Lifeboat News #170

#170

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 09/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

MindWar

Our Douglas E. Richards, who contributed to our “Visions of the Future”, has released the technothriller “MindWar” at http://amzn.to/2eBgriQ.
 
Many have called Richards a worthy successor to Michael Crichton. His latest is the third in a series, but any of his technothrillers are fun and thought provoking reads, with plenty of speculation on the impact of new technologies. (We like “Split Second” at http://amzn.to/2eMDPKy.)
 
Also, you can check out our “Visions of the Future” at http://amzn.to/1mlfcaw.
 
Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeboa...03003455

LaBITconf Buenos Aires 2016

LaBITconf Buenos Aires 2016 will be held November 4–5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our Nubis Bruno, Anthony Di Iorio, Juan Llanos, Trace Mayer, Tatiana Moroz, and Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar will be speaking.
 
Understand the technology that changes digital trust! Over 40 top-notch speakers will help you to understand how Bitcoin and Blockchain technology are disrupting every industry, and how to seize its opportunities. This is one of the premiere Bitcoin and Blockchain events in the world in beautiful Buenos Aires!
 
Learn more at http://www.labitconf.com

Global Innovator Conference 2016

Global Innovator Conference 2016 will be held November 3–5 in Beijing, China, organized by APEC Business Council and partnered by Humanity+. For limited discount tickets please email [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation GIC”.
 
As the top event and social platform for global innovators, GIC 2016 invites well-known speakers and the most creative innovation companies to join the frontier cross-industry theme activities, and to demo dazzling technology, interactive art, and super IP, etc. GIC 2016 provides innovators with not only an international diversified experience space but also an interactive communication center.
 
Learn more at http://2016gic-en.eventdove.com

Blockchain: Money Conference

The Blockchain: Money Conference will be held November 6–7 in London. The conference will be covering a wide array of topics, such as The Blockchain, Bitcoin, investing, regulation, startups, the Internet of Things, growth hacking, and more!
 
Learn more at https://conference.bitcoin.com

Ieee Symposium on Computational Intelligence

The 2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence will be held December 6–9 in Athens, Greece. Our Giovanni Acampora, Andrew Adamatzky, Itamar Arel, Wlodek Duch, Stan Franklin, Ben Goertzel, Ali Reza Khanteymoori, Quan Liu, Fabrizio Maria Maggi, Nikhil R. Pal, Massimiliano Vasile, and Pei Wang will be participating.
 
Learn more at http://ssci2016.cs.surrey.ac.uk

Blog

Shane Hinshaw joins our blog team with the post “The science world is freaking out over this 25-year-old’s answer to antibiotic resistance” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/09/the-sc...sistance
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“5 Ways Medical VR Is Changing Healthcare” by Elmar Arunov at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/5-ways...althcare
 
“Affordable EEG biosensors to control physical things” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/afford...l-things
 
“Assistive tech helps paralysed man cycle competitively” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/assist...titively
 
“Associations between Periodontal Microbiota and Death Rates” by Steve Hill at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/associ...th-rates
 
“Autism study identifies defect in sufferers’ cells and existing medication could treat it” by Dan Kummer at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/autism...treat-it
 
“‘The best or worst thing to happen to humanity’ — Stephen Hawking launches Centre for the Future of Intelligence” by Amnon H. Eden at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/the-be...lligence
 
“Bryan Johnson invests $100 million in Kernel to unlock the power of the human brain” by Dan Kummer at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/bryan-...an-brain
 
“‘Dark-Energy Star’ or ‘Black Hole’ —Scientists Question Source of LIGO Detection of Gravitational Waves” by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/dark-e...al-waves
 
“Cartilage from nose is used to repair bum knees” by Dan Kummer at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/cartil...um-knees
 
“Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday’s massive DDOS attack” by Roman Mednitzer at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/chines...s-attack
 
“ECB Wants To Curb Bitcoin Use Over Fears It May’“Lose Control Over Money Supply’” by Odette Gregory at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/ecb-wa...ro-hedge
 
“Elon Musk’s Mars colony would have a horde of mining robots” by Bryan Gatton at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/elon-m...g-robots
 
“ESA’s Mars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact” by Bruce Dorminey at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/esas-m...n-impact
 
“ExoMars: British scientists face ‘six minutes of terror’ as Mars probe plunges to surface of Red Planet” by Aleksandar Vukovic at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/exomar...d-planet
 
“‘Every aspect of our lives will be transformed’ — exploring the future of AI” by Shane Hinshaw at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/every-...re-of-ai
 
“Expert says we are closer to ‘computing at the speed of thought’” by Carse Peel at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/expert...-thought
 
“Fighting cancer with the power of immunity” by Steve Hill at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/fighti...immunity
 
“Gene therapy to reverse certain forms of blindness looks like it’s less than a year away” by Bruno Henrique de Souza at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/gene-t...ear-away
 
“Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones — but the files can be deleted” by Elmar Arunov at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/google...-deleted
 
“Graphene and Quantum Dots Come Together to Create ‘Hybrid’ Tech” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/graphe...rid-tech
 
“Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to top scientists” by Elmar Arunov at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/heres-...ientists
 
“How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light” by Sean Brazell at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/how-th...of-light
 
“The Lancet: Swiss doctors report success of using cells from the nose to repair damaged knee joints 2 years post operation” by Carse Peel at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/the-la...peration
 
“Meet the Fully Programmable Linux Computer That’s Smaller Than a Coin” by Shane Hinshaw at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/meet-t...n-a-coin
 
“Metal-Munching Microbes Could Manufacture Machines On Mars” by Klaus Baldauf at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/metal-...-on-mars
 
“Microsoft reaches ‘human parity’ with new speech recognition system” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/micros...n-system
 
“Mining Asteroids? An Interview with the CEO of Planetary Resources” by Montie Adkins at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/mining...esources
 
“MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy” by Blair Erickson at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/mit-nu...n-energy
 
“NASA Offers Prize Money for 3D-Printed Habitat Ideas” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/nasa-o...at-ideas
 
“Newly-developed ‘gene therapy in a box’ could save millions of lives” by Steve Hill at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/newly-...of-lives
 
“Our Dark-Energy-Dominated Accelerating Universe —‘Flimsier Than Previously Thought’” by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/our-da...-thought
 
“Physicist says our Universe could have spawned from a black hole” by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/physic...ack-hole
 
“Positron Dynamics near term work to proving out antimatter catalyzed deuterium fusion propulsion with over 100,000 ISP” by Klaus Baldauf at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/positr...0000-isp
 
“Program good ethics into artificial intelligence” by Aleksandar Vukovic at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/progra...lligence
 
“Self-Learning AI: This New Neuro-Inspired Computer Trains Itself” by Gerard Bain at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/self-l...s-itself
 
“Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics” by Carse Peel at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/unusua...ctronics
 
“Why Space Elevators Could Be the Future of Space Travel” by Klaus Baldauf at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/why-sp...e-travel
 
“Withholding amino acid depletes blood stem cells, researchers say” by Steve Hill at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/withho...hers-say
 
“Your Phone Company Might Buy Your Cable Company” by Odette Gregory at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/10/your-p...ity-fair

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