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Frederik Pohl passes away

Lifeboat Foundation's Frederik Pohl passes away.
September 2, 2013 — Our Frederik Pohl passed away this weekend as described at
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 which was described at The award was given to the authors of “Tau Ceti” as described at
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 as described at
Fred will be memorialized forever on our Advisory Board Memorial at
We will miss him.
Also read the eulogy by our David Brin.

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The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.
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