Lifeboat News #139

#139

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/14. Copyright 2014 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

How Should Humanity Steer the Future

Enter the “How Should Humanity Steer the Future” contest and win $10,000! Learn more at http://www.fqxi.org/community/essay

Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization

Enter the essay contest “Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization” at http://www.bmsis.org/essaycontest

One-Year Mars Simulation in the Canadian Arctic

Learn about MA365, a One-Year Mars Simulation in the Canadian Arctic, at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ma365...n-arctic

Starfire Space Cannon

Learn about the Starfire Space Cannon at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16...e-cannon

Help Teach 1000 Kids That Death is Wrong

Learn about “Help Teach 1000 Kids That Death is Wrong” at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-...is-wrong

Future Day

Learn about Future Day (March 1st) at http://futureday.org/

Bitcoin Endowment Fund

The creator of litecoin, Charlie Lee, donated 10 litecoins to our Bitcoin Endowment Fund at https://lifeboat.com/ex/bitcoin

Blog

Richard Graf joins our blog team with the post “The Starfire Space Cannon on Kickstarter” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2014/02/the-st...tarter-4
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“Predicting lifespan in a flash … at least in worms” by Avi Roy at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2014/02/predic...lifespan
 
“Soldiers, machines, and the rise of battlefield robotics” by Seb at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2014/02/soldie...robotics
 
“A Telepresence RoboCop Piloted by Oculus Rift and Sensored Gloves” by Seb at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2014/02/a-tele...d-gloves
 
“Wristband Lets Users Unlock Bitcoin Wallets With Heartbeats” by Seb at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2014/02/wristb...artbeats

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
 
Donald Maclean: $500, Charlie Lee: $211.50 (10 litecoins), Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Walter Putnam: $50, Anonymous: $37.57 (including 0.725038 peercoins), J. Broadbent: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Thomas Dolphin: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Tea Mind Body: $15, Ryan Witt: $10, James McNeil: $5, and Chris K. Haley: $0.92 (1.144172 CryptogenicBullion).
 
Our Join Us page at https://lifeboat.com/ex/join.us now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.