our Space Settlement Board. Kevin has been involved with human spaceflight projects for over 32 years. Beginning his career with the advent of the Space Shuttle Program, he performed project management for numerous Air Force and Department of Defense payloads, and developed his unique experience in requirements management, configuration management, and process development. As a project manager for the International Space Station, he has managed the implementation of more than 50 modifications to the Space Shuttle Orbiter, Ground Systems, and Facilities. He currently works on the Orion program, assisting in development of the country’s next human spaceflight vehicle and manages proposals that exceed $50M.
David Weiss joins our Engineering Board. David is presenting “Creating Materials for the Starship” at the DARPA/NASA 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium.
Claudio Maccone, author of Deep Space Flight and Communications: Exploiting the Sun as a Gravitational Lens, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Marko Peljhan joins our Media & Arts Board. Watch Marko Peljhan – Reading Between the Frequencies.
Moira O’Keeffe joins our Media & Arts Board. Moira is presenting “Science Fiction and the Big Questions” at the DARPA/NASA 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium.
Amalie Sinclair, Director of the Leeward Space Foundation, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Michael Waltemathe joins our Religion/Spirituality Board. Michael is presenting “A Religious Vision for Interstellar Travel?” at the DARPA/NASA 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium.
Christian Weidemann, coeditor of Size Matters: Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Nanobiotechnology and NanoMedicine, joins our Philosophy Board.
Marsal Gifra, Managing Director of the Homo Spaciens Initiative, joins our Space Settlement Board. The Homo Spaciens Initiative is a private space initiative seeking to bring the space frontier within reach of human achievement. Their goal is to develop space ventures aimed at making progress toward establishing a permanent human presence in space.
Our Richard Thieme will be speaking about “The Future of Hacking” at GITEX Dubai which will be held from October 9 to October 13 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sheikh Zayed Road. He will then do a keynote on “Conspiracy Theories, Counter-Intelligence, and Knowing the Players without a Program” at Hack In The Box 2011 (HITBSecConf2011) in Kuala Lumpur which will be held from October 10 to October 13.
Richard Thieme joins our Futurists Board. Richard is author of Islands in the Clickstream: Reflections on Life in a Virtual World and Mind Games.
Jason Batt, Student Ministries Director at Capital Christian Center, joins our Religion/Spirituality/Board. Jason is a community architect with a focus on the use of technology to aid groups/ministries in reaching their goals. He is skilled at integrating groups and technology and guiding them to use technology to reach their goals, technology that often at the time of introduction was unknown to them.
Eva-Jane Lark, who will be presenting “Investment Financing of Voyages of Discovery and Settlement – Historical Examples and Building Foundations for Future Starships” at the DARPA/NASA 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Our InfoPreserver program now has the Facebook page facebook.com/InfoPreserver. And check out its wiki!
John Hunt joins our blog team with the post Economics and Survival: An In-space 2-for-1 Bargain.
Our Facebook group is becoming busy. Check it out!
Marcin Jakubowski joins our Sustainability Board. Marcin is the founder of Open Source Ecology, which is creating the Global Village Construction Set — blueprints for simple fabrication of everything needed to start a self-sustaining village.
Liron Shapira joins our Information Sciences Board. Liron is Cofounder/CTO at Quixey, an intelligent all-platform functional search engine for apps.
Nigel Calder joins our Scientific Freedom Board. Nigel has spent a lifetime spotting and explaining the big discoveries in all branches of science, from particle physics to human social behavior.
 
He has given advice and assistance about public information to the Nobel Foundation, the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, the International Council of Scientific Unions, the UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, UNESCO, CERN, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, and the OECD.
Justin Tarrants, Corporate Strategy and Technology Advisor at Life Exchange Inc. (LFXG), joins our Business Board.
Private investor and entrepreneur Rebecca G. Turner joins our Futurists Board.
Read Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards.
Milos Stanic joins our Engineering Board. He is currently working in the field of Plasma-Jet Magneto-Inertial Fusion (PJMIF), within the Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX) project, focusing on modeling of plasma jet propagation, merging, and plasma liner implosion via smooth particle hydrodynamics code.
Roger Handberg, author of The Future of the Space Industry: Private Enterprise and Public Policy and coauthor of Space, the Dormant Frontier: Changing the Paradigm for the 21st Century, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Mike McCulloch, author of Can the Podkletnov Effect Be Explained By Quantised Inertia?, joins our Physics Board.
Martin Halbert joins our Information Sciences Board. Martin is Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor at the University of North Texas. He also currently serves as President of the MetaArchive Cooperative, a growing international digital preservation alliance of cultural memory organizations that was one of the founding partners of the US National Digital Preservation Program.
Philip Metzger joins our Space Settlement Board. Phil is lead research physicist and founder of the Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations (GMRO) Lab at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Jeff Nosanov joins our Space Settlement Board. Jeff is Program Planning and Assessment Lead, Nuclear Space Power Office at Jet Propulsion Laboratory / NASA.
Aerospace entrepreneur Emil Vinterhav joins our Space Settlement Board. Emil has 11 years of experience in the space industry with experience in mission definition, mission planning, mission scheduling, rendezvous AOCS, systems engineering, management, and marketing.
Award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer Elizabeth Bear joins our Futurists Board. Elizabeth is one of only five writers who have gone on to win multiple Hugo Awards for fiction after winning the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Daniel Sheehan, editor of Frontiers of Time: Retrocausation – Experiment and Theory, joins our Physics Board.
Mark R. Edwards, author of Biowar I: Why Battles over Food and Fuel Lead to World Hunger and Freedom Foods: Superior New Foods, Low on the Food Chain for People, Producers and Our Planet, joins our Sustainability Board.
Greg Matloff joins our Space Settlement Board. One of his books, The Starflight Handbook: A Pioneer’s Guide to Interstellar Travel, was coauthored with MIT science-writer Dr. Eugene Mallove and helped establish interstellar-propulsion studies as a sub-division of applied physics.
Award-winning science fiction writer Allen Steele joins our Futurists Board. Allen serves on the Board of Advisors for both the Space Frontier Foundation and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Award-winning science fiction writer Joe Haldeman joins our Futurists Board.
In the Wall Street Journal, Nick Schulz reviews our Sonia Arrison’s new book, 100 Plus: How The Coming Age Of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith.
Steve Nerlich wins last month’s blog contest with the post “Actually saving the Earth for a change”. $250 was donated to 365 Days of Astronomy on his behalf.
 
This month, anyone who posts to our blog in the space category will be entered into a drawing where the winner will get a free autographed copy of Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars (thanks to our Haym Benaroya) and an autographed DVD of Orphans of Apollo (thanks to our Michael Potter). To get authorization to post to our official blog, write to [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation blog”.
Yasemin B. joins our blog team with the post Space Junk! Environmental concerns!
Nicholas X. Fang, who created the world’s first acoustic metamaterial “superlens”, joins our Engineering Board.
Haym Benaroya, author of Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Abigail Alling joins our Sustainability Board. Abigail is Chairman and President, Biosphere Foundation and its Division the Planetary Coral Reef Foundation (PCRF).
 
Abigail was one of the eight “biospherians” to live for two years inside Biosphere 2, a 3.15-acre Laboratory for Global Ecology. At Biosphere 2, she created and operated the largest artificial ecological marine system, a 1,000,000-gallon mangrove, marsh, and ocean coral reef. She also served as Scientific Chief for over sixty research projects. She coauthored Life Under Glass: The Inside Story of Biosphere 2.
Boris Petrovic, founding member of the Google Lunar X Prize Team Synergy Moon, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Didier Coeurnelle, funding member and co-chair of Heales, joins our Life Extension Board. Heales is the largest nonprofit organization in Continental Europe promoting and advocating scientific research into longevity and biogerontology (the science of aging).
Donna Marykwas, Founder and Executive Director, Long Beach Grows, joins our Sustainability Board.
Consulting Internet Professional Sherad Louis-Charles joins our Futurists Board.
Bioartist Jalila Essaïdi joins our Media & Arts Board. Read Artist uses spider-goat silk to make “bulletproof skin”.
Christian Munthe, author of The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Risk, joins our Ethics Board.
John D. Chisholm joins our Business Board. John has three decades of experience as general manager, entrepreneur, and executive. He is Principal at John Chisholm Ventures, Trustee at Santa Fe Institute, and Trustee at The Seasteading Institute.
Read issue #109 of Lifeboat News!
Tan Le, cofounder of Emotiv, joins our Business Board.
 
Emotiv is a neuroengineering company that has brought to market a breakthrough interface technology for digital media taking inputs directly from the brain.
The Lifeboat Foundation celebrates the addition of our 1,500th board member. John O. McGinnis is George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law at Northwestern University Law School.
 
John authored the important paper Accelerating AI. In this paper he describes why strong AI has a substantial possibility of becoming a reality and then sketches the two threats that some ascribe to AI. He shows that relinquishing or effectively regulating AI in a world of competing sovereign states cannot respond effectively to such threats, given that sovereign states can gain a military advantage from AI, and that even within states, it would be very difficult to prevent individuals from conducting research into AI. Moreover, he suggests that AI-driven robots on the battlefield may actually lead to less destruction, becoming a civilizing force in wars as well as an aid to civilization in its fight against terrorism. Finally, he offers reasons that friendly artificial intelligence can be developed to help rather than harm humanity, thus eliminating the existential threat.
 
Unlike most organizations, whose advisory boards are too small to do more than provide some advice, our think tank provides action as well as words. Our board members have developed programs, created reports, donated money, fueled our blog, created educational videos, joined our staff, launched numerous forums, organized events, and provided input on a range of issues from web design to grant proposals to ideas for new areas that Lifeboat Foundation should be involved in.
Our Gregory Benford, James Blodgett, Ian A. Crawford, Michael A.G. Michaud, Jack Sarfatti, Robert J. Sawyer, and Dirk Schulze-Makuch will be speaking at the DARPA/NASA 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium which will be held from September 30 through October 2, 2011 at the Hilton Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Sabiha Rumani Malik joins our Human Trajectories Board. Sabiha is Associate Founder at Singularity University, President and Cofounder at Sanghata Global, and Founder at Diamonds for Humanity.
James Felton Keith joins our blog team with the post The Technological Catalyst behind the Frequent Financial Market Capitulation.
Michael Abramowicz, author of Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making, joins our Policy Board.
Kevin Fischer joins our Robotics/AI Board. Kevin was previously Visiting Fellow at the Singularity Institute.
Rob Brazell joins our Business Board. Rob is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Partner of Talos Partners. He was the founder and founding board member of Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) and also served as the company’s president and chief executive officer.
Read Nanorobotics Control Design for Nanomedicine by our Adriano Cavalcanti.
Thought leader Bj Price joins our Futurists Board. Read TEDxTampaBay: What’s Next For Thought Leaders.
Ille C. Gebeshuber joins our Nanotechnology Board. Ille is Professor at the Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN) at the National University of Malaysia (UKM).
Hamid Chbouki, CEO of Eskuila, an e-Learning marketplace and platform, joins our Education Board.
Ryan McCall, coauthor of The LIDA Framework as a General Tool for AGI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Our James Blodgett will be giving a talk about “Saving the World” at the Triple Nine Global General Gathering in Philadelphia Sept 2–5.
Maria Catalina joins our Space Settlement Board. Maria is Executive Director at Moon Mars Atacama Research Station, International Operations at Team Synergy Moon (Google Lunar X Prize Team), and Founder at Astronaut Teacher Alliance (ATA).
Our Mayel de Borniol launches our Jumo Lifeboat Foundation page. Jumo is a social network connecting individuals and organizations who want to change the world with their time, money, and skills.
Pier Marzocca, whose students placed third in a NASA competition, joins our Space Settlement Board.
David A. Spiegel, who is working on synthetic HIV-fighting molecules, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Aaron Ericsson, who is developing a noninvasive test to replace colonoscopies, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Michael Nuschke, who runs RetirementSingularity.com, joins our Finance Board.
Scott V. Brown, Chairman of Spaceport America Enterprises, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Emma Brooke joins our Ethics Board. Emma has an active interest in the ethical implications of accelerating technological change, having studied this area as an integral part of her undergraduate degree at the University of London, and as a part of GSP-10 at Singularity University.
Laercio Henrique Simões, Founder of HPC Brasil, joins our Futurists Board.
Rod Pyle, author of Missions to the Moon: The Complete Story of Man’s Greatest Adventure, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Pedro A. Ortega, coauthor of Information, Utility & Bounded Rationality and Reinforcement Learning and the Bayesian Control Rule, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Jim Reggia joins our Robotics/AI Board. Jim’s research group focuses on studying and understanding 1) the underlying principles of biological computation, and how these principles can be adopted or modified to extend contemporary computer science methods, and 2) automated causal reasoning, such as abductive inference and Bayesian/belief networks.
Elena Silenok, Founder & CEO of Clothia, joins our Media & Arts Board. As coauthor of Detection and Characterization of Port Scan Attacks, she also joins our Cybercrime/Malcode board.
Anna Akbari, Cofounder of Splice, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Alessandro Oltramari, who coauthored Extending Cognitive Architectures with Semantic Resources, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Margrit Betke joins our Robotics/AI Board. Margrit conducts research in computer vision, in particular, the development of methods for detection, segmentation, registration, and tracking of objects in visible-light, infrared, and x-ray image data.
Christopher Kello, coauthor of What Makes a Brain Smart? Reservoir Computing as an Approach for General Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Claude Touzet, author of Q-learning for Robots, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Unmesh Kurup, coauthor of Integrating Perception and Action for AGI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Jacek Mańdziuk, author of Knowledge-Free and Learning-Based Methods in Intelligent Game Playing, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Stan Franklin joins our Robotics/AI Board. Stan is mental father of IDA and its successor LIDA, both computational implementations of Global Workspace Theory.
Read issue #108 of Lifeboat News!
Google’s In-House Philosopher / Director of Engineering, Damon Horowitz, joins our new Philosophy Board which he helped launch.
Frank D. Smith, who launched our InfoPreserver wiki, is available for hire. He has been a web designer and graphic artist since 1998, mostly serving the art and science community. He is also a freelance instructor in Adobe graphics tools, from CS5 through Acrobat. Learn more!
Randal A. Koene joins our blog team with the post The Darwin Escape.
Join Ray Kurzweil in your local movie theater on August 3, 2011 at 8:00pm ET/ 7:00pm CT/ 6:00pm MT and 8:00pm PT as he gives a special presentation on accelerating technology and its effects on our future, followed by an all-star panel as they discuss the future of humanity, including the merger of man and machine and the potential to live forever! Plus, exclusively for the first time in 500 nationwide movie theaters, extended excerpts from the acclaimed film, Transcendent Man!
 
Transcendent Man Live with Ray Kurzweil: A Conversation About the Future is coming to a movie theater near you Wednesday, August 3rd in a LIVE cinema event. Limited seats available — buy your tickets today, watch the trailer, and get more information: http://www.fathomevents.com/originals/event/transcendentman.aspx.
Read One Response to the Eight Grand Challenges by our Richard Yonck.
Our Chris Grayson is organizing TEDxSiliconAlley on October 27th in New York City. TEDxSiliconAlley will give the established leaders, and emerging young leaders, of the NYC Tech scene the opportunity to have a soapbox for their “ideas worth spreading”.
Transhumanist author Eddie Germino joins our Futurists Board. Read Interview with Ramez Naam, Author of “More Than Human” and Starting to make SENS.
Learn about 2011 State of the Future, coauthored by our Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon.
Stuart Kauffman joins our blog team with the post No Law Entails The Evolution Of The Biosphere.
Rich Doyle joins our Neuroscience Board. Watch TEDxPSU – Richard Doyle – Scaling the Noösphere.
Sandeep Karajanagi, coauthor of Directed Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: Nanoscale Conveyors for Interfacial Biocatalysis, joins our Engineering Board.
Richard Levenson, author of Spectral Imaging and Pathology: Seeing More, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Denise Vardakas-Styrna joins our Media & Arts Board. She was recently Manager, Marketing, and PR at Singularity University.
Read The Risk that Humans Will Soon Be Extinct by our John Leslie.
Watch My Love Affair with Space by our Brian Malow.
Luis Herrera joins our Business Board. Luis is a Blue Angel Investor in the technology sector, participating in business analytics and A.I.-based projects. Read his Intellectual Explorer blog.
Babak Govan joins our Futurists Board. Babak is a fiction author, and as Secret Arcade, a music artist. Look for his forthcoming pre-apocalyptic novel “A-Void”, about accelerating change/exponential growth and transhumanism, and his forthcoming pop/alternative/electronic album “Quarter Century”!
Odette Gregory joins our Sustainability Board and also joins our blog team with the post Scarcity, lack of access.
Michael Phillips joins our Media & Arts Board. Michael created, deployed, and currently maintains Dr. Michio Kaku’s myriad of web & social media properties with prime focus on community development, online growth strategy, core branding, and corporate relations for over a decade.
Our Braulio Medina Dias creates a Portuguese about page for us. Thanks Braulio!
Jose Alvelo joins our Counterterrorism Board. Jose has over 6 years of all-source military intelligence experience, including collection and analysis of intelligence related to chemical/biological weapons, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction in support of Special Forces and Rapid-Deployment missions.
Michael Pinckney joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Michael is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician at University of California, Berkeley and Physician at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
IT Security Consultant Giampiero Bonfiglio joins our Information Sciences Board.
Michael Potter, Singularity University Media Advisor, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Francesco Galietti, winner of the 2008 Dioscuri Prize for economic journalism, joins our Economics Board.
Ben Lugavere joins our Finance Board. Ben is an Investment Banker, Strategic Consultant, and Entrepreneur who specializes in the healthcare and technology sectors.
Learn the results from Space Renaissance International’s first congress — an online conference including dozens of scientists, space commerce innovators, and other space enthusiasts from around the world.
The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the death of our Len Sassaman.
Janet Staker Woerner, Principal and Founder of Converging Communications, LLC, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Alden Fairley, Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing at Creative Star Digital, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Liangfang Zhang, who has developed nanoparticles cloaked with erythrocyte membranes that are used to treat cancer, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Our Sarah Hoyt has won a Prometheus Award for Darkship Thieves.
Bipin B. Agravat, CEO of Willager, joins our Business Board.
Khaled Kilzie, Business Developer at Rai Way – RAI Italian Radio Television, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Sasy Kumar joins our Finance Board. He is Finance Manager at Al Saif Group, Head Office, Saudi Arabia.
Tony O’Connell, Managing Director at Network One, joins our Business Board. Network One is a space to learn how to create elegant websites, ecommerce stores, animation, and digital media.
Pablo Brenner, Business Development Executive at Globant, joins our Business Board.
Ryan Stellar, Global Product Manager at Medtronic, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Giovanni Santostasi, author of Gravitational Radiation Detectability Of Supernova 1987A’s Remnant. Fully Matched Filter for Double Resonant Gravitational Detector, joins our Cosmology Board.
Jonathan Erez, Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher at Bar Ilan University – Gonda Brain Research Center, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Yasemin B., a graduate of both Singularity University and Space University, joins our Futurists Board and our Space Settlement Board. At NASA, she managed the spacecraft schedule for the NASA-Israeli Space Agency Venus exploration mission — a Discovery proposal for NASA HQ. She also managed the Interface Control Documents for the small satellite mission UV-LED, including collaboration between NASA, Stanford University, and KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology) — the leading institute in Saudi Arabia.
Michael Hrenka, who runs the blog Become Unrestricted, joins our Ethics Board.
Kurt Newcomb joins our Biotech/Medical Board. He has worked mainly in biology but has spent time studying interlinking fields of study such as chemistry, ecology, statistics, and anatomy.
Derek Jacoby, who designed and developed speech recognition systems at Microsoft Research, joins our Robotics/AI Board. Listen to his A Singular Summer (8 episodes).
Carlos Azevedo joins our Robotics/AI Board. He was a member of the Space Team Project at Singularity University, specifically of the subgroup which researched how to augment robotic autonomy for space exploration through Artificial General Intelligence.
Russell Faust joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Russ is Founding Expert at HealthTap; Chief Medical Officer, Founding Partner at Anicca Media; Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, St. John Health System at Providence Hospital; Physician, Advisory Panel at FaireCareMD; Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University Medical Center; and Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Doc. at Lakeshore ENT.
Jared Wigmore, OpenCog AI Researcher at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Hagai Perets joins our Cosmology Board and our Physics Board. Hagai coauthored Massive Perturber-Driven Interactions of Stars with a Massive Black Hole and Realization of Quantum Walks with Negligible Decoherence in Waveguide Lattices.
Global eCommerce Marketing Executive and Social Media Strategist Leisa Glispy joins our Business Board. Read Luxury brands need evidence to prove mobile’s efficacy: Waterford Wedgwood exec.
Nancy Ellen Abrams, coauthor of The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World and The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos, joins our Cosmology Board.
Ray D. Wright, Founder of The Spacefleet Project, joins our Space Settlement Board. His company is working on The Spacefleet EARL Project which will be a low-cost demonstration of the principle that a payload can be lifted into space using aerodynamic boosters in the form of three near-identical autonomous lifting bodies.
Read the blog post Teeming Cities of Mars by our Jared Daniel.
Our Woody Evans has just released Arc Sodium: Various Transhuman Positions and Information Dynamics in Virtual Worlds.
Tish Shute joins our Media & Arts Board. Tish is a digital strategist, entrepreneur, writer, cyborg anthropologist, and founder of Ugotrade — a leading blog focused on augmented reality, and the future of mobile social communications.
Visting Fellow at Singularity Institute, Luke Muehlhauser, joins our Ethics Board.
Government Procurement Specialist Paola Santana, who is studying Policy, Law, and Ethics at Singularity University, joins our Legal Board.
Social Science Researcher José Vicente Boix Cantó joins our Diplomacy Board.
Read issue #107 of Lifeboat News!
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive Systems expert Alexander Merritt joins our Robotics/AI Board. His focal topics include: statistical machine learning, natural language processing, unsupervised learning, speech recognition, and game AI.
Xiongwei Zhu, coauthor of Activation and redistribution of c-Jun N-terminal kinase/stress activated protein kinase in degenerating neurons in Alzheimer’s disease, joins our Neuroscience Board.
José Simões, coauthor of The Future of Services in Next Generation Networks and Contextualized User-Centric Multimedia Delivery System for Next Generation Networks, joins our Futurists Board.
Noah Harris joins our Business Board. Noah is Business Services Coordinator at Canal Alliance, Business Advisor at Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College, Consulting Partner at Shamana, and Strategic Market Development at EverFile Systems.
Raffaele Mauro joins our Business Board. Raffaele is Associate at Annapurna Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early stage investments in web services, mobile applications, and digital technology.
Space engineering and management professional Dan Cohen joins our Engineering Board. Dan was program/engineering manager at Bigelow Aerospace, where he was responsible for technical, cost, and schedule performance of a developmental spacecraft for risk reduction of an ambitious man-rated commercial space station complex made from expandable habitats.
Derek Shannon, Director of Business Development at Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, joins our Sustainability Board. His lead project is the development of a clean-energy fusion generator using a dense plasma focus (DPF) fusion reactor and proton-boron (pB11) fuel, an approach he calls “Focus Fusion”.
Mobile application entrepreneur / technology strategist Travis Falstad joins our Business Board.
Cristián Moreno Terrazas, CEO of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Chilean Industries Federation SOFOFA, joins our Business Board.
Meredith Doig, President of the Rationalist Society of Australia, joins our Ethics Board.
David Gerrold joins our Futurists Board. David wrote the script for The Trouble With Tribbles and is the author of over 50 books, several hundred articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes.
Brad King joins our Information Sciences Board. Brad is Founder & Director, Customer Architecture & Partnerships at Scality.
Our Kattesh Katti is awarded the Presidential Award for Economic Development.
Tim Coleman, Member of the Board of Directors & Director of Communications at Lint Center for National Security Studies, joins our Counterterrorism Board.
Jako Roux, Project Manager at CUA – Credit Union Australia Limited, joins our Business Board.
Tijn van der Zant, Director of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory at the University of Groningen, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Rupam Shrivastava, Senior Vice President at ePlanet Ventures, joins our Business Board. At ePlanet, he is part of the investment team covering the United States, South Asia, and the Middle East. He helps manage ePlanet’s interests in FRiENDi Mobile and Naseeb Networks. He also manages ePlanet’s relationship with the Singularity University and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Daryl Tempesta, Owner of Hotdot.com and CEO and Cofounder of 0cog Inc., joins our Media & Arts Board.
Erik Pederson, CEO of Green Bay Digital Engineering and Director of Game Development at Herzing University Madison, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Avron Olshewsky joins our Business Board. Avron is Director at NeuralM, a growing technology strategy consultancy and startup incubator.
Lale Basarir, Founder of SU DUSLERI Architecture & Industrial Design, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Frank D. Smith, our InfoPreserver Project Coordinator, joins our Sustainability Board. Check out the wiki he is helping build!
Stephen X. Zhang, Assistant Professor, Management of Innovation at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, joins our Methods for Discovery & Solution Finding Board.
Sherry E. Bell joins our Space Settlement Board. Sherry coedited Living in Space: Cultural and social dynamics, opportunities, and challenges in permanent space habitats.
Andrew J. Hacker, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the Governor’s Executive Offices of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Cryonics Institute member Jimmy Adams joins our Life Extension Board.
Alex Zhavoronkov joins our Life Extension Board. Alex is a director and trustee of the Biogerontology Research Foundation, a UK-based registered charity supporting aging research worldwide. He is also the director of the International Aging Research Portfolio (IARP) knowledge management project.
Greg Gaither, Director of Academic Information Systems at the University of California at Santa Cruz, joins our Education Board.
Our InfoPreserver program now has its own wiki. We invite you to use and edit it!
A space industry business plan competition with a first prize of $25,000 will be held at the NewSpace 2011 Conference July 28–30 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. An intent-to-compete form is due June 17 by 5:00 PM EST. Details are available at: https://newspace2011.spacefrontier.org/bpc/ and https://newspace2011.spacefrontier.org/media/HBPC_11_Rules.pdf
 
Conference details are available at: http://newspace2011.spacefrontier.org/
Damon D’Amore, President of Delta Echo Consulting and Delta Echo Interactive, joins our Business Board.
Richard M. David, Founder/Managing Member, The Orrery Group, LLC, and Cofounder/CEO, Commercial Space Investment Watch, joins our Space Settlement Board. The Orrery Group actively invests in “seed” to “late stage” targets positioned to profit from the commercialization of space. Commercial Space Investment Watch provides research with a distinct emphasis on financial analysis covering the commercial space sector.
June 15th is the deadline for discounted registration and abstract submission for the fifth Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) conference at Cambridge, England on August 31st-September 4th 2011. Learn more details!
Nuno R. B. Martins joins our Nanotechnology Board. Nuno is a Ph.D. student in Nanomedicine at Universidade do Minho, Portugal where one of his two thesis advisors is our Rob Freitas.
Markus Fuhrmann, Venture Partner at Team Europe Ventures and Cofounder at Lieferheld.de, joins our Business Board.
Etienne Thillaye, Professor of Labor Law and Tax Law at the National Education Ministry, joins our Legal Board.
Collin Bockman, attorney at James Rolshouse & Associates, joins our Legal Board. Collin was one of the members of Singularity University’s inaugural GSP-09 class, specializing in the Policy, Law, and Ethics study track.
Mayel de Borniol joins our Media & Arts Board. Mayel is Cofounder at Babelverse, Founder at ANETech Labs, and Cofounder at LeLab.TV.
Bill Hunt, CTO at IncentAlign, joins our Business Board. IncentAlign is an early-stage SaaS company that gives enterprise sales teams actionable understanding of their data, then optimizes lead, territory, and resource allocations to best maximize revenues.
Braulio Medina Dias joins our Media & Arts Board. Braulio founded e-brane which is focused on the application of data and text mining to social media data to gather insights about brands and products.
Richard H. Smith, Principal at Understanding the Future, joins our Futurists Board.
Alexander Bobrovnikov, a graduate of Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Rick Moss joins our Human Trajectories Board. His recent novel Ebocloud explores the near-future potential for a social singularity brought about by the confluence of a massive humanitarian social networking movement and a transformational brain-computer interface.
Enrique Posner joins our Media & Arts Board. Enrique produced the short film, The Lady and the Reaper, which received an Academy Award nomination in 2009 for Best Animated Short Film.
We now accept Bitcoin donations and currently will double them thanks to a generous pledge by Jeff Bone.
Our Space Settlement Board just completed a report for DARPA and NASA that is available in docx format and PDF format.
Frank D. Smith thanks David Brin for inspiring him to create our Got Civilization? items by discussing the importance of citizen resiliency with him.
Thanks to Lifeboat Foundation member Frank D. Smith, the Lifeboat Foundation store now offers a Got Civilization? bumper sticker and a Got Civilization? bumper sticker with a neon logo.
Read 20 Incredible Twitter Feeds for Space Geeks.
Read issue #106 of Lifeboat News!
Brett Lenz, Vice President, Columbia Geotechnical Associates, joins our Geology Board. His specialities include hydroengineering industry, engineering and quaternary geology, geoarchaeology, natural resources management, and cultural resources.
Roman V. Yampolskiy, Director of the CyberSecurity Laboratory at the University of Louisville, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board. Read his Computer Security: from Passwords to Behavioral Biometrics.
Alexander Taylor Clayton, author of One Small Step for Man, One Small Future Colony for Humankind, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Experienced aerospace executive and visionary biotech entrepreneur Anne Hudson joins our Space Settlement Board.
Daniel Liebeskind, Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays Capital, joins our Finance Board.
Shai Machnes, coauthor of An Arrow of Time Operator for Standard Quantum Mechanics, joins our Particle Physics Board.
Anetta Tissot creates a Polish about page for us. Thanks Anetta!
The documentary How to Live Forever features our Aubrey de Grey and Ray Kurzweil.
 
Its initial release schedule is:
  • 5/13: New York, NY – Quad Cinema
  • 5/20: Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Monica 4
  • 5/27: Orange County, CA – Edwards Westpark 8
  • 6/3: San Diego, CA – Landmark Ken Cinema
  • 6/10: Palm Desert, CA – Cinemas Palme D’Or
  • 6/17: Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10
  • 7/1: Austin, TX – Regal Arbor Cinema Great Hills
  • 7/15: Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • 7/22: Denver, CO – Landmark Chez Artiste
  • 7/29: Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Lagoon
  • 7/29: Washington, DC – Landmark E-Street
  • 8/19: Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
Watch its trailer!
We mourn the loss of our theoretical condensed-matter physicist Marshall Stoneham. In October 2010 he took over as president of the Institute of Physics, which publishes physicsworld.com. His duties for the Institute will for the moment be taken over by the Institute’s immediate past-president Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
David C.K. Chu, editor of Antiviral Nucleosides: Chiral Synthesis and Chemotherapy, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. He has 42 patents including Method of treating hepatitis delta virus infection and 5-(E)-Bromovinyl uracil analogues and related pyrimidine nucleosides as anti-viral agents and methods of use.
We mourn the loss of our John Huchra. John was a man who loved telescopes and whose pioneering maps of a bubbly universe challenged notions of how the galaxies were born.
 
John will be best remembered for what looks for all the world like a child’s stick-figure drawing of a man, but in fact is a map showing how the galaxies are distributed through about 600 million light-years of space.
 
Astronomers had long presumed that if they looked out far enough beyond the Local Group of galaxies to which the Milky Way belongs, galaxies would be spread more or less evenly. John’s map, produced in 1986 with Margaret J. Geller and Valérie de Lapparent, showed instead that the galaxies seemed to be confined to great sheets arcing around enormous dark and presumably empty voids millions of light-years across, clustering in dense knots where the sheets intersected.
Shawna Pandya, Member of the Board of Directors at the International Lunar Observatory Association, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Steve Nerlich, author of Astronomy Without A Telescope — The Nice Way To Build A Solar System, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Thanks to Lifeboat Foundation member Frank D. Smith, the Lifeboat Foundation store now offers a Neon Logo T-Shirt and a Neon Logo with Earth T-Shirt.
William Pentland joins our Sustainability Board. Read his How to Spot an American Spy, Look for the Prius and Perfect Power: Clean Energy’s Killer App.
Social entrepreneur and experienced executive Bentley Turner joins our Business Board. Read Young former Hoover business owner Bentley Turner selected for training program sponsored by NASA and Google.
Bay Area/Colombian performance artist, technologist, and cultural theorist Praba Pilar joins our Media & Arts Board. Read Praise the Lord & Pass the Critical Theory: An Interview with Praba Pilar of the Church of Nano Bio Info Cogno.
Andreas Roepstorff, editor of Imagining Nature: Practices of Cosmology and Identity, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Martin Elvis, Senior Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, joins our Cosmology Board. Read his Extrasolar Asteroid Mining as Forensic Evidence for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
Learn about Fall and Winter, a documentary film which explores the origins of our global crisis — and the ingenious adaptations needed to survive the catastrophic transition we’ve entered.
Ivan Dimov, whose blood analysis chip could lead to disease diagnosis in minutes, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Owen Flanagan, author of Science of the Mind: 2nd Edition, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Rodney Shackelford, author of Telomeres, Telomerase, and Aging, joins our Life Extension Board.
John R. Thompson, Movie Producer at Daedal Dream, joins our Media & Arts Board.
João Pedro de Magalhães joins our Life Extension Board. He leads the Integrative Genomics of Aging Group at the Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, UK. Read his The Evolutionary Theory of Aging.
Uri Lopatin, Senior Director for Clinical and Translational research in liver diseases at Gilead Sciences, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Susan Singer, author of Doing Well By Doing Good and Project Management in the Research Environment, joins our Futurists Board.
Read issue #105 of Lifeboat News!
Eray Özkural joins our Robotics/AI Board and our Media & Arts Board. Eray authored Teraflop-scale Incremental Machine Learning. Watch MALFUNCT – Run Away (music video) by his industrial band Malfunct.
Eric Rasmussen, a faculty member of the FutureMed Executive Program at Singularity University, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
David Bolinsky, whose XVIVO created Harvard’s The Inner Life Of The Cell, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Kweli Tutashinda joins our Futurists Board. Read Nanotechnology: Students Learn About Emerging Sciences in City Hall.
Jason Dunn, Project Engineer at Moon Express, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Derek Sears, Director of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, joins our Space Settlement Board. Derek is author of The Origin of Chondrules and Chondrites.
Jan Jungclaus joins our Robotics/AI Board. Jan is an entrepreneur interested in the areas of artificial and collective intelligence, computational intelligence, bio-inspired computing, ubiquitous computing, and human-computer-interaction.
Tracy Nguyen, Academic Coordinator at the Singularity University, joins our Education Board.
Ruby Gadelrab joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Ruby is a biotechnology marketing professional with diverse skills and global experience in commercial marketing, sales, and channel management. She has market experience in cancer research, medical genomics, translational research, personalized medicine, and personalized genomics. She has a strong interest in molecular diagnostics.
Julian Togelius, coauthor of Measuring and Optimizing Behavioral Complexity for Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Ed Dillenschneider, Chief of Strategic Planning and Management at the United States Army Corps of Engineers, joins our Futurists Board.
Kate McCallum joins our Media & Arts Board. Kate is founder of the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, where she contributes expertise garnered from over 30 years of experience in the arts and entertainment industries working for major studios such as Paramount, Universal Studios, and recently Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera.
Bill Hibbard joins our Robotics/AI Board. Bill is principal author of the Vis5D, Cave5D, and VisAD open source visualization systems. Vis5D was the first open source 3-D visualization system and is the leading system for animated 3-D visualization of weather simulations. Cave5D is the most widely used software system for scientific visualization in immersive virtual reality. VisAD is the leading visualization system written in Java.
Nuclear nonproliferation expert Vladimir Vladimirovich joins our Counterterrorism Board.
Christopher de la Torre, author of Ingestible Surgical Robots — Hard To Swallow Concept? and Robot Pharmacists Are Picking Your Medication — Literally, joins our Media & Arts Board.
 
Christopher is conducting an analysis of several science social networks, as well as a case study that observes how scientists, medical professionals, and other researchers interact in these virtual spaces by probing individual and collective practices, thoughts, and desires.
Paul McGlothin joins our blog team with the post “You are What you Don’t Eat!”.
Robin Farmanfarmaian, Project Manager for FutureMed at Singularity University, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
 
The FutureMed Executive Program at Singularity University focuses on disruptive, game-changing exponential technologies which will revolutionize the practice of medicine and radically transform healthcare and the biomedical industry in the decade ahead.
Dirk Schulze-Makuch, coauthor of We Are Not Alone: Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life, joins our Astrobiology/SETI Board.
Cria is looking to hire a senior technology futurist. The position is full-time, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and involves a minimum of 20% of time for travel. Learn more!
Read The ‘Energularity’ by our José Luis Cordeiro.
Matt Funk joins our blog team with the post A (Relatively) Brief Introduction to The Principles of Economics & Evolution: A Survival Guide for the Inhabitants of Small Islands, Including the Inhabitants of the Small Island of Earth.
Belgian futurist, semiotician, and internet entrepreneur Walter De Brouwer joins our Space Settlement Board. He is also a director of the Tau Zero Foundation, formerly known as NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program which recently published the state-of-the-art work The Frontiers of Propulsion Science.
Jean Staune, Founder and General Secretary of the Interdisciplinary University of Paris, joins our Religion/Spirituality Board.
After sold out screenings in New York, San Jose, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, and London, Transcendent Man comes to San Francisco for one night only!
 
Watch it Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8:00pm at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123. It will include a special introduction by Ray Kurzweil and a post-screening Q&A with Ray and director Barry Ptolemy. Learn how you can get tickets.
Read issue #104 of Lifeboat News!
Ralf J. Muller, Founder/Director of the Vine Mission Network, joins our Ethics Board.
Watch the talks from iLabs Singularity Summit 2011.
Otto E. Rössler, author of Einstein’s Equivalence Principle Has Three Further Implications Besides Affecting Time: T-L-M-Ch Theorem, joins our Particle Physics Board. Learn about the Rössler attractor!
Connor Dickie, Experience Director of the TED Prize nominated “Changing The World” youth innovation conference, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Javier Mares Romero joins our Robotics/AI Board. Javier is founder and CEO of Abisal, a R&D firm dedicated to the application of artificial intelligence to meaningful, large scale problems and which is currently focusing on challenges in human health.
Sven Bulterijs, Editor-in-Chief of The Heales Journal of Biogerontology, joins our Life Extension Board.
Andrew Rettek, a member of Less Wrong/Overcoming Bias NYC, joins our Life Extension Board. If you wish to sign up for cryonics, but want someone to handle your paperwork for you, Andrew has volunteered to help! You can contact him at [email protected].
Matvey Ezhov, Project manager and Member of Council of Activists at the Russian Transhumanist Movement, joins our Futurists Board.
Michelle Bradbury, whose cancer-targeting investigational nanoparticle received FDA approval for first-in-human trial, joins our Biotech/Medical Board and our Nanotechnology Board.
Technologist, educational technologist, futurist, and writer Lyndon C. Marshall joins our Education Board. Read his blog!
Jonathan Simonson, coauthor of Real-Time Systems Performance Improvement with Multi-Level Cache Memory, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Read Sky at Night’s interview with our Garry Hunt.
Dean Filipovich joins our Business Board. Dean is helping develop an autonomous stratospheric airship — a platform which will replace satellites and airplanes in the Remote Sensing industry.
Florent Berthet, who earned his Master in Finance at Université Lumière (Lyon II), joins our Finance Board.
Ronen Amit joins our Information Sciences Board. Read Singular sensations: In an exclusive program in Silicon Valley, Israeli scientists are being exposed to cutting-edge technologies that will enable them to develop ways to help humanity meet its toughest future challenges.
Philip Anderson, Lead IT Technician for Chase Banks, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Social entrepreneur and futurist Dhaval Chadha joins our Futurists Board. Read his Creative Intelligence for a Smarter Future.
Phil Nadeau joins our Robotics/AI Board. Phil is wrapping up a MSci/CS with a study of novel AI methods for natural language processing at Western Washington University.
Read Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction: Is It Almost Here? Steep decline of many animal species warns that Earth is on the brink.
The Second International Green Computing Conference (IGCC’11) will be held at Orlando, Florida, USA, (the Holiday Inn at Disney World) July 25–28, Our Ishfaq Ahmad is General Co-Chair.
 
The Second International Green Computing Conference, technically cosponsored by IEEE, addresses key issues and topics related to energy efficiency in computing and promoting environmentally friendly computer technologies and systems. The conference provides a forum for discussing, sharing and investigating the state-of-the-art for all aspects of green computing, which include energy-efficient use of computers, design of algorithms and systems for environmentally-friendly computer technologies, and a wide range of related topics.
James Benoit joins our Media & Arts Board. James is game designer at Software Libra and game reviewer and co-host at Crit TV.
Sharon Niv joins our Neuroscience Board. Sharon is interested in developments in neuroscience, and advancing understanding of the brain and mind. Her personal aim is to bring technological approaches to psychotherapy.
Paul Lem, founder of Spartan Bioscience, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Spartan provides DNA testing systems for decentralized and point-of-care (POC) applications. Products include end-to-end solutions for pharmacogenetics, infectious diseases, and food and water safety testing.
Julián Ugarte joins our Futurists Board. Julián is founder and currently Director of the Social Innovation Center of Un Techo Para mi País, one of the largest and most successful nonprofit organizations in Latin America.
Grégory “Redo” Renard, named Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft in 2003, joins our Futurists Board. Watch Bytes by MSDN: Grégory Renard and Mickey Williams discuss Windows Azure advantages for Developers.
Erez Livneh, CEO of Vecoy Nanomedicines, joins our Biotech/medical Board and our Nanotechnology Board.
Dave Blakely, faculty adviser at Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board. In addition to leading the Technology Strategy practice at IDEO, Dave conducts innovation workshops, speaks to academic and business groups, and serves on several advisory boards. He is particularly proud to serve on the board of University of California at Berkeley’s College of Engineering, where he assists his alma mater in adjusting its engineering curriculum to the needs of a rapidly changing global economy.
The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope establishes near-Earth asteroid discovery record. This advanced telescope at Haleakala, Maui, discovered 19 near-Earth asteroids on the night of January 29, the most asteroids discovered by one telescope on a single night. “This record number of discoveries shows that PS1 is the world’s most powerful telescope for this kind of study,” said our Nick Kaiser, head of the Pan-STARRS project. Learn more!
David C.L. Stock joins our Education Board. David is Manager of Leadership & Learning at Cayman Islands Portfolio of the Civil Service, Civil Service College.
Narasimalu Srikanth, Technical Director/Senior Specialist at Vestas Wind Turbine Systems, joins our Engineering Board and our Sustainability Board.
 
His patents include Mold flash removal process for electronic devices, Bonding apparatus comprising improved oscillation amplification device, Transducer tool holder, and Passive damping of vibrations in a support structure.
Tom Boellstorff joins our Human Trajectories Board. Tom is Editor-in-Chief of the American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. Read his Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human.
Entrepreneur, hacker, and extropian Julien “Gbboy” Hamonic joins our Futurists Board. Julien is working to save Japan from its economic crisis by recruiting foreign engineers for Tokyo-based startups and trying to spark a new “Renaissance” (intellectual and technological framework) in Japan by incepting the Singularity memeplex.
Raycho Raychev joins our Space Settlement Board. Raycho is a graduate of International Space University and Singularity University. He is program founder of the Space Challenges Program which is the largest general space educational program ongoing in Eastern Europe with over 25,000 registered users and more than 700 students subscribed for its lectures. He coordinates its team, financial responsibility and contractual support, does marketing and public relations strategy coordination, external and institutional relations, and handles networking.
Hannah “Alicorn” Finley joins our Futurists Board. Alicorn is Consultant at Kurzweil Technologies and Creative Consultant at 3D Embodiment.
Open to the public and fully participant powered, BIL features a wild mix of technologists, scientists, artists, and hackers. Join them March 5–6th on the historic Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach, California. That’s right, its almost like Burning Man on a boat. Expect to hear a lot of Humanity+ topics covered, from Life Extension and Robotics, to DIY biology, the future of the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Open Hardware Hacking. This year, many members of local LA hackerspaces will participate, and you can hear about the exciting technologies being developed by these amazing tinkerers. The slogan for this conference is “Minds Set Free”. Learn more!
Kemal Akman joins our blog team with his post Security and Complexity Issues Implicated in Strong Artificial Intelligence, an Introduction.
Bill DeSmedt, author of Singularity, joins our Futurists Board.
 
Singularity is recommended by our Greg Bear and David Brin. What if the cataclysmic Tunguska explosion of 1908 was caused, not by a meteor or a comet, but by a microscopic black hole? What if that fantastic object — tinier than an atom, older than the stars, heavier than a mountain — is still down there, orbiting deep inside the earth, slowly consuming the planet? What if only a rookie government agent and an uncannily-insightful consultant stand between a renegade Russian billionaire and his plans to use the black hole to change history — or end it? Learn more about this technothriller!
Read World’s smallest computer watches you — from within: First millimeter-scale computer has processor, memory, battery, solar cell, and radio.
Senior structural heart disease specialist Yitzhack Schwartz joins our Biotech/Medical Board. His patents include Method and device for transseptal facilitation based on injury patterns, Guided procedures for treating atrial fibrillation, Anchoring mechanism for implantable telemetric medical sensor, and Method for anchoring a medical device between tissue.
Wilfrid Nixon, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa, joins our Engineering Board. Read Less road salt, more carbs?
Read the Popular Science feature (that features the Lifeboat Foundation) After Earth: Why, Where, How, and When We Might Leave Our Home Planet.
Victoria McGrath joins our Sustainability Board. She is director, Sustainability Office, Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Sarah Sclarsic, Investment Analyst at Canaan Partners, joins our Futurists Board.
 
Prior to joining Canaan, she cofounded the world’s first peer-to-peer car rental company, and studied accelerating technologies at Singularity University. She also worked for the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative as a health care analyst based in Africa.
Serial entrepreneur, technologist, and more recently financial engineer and trading manager Jeff Bone joins our Business Board.
Critical thinker, conceptual artist, and social commentator Khannea Suntzu joins our Media & Arts Board.
Jim Kadtke joins our Diplomacy Board. Jim has five years experience as staff adviser in the US Senate and US House of Representatives, including political and constituent adviser, legislative adviser, speech writer, and member support. He provided policy advice on defense, technology, and homeland security issues.
Cindy Frewen Wuellner, Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Futures Studies Department, joins our Futurists Board.
 
Read her 21st century cities: A is for Artificial Intelligence, 21st century cities: B is for Backward Futures, 21st century cities: C is for Co-creation, and 21st century cities: D is for Disasters.
Dutch strategic futurologist Richard Lamb joins our Futurists Board. Visit his TrendWatcher.com.
Strategic futurist Marcus Barber joins our Futurists Board. Listen to Marcus on Conversation Hour with Tim Cox, Conversation Hour with Jon Faine, and Conversation Hour with Raphael Epstein.
Read issue #103 of Lifeboat News!
Suspended Animation 2011 will be held May 20–22 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our Greg Fahy, William Faloon, and Michael Korns will be speaking. This conference covers the scientific foundations of cryonics, the latest advances in cryopreservation research, and the scientific basis for thinking that revival from cryopreservation is a realistic possibility.
WorldFuture 2011: Moving from Vision to Action will be held July 8–10, 2011 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. Our Lawrence Baines, Peter Bishop, Joseph F. Coates, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Jay E. Gary, Jerome C. Glenn, Linda MacDonald Glenn, Linda Groff, William E. Halal, Kenneth Harris, Rodney Hill, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Jackson, Ted M. Kahn, Bud Levin, Tom Lombardo, Ramez Naam, Ruben Nelson, Leslie Schneider, Rick Smyre, and Dave Stein will be speaking.
Adriano V. Autino, President of the Space Renaissance International, joins our Space Settlememt Board. Read his Three Thesis for the Space Renaissance.
Daniel Höhle, author of A General Agent Model of Emotion and Trust using the BDI Structure, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Carl R. Berman, Jr. joins our Astrobiology/SETI Board. Carl spent 5 years in the US Navy and 25 years in the NOAA Commissioned Corps, working as an oceanographer, hydrographer, pollution ecologist, and fisheries biologist for the US Government.
Michael A.G. Michaud, author of Contact with Alien Civilizations: Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials, joins our Astrobiology/SETI Board.
Learn about the new Cranfield University (United Kingdom) research degree, MSc in Nanotechnology for Sustainability, offered by our Jeremy J. Ramsden.
Diplomat Marios Belibassakis joins our new Diplomacy Board.
Watch TEDx Brussels 2010 – David Orban – Every Thing.
Sid Mitzlaff joins our Futurists Board. Sid is Advisory Applications Programmer at IBM Global Services.
Maria Konovalenko, program coordinator for the Science for Life Extension Foundation, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Bombadil Publishing inspires dreams by publishing books by young people written for young people. Learn more about their available books!
Harold G. Koenig joins our Religion/Spirituality Board. Harold has given testimony before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives concerning the effects of religious involvement on public health.
Carolyn Porco joins our Space Settlement Board. Carolyn is an American planetary scientist known for her work in the exploration of the outer solar system, beginning with her imaging work on the Voyager missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in the 1980s. She leads the imaging science team on the Cassini mission currently in orbit around Saturn. She is also an imaging scientist on the New Horizons mission launched to Pluto.
Anne Foerst joins our Robotics/AI Board. Anne served as theological advisor for the Cog and Kismet projects, two attempts to develop embodied, autonomous social robots that resemble human infants in their ability to learn and develop more mature intelligence levels.
Nancey Murphy, author of Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning, joins our Religion/Spirituality Board.
Aquanaut Dennis Chamberland joins our Human Trajectories Board. Dennis has been Mission Commander for seven NASA underwater missions.
Mansour Mohamadzadeh, who has developed genetically engineered probiotics, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Chris Smedley, owner of Terra Computing, joins our Futurists Board.
Cornelis Peters, Director at Europa Ayurveda Centre, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
René Balle joins our Business Board. René is Vice President Technology R&D at Vestas Wind Systems. Vestas is the largest manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines in the world with manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and the United States, and employs more than 20,000 people globally.
Walter Hehl joins our Futurists Board. Walter is a consultant and speaker on the future of IT and innovation. He also holds IBM’s 3rd plateau for patent disclosures.
Read Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition, an initiative of the Risk Response Network.
Otto E. Rössler joins our blog team with his post Summary of My Scientific Results on the LHC-Induced Danger to the Planet.
 
Otto is inventor of the Rössler attractor.
Roy Mitsuoka, who is an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army, joins our Counterterrorism Board. Roy authored UGV-UAV: Projection, Protection, Survivability, Terrorist Iran and Atomic Iran, and Al Qaida: Entrepreneurship and Modular Terrorism.
Daniele Tosi joins our Engineering Board. Daniele brought from scratch to prototype a new concept of fiber Bragg grating sensors, reducing costs up to 3–5 times over competing technologies.
Santiago González, Quality Control Automation Analyst at Globant, joins our Futurists Board.
Frederic Emam-Zadé, Chief Economist of Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), joins our Economics Board.
 
As the Dominican Republic’s Chief Negotiator during 1996 – 2000, Frederic coordinated the Free Trade Area negotiations of the Dominican Republic with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Central America, providing the producers of goods and services of the Dominican Republic with free market access to 19 countries that contain more than 40 million consumers.
Ivette Fuentes, coauthor of Optimal Quantum Estimation of the Unruh-Hawking Effect, joins our Physics Board.
Stan Yakatan joins our Business Board. Stan has completed and advised on numerous acquisitions and corporate finance transactions raising in excess of $1 billion in the public and private capital financing markets.
Sagie Davidovich, author of Towards a Full Brain Simulation, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Nagesh Kolishetti, who is working on nanotechnology approaches for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Nolene Ferrari Naidu, author of Dynamics of Dissipative Gravitational Collapse, joins our Cosmology Board and our Sustainability Board.
 
Nolene is Founder of H2020 which uses mobile phones to collect and map water data. H2020’s projects help communities and industries understand the dynamics of their water resources. These projects range from building mapping tools for monitoring watersheds to quantifying the effects of water poverty on the people who live in the bottom of the economic pyramid.
Daniel W. Rasmus joins our blog team with his post My Reaction to The Observer’s 20 predictions for the next 25 years.
Joanna Bryson, author of Crude, Cheesy, Second-Rate Consciousness, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Michael Breazeale joins our Finance Board. Mike is Chief Investment Officer of Juncture Wealth Strategies, LLC and Founder of Nanularity.com.
Two-time Templeton Award winner Loyal D. Rue joins our Religion/Spirituality Board. Read his Religion is Not About God.
Robert Pollack joins our Ethics Board. Robert is the author of more than a hundred research papers on the oncogenic phenotype of mammalian cells in culture. In addition he has written many opinion pieces and reviews on aspects of molecular biology, medical ethics, and science education, and has edited two books on these matters for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Strategic consultant and social philosopher Nicholas Beale, who has collaborated for over 10 years with our John Polkinghorne on Polkinghorne.net, joins our Religion/Spirituality Board.
John Polkinghorne joins our Religion/Spirituality Board. John is a world-class scientist turned priest and his many awards include Hon DDs from the Universities of Kent (1994) and Durham (1999), Hon DScs from the Universities of Exeter (1994) Leicester (1995) and Marquette (2003), and an hon D.Hum. (Hong Kong Baptist University, 2006).
 
His book Questions of Truth: Fifty-one Responses to Questions About God, Science, and Belief includes a foreword by Tony Hewish, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics and an endorsement from Bill Phillips who also won the Nobel Prize for Physics.
George F. R. Ellis, who coauthored The Large Scale Structure of Space Time with Stephen Hawking, joins our Cosmology Board.
Zachary Urbina joins our blog team with the post Stories We Tell.
Kenneth R. Miller joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Ken is coauthor of four different high school and college biology textbooks which are used by millions of students nationwide.
William B. Hurlbut, who spent 8 years on the U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics, joins our Ethics Board.
Michael Ruse, author of Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, joins our Religion/Spirituality Board.
Philip Clayton joins our Religion/Spirituality Board. Philip is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Claremont Graduate University and Ingraham Professor at Claremont School of Theology.
Arthur Zajonc, coauthor of The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal, joins our Education Board.
Scott Atran, author of Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists, joins our Counterterrorism Board.
Patricia Smith Churchland joins our Neuroscience Board. Patricia is author of Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain and The Computational Brain.
Sister Ilia Delio, author of The Humility of God: A Franciscan Perspective and Christ in Evolution, joins our Religion/Spirituality Board.
National Geographic “Explorer-in-residence” Louise Leakey joins our Sustainability Board.
Erik Postnieks, CEO at Wooster Asset Management, LLC (Angel Investing), joins our Business Board and Futurists Board. Erik graduated from the December 2010 Executive Program at Singularity University.
Fun Picture of the Day: See the Guardian 2010 Award in Rusty’s office. Learn more!
Our Laszlo Kish is developing the first-ever purely electrical heat engine.
Our Renat Letfullin is now coeditor of the International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Group Theory, and Nonlinear Optics. He also just coedited Computational Studies of New Materials II: From Ultrafast Processes and Nanostructures to Optoelectronics, Energy Storage and Nanomedicine.
Ian Gallicano, who transformed human testes cells into insulin-producing islet cells, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Alexander MacRae, who authored The Nature of The Identity for h+ Magazine, joins our Futurists Board.
Deon Garrett, author of Plateau Connection Structure and Multiobjective Metaheuristic Performance, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Rafal Rzepka, coauthor of A Casual Conversation System Using Modality and Word Associations Retrieved from the Web, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Matt Luciw, coauthor of A Biologically-Motivated Developmental System Towards Perceptual Awareness in Vehicle-Based Robots, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
James Bonaiuto, coauthor of Imitation in Embodied Communication — From Monkey Mirror Neurons to Artificial Humans, joins our Neuroscience Board.
András Kornai, who holds patent Textual data classification method and apparatus, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Mark Stephen Meadows, author of We, Robot: Skywalker’s Hand, Blade Runners, Iron Man, Slutbots, and How Fiction Became Fact, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Ricardo Sanz, author of Intelligence, Control, and the Artificial Mind, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Haris Dindo joins our Robotics/AI Board. Haris is investigating applications of advanced forms of social learning and verbal interaction in robotics.
Faustino Gomez, author of Robust Non-Linear Control through Neuroevolution, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Pei Wang joins our Robotics/AI Board. Pei is Chief Executive Editor of the Journal of Artificial General Intelligence (JAGI).
Our Existential Risks video now has improved audio and graphics. Check it out!
Our Itamar Arel, Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Eric Baum, Antonio Chella, Marco Dorigo, Wlodzislaw “Wlodek” Duch, Rod Furlan, Ben Goertzel, J. Storrs Hall, Demis Hassabis, Marcus Hutter, Matt Iklé, Bruce Klein, Randal Koene, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, John E. Laird, Christian Lebiere, Shane Legg, Moshe Looks, András Lörincz, David Orban, Jan Poland, Stephen Reed, Sebastian Rudolph, Alexei V. Samsonovich, Tom Schaul, Matthias Scheutz, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Kristinn R. Thórisson, Lyle Ungar, Wendell Wallach, Marco Wiering, Mary-Anne Williams, and David Wolpert are participating in The Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence which will be held August 3–5 in Mountain View, California, USA.
Andrew Trexler, who was an intern at Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Jim Karkanias, who advises the Singularity University in medicine and neuroscience, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Jim is also helping Microsoft revolutionize healthcare through paradigm shifting approaches that integrate next generation business, process, and technology.
Guy Fraker, Director of Business Trends and Foresight at State Farm Mutual Insurance, joins our Business Board.
Beth Friedland, owner and founder of Park Ophthalmology, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Jon Pittman joins our Business Board. Jon is VP Corporate Strategy at Autodesk, Faculty at Singularity University, Lecturer at Haas School of Business, and Command Pilot at Angel Flight West. Angel Flight West provides free transportation to medical treatment for people who cannot afford public transportation, or who cannot tolerate it for health reasons.
Christopher Stott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ManSat, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Zachary Urbina, founder of Cozy Dark emerging technology, joins our Policy Board.
We made our 5 figure goal for our End of the Year Fundraiser! In addition, Donald Maclean decided to match all donations made by the end of the year, even though we did pass his matching goal.

Dave Tosh, Technology Advisor at Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
David Schafran, who cofounded Net Impact Chennai, joins our Futurists Board.
Entrepreneur, executive, angel investor, and management consultant Manny Ratafia joins our Business Board.
Professional innovator and change agent David Rostcheck joins our Education Board.
Paul Hynek joins our Business Board. Paul is Director of Business Affairs at Giant Studios, home of the “real” Pandora.
Read issue #102 of Lifeboat News!
Henny van der Pluijm, Publisher of Venture Media, joins our Business Board.
Margarita Liptsin, who is developing a thoughtful ethic for the future to guide science and technology, joins our Ethics Board. Margarita is a graduate of Singularity University.
Valentina Margaria, Chief Technology Officer at BioToolset, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Alex Fielding, a founding member of Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Center, joins our Futurists Board.
John Moravec, editor of Education Futures, joins our Education Board.
We are nearly at 90% of the goal in our End of the Year Fundraiser. Watch our rising total!
Kostas Hatalis joins our Futurists Board. His main research interests are in artificial intelligence, machine vision, mobile robotics, microelectronics, and cybernetics.
Media alchemist Arturo Pelayo joins our Media & Arts Board. Arturo empowers organizations to discover and leverage their customers’ experiences and interactions through Social Media & Instructional Design.
Alessio Paolucci, founder of Complexity Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Stuart A. Kauffman, author of Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion, joins our Religion/Spirituality Board.
The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Mark A. Smith.
 
In addition to being a Professor at CWRU, Mark served as the Director of Basic Science Research at the University Memory and Aging Center and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. He also sat on the Editorial Board of over 200 journals including Science Translational Medicine, The Journal of Neurochemistry, and The American Journal of Pathology. Learn more.
Jascha Dub, author of No Room for Privacy in a Singular World?, joins our Transparency and Privacy Board.
John La Grou joins our new Religion/Spirituality Board which he also founded. This board straddles the intersections of technology/science and religion/spirituality and discusses how religion and spirituality affect existential risks and looks towards common survival strategies that we can derive from this discussion.
Cesar Harada joins our Media & Arts Board and our Sustainability Board. His fleet of sailing drones were primarily developed to collect oil spills. Watch TEDxMidAtlantic 2010 – Cesar Harada.
William Welser IV, coauthor of Confronting Space Debris: Strategies and Warnings from Comparable Examples Including Deepwater Horizon, joins our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board.
John Grencer joins our Biotech/Medical Board. John is the Administrative Manager of the Technology Program at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.
Watch the new educational video Existential Risks by our Kim Solez.
Singularity University Alumnus Rod Furlan, who is helping organize The Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Antonei B. Csoka, who was featured in the first Immortality Institute film, Exploring Life Extension, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Carol Abrahamson, CEO at Executive Authors, joins our Business Board.
Curtis D. Carbonell, author of Teaching “Humanity+” to Students, joins our Futurists Board.
Adam Eivy, owner of Shadow Puppet Works, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Strategic business futurist Joyce L. Gioia joins our Futurists Board. She is President and CEO of The Herman Group and also CEO of Employer of Choice.
Alicia J. Isaac joins our Finance Board. She is former Financial Controller at Singularity University and Chief Financial Officer at the Singularity Institute For Artificial Intelligence.
We are nearly at 80% of the goal in our End of the Year Fundraiser. Watch our rising total!
J. David Jentsch joins our Neuroscience Board. David’s research focuses on an understanding of the neurobiological origins of psychoses and addictions, with a particular focus on translating that information into treatments for the disorders.
 
After the fire-bombing of his car by animal rights extremists, David founded UCLA Pro-Test in order to combat the violence and defend the critical research that he and his colleagues carry out.
Courtney Boyd Myers, who put together a massive report for Forbes on the state of artificial intelligence, joins our Futurists Board.
The Immortality Institute is raising funds for the Microglia Stem Cell Research project. Learn more. Donate!
Jay Cornell, recent Managing Editor of h+ Magazine, joins our Futurists Board.
Watch our new educational video Cryonics Fundamentals.
Steve Cronin, Goodyear Corporate Inventor of the Year and Singularity University graduate, joins our Engineering Board.
SENS Foundation gets $500,000 donation from philanthropist Jason Hope at the “Breakthrough Philanthropy” event hosted by Peter Thiel Foundation.
Jovan David Rebolledo-Mendez, coauthor of Finding Hidden Relationship among Biological Concepts in Gene Ontology, joins our Scientific Advisory Board.
Kris Verburgh, cofounder and director of HEALES (Healthy Life Extension Society), joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Author, techno-stylist, blogger, designer, and sometimes TV host Alison Lewis joins our Media & Arts Board.
Sterling Wright, creator of the virtual world film Life on Life, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Naveen Jain joins our blog team with the posts Rethinking Education to Build Better Learners — Naveen Jain and Top ten lessons for becoming a successful entrepreneur — Naveen Jain.
Philanthropist, entrepreneur, and technology pioneer Naveen Jain joins our Education Board.
Ricardo Pedraza joins our Business Board. Ric is a solver of complex problems — including international business negotiations, real estate development, and cross-cultural project management.
David Forrest, Publisher of Innovation Watch, joins our Futurists Board.
Marie-Clare Treseder joins our Media & Arts Board. Marie-Clare is Photo Editor, Logistics Team at Singularity University.
Antoaneta Vladimirova, coauthor of In Silico Approaches Inform Drug Repurposing Strategies for the Treatment of Ebola Infection, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
San Francisco Bay Area based Senior HR Strategist Kristina Hathaway joins our Business Board. One of her clients is Singularity University.
Learn about everything that rises must converge. Learn more about David Orban.
Read Management by Design: Applying Design Principles to the Work Experience by our Daniel W. Rasmus.
The next SENS Foundation Los Angeles Meeting will be held on December 10th at 7pm. It will be held at Giant Studios, home of Lord of The Rings, Avatar, Narnia, Tin Tin, The Polar Express, etc. This impressive facility is one of the leading motion capture studios in the world.
 
Our Maria Entraigues, Aubrey de Grey, Sarah Marr, and Keith Murphy will be speaking. Paul Hynek of Giant Studios and Mike Kope of SENS will be there as well.
 
Tentative Schedule:
7:00 pm: A talk by Aubrey de Grey explaining SENS and the work of the Foundation.
7:30 pm: An introduction to the SENS Foundation staff and a break for drinks.
8:00 pm: Talks from Sarah Marr and Keith Murphy.
9:00 pm: A tour of Giant Studios, drinks, and a chance to mingle.
 
RSVP with Maria at [email protected]!
Shaun Gurmin, Chairman & President at CHARGE, joins our Business Board. Shaun is a successful, multi-award winning, serial entrepreneur who is ranked in the top 100 entrepreneurs in the UK by Striding Out.
Our Kattesh Katti discovers that cinnamon can replace harmful chemicals used to create nanoparticles.
Neil McClelland joins our Nanotechnology Board. Neil is Project Manager of Nanopool GmbH which has developed a nanotechnology-based spray which is invisible to the human eye and protects almost any surface against dirt and bacteria, whether it is hospital equipment and medical bandages or ancient stone monuments and expensive fabrics.
Read issue #101 of Lifeboat News!
Christof Koch joins our Neuroscience Board. Christof authored The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach which describes a general neurobiological framework for discovering how consciousness, the subjective mind, arises out of the flickering interactions among the neurons of the cerebral cortex and related brain areas. It is based on collaborative work with Francis Crick from 1990 to 2004.
David Styles joins our Futurists Board. David is Organizer of Cryonics UK, the UK-based voluntary mutual assistance organization for cryonics emergency standby, stabilization, and transport services.
Aaron Hertzmann, who coauthored Optimizing Walking Controllers for Uncertain Inputs and Environments, joins our Robotics/AI Board. His patents include Method and system for generating an image having a hand-painted appearance and Stateless remote environment navigation.
Our End of the Year Fundraiser is going better than expected. Donald Maclean has pledged to match all donations up to $5,000. For example, if you donate $10 he will match your $10 giving us a total donation of $20.
 
Please take advantage of this rare opportunity to get your donations matched dollar for dollar.
Darrell Kotton, whose human-induced pluripotent stem cells could lead to treatments for lung disease, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Watch our new educational video The AI Physician.
Jeffrey Dean Hochderffer joins our blog team with the post Singularity Economics.
Read issue #100 of Lifeboat News!
Russell “Rusty” Schweickart is named Lifeboat Foundation 2010 Guardian Award Winner.
 
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.
 
The 2010 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Russell “Rusty” Schweickart in recognition of his efforts for humans to escape the fate of the dinosaurs. (And thereby prove that we really are smarter than they were.)
Fil Menczer joins our Complex Systems Board. Read Truthy.indiana.edu to search, identify smear tactics, Twitter-bombs through election runup and Phishers can use social Web sites as bait to net victims.
Read TSA and the Coming Great Filter.
Fred Alan Wolf, author of Taking the Quantum Leap, joins our Physics Board.
Jon Turney, author of The Rough Guide to the Future, joins our Futurists Board.
Bruno Gonçalves, who coauthored Seasonal transmission potential and activity peaks of the new influenza A(H1N1): a Monte Carlo likelihood analysis based on human mobility, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Roi Cohen Kadosh, whose electrical brain stimulation improves math skills, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Sheila Nirenberg, whose surgery-free prosthetic retina restores vision in mice, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Chris Grayson, a 14 year veteran of the New York City digital advertising scene, joins our Media & Arts Board. He also writes for h+ Magazine, covering art at the intersection of technology.
Marios Kyriazis joins our blog team with the post Stoic Philosophy and Human Immortality.
Our Yair Sharan forecasts what will threaten us in 2040.
James Newton-Thomas, a speaker at Singularity Summit Australia 2010, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Our Laszlo Kish was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Read Nanoscience Education, Workforce Training, and K-12 Resources by our Judith Light Feather.
Joseph E. Palaia, IV joins our Space Settlement Board. Joe is Vice President of Operations / R&D at 4Frontiers Corporation and is Manager at NewSpace Center, LLC.
Alexandru Celac, a member of the Singularity University Founders Circle, joins our Futurists Board.
Our educational video Transhumanism, Existential Risks, and the AI Physician is now available in Flash format and iPhone/iPad format.
Alex McKeown, author of From Sight to Synesthesia: What Happens when the Senses can be Rewired?, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. He also joins our Media & Arts Board. Listen to his music!
Marios Kyriazis joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Marios is founder of the British Longevity Society and is on the Editorial Board of Rejuvenation Research.
Watch Transhumanism, Existential Risks, and the AI Physician by our Kim Solez.
Victoria Jaguar joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Her extensive medical experience includes a variety of clinical work in addition to 10 years specialized work in organ and tissue donation.
Paul McGlothin, executive director of The CR Way Longevity Center, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Matthew Hoey, Director of the Military Space Transparency Project, joins our Policy Board.
Gert Kiss, coauthor of Computational Design of an Enzyme Catalyst for a Stereoselective Bimolecular Diels-Alder Reaction, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Jill Sobule joins our Media & Arts Board. Jill leapt to fame with her MTV staple and national top 20 hit, I Kissed a Girl.
Daniel Finfer joins our Media & Arts Board. He is a multi-instrumentalist music producer based out of Santa Monica, California. After pondering how to link the Singularity and his research with music, Daniel has created Post Human Era which is best described as “post-pop”.
Samuel H. Kenyon joins our blog team with the post Hating Technology is Hating Yourself.
Murilo Saraiva de Queiroz joins our Robotics/AI Board. Murilo is Senior Software Engineer at Vetta Labs and Senior Software Engineer at Novamente, LLC.
Lawrence Catchpole, CEO of Zenda Technologies, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Sandy Sandfort, author of The Resurrections of Robert A Heinlein: Genesis, joins our Futurists Board.
Katja Grace joins our Futurists Board. Katja authored Anthropic Reasoning in the Great Filter whose main point is that two popular anthropic reasoning principles, the Self Indication Assumption (SIA) and the Self Sampling Assumption (SSA), as well as Full Non-indexical Conditioning (FNC) basically agree that future filter steps will be larger than we otherwise think, including the many future filter steps that are existential risks.
János Kramár, coauthor of A Generalized-Zero-Preserving Method for Compact Encoding of Concept Lattices, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Marcello Herreshoff joins our Robotics/AI Board. Marcello was a participant in the Singularity Institute’s Summer of AI program in 2006, and he continues to work with SIAI Research Fellow Eliezer Yudkowsky on problems of mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and decision theory.
Jack Dongarra joins our Supercomputing Board. Jack maintains (with our Horst Simon) the TOP500 list which ranks and details the (non-distributed) most powerful known computer systems in the world.
Thomas Colthurst, author of Multidimensional Wavelets, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Mercy Njima joins our Futurists Board. Mercy is Google Fellow at Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Park and Ph.D. Student in Computer Science and Engineering at IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, Italy.
From Sarah Marr who is on our Policy Board: Understanding SENS Foundation: mission, message, and more.
Michael Strong joins our Human Trajectories Board. He is the lead author, along with Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Hernando de Soto, Co-chair of the U.N. Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor, John Mackey, and others of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems.
Santiago Bilinkis joins our Business Board. Santiago cofounded what is now Officenet Staples and is a GSP10 Graduate of Singularity University.
Dmitriy Tseliakhovich, who is commercializing a new rocket propulsion paradigm, one that requires no chemical explosions, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Marco Chacin joins our Space Settlement Board. Marco is Teaching Fellow – Space Team Project (GSP-10) at Singularity University.
Lisa Rein, author of The Singularity Takes A Bite Out of the Big Apple, joins our Education Board.
Martine Rothblatt joins our blog team with the post Ten most transhumanist words.
Jie Sheng, who is researching cyanobacteria for generating solar-powered, carbon-neutral, and cost-effective biodiesel, joins our Sustainability Board.
Bhavesh Sanghvi joins our Robotics/AI Board. Bhavesh worked on the open source OpenBiomind (part of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence’s OpenCog – Open Cognition Project).
Read issue #99 of Lifeboat News!
Our Gregory Benford, Ryan Bethencourt, Suzanne Gildert, Ben Goertzel, Randal Koene, Amy Li, Michael Rose, Michael Vassar, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking at Humanity+ @ Caltech: Redefining Humanity in the Era of Radical Technological Change. This conference is scheduled for December 4–5 at the Beckman Institute at Caltech, Los Angeles, California.
Daniel W. Rasmus, author of Listening to the Future: Why It’s Everybody’s Business, joins our Futurists Board.
Ryan Bethencourt, Director of Business Development at PAREXEL, joins our Business Board.
Alex Lightman moves from being Executive Director of Humanity+ to joining the Lifeboat Foundation Policy Board.
 
Alex is an author, entrepreneur, and futurist, who has made significant contributions to the adoption of IPv6, served as CTO of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, and has authored several books on technology and society.
Luke Hutchison, who was a member of the inaugural class of the Singularity University, joins our Scientific Advisory Board. His background is in computer graphics, algorithms, machine learning, information theory, and computational biology.
Zubin Wadia joins our Informaton Sciences Board. Zubin is CEO and Co-Founder of CiviGuard, Inc., which has developed a new mobile-based solution for emergency communications. CiviGuard was inspired by 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other recent crises.
Richard Yonck, author of The Age of the Interface, joins our Futurists Board.
Samuel Gerald Collins, who authored All Tomorrow’s Cultures: Anthropological Engagements with the Future, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Zeev Zalevsky, whose scratched glasses give perfect vision for any eyesight, joins our Engineering Board.
Bret Kulakovich, author of Atomic Medicine: Further Evidence of Accelerating Returns, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Read Designing for Future Mobility.
Slade Beard joins our Human Trajectories Board. Read his Ecothought: Architecture for the Human Enterprise.
Andrew Beckwith, author of Symmetries In Evolving Space-time and Their Connection To High-frequency Gravity Wave Production, joins our Cosmology Board.
Sam Kenyon, Lead Software Engineer at iRobot, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Edgar W. Swank, President of the American Cryonics Society, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Our Raj Bawa, Lajos “Lou” Balogh, Thomas Webster, and Lijie “Grace” Zhang will be speaking at the Second Annual Conference of the American Society for Nanomedicine which will be held October 14th-16th at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland. The Lifeboat Foundation is Media Partner of this event.
Thomas J. Webster joins our Biotech/Medical Board and Nanotechnology Board. Tom is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine and is on the editorial board of 10 other journals.
 
Tom directs the Nanomedicine Laboratory at Brown University which designs, synthesizes, and evaluates nanomaterials for various implant applications.
Lajos “Lou” Balogh joins our Biotech/Medical Board and Nanotechnology Board. Lou is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.
Lijie “Grace” Zhang, coauthor of The Role of Tissue Engineering in Articular Cartilage Repair and Regeneration and Carbon Nanofibers and Carbon Nanotubes in Regenerative Medicine, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Steven Kotler, author of A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life, joins our Human-Nonhuman Relationship Board.
Florian Siebzehnrubl, who found the first link in humans between memory and nerve cell production, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Darren Tofts, who coedited Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Watch the educational video The End of the World: Are We Doomed? by our David Brin.
Actor/director Edward James Olmos joins our Ethics Board and Media & Arts Board. Eddie has done everything from playing Admiral Adama on Battlestar Galactica to helping get communities cleaned up and rebuilt after the 1992 Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles.
Guy Deutscher, author of Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages, joins our Neuroscience Board.
British scholar, author, and cultural critic Mikita Brottman joins our Media & Arts Board. Read her H+ Magazine article The Influencing Machine and Technophobia.
Ayesha Khanna, Managing Partner of Hybrid Realities and Principal of the Hybrid Reality Institute, joins our Futurists Board.
Rosalind Sanders joins our blog team with the post American Institute of Physics reveals more cost-efficient selenium photovoltaic cells.
The third SENS Foundation L.A. Chapter meeting will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at the Westwood Brewing Company (1097 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA) from 4pm until 8pm and to the “after party” downstairs from 8pm until we are done fixing the world! The meeting is being organized by our Maria Entraigues who can be contacted at [email protected].
 
Our Maria Entraigues, Aubrey de Grey, and Sarah Marr will be attending. Dr. L. Stephen Coles (director of the Gerontology Research Group) will give an update on DNA Sequencing in Human Supercentenarians, starting at 5.00pm. Following this, at around 6.30pm, Aubrey (SENSF Co-founder and CSO) and Sarah (SENSF Co-founder and Executive VP) will talk about the Foundation’s work and recent developments in the field, and actor/director Edward James Olmos will say a few words as well.
Mamoun Muhammed joins our Nanotechnology Board. The internet may soon be a greener place thanks to new research by Mamoun that looks set to slash the carbon footprint of our surfing by introducing nanotechnology to computer servers.
Sarah Marr, cofounder of the SENS Foundation, joins our Policy Board. Sarah’s extensive background includes everything from a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics to spending several years as a business and IT consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Pier Luigi Capucci joins our Media & Arts Board. Pier Luigi is founder of Noema, a web magazine devoted to culture-sciences-technologies interrelations and influences. Noema just celebrated its tenth anniversary!
Watch the educational video Mixed and Virtual Reality.
Lev Lafayette, who is presenting Social Formations in a Transhumanist World at the first Singularity Summit Australia, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Kirk Sorensen, who runs the blog Energy From Thorium, joins our Engineering Board and Sustainability Board.
 
Watch his Google Tech Talk Energy From Thorium: A Nuclear Waste Burning Liquid Salt Thorium Reactor.
We have improved our TransVision 2010 lineup to include: Riccardo Campa, Lincoln Cannon, Jamais Cascio, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Robert M. Geraci, Ben Goertzel, Randal A. Koene, Miriam Leis, Eugen Leitl, David Orban, David Pearce, Giulio Prisco, Marta Rossi, Martine Rothblatt, Anders Sandberg, Jacopo Tagliabue, Fiorella Terenzi, Mike Treder, and Natasha Vita-More.
 
TransVision 2010 will be held October 22–24 in Milan, Italy. This conference will be a very intense, informative, scientific as well as an entertaining tour de force in contemporary transhumanist thinking, activism, science, technology & innovation and grand visionary dreams, with over 40 talks distributed over three days.
Marta Rossi joins our Ethics Board. Marta’s research is focused on mind-body relations, philosophical and scientific accounts of consciousness, and the link between the Singularity and social changes.
Italian researcher and psychologist Antonella Canonico joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Gabriele Rossi, Director of the iLabs AI department, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Jacopo Tagliabue, coauthor of The Effect of Leverage on Financial Markets, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Frederick Gaston, of Gaston & Gaston, joins our Legal Board.
Marco Baumgartl joins our Cosmology Board and Physics Board. Marco is the author of Backgrounds in Boundary String Field Theory. He is the initiator and organizer of the SFP: International School on Strings and Fundamental Physics and the FoG-workshop Fundaments of Gravity.
Jamie Bronstein, author of Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Land Reform and Working-Class Experience in Britain and the United States, 1800–1862, and John Francis Bray: Transatlantic Radical, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
The theme for Rome’s next science festival is “Science and the End of the World”. It will run from Thursday 20 January 2011 to Sunday 23. On Saturday, our Willard Wells will give a slide presentation with the tentative title “Calculation of Humanity’s Survivability”.
 
The event, as always, will take place in Renzo Piano’s striking Auditorium Parco della Musica. The fifth edition of the Festival, in 2009, on Scientific Research and Technology, was an extraordinary success, with 45,000 members of the public attending it.
Read The End of the World and Architecture by Michael A. Richards.
Jeff Clune, creator of the Avidians artificial life forms that evolve basic intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read issue #98 of Lifeboat News!
The second SENS Foundation L.A. Chapter meeting will be held on Friday, August 27th at the Westwood Brewing Company (1097 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA) from 6pm until everyone has had enough fun. The meeting is being organized by our Maria Entraigues who can be contacted at [email protected].
 
Dr. Sarah Marr, SENS Foundation Vice President, will be attending.
S. Jay Olshansky, first author of The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
 
Watch his 60 Minutes interview. Watch him on Charlie Rose.
Linh Truong joins our Media & Arts Board.
Rob Carlson, author of Biology Is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Our Sonia Arrison, Gregory Benford, Greg Fahy, Terry Grossman, Sheldon Saul Hendler, Raymond McCauley, and Melanie Swan will be speaking at the Personalized Life Extension Conference 2010 on October 9 and October 10 in San Francisco. Use the code LIFEBOAT to get $100 off this conference.
Peter Passaro, coauthor of Hybrots: Hybrids of Living Neurons and Robots for Studying Neural Computation, joins our Neuroscience Board and Robotics/AI Board.
Read issue #97 of Lifeboat News!
ASIM 2010: Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds, Satellite to the Singularity Summit 2010, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco during August 16–17.
 
ASIM (Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds) is a new series of workshops and activities that will cover the current state of the art in the fields of whole brain emulation, mind transfer, digital personalities, gradual replacement techniques, and brain preservation.
 
The sessions of the ASIM workshop will run after the Singularity Summit workshop on Monday and Tuesday, as a satellite event to the main Singularity Summit (August 14–15). The Singularity Summit workshop finishes at 5pm on both days, so there will be time to find some dinner before joining their evening sessions.
 
It is being organized by our Randal A. Koene and Suzanne Gildert.
J. Peter Rosenfeld, whose P300 brain-wave tests may enable us to read terrorists’ minds, joins our Neuroscience Board and Counterterrorism Board.
Anthony Laing, coauthor of Multimode Quantum Interference of Photons in Multiport Integrated Devices, joins our Physics Board.
The Singularity Summit 2010 will be held August 14–15 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California.
 
This is a rare gathering of thinkers to explore the rising impact of science and technology on society. The summit has been organized to further the understanding of a controversial idea — the Singularity scenario. As an official partner of this event, the Lifeboat Foundation invites scientists, futurists, and everyone interested in the future of the human species to attend.
Jeff Lichtman, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Ryan Calo joins our blog team with the post Robots And Privacy.
Read issue #96 of Lifeboat News!
Markus Schmidt joins our Biotech/Medical Board and Ethics Board. Markus was a speaker at the first meeting of The U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
 
His research interests include risk assessment, the science-society interface, and technology assessment (TA) of novel bio-, nano-, and converging technologies, with a special focus on synthetic biology.
Hannes Sjöblad joins our Finance Board. Hannes Chief Operating Officer at Alpcot Capital Management Ltd. in London.
Our updated Space Habitats page is up thanks to James Doehring.
The Lifeboat Foundation sold 24 copies of Apocalypse When?: Calculating How Long the Human Race Will Survive yesterday. Visit our Lifeboat Foundation Amazon store. (This store is identical to Amazon but donates about 6.5% of its proceeds to us.)
Peter Sweeney, Founder and Co-President of Primal Fusion, joins our Information Sciences Board. Primal has developed a semantic synthesis technology that solves core scalability and personalization issues in knowledge representation for the consumer Internet.
Jonathan Smallwood, featured in The New York Times article Discovering the Virtues of a Wandering Mind, joins our Neuroscience Board.
George Palasantzas, who has put the Casimir effect to work as a nano-switch, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Dan Huh joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Dan has developed a living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip.
Howie M. Choset joins our Robotics/AI Board. Recently, Howie cofounded a company called Cardiorobotics which makes a small surgical snake robot for minimally invasive surgery. (And raised over $10 million for this venture!)
Erik Brynjolfsson, coauthor of Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy, joins our Business Board. Erik is also the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Chair of the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Editor of the Information Systems Network.
Bradley Voytek, who has discovered a way to make neural prostheses such as bionic arms or eyes less invasive, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Lincoln Cannon, Director and President of the Mormon Transhumanist Association and one of the main exponents of modern religious transhumanism, joins our Futurists Board.
Robert M. Geraci, author of Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Eugen Leitl joins our Futurists Board. Eugen is a German cryonicist and transhumanist activist, a computer scientist, and an expert in several disciplines including neurotechnology.
Mazin Gilbert, Executive Director of Technical Research at AT&T Labs, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Miriam Leis joins our Futurists Board. Watch her Colony 5 – Future – Technoprogressive Lyrics.
Andrew Pieper, who has discovered a compound that restores the capacity to form new memories in aging rats, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Denise Herzing joins our blog team with the post The True Cost of Ignoring Nonhumans.
TransVision 2010 will be held October 22–24 in Milan, Italy. This conference will be a very intense, informative, scientific as well as an entertaining tour de force in contemporary transhumanist thinking, activism, science, technology & innovation and grand visionary dreams, with over 40 talks distributed over three days.
 
Our Riccardo Campa, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Ben Goertzel, Randal A. Koene, David Orban, David Pearce, Giulio Prisco, Martine Rothblatt, Anders Sandberg, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
The main goal of the Lifeboat Foundation is to safeguard humanity from problems in the future. Today we are offering the chance to save a life today. It is important that we work to protect both our present and our future.
 
One of our donors, Mulege Armstrong, has bone cancer. Help save her!
Read the reports Human Body Version 2.0 and Law of Accelerating Returns by our Ray Kurzweil.
Nikola Danaylov joins our Futurists Board. Nikola runs the Singularity Weblog and Singularity Symposium.
Olivier Roland joins our Futurists Board. Olivier created the popular French blog, Des Livres Pour Changer de Vie which is dedicated to rare and demanding books that can change one’s life, covering topics as diverse as productivity, creativity, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, and also meditation, happiness, and health.
Andrea Kuszewski, author of the blog The Rogue Neuron, joins our Neuroscience Board. Andrea is a Behavior Therapist and Consultant for children on the autism spectrum in Boston, Massachusetts. Her expertise is in Asperger’s Syndrome, or high-functioning autism.
The Lifeboat Foundation is ready to begin work on an ambitious project called the Lifeboat Foundation X-Risks Network. Our mailing list/forum for this project is at http://groups.google.com/group/lifeboat-foundation-x-risks-network. To get invited to the discussion on our mailing list/forum, send an email with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation X-Risks Network” to [email protected].
 
The goal of the X-Risks Network project is to combine a bayesian network, a debate graph, and a project tracking system all into one graph. The project is focused on tracking progress on existential risk reduction and then determining the most leveraged ways to help reduce existential risks.
 
Learn more!
We have launched a forum/mailing list for our Neuroscience Board.
 
If you wish to join our Neuroscience Board, you can apply by sending an email with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation Neuroscience Board” to [email protected].
 
The Lifeboat Foundation now has 7 forum/mailing lists.
Aubrey de Grey will join the first SENSF L.A. Chapter meeting to be held on Friday, July 9th, 2010, at the Westwood Brewing Company (1097 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024–2907) starting at 5pm.
 
This will be an informal gathering to create a local initiative to promote the SENS Foundation’s interests and mission.
 
The idea of forming a SENSF L.A. Chapter, which is planned to have monthly meetings, is to create a network of enthusiasts, field professionals, potential donors, sponsors, collaborators, students, etc. The chapter will promote educational efforts in the area, and will reach out to the Hollywood community and gain their support.
 
Please RSVP with Maria Entraigues at [email protected]
Martin Greenberger joins our Economics Board and Information Sciences Board.
 
Martin earned B.A. (summa cum laude), M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard University, working there in the early 1950s with Mark I, a pre-ENIAC automatic digital computer. His doctoral dissertation was on a microanalytic simulation of the American economy, a joint research project with economists Guy Orcutt and Alice Rivlin. During the same period, he managed the IBM applied science group that tracked the Russian Sputnik, a collaboration with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard.
 
In the 1964 Atlantic Monthly article Computers of Tomorrow, well before the advent of either the Internet, the NASDAQ stock exchange, electronic banking, or magnetic credit cards, Martin introduced the term “information utility” to express a vision of scalable computation, automatic security markets, online communities, distributed information services, money cards, and computerized financial transactions.
Bob Richards joins our Space Settlement Board. Bob is the Founder and CEO of Odyssey Moon Limited, a commercial lunar transportation company and the first official contender in the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE.
 
In 1987, Bob cofounded the International Space University (ISU) with Peter Diamandis and Todd Hawley; today a global institution with a central campus in Strasbourg, France.
 
In 2008, Bob joined Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, and other leading thinkers in the founding of Singularity University, an institution dedicated to preparing humanity for accelerating technological change, based at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley.
Keith Murphy, Chief Executive Officer and President of Organovo, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Organovo is a regenerative medicine company focused on delivering breakthrough human tissue printing technology and creating tissue on demand for research and surgical applications.
Suzanne Gildert joins our Physics Board. Suzanne is working for D-Wave Systems, a company which is building the world’s first commercially available quantum computer.
Marcos Bernat joins our Futurists Board. Marcos is an alumnus of the Singularity University Executive Program 2010 and helped grow Chupa Chups to 2,000 employees.
James Canton joins our Futurists Board. James is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. He has advised three White House Administrations, the National Science Foundation, and MIT’s Media Lab, Europe.
Eitan Eliram joins our Media & Arts Board. Eitan is Director of New Media, Communication Department, Prime Minister’s Office, Israel.
Jonathan Knowles joins our Business Board. Jonathan is Director, Strategic Initiatives, Corporate Strategy and Engagement at Autodesk. Watch Autodesk’s Jonathan Knowles uses Willow Garage Texai at X PRIZE Gala.
Peer Infinity joins our blog team with the post Existential Risk Reduction Career Network.
Jane Herndon joins our Business Board. Jane is a business strategist interested in creating positive social and economic change through innovative technology / business models.
Yuri van Geest joins our Futurists Board. He is an alumnus of the Singularity University Executive Program 2010 sponsored by NASA, Google, and Autodesk.
Alberto Dubois joins our Business Board. Alberto has 15 years in investment banking in Spanish, French, and UK entities.
The RPG Eclipse Phase includes the “Singularity Foundation” and “Lifeboat Institute” as player factions. Learn more about this game!
Kim Solez, one of the world’s foremost kidney pathologists and medical Internet leaders, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Hal Myers, Cofounder and President of Thought Technology, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Frank Adamek, cofounder of the Existential Risk Reduction Career Network, joins our Futurists Board.
Read issue #95 of Lifeboat News!
Kevin Jain, President of the Harvard College Future Society, joins our Futurists Board.
 
The Harvard College Future Society hosted and organized the H+ Summit at Harvard: Rise of the Citizen Scientist, with organizational assistance from Humanity+.
M. A. “Doc Gee” Greenstein joins our Futurists Board. Doc Gee is an internationally recognized commentator, researcher, and coach on best and future practices for “opening the doors of perception”.
Todd Huffman, cofounder of the BIL Conference and a member of the Board of Directors of Humanity+, joins our Futurists Board.
Robert Lecnik of Canadian Photonic Labs joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Donald Maclean joins the A-500 where he supports the A-PRIZE for the price of a cup of coffee a day. The purpose of the A-PRIZE is to put development of artificial life forms in the open where it should be.
Tony Greenberg, Chairman of RampRate Sourcing Advisors, joins our Futurists Board. RampRate is an IT services decision hub that makes multi-million dollar matches between people that need some really cold space, massive computing power and near infinite bandwidth and companies that can do so reliably, cheaply, and effectively.
The H+ Summit @ Harvard — The Rise Of The Citizen Scientist is this weekend!
 
We have further improved our lineup to include: Itamar Arel, Ed Boyden, Aubrey de Grey, George Dvorsky, Alexandra Elbakyan, Ben Goertzel, Noah Goodman, Andrew Hessel, James Hughes, Joseph P. Jackson, Morris Johnson, Ray Kurzweil, John “Pathfinder” Lester, Amy Li, Jeff Lieberman, Brian Malow, Raymond McCauley, Pieter J. Mosterman, Ramez Naam, David Orban, David Pearce, Mridula “Millie” Kumari Ray, Heather Schlegel, Melanie Swan, Alexei Turchin, Natasha Vita-More, and Justyna Zander.
 
Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/648806598/friendsofhplus/4141206940.
Donald Maclean joins our blog team with the post Transitions.
Amy Li joins our Media & Arts Board. Amy is a multidisciplinary creative director and designer, specializing in branding, creative marketing strategy, and user experience design for global brands such as Yahoo, AT&T, VW, Sony etc. She is also on the board of directors of Humanity+.
Brian Malow, “Earth’s Premier Science Comedian”, joins our Education Board. Watch his science video essays on Time Magazine’s website.
Woody Evans joins our blog team with the post Gizmodo: Are Cameras the New Guns?
Bob Krone joins our blog team with the post Space Education.
Frank Sudia joins our blog team with the post Friendly AI: What is it, and how can we foster it?
Read our updated NanoShield report.
Our Michele Giugliano and Henry Markram are organizing the 2010 Monte Verità Workshop: Frontiers in Neuroengineering in Ascona, Switzerland, September 5–9th, 2010.
 
Neuroengineering is a rapidly growing discipline that takes its lymph from the increasing cross-fertilization of many areas of technology and science. By means of neuroengineering, advances in diverse technologies and in cellular and molecular biology converge into powerful tools to improve our understanding and treatment of neural (dis)functions. Recently such a discipline has gone beyond the concept of a simple application of engineering principles to central nervous system (CNS) comprehension, leading to the emergence of one of the more exciting interdisciplinary research fields in modern neurosciences.
Ramesh Jain joins our Engineering Board. Ramesh is a scientist and entrepreneur whose decades long career has spanned several universities and startup companies. He is best known for founding the company Virage and working on some of the early visual information retrieval systems. In addition, he was the founder of IEEE Multimedia.
Heather Schlegel, futurist, technologist, and cacophonist, joins our Futurists Board. For more than 12 years Heather has helped build innovative Internet products in Silicon Valley and has more than 50 product launches to her name.
Watch the LittleDog Robot.
Read 10 Futuristic Materials by our Michael Anissimov.
Read issue #94 of Lifeboat News!
We have further improved our H+ Summit @ Harvard — The Rise Of The Citizen Scientist lineup to include: Itamar Arel, Ed Boyden, Aubrey de Grey, George Dvorsky, Alexandra Elbakyan, Ben Goertzel, Noah Goodman, Andrew Hessel, James Hughes, Joseph P. Jackson, Morris Johnson, Ray Kurzweil, John “Pathfinder” Lester, Jeff Lieberman, Raymond McCauley, Pieter J. Mosterman, Ramez Naam, David Orban, David Pearce, Mridula “Millie” Kumari Ray, Melanie Swan, Alexei Turchin, Natasha Vita-More, and Justyna Zander.
 
Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/648806598/friendsofhplus/4141206940.
Jeff Lieberman, the host of Discovery Channel’s Time Warp, joins our Education Board and Media & Arts Board.
Our existential risk programs discussion interface has been improved. Join the discussion!
 
Also, if you wish to post to our blog, send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation blog”.
Fannie Mae doubles their donation to the Lifeboat Foundation. Thanks Fannie Mae!
Pieter J. Mosterman, Associate Editor of Applied Intelligence: The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, and Complex Problem-Solving Technologies, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Mridula “Millie” Kumari Ray, coauthor of Polycomb complexes repress developmental regulators in murine embryonic stem cells, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
John “Pathfinder” Lester joins our Media & Arts Board. John joins our growing lineup at H+ Summit @ Harvard — The Rise Of The Citizen Scientist.
Matt Barrie, whose Freelancer.com can now make your boss a robot, joins our Information Sciences Board.
– We have improved our H+ Summit @ Harvard — The Rise Of The Citizen Scientist lineup to include: Ed Boyden, Aubrey de Grey, George Dvorsky, Alexandra Elbakyan, Ben Goertzel, Noah Goodman, Andrew Hessel, James Hughes, Joseph P. Jackson, Morris Johnson, Ray Kurzweil, Raymond McCauley, Ramez Naam, David Orban, David Pearce, Alexei Turchin, Natasha Vita-More, and Justyna Zander.
 
Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/648806598/friendsofhplus/4141206940.
Steven Zuckerman, Executive Producer of the Next-Gen-Expo, joins our Media & Arts Board.
 
The Next-Gen-Expo unites global visionary leaders committed to developing the next generation products, companies, strategies, and cities for a better world. It will be held October 16–17 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Lyle Ungar, author of Your iPhone is Going to Outsmart You: The Informational Revolution Will Take Us By Surprise, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Justyna Zander, author of Computation of Things in the Perspective of Climate Implications, joins our Sustainability Board.
Noah Goodman, who has developed a Grand Unified Theory of AI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read Demographic Consequences of Defeating Aging by our Leonid A. Gavrilov and Natalia S. Gavrilova.
Raymond McCauley, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Read On the Principles of Economics & Evolution: A Survival Guide for the Inhabitants of Small Islands, Including the Inhabitants of the Small Island of Earth by our Matt Funk.
Ramez Naam, author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, joins our Futurists Board. Ramez is a professional technologist who was involved in the development of widely-used software products such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook.
Alexandra Elbakyan, author of Consciousness in mixed systems: merging artificial and biological minds via Brain-Machine Interface, joins our Engineering Board.
Morris Johnson, Chief Technology Officer at Lifespan Pharma, joins our Futurists Board.
Our Anirban Bandyopadhyay has developed a molecular computer that mimics the human brain. It can solve complex problems and even heal itself.
Our Wesley du Charme was cryopreserved after a long battle with cancer.
 
We will miss him.
Go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/648806598/friendsofhplus/4141206940 to register for H+ Summit @ Harvard — The Rise Of The Citizen Scientist.
Our Kattesh Katti has developed a new cancer detection and therapy method using engineered gold nanoparticles.
Keith Curtis joins our blog team with the post Software and the Singularity.
Jerry Fluellen, author of Word for the Mind: Analysis of a Language of Thinking, joins our Education Board.
Read issue #93 of Lifeboat News!
David Orban joins our blog team with the post H+ Summit @ Harvard — The Rise Of The Citizen Scientist.
 
The Lifeboat Foundation is Media Sponsor of this event. If you have suggestions on future events that we should sponsor, please contact [email protected].
James Doehring joins our blog team with the post Technology Readiness Levels for Non-rocket Space Launch.
Nikodem Poplawski, who discovered that our universe may be in a black hole within a larger universe, joins our Physics Board.
Adam Gordon, author of Future Savvy: Identifying Trends to Make Better Decisions, Manage Uncertainty, and Profit from Change, joins our Futurists Board.
Read The Teachers We Need vs. the Teachers We Have: The Realities and the Possibilities by our Lawrence Baines.
Miron Cuperman, a futurist based in San Francisco who is currently Founder of CPUSet and Founder of a Stealth Bioinformatics startup, joins our Futurists Board.
Amnon H. Eden joins our blog team with the post Technological Singularity and Acceleration Studies: Call for Papers.
Matt Funk, author of On the Truly Noncooperative Game of Life on Earth: In Search of the Unity of Nature & Evolutionary Stable Strategy, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Dave Stein, editor-in-chief of FUTUREtakes, joins our Futurists Board.
Our WorldFuture 2010 lineup has been improved to include: Janna Quitney Anderson, Peter Bishop, Dennis Bushnell, Joseph F. Coates, José Luis Cordeiro, William Cosgrove, Kevin Fickenscher, Medard Gabel, Jay Gary, Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, Linda Groff, William Halal, Ken Harris, Jay Herson, Rodney Hill, John Jackson, Michael Jackson, Carl Jensen III, Ted Kahn, Ray Kurzweil, Thelma Leaffer, Bernard H. Levin, Thomas Lombardo, Gary Marx, Hameed Nezhad, Pavel Nováček, Amy Oberg, Concepción Olavarrieta, Leslie Schneider, Rick Smyre, Stephen F. Steele, Mohan Tikku, Patrick Tucker, Wendell Wallach, and Verne Wheelwright.
 
WorldFuture 2010: Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies will be held July 8–10, 2010 at The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.
Thelma Leaffer, coauthor of The Digital Health-Care Revolution, joins our Futurists Board.
Markus Goritschnig joins our blog team with the post Critical Request to CERN Council and Member States on LHC Risks.
Ken Harris, Chairman, The Consilience Group, LLC; Secretary, the World Future Society; and Managing and Transportation Field Editor, Techcast.org, joins our Futurists Board.
Kevin Fickenscher, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Dell Perot Systems – Healthcare, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Concepción Olavarrieta, creator of the Global Millennium Prize for youngsters all over the world, joins our Futurists board.
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Hameed Nezhad, author of World Energy Scenarios to 2050: Issues and Options, joins our Futurists Board.
Leslie Schneider, president of Formative Networks, joins our Education Board.
Janna Quitney Anderson, Director of the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University, joins our Futurists Board.
John Jackson, President of Police Futurists International, joins our Futurists Board.
 
The Society of Police Futurists International (PFI) is an organization of law enforcement practitioners, educators, researchers, private security specialists, technology experts, and other professionals dedicated to improving criminal and social justice through the professionalization of policing.
Dylan Evans joins our blog team with the post Risk intelligence.
Łukasz Kaiser, who authored Program Search as a Path to Artificial General Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Dave Kekich, CEO at Maximum Life Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to reversing human aging and aging related diseases, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
The paper submission deadline for The First International Green Computing Conference has been extended to April 7, 2010.
 
The First International Green Computing Conference, Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, addresses key issues and topics related to energy efficiency in computing and promoting environmentally friendly computer technologies and systems. The conference aims to provide a forum to a wide audience for discussing, sharing, and investigating the state-of-the-art for all aspects of green computing, which include energy-efficient use of computers, design of algorithms and systems for environmentally-friendly computer technologies, and wide range of related topics.
WorldFuture 2010: Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies will be held July 8–10, 2010 at The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Our Peter Bishop, Dennis Bushnell, José Luis Cordeiro, William Cosgrove, Medard Gabel, Jay Gary, Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, Linda Groff, William Halal, Jay Herson, Rodney Hill, Michael Jackson, Carl Jensen III, Ted Kahn, Ray Kurzweil, Bernard H. Levin, Thomas Lombardo, Gary Marx, Pavel Nováček, Amy Oberg, Rick Smyre, Stephen F. Steele, Mohan Tikku, and Verne Wheelwright will be speaking.
Ray Kurzweil joins our blog team with the post Reflections on Avatar.
Tim Oates, coauthor of Clustering Time Series with Hidden Markov Models and Dynamic Time Warping, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Azar Gat, joins our Human Trajectories Board. He is author of War in Human Civilization, Victorious and Vulnerable: Why Democracy Won in the 20th Century and How it is Still Imperiled, and A History of Military Thought: From the Enlightenment to the Cold War.
Colin Pillinger joins our Space Settlement Board. He was leader of the Beagle 2 project, which aimed to land a spacecraft dedicated to exobiology, geochemistry, and atmospheric science on Mars to seek evidence for past and present life as part of ESA’s Mars Express Mission.
Our AGI-10 lineup has been further improved to include: Itamar Arel, Eric Baum, Nick Cassimatis, Antonio Chella, Włodzisław “Wlodek” Duch, Ben Goertzel, J. Storrs “Josh” Hall, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Bert Kappen, Randal Koene, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, John Laird, Christian Lebiere, Shane Legg, Carlo Lepori, Moshe Looks, András Lörincz, Hamid Reza Maei, David Orban, Cassio Pennachin, Jan Poland, Stephen Reed, Sebastian Rudolph, Anders Sandberg, Tom Schaul, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Kristinn Thórisson, Antoine van de Ven, Marco Wiering, Mary-Anne Williams, David Wolpert, and Robert Wray.
 
The Third Conference on Artificial General Intelligence will be held at Lugano, Switzerland on March 5–8 (Fri-Mon) 2010. AGI 2010 will be held “In Memoriam Ray Solomonoff.”
Jan Poland joins our Robotics/AI Board. His research interests include: theory of machine learning, Bayes, MDL, prediction with expert advice, active learning, function minimization, reinforcement learning, algorithmic information theory, and decision theory.
Hamid Reza Maei, who is building reinforcement learning algorithms for large-scale problems, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Alexander Seifalian, who is using nanotechnology to create an artificial artery, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Antoine van de Ven, coauthor of A Minimum Relative Entropy Principle for AGI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Robert Wray joins our Robotics/AI Board. Bob is Senior Scientist, Soar Technology. At Soar Technology, he leads or has led R&D projects for the Air Force and Navy research offices, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. His research encompasses many areas of artificial intelligence, including agent-based systems and agent architectures, machine learning, cognitive science, knowledge representation, and ontology.
Patrick Takahashi joins our Methods for Discovery and Solution Finding Board. He is Director Emeritus with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute of the University of Hawaii and the recent author of Simple Solutions for Planet Earth and Simple Solutions for Humanity.
Antonio Chella, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Machine Consciousness, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Tom Schaul, who is working on artificial curiosity with Jürgen Schmidhuber, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Our AGI-10 lineup has been improved to include: Itamar Arel, Eric Baum, Nick Cassimatis, Włodzisław “Wlodek” Duch, Ben Goertzel, J. Storrs “Josh” Hall, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Bert Kappen, Randal Koene, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, John Laird, Christian Lebiere, Shane Legg, Carlo Lepori, Moshe Looks, András Lörincz, David Orban, Cassio Pennachin, Stephen Reed, Sebastian Rudolph, Anders Sandberg, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Kristinn Thórisson, Marco Wiering, Mary-Anne Williams, and David Wolpert.
 
The Third Conference on Artificial General Intelligence will be held at Lugano, Switzerland on March 5–8 (Fri-Mon) 2010. AGI 2010 will be held “In Memoriam Ray Solomonoff.”
Kristinn Thórisson joins our Robotics/AI Board. He is Founding Director of IIIM, the second A.I. research lab in Iceland, and Founding Co-Director of CADIA, the first A.I. lab in Iceland.
Michael Mautner, who says that we have a ‘moral obligation’ to seed the universe with life, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Eliot Winer, who has developed technology that converts 2-D medical scans into detailed 3-D images that can be used to plan a surgery, joins our Engineering Board.
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Igor Aronson, who used bacteria to power simple machines, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Read Millimeter-scale, energy-harvesting sensor system developed.
Read Exposed: Naked Body Scanner Images Of Film Star Printed, Circulated By Airport Staff.
Richard Hunter, who demonstrated that acute stress leaves epigenetic marks on the hippocampus, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Ben “Fenn” Lipkowitz joins our Human Trajectories Board. Fenn has created a civilization seed with SKDB.
Domenico Praticó joins our Biotech/Medical Board. His research area is clinical pharmacology with a special focus on the cellular and molecular aspects of cell oxidative biology and a particular interest in small molecules such as bioactive oxidized lipids.
Ryan Calo, Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, Stanford Law School, joins our Legal Board.
Kate Stone, founder of Novalia which creates Interactive Printed Media (IPM), joins our Media & Arts Board.
Read Kinds of Minds by our J. Storrs “Josh” Hall.
Yi Qi, who is working on artificial kagome spin ice, joins our Scientific Advisory Board.
Michael McAlpine, whose energy-harvesting rubber sheets could power pacemakers, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Jerry Shih, who showed that brain waves can “write” on a computer, joins our Neuroscience Board.
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Scott Saponas, who is developing muscle-computer interfaces, joins our Scientific Advisory Board.
Nicolas Pinto, who demonstrated a better way for computers to “see”, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Karl MacDorman joins our Robotics/AI Board. His research interests include android science, machine learning, social robotics, sensor motor representation, symbol grounding and symbol emergence, computational neuroscience, and computer security.
Dale Purves, coeditor of Neuroscience, Fourth Edition, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Amir Shapiro, whose robots climb up the wall, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Benjamin Wolozin, who discovered that subjects taking the cholesterol lowering medicines termed statins have a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Hanna Tuomisto, who coauthored Assessing the environmental impacts of contrasting farming systems, joins our Sustainability Board.
Xue Han, who is developing laser-controlled humans, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Bre Pettis joins our Engineering Board. Bre is cofounder of Makerbot, a company that produces robots that make things.
Jean van den Elsen, whose new technique detects proteins that make us age, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
David Harrison, who gave elderly mice the human equivalent of thirteen extra years of life, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Sylvain Martel, who is harnessing bacteria as drug mules which are steered through human bodies using magnetic fields, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Jiping Huang, who is developing a liquid invisibility cloak, joins our Physics Board.
Brian Chow, who is silencing brain cells with multiple colors of light, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Diana Reiss, internationally recognized researcher in animal cognition and communication, joins our Human-Nonhuman Relationship Board.
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Jen Cha joins our Nanotechnology Board. Jen is pushing the envelop in nanoscience by using biology to engineer the assembly of nanoscale materials for applications in medicine, electronics, and energy.
Monica Anderson, inventor of Artificial Intuition: a new possible path to Artificial Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Leslie A. Yakubowski and Benjamin R. Hoffman become LF 500 members, bringing us up to 200 donors.
Peter de Jager, winner of our Guardian Award, joins our Futurists Board.
Dustin Smith joins our Robotics/AI Board. Dustin is a member of the MIT Mind Machine Project whose goal is to reconcile natural intelligence with machine intelligence, and in doing so develop and engineer a class of intelligent machines.
Donna Simmons joins our Neuroscience Board. She was featured in the New York Times article Building a Search Engine of the Brain, Slice by Slice.
Scientific Advisory Board members Aaron Balogun, Jeffrey Collins, William Cosgrove, Dylan Evans, Woody Evans, Julian Franco, George Perry, and David Reisner have all decided to become LinkedIn managers for our LinkedIn group. We have reached the LinkedIn limit of 10 managers thanks to the support of our many Scientific Advisory Board members. We thank them for this “embarrassment of riches”!
The Life Extension Foundation contributes $2,000 towards our website redesign.
Edward Hubbard joins our Neuroscience Board. Ed is exploring topics at the intersection of education and neuroscience, an emerging field referred to as “Educational Neuroscience” or “Brain, Mind and Behavior”.
Danko Nikolić, who deciphered part of the neuronal code, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Ken Kosik, who discovered how the brain encodes memories at a cellular level, joins our Neuroscience Board.
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Our Ray Solomonoff died after a brief illness. Ray kept publishing and engaging with the AI community right up until his death. It seems very likely that, if and when strong AI is created, the designer will owe a great debt to Ray’s work. Let’s honor his memory by becoming more familiar with his achievements and making sure that his ideas stay alive.
Myung-Haing Cho, whose vaporized viral vector shows promise in anti-cancer gene therapy, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Mac Cowell, Director of The Boston Open Source Science Lab (BOSSlab), joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
 
The BOSSlab is a volunteer-powered research center that brings amateurs and Ph.D.s together to develop low-cost and low-waste tools and techniques for “DIY” biotechnology.
Humberto Terrones, winner of the “Albert Einstein” UNESCO medal, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Michael K. Simpson, President of the International Space University, joins our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board.
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Peter de Jager has been named our Lifeboat Foundation 2009 Guardian Award Winner.
 
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.
 
The 2009 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Peter de Jager on the tenth anniversary of Y2K which he helped avert. This award is in recognition of his 1993 warning which alerted the world to the potential disaster that might have occurred on January 1, 2000 and his efforts in the following years to create global awareness of the problem, and the possible solutions. His presentations, articles, and more than 2,000 media interviews contributed significantly to the world’s mobilization to avoid that fate.
 
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Our Sarah Jane Pell has been awarded a TED2010 Fellowship.
H. Henrik Ehrsson, coauthor of That’s My Hand! Activity in Premotor Cortex Reflects Feeling of Ownership of a Limb, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Jaroslav Vacek, who is developing a unidirectional molecular rotor which may lead to tiny sensors, pumps, and switches, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Dan Shaw, author of Hot on the Trail of Democracy in America, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Tom Baehr-Jones joins our Physics Board. His patents include Frequency conversion with nonlinear optical polymers and high index contrast waveguides, Bremsstrahlung laser (“blaser”), and Near field scanning microscope probe and method for fabricating same.
Colin Allen, coauthor (with Wendell Wallach) of Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Dutch transhumanist Ruud Dirven joins our Media & Arts Board.
David Casacuberta, who coedited Handbook of Research on Synthetic Emotions and Sociable Robotics: New Applications in Affective Computing and Artificial Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Francesc Subirada, Associate Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, joins our Supercomputing Board.
Borut Pfeifer, recently lead AI programmer on game collaboration between Doug Church and Steven Spielberg, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Roger Narayan, whose new nanomaterial could be a breakthrough for implantable medical devices, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Anders Johansen, coauthor of Standing on the shoulders of giants: Trojan Earths and vortex trapping in low mass self-gravitating protoplanetary disks of gas and solids, joins our Cosmology Board.
Eric Stern, who has developed sensitive nanowire disease detectors, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Jon Britton, profiled in the Maximum PC article Interstellar Tech Support, joins our Engineering Board.
Bill Whittle, author of Silent America: Essays from a Democracy at War, joins our Futurists Board.
Holger Bech Nielsen joins our Particle Physics Board.
 
Holger has made original contributions to theoretical particle physics specifically in the field of string theory. Independently of Nambu and Susskind, he was the first to propose that the Veneziano model was actually a theory of strings and this is why he is considered among the fathers of string theory. He was awarded the highly esteemed Humboldt Prize in 2001 for his scientific research.
Sandra Romenska, author of Innovation in Higher Education Systems in the Post-socialist Countries in Central and Eastern Europe, 1999–2005: possibilities for exploration through a complexity theory framework, joins our Education Board.
Menno van Doorn, coauthor of Me the Media – Rise of the Conversation Society, joins our Futurists Board.
Sam Gutterman, Director and Consulting Actuary for PricewaterhouseCoopers Chicago, joins our Finance Board.
Prem Pais, whose study showed that a once-a-day heart combo pill has less side effects than expected, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Jan Engelmann, whose studies showed that financial advice causes ‘off-loading’ in the brain, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Massimiliano Vasile joins our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board. Mx has developed a method to divert an asteroid from a potentially catastrophic collision course with Earth. His method deploys a “swarm” of mirror-bearing satellites to focus a beam of sunlight onto its surface.
Sylvain Calinon joins our Robotics/AI Board. Sylvain is working on the development of robot learning by imitation approaches to handle human-robot collaborative working scenarios.
Richard Loosemore, author of Consciousness in Human and Machine: A Theory and Some Falsifiable Predictions, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Ron Novy, author of Iron Man in a Chinese Room: Living Armor and the Possibility of Artificial Intelligence, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
We now have a Russian version of our site at http://russian.lifeboat.com.
Di-Jia Liu, Chemist and Principal Investigator in the Catalysis and Energy Conversion group of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, joins our Chemistry Board.
Jeevan Kalanithi, founder of Taco Lab, joins our Engineering Board and Media & Arts Board. Taco Lab is a design and engineering firm building new interfaces and devices that blur the physical and digital. Clients include HandsOnToys, Hallmark Cards, and Panasonic.
Read Technology’s Promise: a Book Review by our José Luis Cordeiro.
Julian G. Franco, author of The Physics of Giants and Dwarves: What we know about the existence and viability of drastically scaled creatures, joins our Scientific Advisory Board.
The Lifeboat Foundation is now an official supporter of the Space Renaissance Initiative.
Charles Radley joins our staff as LinkedIn Manager.
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Our SAB member Michael Fleischmann writes:
 
Dear Fellow Lifeboat Foundation Members,
 
Vreebit.com, a free, professional groupware/networking platform developed by one of my companies, has just pledged to donate generously to the Lifeboat Foundation for every LF member who joins their service (over $2,500 for the members of the SAB alone). Not only would this opportunity help fund the ongoing efforts of the Lifeboat Foundation at no cost to us, but it would also substantively enhance our abilities to collaborate and communicate with each other. To allay legitimate privacy concerns, Vreebit refuses to sell or disclose any personal information about its members. I ask all of you to join me on Vreebit by using the following link (to attribute credit to LF): http://www.vreebit.com/index.cfm?rID=lifeboat.
Willard Wells, author of Apocalypse When?: Calculating How Long the Human Race Will Survive, joins our Scientific Advisory Board. Willard’s advisor at Caltech, where he earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, was the great Richard Feynman.
Ray Solomonoff joins our Robotics/AI Board. Ray is the founder of the branch of Artificial Intelligence based on machine learning, prediction, and probability. He circulated the first report on machine learning in 1956. He invented algorithmic probability, with Kolmogorov Complexity as a side product, in 1960.
 
Ray says “The Lifeboat problem becomes more and more critical as our technology ‘progresses’.
Jonathan Willis Jarvis joins our Rosetta@Home team.
 
Donate the unused CPU cycles on your computer(s) to help scientists determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. By running the Rosetta program on your computer while you don’t need it you will help speed up and extend research in ways scientists couldn’t possibly attempt without your help. You will also be helping efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
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Sebastian Rudolph, coauthor of Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Carlo Lepori, co-director of the Dalle Molle Institute of Studies in Artificial Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
David Wolpert, Senior Computer Scientist at the NASA Am