What’s New


Jen Blank joins our Space Settlement Board. She is a member of the Mars Curiosity rover science team among her many roles.
Kelly Robson, author of A Human Stain, joins our Futurists Board. This story won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
Yalda Mousavinia, Cofounder of the Space Cooperative, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Hamid Anbari, CEO and Cofounder of IKAP Robotics, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Liss C. Werner joins our Complex Systems Board. Liss is director of www.tactile-architecture.com and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Cybernetics at Technical University Berlin, where she founded the CyPhyLab.
Richard Darienzo joins our blog team with the post MIT Interactive Robotics Laboratory.
Michael S. Swetnam, coauthor of Al-Qa’ida: Ten Years After 9/11 and Beyond, joins our Counterterrorism Board.
William Buppert, author of ZeroGov: Limited Government, Unicorns and Other Mythological Creatures, joins our Social Factors Board.
Lisa Fabiny, Vice President and Director of Operations at SENS Research Foundation, joins our Life Extension Board.
Rebecca D. Costa, author of The Watchman’s Rattle, joins our Policy Board.
David W. Hamon joins our Diplomacy Board. For almost two years, he was part of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, where he aided in organizing support functions of 29 UN peacekeeping and political missions worldwide.
Cristina Ibarra joins our Ethics Board. Cristina is the Head of International Cooperation at the National Commission of Human Rights in Mexico and the Vice President and Executive Chairwoman at The World Academy of Medical Sciences and its Human Rights Studies Division in Netherlands.
Michael Toron joins our Counterterrorism Board. Among his many roles, Mike is Counterterrorism Advisor for the NYPD.
Future Cities & Societies: Governance, Law, Blockchain will be held December 13–14 in San Francisco, California.
 
Our Tom W. Bell and Zoltan Istvan will be speaking. Learn more!
Read issue #195 of Lifeboat News!
The Acquchat NYC Blockchain & Media Fireside Chat Livestream Broadcast will be held December 11 in New York City.
 
Our Tatiana Moroz will be speaking. Learn more!
LaBITconf Santiago De Chile 2018 will be held December 5–8 in Santiago, Chile. This is the most influential cybercurrency conference in Latin America.
 
Our Rodolfo Andragnes, Luke Dashjr, Juan Llanos, and Edan Yago will be speaking. Learn more!
Blockland Solutions Conference: Real-World Problem Solving will be held December 1–4 in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
This is one of the first blockchain education conferences to provide experiential learning through hands-on coding and real-world problem solving with a focus on solutions for business and government applications.
 
Our Mark Stephen Meadows and Tatiana Moroz will be speaking. Learn more!
The XIII International Congress in Medical Aesthetics, Nutrition and Anti-aging and 6th Symposium in Regenerative Medicine is being held November 29–December 1 in Cancun, Mexico. Note that the 6th Symposium in Regenerative Medicine will be held on December 1.
 
Our Joel I. Osorio is speaking. Learn more!
NeurIPS | 2018, the Thirty-Second Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, is being held December 2–8 in Montréal, Canada.
 
NeurIPS is a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations, symposia and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. Learn more!
The New Economy Online Conference will be held December 3–6 online. This free conference will give you 4 days of top content from some of the world’s best speakers on blockchain and cryptocurrency.
 
Our Bobby Lee will be speaking. Learn more!
The Future of AI and Trust Workshop will be held December 4th in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Eight free slots are available.
 
This workshop is being organized by our Masseh Tahiry. Learn more!
Read Technology and National Security: The United States at a Critical Crossroads.
The Bangkok Blockchain Conference will be held December 6th in Bangkok, Thailand.
 
Thailand has emerged as one of the most interesting development hubs for cryptocurrencies and blockchain in Southeast Asia in 2018. While the world has yet to decide the category for cryptocurrencies and digital assets, the Thai government has welcomed cryptocurrency projects and exchanges.
 
Our Jen Buakaew will be speaking. Learn more!
Intelligent Automation Week Austin 2018 will be held December 3–6 in Austin, Texas.
AI World 2018 will be held December 3–5 in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
AI World Conference and Expo is focused on the state of the practice of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. The 3-day conference and exposition is designed for business and technology executives who want to learn about innovative implementations of AI in the enterprise through case studies and peer networking.
 
Our Margrit Betke, James Kuffner, John Mattison, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking. Learn more!
SOURCE Austin will be held December 3–6 in Austin, Texas. SOURCE is one part CISO conference, one part Hacker conference, and one part Career and Personal Development event.
 
Our Richard Thieme will be speaking. Learn more!
Robotex International will be held November 30–December 2 in Tallinn, Estonia. This conference is a must-attend event for everyone who wants to stay up to date with the latest tech trends and meet world level executives and investors who are already transforming the future.
 
Our Henrique Jorge and Ayesha Khanna will be speaking. Learn more!
The Startup Grind Global Conference will be held February 12–13 in Silicon Valley, California.
 
This conference includes 6 stages of highly educational content provided by a roster of world-class speakers, thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to build relationships, hours of impactful networking, and partner opportunities. Learn more!
The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference will be held November 26–28 in Nairobi, Kenya. Learn more!
The International Conference of Translational Medicine will be held January 11–13, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
The specific goals of this conference are to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of Translational medicine. This conference is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate the intellectual unification of research on cancer therapy, stem cell therapy, and regenerative medicine and related disease states in diverse systems.
 
Our Joel I. Osorio will be speaking. Learn more!
NewSpace Europe will be held November 27–28 in Luxembourg City. This conference is the only annual space conference in Europe to focus solely on the NewSpace industry and the economic opportunity of space.
 
Our Jim Keravala, Alison Lowndes, Peter Platzer, and Pete Worden will be speaking. Learn more!
Spacecom 2018 will be held November 27–28 in Houston, Texas.
 
SpaceCom 2018 is the only civilian conference and exposition where NASA, aerospace, and industry come together to connect. It’s where professionals from the aerospace and commercial sectors convene for two days to gain insights during forward-looking conference sessions, see firsthand, cutting-edge technology in an interactive exhibit hall, and participate in NASA presentations and an Entrepreneur Summit that promises to transform markets. Learn more!
Our People-Centered Digital Future will be held December 10, 2018 in San Jose, California.
 
This event recognizes that by March 2019, 50% of the world will be connected to the Internet. This inflection point marks an important moment for examining the “unfinished work” of the Internet and discussing the community norms, human rights and social contracts required in this exponential digital era. The event also aligns with the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. Our Eric Rasmussen will be speaking. Learn more!
The AAAI-19: Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held January 17–February 1, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
Our Peter Stone, Julian Togelius, Lyle Ungar, and Michael Witbrock will be speaking/participating. Learn more!
Connectivity is the Revolution!: 3rd Annual Thought Leadership Forum will be held December 4 in Washington, D.C.
 
This Geeks Without Frontiers’ Thought Leadership Forum will focus on technological innovations, delivering digital access to underserved communities, emerging global challenges, and financially sustainable broadband business plans. Learn more!
The Canadian FinTech & AI Awards 2018 will be held November 26 in Toronto, Canada.
 
The Canadian FinTech & AI Awards are Canada’s largest and most prestigious FinTech event with over 3,000 attendees from the banking, legal, finance, tech, startup and blockchain community. Learn more!
Graham Pawelec, editor of Basic Biology and Clinical Impact of Immunosenescence, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Mikhail S. Shchepinov joins our Life Extension Board. Misha is Cofounder at Retrotope. Retrotope is changing aging as we know it, so that people do not have to suffer the savages of many degenerative diseases. They are a pharmaceutical company startup that is leading the advance of a revolutionary new unified theory of cellular degeneration that can result in dramatically new approaches to therapy.
Julie K. Andersen joins our Life Extension Board. Her lab concentrates on understanding the underlying age-related processes that drive neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s.
Read issue #194 of Lifeboat News!
Undoing Aging 2019 will be held March 28-30 in Berlin, Germany. Our Judith Campisi, Aubrey de Grey, and Michael Greve will be speaking/participating.
 
Undoing Aging 2019 is not only open to the scientific community but also welcomes all interested members of the broader rejuvenation movement. The conference will feature a student poster session showing the work of innovative undergraduate and graduate students in the field of damage repair. Learn more!
Indrapramit Das, author of The Devourers, joins our Futurists Board. This book was the winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award.
Alexia Idoura, Senior Program Manager at Kudelski Security, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Paul Di Filippo, author of Cosmocopia, joins our Futurists Board. He has been a finalist for the Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards, BSFA (British Science Fiction Association Award), Philip K. Dick, Wired Magazine, and World Fantasy awards.
Tal M. Klein joins our Futurists Board. Tal is author of The Punch Escrow, which won the Inkshares Geek & Sundry Hard Sci-Fi contest and was optioned by Lionsgate prior to its release.
Stephen Gantz, President of Grainster, joins our Sustainability Board.
Amy Webb, founder of The Future Today Institute, joins our Futurists Board.
Alan Yong joins our New Money Systems Board. Alan is the Founder and CEO of DNotes, a blockchain-powered digital currency and peer-to-peer payment system.
Silje Bareksten, Future Council Member at the World Economic Forum, joins our Economics Board.
Rachel Payne joins our Social Factors Board. She is a serial tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, board director, technology executive, and social change visionary.
Rob Van Den Hoven Van Genderen, author of Privacy and Data Protection in the Age of Pervasive Technologies in AI and Robotics, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Nady Golestaneh joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Nady’s lab is investigating how aging mechanisms affect the cells and induce diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Using patient-specific induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, she is studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms that induce AMD and is developing ways to stop this disease from occurring.
Anne Skare Nielsen, Chief Futurist at Future Navigator, joins our Futurists Board.
Jordana Esther Muwanguzi, Bioinformatician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Aidan J.S. Menuge joins our Futurists Board. His Dido’s Lament won the short fiction contest for the XPRIZE Seat 14C Writing Competition, chosen from over 1,400 entries.
Victoria Generao joins our blog team with the post Microsoft’s Underwater Data Center Is Actually Working, Says CEO.
Read A Very Human Future: Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World. This book acknowledges the powerful technological shifts reshaping our world and addresses five key themes that are occupying the minds of individuals, politicians, business leaders, and civil society organizations across the globe.
Best-selling author C.J. Cherryh joins our Futurists Board. Read her Hugo Award-winning novels Downbelow Station and Cyteen.
Eneasz Brodski, author of Red Legacy, joins our Futurists Board.
Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants, joins our Futurists Board. This novel has been optioned by Sony Pictures for development into a film and was sold for translation into twenty languages.
Gwyneth Jones, author of Divine Endurance, in which she created the term gynoid, joins our Futurists Board.
David Walton, author of the award-winning novel Terminal Mind, joins our Futurists Board.
Doug Drexler joins our Futurists Board. He is a visual effects artist, designer, sculptor, illustrator, scenic artist, graphic designer, and a makeup artist who has collaborated with such talents as Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, Meryl Streep, and Warren Beatty.
Peter Cawdron, author of Anomaly, joins our Futurists Board.
Franklin Horton, author of the bestselling series The Borrowed World, joins our Futurists Board.
Diane Francis, the first female to become editor of a national daily newspaper in Canada, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Al Chalabi, coauthor of Juvenescence: Investing in the Age of Longevity, joins our Life Extension Board.
New York Times #1 bestselling author Scott Sigler joins our Futurists Board. Read his EarthCore!
Dina Ellis Rochkind joins our New Money Systems Board. Dina has held senior positions on the Senate Banking Committee, House Financial Services Committee, and U.S. Treasury Department during two decades in federal public policy roles.
Isaac Arthur, creator and producer of Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur, joins our Futurists Board.
Matthew Mather, the best-selling author of CyberStorm, joins our Futurists Board.
Sotira Trifourki, CEO of Artemis Space Technologies, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Rio Mohan Dluzak, a member of the board of the Institute of Neuro Innovation, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Fern Evitt, Strategy Director at Smartmesh, joins our Futurists Board.
Read issue #193 of Lifeboat News!
Read The High Frontier: An Easier Way, now available in paperback form.
Vahe Poghosyan, coauthor of Epileptic MEG Spikes Detection Using Amplitude Thresholding and Dynamic Time Warping, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Xavier Rosseel joins our blog team with the post Molecular switches are not just ‘on’ or ‘off’.
Jennifer McCartney, author of the bestselling novel Afloat, joins our Futurists Board.
Cathy Miller joins our blog team with the post David Sinclair — Can NMN Reverse Aging?
Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, joins our Futurists Board. This novel was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton.
Shilpi Gupta, Senior Product Manager at Amazon Robotics, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
John Barnes joins our Futurists Board. He authored The Return and Encounter with Tiber with our Buzz Aldrin.
Joseph Cohen, CEO and Chief Biohacker at SelfHacked, SelfDecode, and Lab Test Analyzer, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Lisa Wood, founder of Cognitive World, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Meir Moalem, CEO of Sky and Space Global, joins our Space Settlement Board. SAS is the first company to plan, build, and operate a telecommunication commercial network over nano-satellites.
Robert Silverberg joins our Futurists Board. He is a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, and a Grand Master of SF. He has attended every Hugo Awards ceremony since the inaugural event in 1953.
Taylor Anderson, author of the Destroyermen book series, joins our Futurists Board.
Mike Ruban joins our blog team with the post DARPA Wants Brain Interfaces for Able-Bodied Warfighters.
TJ Wass joins our blog team with the post Labor Day 2040: What Happens When Robots Do All the Work?
Alex Vikoulov joins our blog team with the post It’s the year 2038—here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future.
Read The Affordable Immortal: Maybe You Can Beat Death and Taxes.
David J. Kelley joins our blog team with the post Feasibility Study and Practical Applications Using Independent Core Observer Model AGI Systems for Behavioral Modification in Recalcitrant Populations.
Chiara Chiesa joins our blog team with the post The world in the 2030s, 2040s and 2050s.
Read issue #192 of Lifeboat News!
Lilia Lens-Pechakova joins our blog team with the post Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk.
Marcia Wiegand joins our blog team with the post Turbine creates energy from oncoming traffic.
Pat Maechler joins our blog team with the post Why Alien Life Would be our Doom — The Great Filter.
Bill Retherford joins our blog team with the post Mars 2020 Spacecraft ‘Coming Together’; Probe To Seek Signs Of Ancient Alien Life.
Alex Deadpool joins our blog team with the post Are We Alone?
David Weber, author of the Honor Harrington science fiction series, joins our Futurists Board.
Tobias S. Buckell, author of Halo: The Cole Protocol, joins our Futurists Board.
Sean McMullen, author of Souls in the Great Machine, joins our Futurists Board.
Gregory Carrico, author of Children of the Plague, joins our Futurists Board.
Martin Shoemaker, author of Racing to Mars, joins our Futurists Board.
Craig DeLancey, author of Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence, joins our Philosophy Board.
Woodrow Barfield, author of Cyber-Humans: Our Future with Machines, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Rich Larson, author of The Violet Wars trilogy, joins our Futurists Board.
Michael Dodd joins our blog team with the post Aubrey De Grey Discusses Indefinite Longevity.
Stefan Sorgner, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Posthuman Studies, joins our Futurists Board.
Read The High Frontier: An Easier Way.
Renata Markova, Business Operation Manager at Topaz Investment Advisors, joins our Finance Board.
Amelia Kallman, publisher of the monthly independent innovation newsletter The Big Reveal, joins our Futurists Board.
Eleonora Cogo, winner of the Singularity University’s Italy Global Impact Challenge, joins our Sustainability Board.
Technical Process Promoter Daniel Levi Gomez joins our Futurists Board.
The National Upcycled Computing Collective takes donations of enterprise servers, storage devices, networking infrastructure, corporate workstations, electronic test and measurement equipment, and graphics cards and uses them for scientific processing such as with BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing). They take donations of dollars in addition to donations of equipment. You can also volunteer and make a difference in your local area.
Marco Monfils joins our blog team with the post AI beats doctors in diagnosis competition.
Michael Greve, Founder of the Forever Healthy Foundation, joins our Life Extension Board.
Alida Draudt, coauthor of What the Foresight: Your personal futures explored. Defy the expected and define the preferred, joins our Futurists Board.
Alexandre Maurer, Vice President and Spokesperson of the French Transhumanist Association, joins our Futurists Board.
Ramón Risco Delgado, Founder of SafePreservation, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Blackbox is a group of PhDs, executives, and technologists formerly from Google, Apple, Intel, and other companies building the future of work. The cornerstone of their model is the unification of labor and capital to build a better system of work for all. Read more about their approach at http://blackboxfoundation.org.
Blue Frontiers, the company building the world’s first sustainable floating islands in French Polynesia, in collaboration with the Startup Societies Foundation, is holding a competition to encourage the creation of Special Economic Zones in different parts of the world that are interested in economic growth.
 
The winner will be awarded with $100,000 USD plus the possibility to become a partner in building a seastead in their home country. Nine additional proposals will win an all-expenses paid trip to the fully-operational floating pavilion in the Netherlands, built by Blue21, the architects of Blue Frontiers Floating Island Project.
 
Learn more!
Alexandria Black joins our blog team with the post 2018 Drive to Stay Alive organized.
TransVision Madrid 2018 will be held October 19–21 in Madrid, Spain. Our Didier Coeurnelle, José Luis Cordeiro, Felipe Debasa, Rodolfo Goya, Aubrey de Grey, João Pedro de Magalhães, Ben Goertzel, Charlie Kam, Jim Mellon, David Pearce, Anders Sandberg, Natasha Vita-More, and Ibon Zugasti will be speaking/participating.
 
This conference will cover concepts such as longevity extension, artificial intelligence, human enhancement, and other technologies and future trends. Learn more!
31st Clinical Neuroscience and Neurogenetics Conference: Mobilizing Neurons to Rehabilitate will be held August 13–14, 2018 in Dubai, UAE. Our Howard Federoff and George Perry will be speaking. We are partners of this conference. Learn more!
Henrique Jorge, CEO of ETER9, joins our Robotics/AI Board. ETER9 is a social network that relies on artificial intelligence to create a virtual self that will publish, comment, and interact with you intelligently.
Howard Federoff, coauthor of Plasma Phospholipids Identify Antecedent Memory Impairment in Older Adults, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Adam Daniel Buttons, Founder of Ultimate Human Potential, joins our Business Board.
Enter the Longevity Film Competition and join us in the crusade of eliminating age-related disease. You can not only potentially help save lots of lives, but you can win the first prize of $10,000! Second prize is a trip to meet our Dr. Aubrey de Grey.
 
Learn more!
Maria Entraigues Abramson joins our blog team with the post Longevity Film Competition.
Ratnesh Dwivedi joins our blog team with the post Will US Make it to Mars as President Trump Signs New Directive for NASA and Mission Gets Ready.
Read issue #191 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation has now partnered with the U.S. Blockchain Association. Through education, advocacy, installing cryptocurrency-enabled ATMs and point-of-sale terminals, as well as working closely with policymakers, regulatory agencies and the industry, the U.S. Blockchain Association hopes to take blockchain technology to the next level.
Bobby Brooke, CEO of Vitality Biopharma, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Steven A. Garan, Director of Bioinformatics at the Center for Research & Education on Aging (CREA), joins our Life Extension Board.
Vadim Gladyshev joins our Life Extension Board. He is trying to uncover the molecular basis for natural changes in longevity by identifying adaptations in long-lived mammals and examining longevity-associated processes across all mammals.
William Barry, Founding Director of NDNU’s STEAM VR/AR Immersive Learning Support Lab, joins our Education Board.
Ratnesh Dwivedi, author of US Intelligence and Cost of War, joins our Diplomacy Board.
Jean Weidmann, RAADcity Coordinator for RAADfest, joins our Life Extension Board.
Matt Chorey, Account Manager at Hilti North America, joins our Futurists Board.
Steven Umbrello, Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, joins our Ethics Board.
John M. “Johnny” Adams, Executive Director of the Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation, joins our Life Extension Board.
Sarah Porter, CEO of InspiredMinds!, a global tech strategy group across 72 countries, joins our Business Board.
Ending Age-Related Diseases: Investment Prospects & Advances in Research will be held in New York City on July 12. Our Bobby Brooke, Keith Comito, Antonei Csoka, Aubrey de Grey, and Vadim Gladyshev will be speaking.
 
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IFA (International Foresight Academy) Futures Consultant Ulla Gordillo joins our Futurists Board.
Brian M. Wilcox, Program Manager at Microsoft, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Alexander Shynkarenko, Bioinformatician at the Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
David Scott, Strategic Advisory Executive for The Centech Group, joins our Diplomacy Board.
Kaila Colbin, New Zealand Ambassador for Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Sebastian Aguiar, coauthor of RNAi mechanisms in Huntington’s disease therapy: siRNA versus shRNA, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Morten Scheibye-Knudsen joins our Life Extension Board. He is focused on exploring the physiological consequences of DNA damage and what we can do to intervene in genotoxic insults.
Our Ille C. Gebeshuber was named Austrian of the Year (Research) and won the Look!Business Award (the largest business award for women in Austria).
Ankur Bargotra joins our blog team with the post What Is Cognitive Computing (How AI Will Think).
Juliian C’estMoi joins our blog team with the post Study proposes a new way to reverse the aging process.
Takayuki Sugano joins our blog team with the post MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it thinks of nothing but murder.
Adriano Autino joins our blog team with the post Elon Musk responds to Boeing’s claim it will beat SpaceX to Mars: ‘Do it’.
René von Schomberg, who helped develop the current concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), joins our Ethics Board.
Dmitry Kaminskiy, Managing Partner at Deep Knowledge Ventures, joins our Business Board.
Adam Alonzi, Producer of Genius: The Series, joins our Media & Arts Board.
David Naor joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Read One drug could treat Alzheimer’s, MS, Crohn’s, and more.
Susan Oh, governing member of Blockchain For Impact at UN General Assembly, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Loïc Bardon, Cofounder of Paris Singularity, joins our Futurists Board.
Lorena Zapata, CEO of Infinity Media Marketing, joins our Media & Arts Board.
NASA-trained commercial astronaut Christopher Altman joins our Space Settlement Board.
Carol Rosin, Founder of Institute for Security and Cooperation in Outer Space, joins our Ethics Board.
Sofiane Delloue, founder of New Life, joins our Business Board.
Tamsin Woolley-Barker, author of Teeming: How Superorganisms Work Together to Build Infinite Wealth on a Finite Planet, joins our Business Board.
Narenda Har joins our blog team with the post Pig brains kept alive without a body.
Read issue #190 of Lifeboat News!
Jonathan Nolan, co-creator of Westworld, says an interesting quote for our quotes page!
Sam Spencer, founder of Etiam Engineering, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Matt Kaeberlein, President of the American Aging Association, joins our Life Extension Board.
Michael Borkin, Cofounder of Sabre Sciences, joins our Life Extension Board.
Marco Ruggiero, coauthor of Your Third Brain: The Revolutionary New Discovery to Achieve Optimum Health, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
John Licato, coauthor of Real Robots that Pass Human Tests of Self-Consciousness, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Garrett Katz, author of A Cognitive Robotic Imitation Learning System Based On Cause-Effect Reasoning, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Byoung-Tak Zhang, coauthor of Dual-memory neural networks for modeling cognitive activities of humans via wearable sensors, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Brad Thompson, CEO at Wyvern Pharmaceuticals, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Bill Andrews, President & CEO at Sierra Sciences, joins our Life Extension Board.
AGI-18 will be held August 22–25 in Prague, Czech Republic. This conference gathers an international group of leading academic and industry researchers involved in scientific and engineering work aimed directly toward the goal of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).
 
Our Joscha Bach, Antonio Chella, Haris Dindo, Stan Franklin, Ben Goertzel, Bill Hibbard, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Alexey Potapov, Rafal Rzepka, Ricardo Sanz, Leslie Smith, Bas Steunebrink, Claes Strannegård, Julian Togelius, Viktoras Veitas, Pei Wang, and Roman Yampolskiy will be speaking/participating.
 
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RAADfest 2018 will be held September 20–23 in San Diego, California. This is the largest event in the world where practical and cutting-edge methods to reverse aging are presented for all interest levels, from beginner to expert.
 
Our José Cordeiro, Greg Fahy, Bill Faloon, Aubrey de Grey, Terry Grossman, David Kekich, Randal Koene, Ray Kurzweil, Jim Mellon, Liz Parrish, Neal Van De Ree, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
 
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Chris Parbey Jnr joins our blog team with the post How ‘Valleytronics’ Could Help Keep Moore’s Law Alive.
Read issue #189 of Lifeboat News!
The SENS Foundation is having a Donor Appreciation Event on May 8th 4 pm to 7 pm at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. This free event will include Aubrey, Mike, and the entire SENS Foundation team.
 
Share a pint and tasty appetizers, network with the community, and get the inside scoop on the latest advancements at SRF and in the rejuvenation biotechnology industry.
 
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Want to listen to the latest updates from the Lifeboat Foundation on your Amazon Alexa-enabled device? Just add the “Lifeboat Foundation — Safeguarding Humanity” skill to your flash briefing through the Alexa app. You’ll get updates from both the Latest News and Blog sections of our website. Hear something interesting? Check the Alexa app for a card containing a link.
 
To enable our flash briefing skill,
 
Go to Settings > Flash Briefing.
 
Click Get more Flash Briefing content.
 
Search for “Lifeboat Foundation”, then click on the “Lifeboat Foundation — Safeguarding Humanity” skill. Click Enable Skill to add it to your flash briefing.
 
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The Lifeboat Foundation now has the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
Narendra Malewar joins our blog team with the post Finding lost siblings of the Sun.
Read issue #188 of Lifeboat News!
Teachers in Space, Inc. (TIS), the leading provider of affordable flight experiment opportunities for classrooms, will use a grant from the Lifeboat Foundation to fly three new classroom experiments on the Perlan II stratospheric glider in May.
 
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Manuel Canovas Lechuga joins our blog team with the post Ageing-related receptors resolved.
Danko Nikolic joins our blog team with the post Robots Go Mental.
Mean Raven joins our blog team with the post New DIY 3D Bioprinter to Create Living Human Organs.
Marcos Than Esponda joins our blog team with the post I Want to Preserve My Brain So My Mind Can Be Uploaded to a Computer in the Future.
Sidney Clouston joins our blog team with the post Lockheed wins nearly $250 million NASA contract to build supersonic plane.
Alvaro Fernandez joins our blog team with the post Research trend: Combining brain stimulation with cognitive training to enhance attention and memory.
Read issue #187 of Lifeboat News!
Håkon Skaarud Karlsen joins our blog team with the post If you’re alive in 30 years, chances are good you may also be alive in 1000 years.
Bill Kemp joins our blog team with the post Scientists build army of metal-organic nanoflowers to treat cancer.
Michael Lance joins our blog team with the post Astronomers find the ‘impossible’: a galaxy without dark matter.
Alberto Lao joins our blog team with the post Tiangong-1: How to follow the space lab’s decaying orbit and reentry.
Steve Nichols joins our blog team with the post Artificial Brains Shed Light on the Workings of Our Own.
Jacob Anderson joins our blog team with the post Chemotherapy-free ‘cancer vaccine’ moves from mice to human trials at Stanford.
Peter Morgan joins our blog team with the post Longevity industry systematized for first time.
Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor Victoria Generao joins our Religion/Spirituality Board.
Tímea Polgár, Founder of Envision Biotechnology, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Mei Marker, Principal of AI & Data Sciences, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Marina Nadeeva, author of Blockchain Impact in Fine Art Market, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Sidney Clouston, CEO of Clouston Energy Research, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Pamela Schied, Principal of ForeSight Communications Group, joins our Futurists Board.
Chrissie Lightfoot, CEO of Robot Lawyer LISA, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read issue #186 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation mourns Stephen Hawking's death.
 
Stephen Hawking was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death. He has come to be thought of as the greatest mind in physics since Albert Einstein. With similar interests — discovering the deepest workings of the universe — he has been able to communicate arcane matters not just to other physicists but to the general public.
 
As the Lifeboat Foundation 2008 Guardian Award Winner, Stephen Hawking showed that by using critical-thinking skills, we can learn about global catastrophic risks and use this knowledge to save the human race from extinction. Read Hawking quotes!
Liselotte Lyngsø, Managing Partner of Future Navigator, joins our Futurists Board.
Dana Larocca, CEO of Mandala Biosciences, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Mahsa Kiani, Cofounder of MyData, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Ai Oikawa, Cofounder of Afingen, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Karen Marquez, President of Robbie AI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Elsa Sotiriadis, Chief Futurist at RebelBio, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Katherine Fritsch, Director of Marketing at The Hive, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Nicholi Avery joins our blog team with the post Enzymes and Cognitive Decline.
Pamela Gupta, President of OutSecure, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Sara Jennings, Producer at NASA Frontier Development Lab, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Laura Montgomery, Proprietor of Ground Based Space Matters, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Rahul Rastogi, Senior Developer at Standard Chartered Bank, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Read Dance With The Desert, Emotional Exile: Journeys, Letters from the Dragon's Lair, and The Insider’s Guide to Autism and Aspergers.
Stephen Geary, CEO at Sothic Bioscience, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Khaki Rodway, Cofounder of NewSpace NYC, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Blockchain Consultant Joshua Massey joins our New Money Systems Board.
Trisha Navidzadeh, Principal of Space Marketing Group, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
F. Marek Modzelewski, General Manager at Treeline Interactive, joins our Business Board.
Oliver Isaacs joins our New Money Systems Board. Oliver is Marketing Advisor for Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and ICOs.
Jenny (Morawska-Ahearn) Morawska, Director of Research Australia, joins our Business Board.
Stephanie Dainow, Client Success Manager at Singularity University, joins our Education Board.
New Venture Consultant Katherine B. Lewis joins our Business Board.
Ksenia Konchakovskaya, Founder of Planet Home, joins our Sustainability Board.
Priscila Chaves Martínez, Cofounder and Director of Innova10x, joins our Futurists Board.
Qingsong (Dora) Ke, Asia-Pacific Associate Director of IE Business School, joins our Business Board.
Laurel Kornfeld joins our Space Settlement Board. She is Staff Writer at SpaceFlight Insider and Correspondent at The Space Reporter.
Anitha Vadavatha, Founder of Misu Labs, joins our Futurists Board.
ICO Advisor Bonnie Normile joins our New Money Systems Board.
Edward Futurem joins our blog team with In startup, George Church bets cryptocurrency will boost DNA sequencing.
Magnus Frolov joins our blog team with Farms Of The Future Will Use No Soil And 95% Less Water.
About 12 years ago we created a general mailing list/forum on Yahoo for our board members to directly interact with each other, no matter which particular board they were on.
 
Unfortunately Yahoo is having significant technical problems these days so we have created a new mailing list/forum on Google at https://groups.google.com/group/lifeboat-advisory-boards
 
Click on https://groups.google.com/group/lifeboat-advisory-boards to participate in some engaging discussions!
Priszcilla Várnagy, CEO of Be-novative, joins our Education Board.
Raya Bidshahri, CEO of Awecademy, joins our Education Board.
Danielle Fong, Chief Scientist at LightSail Energy, joins our Sustainability Board.
MaRi Eagar, Chair of Digital Futures, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Sarah Konchitchki, Founder of Organic Concrete, joins our Sustainability Board.
Malcolm Ocean, Founder of Complice, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Kimberly Forsythe, Founder of AKuaponics3D and Namaste Coin, joins our New Money Systems and Sustainability Board.
Angie Carrillo Reluz, Founder and CEO at Nextbiotics, joins our Business Board.
Read State of the Future version 19.1.
Read issue #185 of Lifeboat News!
The 2017 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Joseph N. Pelton in recognition of his lifelong dedication to advance the science of space safety and cosmic hazards prevention for the greater good of humankind.
 
Learn more!
Dave Davies, Ambassador and Advisor at Iron & Earth, joins our Sustainability Board.
Melissa Mahler, General Counsel at The Mahler Group, joins our Futurists Board.
Anna Gutkina, author of Defusing the Cancer Bomb: How Cancer Saved My Life, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Johan Nygren joins our blog team with On the Origin of the Asteroid Belts and the Dwarf Planets: Towards a New Horizon in Astronomy.
Palak Madan, Research Analyst at Blackbox AI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Margaretta Colangelo, President of U1 Technologies, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Katsiaryna Archangorodskaja joins our Futurists Board. Katerina is President of HawkMatrix and Executive Advisor at Apphera.
Kristen Fortney, CEO at BioAge Labs, joins our Life Extension Board.
Ira Munn joins our Sustainability Board. Ira is developing 3D-printed electric vehicle kits using recycled PET plastic,
Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics will be held in New York City April 13–15. Our Didier Coeurnelle, Aubrey de Grey, and Ana Lita will be speaking/participating.
 
The deadline for abstract submission and registration has been extended to March 1. Learn more!
Traci Parker joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Traci is Director, Clinical Performance Management at UnitedHealth Group/OptumHealth.
Linda S. Leaney, CFO at Globcoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Zach Aysan, author of Terrorists Could Use Teslas to Kill Us, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Anna Vital, Founder of Adioma, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Blockchain entrepreneur Sophia Ha Ho joins our New Money Systems Board.
Read issue #184 of Lifeboat News!
Jen Buakaew, CEO of the CloutNetwork, joins our New Money Systems Board.
The winner of our Dream Project contest is Teachers in Space, Inc. We will be funding classroom experiments that will fly aboard the Perlan II stratospheric glider which just set the world altitude record. The glider is currently in Minden, Nevada which happens to also be the location of our headquarters!
 
Learn more!
Lifeboat Foundation is pleased to release the 4th and newest edition of our book The Human Race to the Future. Learn more at Lifeboat News!
 
As a special promotion our book, packed with over 300 pages of information, will be priced through December at just $1.23 (1-2-3) for the e-book version. We also need more reviews on Amazon and can provide a paperback or e-book to review at no charge if you request one by emailing [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation free ebook” or subject “Lifeboat Foundation paperbook”.
Genevieve O’Hagan is our new Social Media Expert. Welcome aboard Genevieve!
Read Space Traffic Control.
The Lifeboat Foundation is looking to hire an HQ Supervisor. This individual will be trained by our president in Reno, Nevada USA and will be in charge of everything from financial paperwork to keeping our HQ (headquarters) clean. The two main qualities that are being looked for are: 1) follow through 2) and a strong interest in “Safeguarding Humanity”.
 
Learn more!
Get your $5,000 dream project funded by the Lifeboat Foundation. Deadline for submissions is the end of the year.
 
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Foresight’s Vision Weekend is coming up on December 2–3 in San Francisco. Get a 50% discount on your ticket using the code “Lifeboat”.
 
The Vision Weekend is a gathering dedicated to taking stock of the most compelling ideas of today, turn them into coherent visions for a better future, and get to work on them.
 
Learn more!
Carla Parsons joins our blog team with the post Modified protein promotes hair growth and fights ageing in mice.
Read Preparing for a World that Doesn’t Exist — Yet: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future.
Watch Why Existential Risks Matter & Decentralized Mitigation Strategies — Allison Duettmann @BIL 2017.
Lifeboat Foundation is now a Partner of the Conrad Challenge. The Conrad Challenge brings together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs driving a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world in one of five areas: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, Health & Nutrition, and Smoke-Free World.
Read issue #183 of Lifeboat News!
Andrea Liu, COO at Genaro Network, joins our New Money Systems Board.
 
Genaro Network is the first Turing Complete Public Chain with Decentralized Storage Network, providing Blockchain developers a one-stop solution to deploy smart contracts and store data simultaneously.
Janet Ivey, President at Janet’s Planet, joins our Education Board. Janet is committed to enriching the lives of children through education and programming. She has received 12 Regional Emmys and 5 Gracie Allen awards for her work.
Nicoletta Iacobacci, Ethics HyperLeader at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, joins our Ethics Board.
Ana Lita, Executive Director at Global Bioethics Initiative, joins our Ethics Board.
David Fogel, coauthor of How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Risk Strategist Masseh Tahiry joins our Space Settlement Board.
Jessica Prendergast, with Future Impacts Consulting, joins our Futurists Board.
Bridgette Engeler, Principal at Incognito Sum, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Joe Brewer, Culture Designer in Residence at The Evolution Institute, joins our Sustainablity Board.
Pablo Kohan, CEO of 3Global Green, joins our Sustainablity Board.
Caterina Falleni, Interaction Designer at Samsung Research America and Cofounder of Design for X, joins our Futurists Board.
Archaeologist Julie Morin-Rivat joins our Futurists Board. Julie is also a science fiction writer under the name Roznarho.
Alethia Berenice Montero Baena, winner of the 2016 World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) President's Outstanding Young Woman Futurist Award, joins our Futurists Board.
Lissette Olivares, cofounder of Sin Kabeza Productions, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Nancy Conrad, Chairman of the Conrad Foundation, joins our Education Board. U.S. News & World Report named Nancy one of 100 Top Women Leaders in STEM and inducted her into the 100 Top Women Leaders in STEM Hall of Fame.
Lyn Ulbricht joins our Transparency and Privacy Board. Lyn is CEO of the Ross Ulbricht Defense Effort and is a well-known advocate for constitutional protections, individual freedom, and privacy.
Robin Smith, CEO of NextPhase Foundation, joins our Futurists Board.
Angie Bukley joins our Education Board. Angie is the Senior Strategist and Chief Systems Engineer in the Strategic Assessment & Studies Division, Civil Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation.
The 34th Space Symposium will be held April 16–19 in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA. The Space Symposium is the premier global, commercial, civil, military, and emergent space conference. Our Dylan Taylor and Rick Tumlinson will be speaking.
 
Learn more!
Michael Greve joins our blog team with the post Dr. Eric Lagasse to speak at Undoing Aging 2018.
Dmitrii Chekh joins our blog team with the post Circadian Rhythm.
Dylan Taylor, the first private citizen to manufacture an item in space, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Jaz Athenia Chua joins our Futurists Board. Jaz is Head of Strategy and Operations, Marketing, APJ at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Arthur R. Woods joins our Media & Arts Board. He created the Cosmic Dancer project (1993) and Ars Ad Astra: The 1st Art Exhibition in Earth Orbit (1995) — both were realized on the Mir space station.
The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference will be held March 15–17 in Berlin. This conference is focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage as the basis of therapies to bring aging under full medical control. It is a joint effort of the SENS Research Foundation and the Forever Healthy Foundation.
 
Our Aubrey de Grey, Vera Gorbunova, and Jean Hébert will be speaking. Learn more!
Irene Schneider, CEO of ISE – Ihrenes Space Enterprises, joins our Space Settlement Board. With a superb team of experts, ISE is the first commercial scientific consulting firm to specialize in offering comprehensive space radiation protection, space radiation mission planning, and dosimetry projections for human commercial space missions.
Geci Karuri-Sebina, Director of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project, joins our Futurists Board.
Jennifer Gidley joins our blog team with the post Contrasting Human Futures: Technotopian or Human-Centred?
The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist Jerry Pournelle who worked to the end to “Safeguard Humanity”.
Read How Nasa’s Voyager spacecraft changed the face of UK science which features our Garry Hunt.
Anderson Tan joins our blog team with the post Intel Jumps Into Brain-Like Computing With New Self-Learning Chip.
Helena Knyazeva, coauthor of The Foundations of Synergetics, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Nadezhda Gaponenko, author of Russian Nanotechnology 2020, joins our Futurists Board.
Foresight expert Kelly Kornet joins our Finance Board.
Louise McCarthy, Director of Global Digital Transformation at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), joins our Finance Board.
2017 Foresight Vision Weekend will be held December 2–3 at the Gray Area & The Laundry, San Francisco. Topics covered include AI safety, blockchains, longevity, and x-risks.
 
Learn more!
Our Allison Duettmann is hosting a salon on Existential Hope on October 12 at The Embassy Network, San Francisco.
 
Learn more!
Florina Gobel, Community Manager at C-SATS, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Carla M. Parsons, Founder of Radical Science, joins our Education Board.
Ian Hale joins our blog team with the post New gene editor used to fix disease in embryos: study.
Read issue #182 of Lifeboat News!
Jennifer M. Gidley, author of Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures, joins our Psychology Board as our Inaugural Psychology Advisory Board Member. She was also recently President (2009–2017) of the World Futures Studies Federation.
Josie Wales, author of You Can Now Literally Turn Your Spare Change Into a Bitcoin Investment, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Sky Marsen, author of Becoming More Than Human: Technology and the Post-Human Condition, joins our Futurists Board.
Dori Liszkai, Advisory Council Member – Blockchain at GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group), joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ashley Brooke Taylor, Cofounder at Future Culture, joins our New Money Systems Board. Future Culture is a nonprofit partnership honing a unique perspective on the integration of blockchain and community.
Rhonda Stevenson, President of Tau Zero Foundation, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Azam Shaghaghi, Strategy Analyst at BMO Financial Group, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Janet Faulkner, Program Manager at the University of Houston, joins our Futurists Board.
Marsia Bealby, Coeditor of Current Research in Egyptology 2012: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Symposium, joins our Futurists Board.
Pam Keefe, Co-Organizer of RAADfest Bangkok, joins our Life Extension Board.
Immaculate Dadiso Motsi-Omoijiade, author of Bitcoin Lending and the Multiplier Effect, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Patrick Tucker joins our blog team with the post Can the US Military Re-Invent the Microchip for the AI Era?
Watch NanoMind: AI-Powered Nano Design.
Watch Effective Altruism: How to Evaluate Hard-To-Measure Approaches.
Christiana Vasiadou, Compliance Officer and Head of Monitoring Unit at Depaho, joins our Finance Board.
Dana Klisanin, CEO of Evolutionary Guidance Media, joins our Futurists Board.
Anca Ioviță, author of The Aging Gap Between Species, joins our Life Extension Board.
Kristina Bliadze, Business Development Manager at CoinsBank, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Brady Chambers joins our blog team with the post Researchers Discover Key to Brain Aging.
Allison Duettmann, coauthor of Cyber, Nano, and AGI Risks: Decentralized Approaches to Reducing Risks, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read the paperback version of The Telomerase Revolution: The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging and Will Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives which was authored by our Michael Fossel.
Mark Post, coauthor of Autonomous Micro-Rovers for Future Planetary Exploration and Terrestrial Sensing, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Amberley Levine joins our blog team with the post Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Merge Humans and Machines.
The Berkeley Stanford China Forum will be held Oct 7–8 and will be focused on tech innovation and entrepreneurship. Confirmed speakers include Michael Seibel (CEO of Y Combinator), Patrick Lee (Co-Founder of Rotten Tomatoes), and Xue Ding (Co-Founder and COO of Ofo).
 
Learn more!
Angel Investor Anderson Tan joins our Space Settlement Board.
Shuonan Chen, CEO of Shinect, joins our Business Board.
Finalists for the 100 Year Starship 2016–17 Canopus Award include our Buzz Aldrin, James Blodgett, and Allen Steele in multiple categories. Winners will be announced at the 100YSS Nexus in Los Angeles, September 14–17.
Paul Gonçalves joins our blog team with the post Changes in the Nucleolus are a Possible Aging Biomarker.
Watch Cryonics: Fantasy or a Bridge to the Future?
Read The Business of Anti-Aging Science.
Read issue #181 of Lifeboat News!
Tara Hambley, a member of the ProLon UK team, joins our Life Extension Board.
Dirk Lehmann joins our Space Settlement Board. He is Sales Manager Launchers Vega & New Markets at RUAG Space.
Michael Klentze joins our Life Extension Board. As a worldwide recognized researcher in the field of clinical use of polymorphisms, he lectures worldwide and gives seminars on preventive medicine, endocrinology, and metabolic disorders.
The BSAAM’s 14th Annual Anti Ageing Conference London 2017 will be held October 12–14 in London. Our Aubrey de Grey, Marios Kyriazis, Karl J. Neeser, Giovanni Scapagnini, Maria Somers, and Miguel Toribio-Mateas will be participating.
Anthony L. Haynor, author of Social Practice: Philosophy and Method (Kendall/Hunt, 2003), joins our Philosophy Board.
Martin Dinov, Cofounder of Hack the Senses, joins our Media & Arts Board.
 
Hack the Senses is a public engagement project supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award. They bring together thinkers and makers, researchers and hackers, artists and tinkerers to imagine and explore how technology can expand the scope of human sensory experiences. They prototype new sensory augmentation devices and invite everyone to ponder their meaning.
Scott Hatton, main organizer for the annual Reinventing Space conference on behalf of the British Interplanetary Society, joins our Space Settlement Board.
David S. Germroth, President of PACE Global Solutions, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Christopher Welch, Director Masters Programs at the International Space University, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Edmondo Minisci, Director of the Intelligent Computational Engineering Laboratory (ICE-Lab), joins our Complex Systems Board.
The 15th Reinventing Space Conference will be held October 24–26, 2017 at the Strathclyde University Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.
 
The focus of this conference will be on the novel applications that are becoming commercially viable as space technology improves. These include space tugs, space tourism, satellite refuelling, debris removal, debris exploitation, manufacturing in orbit, real-time video from space, and space mining.
 
Our Stuart Eves and Massimiliano Vasile will be speaking.
 
Learn more!
The 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2017) will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from November 27 to December 1, 2017. This conference promotes all aspects of computational intelligence theory, algorithm design, applications, and related emerging techniques.
 
Learn more!
Read issue #180 of Lifeboat News!
Dany Kitishian, Executive Committee of the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge, joins our Business Board.
Müslüm Yildiz joins our blog team with the post A Son Turned His Dying Father Into An Artificial Intelligence.
Learn about AgeMeter: Physiological Biomarkers to Determine Functional Age.
Mary Jain joins our blog team with the post Researchers shut down AI that invented its own language.
John Gallagher joins our blog team with the post US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks.
Read issue #179 of Lifeboat News!
Andreas M. Hein joins our blog team with the post Our recent space art discovery: “Expanding to New Horizons” by Alexandra Hodgson.
The Lifeboat Foundation thanks Google and Microsoft for their combined donation of $500 in computing time.
 
The first thing we have done with this donation is generate the Zcash vanity address of t1LifeboatfkjDqAWdW4nCaSj2NaJSr1X3E.
 
Our Zcash holdings are already worth six figures and we expect to be able to fund a lot of important research once our endowment fund gets a bit larger.
The parents of Charlie Gard don't want their baby to die. They raised the funds to save him but the UK government won't allow the treatment.
 
Lifeboat Foundation always supports those who wish to try the latest medical treatments (or any other cutting-edge tech).
 
Learn what you can do to save Charlie Gard’s life!
The Association of Professional Futurists is having its North American Gathering in beautiful Seattle Washington, July 27–29. They will be discussing “The Future of Global Health”.
 
Learn more!
Hugo Award-winning Peter Watts joins our Futurists Board. Read his Blindsight!
Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member of Silicon Valley Alliances (SVA), joins our Space Settlement Board.
Justina Robson, author of the Quantum Gravity series, joins our Futurists Board. Read her Transformers: The Covenant of Primus.
Nisi Shawl, author of Everfair, joins our Futurists Board.
Kathleen Ann Goonan joins our Futurists Board. Cyberpunk SF writer William Gibson described her debut novel Queen City Jazz as “An unforgettable vision of America transfigured by a new and utterly apocalyptic technology.”
Blake Crouch joins our Futurists Board. Blake’s international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, and was Summer 2015's #1 show.
Mike Resnick joins our Futurists Board. Mike is the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. He has won 5 Hugos (from a record 37 nominations), a Nebula, and other major awards in the USA, France, Japan, Spain, Catalonia, Croatia, and Poland.
Read issue #178 of Lifeboat News!
Jim Mellon, Co-Chairman and Founder of Mann Bioinvest, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Ken MacLeod, author of The Corporation Wars: Dissidence, joins our Futurists Board.
Astrid Bear joins our Futurists Board. Daughter of SF grand master Poul Anderson, Astrid Anderson Bear was raised in the science fiction realm. Along with being a master costumer and fiber artist, she has been heavily involved in the science fiction community, from serving on the board for the Clarion West writer's workshop, to serving on the advisory board for Seattle's Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame, to her involvement with the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA).
The Lifeboat Foundation is now accepting Ethereum. Send your Ethereum donations to 0xbadc0de027c5c1aa8917db7c93aec6c4281f6eca. Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.
Save 10% off the NewSpace 2017 conference with the discount code LIFEBOAT.
Dave Holt joins our blog team with the post Are We Building Artificial Brains And Uploading Minds To The Cloud Right Now?.
Adam Glickman, Cofounder of Beyond Light, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Yugal Agrawal joins our blog team with the post Simulations Show Superfluid Helium Behaves Like a Black Hole.
Read issue #177 of Lifeboat News!
Brian Hanley, author of Security in a Goldfish Bowl: the NSABBs Exacerbation of the Bioterrorism Threat, joins our Biotech/Medical Board and our Counterterrorism Board.
Ahmed A. Elborno joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Ahmed is director of Advanced Chicago Pain and Spine Physician Centers / Midwest Academy of Pain and Spine.
The Lifeboat Foundation is now accepting Zcash. Send your Zcash donations to t1Lifebt3wZP7xH8zEZaA75d7CBNKvNUQXF. Zcash can enable privacy preserving transaction data using zero-knowledge proofs.
Siva Somasundaram, coauthor of Mitochondrial damage: a possible mechanism of the “topical” phase of NSAID induced injury to the rat intestine, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Dante S. Lauretta, coeditor of Protoplanetary Dust: Astrophysical and Cosmochemical Perspectives, joins our Space Settlement Board.
 
Dante is Principal Investigator of OSIRIS-REx. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) is a NASA asteroid study and sample return mission. The launch occurred on September 8, 2016. Its mission is to study asteroid 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid, and return a sample to Earth in 2023 for detailed analysis. The material returned is expected to enable scientists to learn more about the formation and evolution of the Solar System, its initial stages of planet formation, and the source of organic compounds that led to the formation of life on Earth. If successful, OSIRIS-REx will be the first US spacecraft to return samples from an asteroid.
Dean Rickles, author of A Brief History of String Theory: From Dual Models to M-Theory, joins our Physics Board.
Read The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human. Weaving together vivid storytelling and groundbreaking science, The Body Builders explores the current revolution in human augmentation, which is helping us to triumph over the limitations and constraints we have long accepted as an inevitable part of being human.
Adam Piore joins our Futurists Board. Adam is author of The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human which is a narrative science book built around personal stories, about how advances in the field of bioengineering are unlocking untapped human resilience and potential.
Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Jacque Fresco, age 101, who worked to the end to “Safeguard Humanity”.
Elena Milova, Board Member of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF), joins our Life Extension Board.
Thanks to advisory board member Steve Hill, our LifePreserver program has been considerably improved.
Read issue #176 of Lifeboat News!
Yurii Rashkovskii joins our blog team with the post $5,000 for your dream project.
Learn about the Lifespan Heroes campaign!
Read Identification of Potential Terrorists and Adversary Planning.
Thomas Herdin, coauthor of Culture and Technology: A Mutual-Shaping Approach, joins our Futurists Board.
Joseph Anoop George joins our blog team with the post Artificial intelligence enters the nutraceutical industry.
The 2017 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association will be held April 8 in Provo, Utah.
Read Microbes and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Read The New Gold Rush: The Riches of Space Beckon!
Our Grantee TriboTEX raised over $140K on Kickstarter on preorder of anisotropic nanomaterial for self-forming coatings. Lifeboat Foundation provided funds and information support for the company.
 
Learn more!
Read issue #175 of Lifeboat News!
Alexander Rodionov joins our blog team with the post Eternal Youth Is the Next Big Bet for Singapore Venture Capitalist.
M. Mark Karindas, President of the World Academy of Medical Sciences, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Brett Gallie II joins our blog team with the post Bigelow Aerospace offers plan for an expandable space station orbiting the moon by 2020.
Germen Roding joins our blog team with the post Want more crop variety? Researchers propose using CRISPR to accelerate plant domestication.
Nancie Hunter joins our blog team with the post Growing tissue grafts on humanoid robots: A future strategy in regenerative medicine?
Vjekoslav Radišić joins our blog team with the post Apis Cor 3D Prints a Fully Livable House.
Jimmé Peters joins our blog team with the post Perspectives on AI by Calisa Cole.
Learn about Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century.
Saúl Morales Rodriguéz joins our blog team with the post NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab created these super-strong grippers.
Read issue #174 of Lifeboat News!
Kevin Huang joins our blog team with the post Cancer cells hijack healthy cells to help them spread to other organs.
Marcin Miłkowski, author of Explaining the Computational Mind, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Joseph E. Brenner, author of Logic in Reality, joins our Philosophy Board.
Mark Burgin, author of Hypernumbers and Extrafunctions: Extending the Classical Calculus, joins our Information Sciences Board.
José María Díaz Nafría, author of What is Information? A multidimensional concern, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Hector Zenil, Editor of the Complex Systems journal, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Gerald Midgley, author of Systemic Intervention: Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice, joins our Philosophy Board.
Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas, coauthor of An active star topology for improving fault confinement in CAN networks, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Kazé A. Onguene, CEO of Braincities Lab, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Raffaela Giovagnoli, Co-Editor of Computing Nature: Turing Centenary Perspective, joins our Philosophy Board.
Jared Bielby, Editor-in-Chief of The Freelance Netizen™. joins our Philosophy Board.
Mark Carrigan, author of Social Media for Academics, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Jens Allwood, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intercultural Communication, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Listen to Ocean Pasture Russ George Podcast #2: Solving Impossible Problems: Finding an artificial manure solution.
Win a $100,000 prize for developing a visionary strategy that addresses humanity’s most pressing problems. Learn more!
Learn about TriboTEX: More HP, Better MPG, and Less Wear in Car Engines. This is nanotech that has been funded by DoE, NASA, and NSF and is an important step to improve energy efficiency giving us a greener economy.
IS4SI 2017: Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society: Embodied, Embedded, Networked, Empowered through Information, Computation & Cognition! will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 12–16, 2017.
 
Our Piotr Boltuć, Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Olle Häggström, and Jordi Vallverdú will be speaking.
Alireza Mokri joins our blog team with the post Ford just invested $1 billion in a secretive AI startup founded by former Google and Uber execs.
The Alliance for Space Development (ASD), the National Space Society (NSS), and the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) are sponsoring the annual March Storm Washington DC Blitz March 12–16, 2017. Sunday March 12 will be an all-day training event, followed by up to four days of Congressional visits. Blitzers are asked to commit to a minimum of 2 days of Congressional visits, but those days can be picked from among March 13–16.
 
Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-storm-2017-tickets-31103425182.
Read How Small of a Free-Space Settlement Can People Be Happy Living In?
Jimmé Peters, Founder of 24/7 Consulting, joins our Business Board.
Read A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home and Peace on the Planet.
Read Preservation of Life on the Planet and Beyond, an interview of Eric Klien.
Bill Gates says, “It’s very hard to rate the probability of bioterrorism but the potential damage is very huge,” and has his quote added to our Quotes page.
Jeremy Wainscott, Director of Communications at the Alliance for Space Development, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Read issue #173 of Lifeboat News!
Rodolfo Goya, coauthor of Effects of Growth Hormone and Thyroxine on Thymulin Secretion in Aging Rats joins our Life Extension Board.
Read African Futures 2060 by our Yul Anderson.
The symposium Smart Sensor Systems for Self-Care is being held on Wednesday January 18 in London. Our Graham Holt and Jeremy Ramsden will be speaking.
Noel García Medel, Scientific Managing Director at Innovative Health Group, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Felipe R. Debasa Navalpotro, Secretary General at the Center for European Studies, joins our Futurists Board.
Read Preparing for a World that Doesn’t Exist — Yet: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future.
Elena Milova joins our blog team with the post Anti-aging therapies targeting senescent cells: Facts and fiction.
Recent studies strongly suggest that space tourism could be a killer app. Please help us understand the potential space tourism market by taking this short survey.
Lifeboat Foundation and LEAF (Life Extension Advocacy Foundation) join forces.
 
LEAF’s mission is to promote the advancement of biomedical technologies which will increase healthy human lifespan. By sponsoring and democratizing research efforts through crowdfunding and engaging the public in thoughtful dialog, they aim to accelerate the achievement of this important humanitarian goal for all mankind.
 
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Read A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century for free online!
The International Longevity & Cryopreservation Summit will be held May 27–28 in Madrid, Spain.
 
Our Didier Coeurnelle, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, João Pedro de Magalhães, Maria Entraigues-Abramson, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, joins our Economics board. Partha was awarded a Doctorate (Honoris Causa) by Wageningen University, 2000; Catholic University of Louvain, 2007; Faculte Université Saint-Louis, 2009; University of Bologna, 2010; Tilburg University, 2012; and Harvard University, 2013.
William Sutherland, Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Cambridge, joins our Sustainability board. Read his Ecological Census Techniques: A Handbook.
Mark Larkento joins our blog team with the post Evolution Chart Bacteria to humans in only 3.5 Billion years.
Derick Lee joins our blog team with the post 6 Nobel Laureates: Stop the Nuclear Insanity.
Nicola Bagalà joins our blog team with the post Why live longer when the future looks so grim?
There are 5 days left in our End of the Year Fundraiser. Get your donations doubled!
Read issue #172 of Lifeboat News!
The 2016 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Julian Assange in recognition of his quest to create an open world where the truth is told. He has worked to expose government lies, abuses, corruption, and surveillance. He is the second whistleblower to receive the Guardian Award which the Lifeboat Foundation has been awarding since 2002.
 
Why does Lifeboat Foundation think that government abuses and lies should be uncovered? Because powerful technologies that will soon be available could lead to a 1984-type society that would not only be unpleasant but could give the government the power to do terrible things that become existential threats. Secret surveillance can easily become excessive surveillance. Lies could cover up deadly weapons programs whether they are biotech, nanotech, or AI-based.
 
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Neal VanDeRee, Officiator at The Church of Perpetual Life, joins our Life Extension board.
Read Proof that Moore’s Law has been replaced by a Virtual Moore’s Law that is Accelerating and Bringing the Singularity With It.
RAADfest 2017, the largest ever gathering of radical life extension enthusiasts, will be held August 9–13, 2017 in San Diego, California.
 
Our José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Greg Fahy, William Faloon, Ben Goertzel, Terry Grossman, Zoltan Istvan, David Kekich, Liz Parrish, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
John S. Lewis, Chief Scientist at Deep Space Industries, joins our Space Settlement board.
Adam Kennedy, Marketing Manager at Armor Down, joins our Futurists board.
Larry Klaes, author of Our Spaceflight Heritage: Project Orion, a nuclear bomb and rocket — all in one, joins our Space Settlement board.
Ivan Zone, CEO of Suchflex, joins our Information Sciences board.
Pierre Coupet, CEO of the Virtual Organization Management Institute, joins our Education board.
J. Bradley Hall, CEO of ICON Capital Reserve, joins our New Money Systems board.
Anthony D’Onofrio, Global Director of Community Engagement at Ethereum, joins our New Money Systems board.
Martin E. Rosenberg, Research Associate at the New Centre for Research and Practice, joins our Media & Arts board.
Daniel Lowy, Senior Scientist at FlexEl, joins our Chemistry board.
 
Daniel has published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 2 science books on nano-electrochemistry, and 10 chapters in edited electrochemistry textbooks. In addition, he coauthored 7 awarded patents.
Sam Cherubin joins our Business board. Sam is member of a 30 person team for the SE2 Department of Labor (DOL) Conflict of Interest Project.
Jack Peterson, coauthor of A Maximum Entropy Framework for Nonexponential Distributions, joins our Physics board.
Rich Glover, President of ACME Advanced Materials, joins our Engineering board.
Christopher Franko, Blockchain Expert at Borderless Technology, joins our New Money Systems board.
Joshua Yang, who recently created nanodevices that emulate human biological synapses, joins our Robotics/AI board.
Michael Kezirian joins our Space Settlement Board.
 
For the Shuttle Program, Michael was the lead analyst for the Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel (COPV) risk assessment team. The statistical reliability model for the stochastic process of composite stress rupture was the cornerstone of the flight rationale for this newly-identified failure mode. At one point, the COPVs were carried as a “Top 10” program risk.
Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of Klaus Schulten who worked to “Safeguard Humanity” to the end of his life.
 
Klaus was a leader in the field of biophysics, conducting seminal work in the area of dynamic computer simulations, illuminating biological processes and structures in ways that weren’t possible before.
Read Dante’s Infinite Monkeys: Technology Meets the 7 Deadly Sins.
Read issue #171 of Lifeboat News!
Feedspot has awarded our blog as a top 50 chemistry website!
Anarchapulco: [email protected] ThE $tate, ฿rave the Future will be held in Acapulco, Mexico from February 25 to 28. Save 10% with the code "tatiana".
 
This is the world’s first & largest anarcho-capitalist conference. Our Mark Edge, Trace Mayer, Stephanie Murphy, and Jeffrey Tucker will be speaking.
Regenera Global will be holding Regenerative Medicine 2.0 on February 9–11 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Read The Tragedy of the Uncommons: On the Politics of Apocalypse. (Free!)
Read The 8 Laws of Change: How to Be an Agent of Personal and Social Transformation.
Jerry Searcy, who has been with Alcor since 1978, joins our Life Extension Board.
Read Flashes from the Future. (Free!)
The Lifeboat Foundation is supporting the Cyborg Dad who is being discriminated against for being a cyborg.
Read issue #170 of Lifeboat News!
Fast Future Publishing is asking future thinkers from around the world to submit proposals to share their thoughts on scenarios of how the future might play out over the next 50 years. The aim is to publish 50 perspectives on the next 50 years from 50 different future thinkers from around the world. The submission deadline is October 24.
 
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Fabrizio Maria Maggi, coauthor of Monitoring business constraints with linear temporal logic: An approach based on colored automata, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Nubis Bruno, Chief Product Officer at Bitex.la, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Xi Zhao-Wilson, cofounder of BioMarker Pharmaceuticals, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
LaBITconf Buenos Aires 2016 will be held November 4–5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our Anthony Di Iorio, Juan Llanos, Trace Mayer, and Tatiana Moroz 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!
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.
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.
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!
Read issue #169 of Lifeboat News!
James S. Logan, Cofounder of the Space Enterprise Institute, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Tiago Soromenho, Director of Human Experience and Technology at New Worlds Institute, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Buzz Aldrin joins our Space Settlement Board.
 
On July 20, 1969, Buzz and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world. An estimated 600 million people — at that time, the world's largest television audience in history — witnessed this unprecedented heroic endeavor.
Vera Gorbunova joins our Life Extension Board. Vera is on the Editorial Boards of Pathobiology of Aging and Age-related Diseases (PBA), Aging Cell, and Aging.
Nikhil R. Pal, co-editor of Advanced Techniques in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Quan Liu, coauthor of Probabilistic Reasoning via Deep Learning: Neural Association Models, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Ali Reza Khanteymoori, coauthor of Structure Learning in Bayesian Networks Using Asexual Reproduction Optimization, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Giovanni Acampora, coauthor of Using FML and fuzzy technology in adaptive ambient intelligence environments, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Learn about and support Singularity 1 on 1: Interview the Future.
The Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing will be held Sep 29–Oct 1 in Brussels, Belgium.
The 2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence will be held December 6–9 in Athens, Greece. Our Itamar Arel, Wlodek Duch, Stan Franklin, Ben Goertzel, and Pei Wang will be participating.
Pete Worden, Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, joins our Policy Board.
 
The Breakthrough Prize is a set of international awards bestowed in three categories by Breakthrough Prize Board in recognition of scientific advance. The categories are Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, and Mathematics. Laureates receive $3 million each in prize money.
 
The prizes were founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Yuri Milner and Julia Milner, and Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang. Committees of previous laureates choose the winners from candidates nominated in a process that’s online and open to the public.
Hellenic Bioinformatics 09: HBio 2016 will be held November 19–21 at The Centre for Research & Technology (CERTH) in Thessalonica, Greece.
The Fifth Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2016 will be held November 10–12 in Orlando, Florida.
Alvin Yew, Program Manager at NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), joins our Space Settlement Board.
The New Worlds 2016 Conference will be held November 4–5 in Austin, Texas. Our Pete Garretson, Philip Metzger, and Robert Zubrin will be participating. For two days this fall, world class scientists, experts, and engineers will explain, discuss, and debate the challenges and solutions facing those who will go out there.
The Stardust Final Conference on Asteroids and Space Debris will be held October 31 – November 4 at the ESTEC: European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands.
The Fourth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2016) will be held October 30 – November 3, 2016 in Austin, Texas. This conference discusses how human computation systems and machine learning systems can work together.
Extreme Futures and Technology Forecasting Conference — Fall 2016 will be held October 22 in San Francisco, California.
The European Mars Society Conference (EMC16): From Simulation to Reality will be held October 14–16 in Bergamo, Italy. This conference promotes human exploration and colonization of Mars.
Leading anti-aging research scientist Karl J. Neeser joins our Life Extension Board.
Brian Halvorsen, founder of the Prestwood Dental Health Centre, joins our Life Extension Board.
Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Chairman of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), joins our Life Extension Board.
Jesús A. F. Tresguerres, coauthor of Molecular mechanisms involved in the hormonal prevention of aging in the rat, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Giovanni Scapagnini, coauthor of Free Radicals and Brain Aging, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan joins our Life Extension Board. Watch Kiran Krishnan Primal90 Interview.
Maria Somers, Director of the London Anti Ageing Conference, joins our Life Extension Board.
Read the free report A Radically Easier Path to Space Settlement.
Read issue #168 of Lifeboat News!
The BSAAM’s 13th Annual Anti Ageing Conference London 2016 will be held October 13–15 in London. Our Aubrey de Grey, Marios Kyriazis, and Avijit Roy will be participating.
The Future of Humanity Conference will be held September 24, 2016 in New York, NY.
 
This one-day event explores what the future means from a human perspective — not just what technologies will take us there — but deeper philosophical questions: How we will define sentience? How people will choose to live and govern themselves? How we will communicate? What is the art and ethics that humans will bring with them into this new era?
The Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing will be held Sep 29–Oct 1 in Brussels, Belgium.
The Mobile Payments Latin America Summit will be held Sep 20–21 in Miami, Florida USA. You can save $250 with the discount code Lifeboat250. The Lifeboat Foundation is a Media Partner of this event.
Ljubljana Forum: Green Cities & Smart Infrastructure will be held October 6–7 in Slovenia. Ljubljana Forum is an annual gathering that combines knowledge and experience of city governance and defines key areas, visions, and strategies of the future development of cities.
ENDOTREND, a sustainable festival of music + art + education + film, will be held October 1 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
The LatAm Startups Conference 2016 will be held October 12–14 in Mexico City, Mexico. The event aims to end the brain drain to Silicon Valley and help Latin American high-tech startups scale.
 
You can get a discount by emailing [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation LatAm”.
The Capital Markets Blockchain Conference will be held September 9 in London. This conference is focused on bringing together financial institutions and investment and trading experts with those at the cutting edge of #Fintech development in the cryptocurrency world.
The Heroic Future: A live documentary series about reimagining the world of tomorrow, in order to rebuild the world today will be held September 20–22 in the Bay Area, California.
8 Laws of Change: How to be an agent of personal and social transformation will be held September 28–October 2 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The GlideWing online workshop: Opening to the Infinite will be held September 3–25.
Devcon2 will be held September 19–21 in Shanghai, China. This conference discusses Ethereum R&D and topics relevant to the Ethereum development community.
The Immersive Technology Summit will be held October 11 in Bellevue, Washington, USA. This summit discusses virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies.
Mars City PowerLab Workshop 2016 will be held September 15–28 and will be hosted by the University of Southern California.
Bitcoin Wednesday 39 will be held September 7 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Free tickets are available!
The *free* 2016 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium will be held August 23–25 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, North Carolina. Our David Brin is on the NIAC External Council.
Elmar Arunov joins our blog team with the post How Today’s Jungle of Artificial Intelligence Will Spawn Sentience.
Blair Erickson joins our blog team with the post How to Build Your Own Starter House in Just 5 Steps — for $25,000.
Watch the free live streams of RB2016 on August 16–17. This SENS Research Foundation event focuses on rejuvenation biotechnology.
Enjoy The Future and All That Jazz performance on Thursday, August 18th at 8 pm at the Vortex Jazz Club in London.
AI for Scientific Progress: Bringing Digital Control to Physical Matter will be held September 30–October 2 in Palo Alto, California.
Learn about the Human Underwater Society!
Watch “Machines That Think: The good, bad and scary of Artificial Intelligence” by James Canton at TEDxMarin on September 17th in California.
Read Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World.
Attend the free cocktail reception and industry discussion Dissecting The DAO: Lessons Learned and Future Promise on August 16, 2016 in New York, NY. DAO is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization.
Carse Peel joins our blog team with the post The Chimera Quandary: Is It Ethical To Create Hybrid Embryos?
The O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference will be held September 26–27 in New York City, NY. Save 20% with discount code UGLETM.
 
Discover the real-world opportunities of applied artificial intelligence. AI is (finally) driving an explosion in intelligent software — bots, agents, voice, and IoT interfaces. Learn how to implement AI in real-world projects today and explore what the future holds for intelligence engineering.
Enjoy The Future and All That Jazz performance on Wednesday August 17th at Jazz Cafe London.
Our Greg Bear has received the 27th Annual Galaxy Award from publisher SFWorld in China, as China’s favorite foreign SF author!
Support OncoSENS Control ALT Delete Cancer. This program implements high-throughput screening of a library of diverse drugs to find treatments for ‘ALT’ cancers, those which rely on Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres.
Read a free preview of The Light. This book discusses Alzheimer’s patients memory improving with photobiomodulation in a double blind, placebo controlled study, presented at a major Alzheimer's Conference.
Scott Nelson, Chief Technology Officer at NXT Level You, joins our Futurists Board.
Preston Martin, Director at International Coalition for Human Action, joins our Futurists Board.
Valerija Udalova (Pride), General Director of KrioRus, joins our Life Extension Board. KrioRus is the first and only cryonics company in Eurasia that has its own storage facility.
Read issue #167 of Lifeboat News!
Gareth John, author of Whole Brain Emulation as a Building Block for AGI — Promises and Pitfalls?, joins our Futurists Board.
Maya Zuckerman, Founder of TransmediaSF, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Landon Bennett, Membership Coordinator at AGI Society, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Joel I. Osorio, CEO at RegenerAge, joins our Life Extension Board.
Elizabeth Kennick, President of Teachers in Space, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Edwina Rogers, who is Partner at Johnson, Rogers & Clifton, joins our Legal Board. Edwina has worked for two Presidents and four Senators.
Read the paper Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding.
Steve Hill, Project Coordinator at the Major Mouse Testing Program, joins our Life Extension Board.
Florence H-Jennings, Chief Scientist at Detalytics, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Wei Sun, Founder of [email protected], joins our Futurists Board.
Dietmar Bruckner, coeditor of Simulating the Mind, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Heather Roff, author of Global Justice, Kant and the Responsibility to Protect, joins our Policy Board.
Fuxin Li, coauthor of Efficient Learning of Continuous-Time Hidden Markov Models for Disease Progression, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Ramana Kumar, author of Self-compilation and Self-verification, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Stefano Ermon, coauthor of Sparse Gaussian Processes for Bayesian Optimization, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Tom Everitt, coauthor of Death and Suicide in Universal Artificial Intelligence, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read issue #166 of Lifeboat News!
Alexandra Whittington joins our blog team with the post How legit is your luxury item?
Science Advisor Robert R. Rhodes joins our Futurists Board.
Douglas Lain, publisher of Zero Books, joins our Futurists Board.
Lifetime Cryonics Institute member Nicholas R. Van Der Meulen joins our Life Extension Board.
Tony Sakich, Director of Marketing at Augur, joins our New Money Systems Board.
David Hanson joins our Robotics/AI Board. David leads Hanson Robotics with the support of a world-class team of roboticists, AI experts, scientists, technologists, hardware/software engineers, and cognitive specialists.
Vito Margiotta, CEO at Snapp, joins our Futurists Board.
The Ninth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence will be held in New York on July 16–19. Our Joscha Bach, Eric Baum, Antonio Chella, Haris Dindo, Stan Franklin, Ben Goertzel, Bill Hibbard, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Ed Keller, Randal Koene, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Christian Lebiere, Moshe Looks, Gary Marcus, Florin Popescu, Alexey Potapov, Sebastian Rudolph, Rafal Rzepka, Ricardo Sanz, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Leslie Smith, Bas Steunebrink, Claes Strannegård, Julian Togelius, Pei Wang, and Roman Yampolskiy will be participating/speaking.
 
Learn more!
Leon Neihouse, author of Power without Borders, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Jeremiah Bilas, founder of Beijing Technium 帝都科魂 joins our Futurists Board.
Roberto Díaz, coauthor of How to avoid capital controls using bitcoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Steven Jorgenson, Partner at Space Finance Group, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Ivor Diosi, owner of Æterna, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Michael Chalmer Dunn joins our Space Settlement Board. Michael is focused on companies interested in participating in multi-company coordinated efforts involving future manned Mars and other like missions.
Learn about how you can support the D.N.A. - Gene Therapies Congress.
Read The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything.
Eric Baum joins our blog team with the post TruthSift: A Platform for Collective Rationality.
Bruno Henrique de Souza joins our blog team with the post Military Spider Man-like technology.
Read issue #165 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation is now supporting the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP)!
Read Preparing for a World that Doesn’t Exist — Yet: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future.
Participate in a space settlement survey!
Magaly Santiago joins our blog team with the post Exploding Cancer Cells.
Read issue #164 of Lifeboat News!
We have an updated Lifeboat Foundation Introduction Video!
Our own science fiction anthology Visions of the Future is eligible as a write-in in the BEST ANTHOLOGY category for the Locus Awards.
 
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Tatiana Moroz joins our blog team with the post Bitcoin 101: What is it and why is everyone talking about it?
Participate in the real-time Delphi survey If Humans Were Free — 2050 — The Self-Actualizing Economy at http://millennium-project.org/millennium/WorkAI-Scenario3_RTD-Invitation.pdf
Read issue #163 of Lifeboat News!
Richard Kastelein, Publisher and Founder at the Blockchain News, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Ümit Alkuş, author of Transformations of Entangled Mixed States of Two Qubits, joins our Physics Board.
Robert Suarez, Managing Director of Innovation and Design for Singularity University Labs, joins our Futurists Board.
Vera Mulyani, CEO of Mars City Design, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Adam Hayes, author of The Pros & Cons of a Trade Deficit, joins our Finance Board.
Allen Scott, Editor at Bitcoin.com, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Caleb Chen, Chief Marketing Officer at Bitcoinist, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Demian Zivkovic, President of the Institute of Exponential Sciences, joins our Futurists Board.
Paul A. Spiegel, General Counsel at Ligandal, joins our Legal Board.
Bill Genovese, Principal / Chief Technology Architect at WGroup and Executive Board & CTO at Saving Promise, joins our Futurists Board.
Steven Curley joins our blog team with the post The Importance of Hope.
Ira S. Pastor joins our blog team with the post Death Reversal — The Reanima Project — Research Whose Time Has Come.
Read issue #162 of Lifeboat News!
Richelle Ross joins our blog team with the post The Coming Era of Virtual Reality.
Adam Poulton, President of the Bitcoin Association of Australia, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Alejandro De la Parra Solomon joins our Life Extension Board. He is is CEO and Founder of Mass Media Dynamics, Digital Strategist at Major Mouse Testing Program, and Digital Strategist at the International Longevity Alliance,
Participate in Future Work/Technology 2050 Scenario 2 Political Turmoil — Future Despair.
Watch Setting sail to a new Earth.
Matt Johnstone joins our blog team with the post Unity Biotechnology Launches with a Focus on Preventing and Reversing Diseases of Aging.
Archie Japaridze, Mentorship and Community Manager, SU Labs, Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Amitai Etzioni, author of From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations, joins our Policy Board. Amitai was named as being among the top 100 American intellectuals as measured by academic citations.
Rise of the AI 2016 – The Singularity might be closer than you think will be held February 25, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
 
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Boaz P. Heller Avrahami, Ambassador to Switzerland for Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Read issue #161 of Lifeboat News!
Genevieve O’Hagan joins our blog team with the post Teslasuit lets virtual reality reach out and touch you.
Stephanus Roux, Director of XRS Consulting Engineers, joins our Engineering Board.
Èrico Lopez, AI Researcher at Robots Without Borders, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Karen Hurst joins our blog team with the post Why We Need A Legal Definition Of Artificial Intelligence.
Jaym Gates, Media Coordinator at UPLIFT Aeronautics, joins our Futurists Board.
 
Jaym coedited War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, Rigor Amortis, Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s, and Crossed Genres.
Lior Victor Haddad, Senior Red-Teamer at Cisco Systems, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Tatiana Moroz, Founder at Crypto Media Hub, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Jason Cassidy, Chief Communications Officer at Emercoin, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Karen Hurst, CTO & Chief Strategy Officer of NextGen Technologies & Services, joins our Futurists Board.
John Hanacek, author of Beyond Network Feudalism, joins our Futurists Board.
Shannon Bohle, President of Archivopedia, joins our Futurists Board.
Luigi Warren, CEO of Stemiotics, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
 
The mission at Stemiotics is to perfect a scalable, streamlined, low-cost production pipeline for human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) using clinically relevant, footprint-free, feeder-free, xeno-free, small molecule-free reprogramming technology.
Roman Mednitzer joins our blog team with the post Atlas, an Implantable Shock Absorber for Your Knee.
Edward Weniger, CEO at TeamLogic IT Omaha, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Robert Moore, Production & Post Production Engineer at Encompass Digital Media, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Reynaldo Anderson, who coedited Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness, joins our Futurists Board.
Marcus Kaiser, coauthor of Organization, Development, and Function of Complex Brain Networks, joins our Neuroscience Board.
Jed Diamond, founder of MenAlive, joins our Futurists Board.
Calum Chace, author of Pandora's Brain, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Read issue #160 of Lifeboat News!
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 2015 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Bill Gates in recognition of his fight against infectious diseases, his warnings about artificial intelligence, and his funding of improvements in education since a smarter civilization is one that is more likely to survive and flourish. Learn more!
Madhu Thangavelu, coauthor of The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization, joins our Space Settlement Board.
AeroTEC’s Christopher T. Stevens joins our Engineering Board.
DC Spensley, who was Art Director at h+ Magazine, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Chris Kitze, CEO of Safe Cash Payment Technologies, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Vincent Rump, Client Services Director at NOISE Amsterdam, joins our Business Board.
Inventor, investor, and philanthropist Michael W. Ferro, Jr joins our Business Board.
Jason R. Stockton, coauthor of Performance of Metal-Coated Mirrors with Different Protective Dielectric Layers, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Michael Lissack, coauthor of Coherence in the Midst of Complexity: Advances in Social Complexity Theory, joins our Complex Systems Board.
John Hewitt joins our Futurists Board. John is a veteran contributor to ExtremeTech, an engineer, and a neuroscientist.
Sanjay Rathee, Founder of the Space Development Network, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Tell Mueller-Pettenpohl, Data Scientist at Wattcost, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Lennart Van Haaften, who coauthored The Evolution of Ultracompact X-ray Binaries, joins our Cosmology Board.
Read The Telomerase Revolution: The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging…and Will Soon Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives.
Read issue #159 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation has launched 3 books! They are: The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do, Third Edition, available in paperback and Kindle; Visions of the Future, available in paperback and Kindle; and Prospects for Human Survival, available in paperback and Kindle. Read the press release!
Matthew White joins our blog team with the post The tardigrade genome has been sequenced, and it has the most foreign DNA of any animal.
Brent L. Reitze joins our Information Sciences Board. Brent is an Information Technology Systems Engineer and Singularitarian with an ongoing focus on technological advances, particularly man-machine interfaces.
Katie (Miss Metaverse) Aquino joins our Futurists Board. Katie has collaborated on series for SPIKE, MTV, TruTV, Lifetime, Discovery, Nat Geo, and several others.
Daniel J. Lewis, coauthor of Managing Vagueness with Fuzzy in Hierarchical Big Data, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Gareth Nelson, Cofounder of Aspies for Freedom, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Read No UI Is The New UI.
The 15th SVCWireless Annual Conference will be held November 21st in Silicon Valley, California. This event connects Silicon Valley and China.
 
Get free tickets from [email protected] by emailing with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation tickets”.
David Simpson, author of the best-selling science fiction Post-Human series, joins our Futurists Board.
Julius Garcia joins our blog team with the post How robotics will affect the availability of employment and social benefits.
Josef Koch joins our blog team with the post ‘Zeno effect’ — atoms won’t move while you watch.
Read The Prospect of Immortality — Fifty Years Later.
Read issue #158 of Lifeboat News!
Montie Adkins joins our blog team with the post The creature with the key to immortality?
Andreas Matt joins our blog team with the post Computer that could outlive the universe a step closer.
Read issue #157 of Lifeboat News!
Robert James Powles joins our blog team with the post Hacking The Nervous System: Are Electroceuticals The Future?
Colin Gallagher joins our blog team with the post A Greater Giving Potential: Introducing Micro-Donations in Bytecoin.
The Sea, Earth, and Space Summit (SESS) will be held October 30–November 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas.
The Transformative Technology Conference will be held October 2–3, 2015 at Sofia University, Palo Alto, California. Save $150 by entering the discount code lifeboatfoundation when registering. We are a partner of this important event.
Learn about Defense Against Litigation Mill O+Z.
The Transformative Technology Conference will be held October 2–3, 2015 at Sofia University, Palo Alto, California. Enter the discount code TT to save money when registering.
From Runnymede to Philadelphia to Cyberspace: The Enduring Legacy of Magna Carta will be held September 17, 2015 at Brooklyn Law School. RSVP now!
 
This event will feature an afternoon session to explore development of a digital Magna Carta for cyberspace. During the following two days (September 18th–19th) in conjunction with Brooklyn Law and Cardozo Law School, Consensus Systems invites legal experts, technologists, and thought leaders to implement the charter using smart contracts and decentralized applications on Ethereum’s blockchain.
Aleksandar Vukovic joins our blog team with the post A Dying Young Woman’s Hope in Cryonics and a Future.
Valentina Lencautan joins our blog team with the post The 5 common traits of negligibly senescent species.
Jay-R Gatdula joins our blog team with the post Digital Currencies: A Reckoning of Aggressive Economic Advancement.
Michael Paton joins our blog team with the post Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence.
Enroll in the free online Princeton University course Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies.
MindEx 2015, an open omics and neuroscience conference devoted to understanding the human mind, will be held September 12, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Registration is now free!
Richard Stallman will be speaking at SeaGL (Seattle GNU/Linux Conference) on October 24th at 2:30 pm.
DUXU16 (Design of User eXperience and Usability 2016) will be held July 17–22, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Our Peter B. Lloyd will be chairing the HCI & Science Fiction session which will also encompass blue-sky research that is so far from realization that the science fiction modality of exploring hypothetical scenarios is appropriate.
Jonah Lissner joins our blog team with the post The theory of parallel universes is not just maths — it is science that can be tested.
MindEx 2015, an open omics and neuroscience conference devoted to understanding the human mind, will be held September 12, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Get 60% off with the promo code [email protected]
The 11th International High Power Laser Ablation & Directed Energy Symposium will be held April 4–7, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
DMEXCO Digiconomy (Digital Marketing Exposition and Conference for the Digital Economy) will be held September 16–17, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
International Longevity Day will be on October 1st.
Podcar City 9 — Silicon Transportation will be held November 4–6, 2015 in Silicon Valley, California.
The Future of Politics conference will be held October 18, 2015 in Oakland, California.
UAS TAAC 2015 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) will be held December 7–10, 2015 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.
Bitcoin Wednesday 27 will be held September 2, 2015 in The Netherlands.
New Worlds 2015 will be held October 16–17, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
The 35th Annual International Space Development Conference will be held May 18–22, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Cryonics Institute and the Immortalist Society will be held September 12th, 2015 in Michigan.
Early Boykins III joins our blog team with the post Electrical circuit made of gel can repair itself.
The Internet Governance Forum 2015 will be held November 10–13, 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil.
The Alcor 2015 Conference will be held October 9–11, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn about new medication protocols to improve biological viability prior to cryopreservation.
ASCE Earth and Space 2016 will be held April 11–15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
The 74th World Science Fiction Convention will be held August 17–21, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Blockchain Week will be held October 5th to 8th, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation) 2015 will be held September 26–30, 2015 in Chicago.
The AGE 45th Annual Meeting, Targeting Aging: The Ultimate Preventative Medicine will be held June 3–6, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
The 13th Annual Conference of SBMT on Brain, Spinal Cord Mapping and Image Guided Therapy will be held April 8th to April 10th, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
Consensus 2015 will be held September 10th in New York City. This is CoinDesk’s inaugural summit on digital currencies and blockchain tech.
Tech Summit | SF will be held November 2–3, 2015 in Sausalito, California.
GCAI (Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence) 2015 will be held October 16–19, 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The 11th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference will be held September 10–13, 2015 in Chicago.
BICA (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures) 2015 will be held in Lyon, France on Nov 6–8.
reinvent.money will be held September 26 at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Anticipating 2040: Roadmap to sustainable abundance will be held October 3 at Birkbeck College in London.
Starship Congress 2015: Interstellar Hackathon will be held at Drexel University, Philadelphia from September 4th to 5th, 2015.
Michael Phillips joins our blog team with the post Exotic Pentaquark Particle Discovery & CERN’s Massive Data Center.
Laura Samsò joins our blog team with the post FDA approved the first 3D-printed prescription drug.
Thomas Munyon joins our blog team with the post Graphene Just The Tip Of The 2D Materials Iceberg For Clean Technology.
Nancy Manley joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Nancy is internationally recognized as an expert on the development, function, and aging of the thymus and parathyroid organs.
David Orrell joins our blog team with the post Bitcoin needs a quantum theory of money.
Caroline Nguyen, Founder at MomWorkforce, joins our Business Board.
Stephen Gaskell, coauthor of Strata, joins our Futurists Board.
James F. Peters, author of Return to Flight: Inside NASA’s Space Shuttle Missions in the Wake of the Columbia Disaster, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Mahendra Rao, editor of Neural Development and Stem Cells, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Ivan Wall, Senior Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering at University College London, joins our Life Extension Board.
Justin Cooper-White, Group Leader at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Read Return to Flight: Inside NASA’s Space Shuttle Missions in the Wake of the Columbia Disaster.
Read issue #156 of Lifeboat News!
The Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference 2015 (RB2015) will be held August 19–21 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport. This conference will feature the latest research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, cardiovascular disease and will also discuss regulatory, financial, and economic issues.
 
Our Maria Entraigues Abramson, Judith Campisi, Anne Corwin, Aubrey de Grey, Leonid Gavrilov, Jeffrey Karp, Chris Mason, Stephen Minger, Kevin Perrott, Maximus Peto, Evan Snyder, David Spiegel, Alexandra Stolzing, Rudolph Tanzi, and Jan Vijg will be speaking/participating.
 
Learn more!
Read Codebreaking our future: Deciphering the Future’s Hidden Order.
Read Radical Life Extension: Psychological, Metaphysical, and Political Implications.
Read Technolife 2035: How Will Technology Change Our Future?
Alexandros El joins our blog team with the post Getting to the bottom of aging.
Maria Santos joins our blog team with the post Why Generation Z will definitely embrace Bitcoin.
Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, CEO at Bitnation, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Jason Reagan, who writes for DroneLife.com, joins our Futurists Board.
Phillipe Bojorquez, Software QA Engineer at Samsung Electronics America, joins our Futurists Board.
Read Beyond the Subjectivity Trap.
Chilean politician and economist Sergio Bitar joins our Policy Board.
Read Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems: Integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems into Non-Segregated Airspace.
Phillipe Bojorquez joins our blog team with the post Monkey ‘brain net’ raises prospect of human brain-to-brain connection.
Steve Hill joins our blog team with the post How to Reverse Aging with Dr. Michael Fossel, M.D. PhD. [Health Longevity Series].
Rosa Alegria, Co-Chair of the Brazilian Node at The Millennium Project, joins our Futurists Board.
Teresa Mishler, Program Director at Lifespan Seminar, joins our Futurists Board.
Jeff Helzer joins our Space Settlement Board. Jeff has been an engineer at Goodrich Aerostructures, Spirit AeroSystems, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, and Cessna Aircraft.
Kevin Carson, author of The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto, joins our Futurists Board.
Digital media specialist Eliott Edge joins our Media & Arts Board.
Stephen Cave, author of Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, joins our Life Extension Board.
Louis H. Kauffman joins our Information Sciences Board. Louis is known for the introduction and development of the bracket polynomial and the Kauffman polynomial.
Glenn Bolger, author of the blog Blockchain Stuff, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Alisha Bhagat, Sustainability Advisor at Forum for the Future, joins our Sustainability Board.
Simon Waslander joins our blog team with the post After 10 breakthroughs and $3B in research, IBM announces tiny 7-nanometer chips.
Aubrey Yee joins our Futurists Board. Watch Concepts For Better Future Decisions with John Sweeney and Aubrey Yee.
Matthew Manos, author of How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free, joins our Futurists Board.
Laura Samsó, author of Thinking Small but Powerful: Distributed Satellite Systems, joins our Space Settlement Board.
Learn about Trigger Warning - A Platform for Dissident Thought.
Shailesh Prasad joins our blog team with the post The Hyperloop is much closer than people realize.
Jeremy Pesner, author of The Swartz Legacy: The Input of Technologists in a Technical World, joins our Futurists Board.
Eric Schurr, Chief Strategy Officer at TMG Financial Services, joins our Finance Board.
Christopher Cordey, CEO at Futuratinow, joins our Futurists Board.
Justin Kugler, Business Development Manager at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), joins our Space Settlement Board.
David Houle, author of Is Privacy Dead?: The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age and coauthor of Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing, joins our Transparency and Privacy Board.
Mariana Todorova, Member of Parliament at the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, joins our Futurists Board.
Read Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach.
Mike Dover, coauthor of Wikibrands: Reinventing Your Company in a Customer-Driven Marketplace, joins our Business Board.
Roey Tzezana, Research Fellow for Science, Technology, and Security at Tel Aviv University, joins our Futurists Board.
Simone Di Zio, Co-chair Italian Node of The Millennium Project, joins our Futurists Board.
Michael Glock, President at Bloom Factor, joins our Business Board.
Sam Miller, Director of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business, joins our Business Board.
Read issue #155 of Lifeboat News!
At WorldFuture 2015, we will be holding an informal dinner on Saturday, July 25 at 6pm at the Hilton Union Square Hotel in San Francisco, California, USA.
 
RSVP by sending an email with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation Dinner" to [email protected]. The Lifeboat Foundation will have the following people speaking at WorldFuture 2015 which will be held July 24–July 26 in San Francisco: Guy J. Ale, Janna Anderson, Nicklas Bergman, Peter Bishop, Brenda Cooper, José Cordeiro, William Crossman, Elizabeth Florescu, Cindy Frewen, Joyce Gioia, Jerome C. Glenn, Ted Gordon, Linda Groff, Trevor Haldenby, Glen Hiemstra, Rodney Hill, Andrew Hines, Zhouying Jin, Jim Kadtke, Ted Kahn, James Lee, Tom Lombardo, Kate McCallum, Ramez Naam, Joe Pelton, Paul Saffo, John Schmidt, Gray Scott, Yair Sharan, Rick Smyre, Jason Swanson, John Watts, Michael Zey, and Ibon Zugasti.
Albert Sanchez joins our blog team with the post UK woman can ride bike for first time with “world’s most lifelike bionic hand”.
Matthew Holt joins our blog team with the post Scientists Just Invented the Neural Lace.
Sean Brazell joins our blog team with the post South Korean Team Kaist wins DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Scott Davis joins our blog team with the post Cheetah robot lands the running jump.
Bryan Gatton joins our blog team with the post Genetically Modifying Mosquitoes to Eliminate Disease.
Dan Kummer joins our blog team with the post Soon, Your Sex Doll Will Have An Intelligent Conversation With You.
Mark W. Bennett, Chief Operating Officer at BluStor PMC, joins our Business Board.
Plamen L. Simeonov, coeditor of Integral Biomathics: Tracing the Road to Reality, joins our Complex Systems Board.
USA Today Bestselling author Michael Bunker joins our Futurists Board.
Brett Schnepf, Executive Director at El Primero Heritage Foundation, joins our Futurists Board.
Rus Newton, cofounder of Global Advisors, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Collin McGarry, Front-End Web Developer at Mobiquity, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Harold Reitsema joins our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board. Harold is Mission Director for the B612 Foundation’s Sentinel program which will find Near Earth Asteroids and identify potential Earth impact threats.
Jay-R Gatdula, Business Development Manager at Coin News Asia, joins our New Money Systems Board.
The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Eshel Ben-Jacob who worked to “Safeguard Humanity” until the end of his life.
 
Eshel was a theoretical and experimental physicist at Tel Aviv University, holder of the Maguy-Glass Chair in Physics of Complex Systems, and Fellow of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) at Rice University.
Susan Holden Martin, Steering Committee Member; Former Executive Director at The Mars Society, joins our Space Settlement Board. Listen to In The Utah Desert, Planning For A Trip To Mars.
Sound designer, DJ, music producer, and writer Emeraldia Ayakashi joins our Media & Arts Board.
Peter Morgan, who contributed a chapter to the book Anticipating 2025, joins our Futurists Board.
Read 3D Printer in Every School: Education reform merged with healthcare.
Watch Thermal SSP Concept.
Watch Galaxy and Star Formation.
Read issue #154 of Lifeboat News!
Read Space Settlement Population Rotation Tolerance and Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding.
Lily Graca joins our blog team with the post Bionic Eyes Give Second Sight to the Blind.
Read Lone Wolf Terrorism Prospects and Potential Strategies to Address the Threat.
Phil Raymond joins our blog team with the post Could Bitcoin be Dethroned by an Altcoin?
Klaus Baldauf joins our blog team with the post Pioneering Space.
Maria Konovalenko joins our blog team with the post Four Stages of Curing Aging.
Jeremy Lichtman joins our blog team with the post New Wind Turbine Generates Electricity Without Rotating Blades.
Zoltan Istvan joins our blog team with the post Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?
Ramez Naam joins our blog team with the post Edge of Dark Review.
Watch Fighting For the Final Frontier? Conflict in Space During the Late 21st Century.
Read Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding. The major result of this paper is that settlements in low (~500 km) Earth equatorial orbits may not require any radiation shielding at all based on a careful analysis of requirements and extensive simulation of radiation effects.
Read Front and Center: Singer, Composer, Pilot, Global Outreach Coordinator at SENS Research Foundation, Maria Entraigues-Abramson.
Watch AI-kindergarten: Building biological-like artificial intelligence.
The Longevity Cookbook Indiegogo Launch Party will be on May 14th in San Francisco, California. This event will involve more people in longevity research and help us to build a strong and powerful community.
 
This event is working to develop both a practical guide to longevity and a story about the science underlying nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. The guide will include descriptions of the experiments that need to be carried out today to extend our lives right now.
 
RSVP today!
The Millennium Project is conducting a Real-Time Delphi Survey and would like your input.
 
They want you to share your judgments about how future technology over the next 35 years (artificial narrow intelligence, artificial general intelligence, Internet of Things, robotics, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, 3D/4D printing, self-driving vehicles, drones, mobile/cloud, augmented reality/holography, etc.) could affect the future of work, and what should be done to create positive conditions.
 
Learn more!
Read issue #153 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Kenneth W. Harris who worked to “Safeguard Humanity” until the end of his life. Ken also served the World Future Society and its National Capital chapter for many years. He was also a field editor on transportation for TechCast Global and a member of the Association for Professional Futurists.
Dan Schmitt, Founder of Open Source Capitalism, joins our Business Board.
We have made progress on our Interactive Friendly AI project and have a prototype available at https://lifeboat.com/ai.
 
The most interesting part of this project is that our AI can use multiple engines that are hosted at lifeboat.com and elsewhere. If you have an engine that you wish to include in this project, let us know.
 
Even if you are not a programmer you can provide flowcharts detailing questions and answers you think our AI should know. Email [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation AI” if you wish to help in any way including providing feedback.
Our Nick Gogerty will be giving a keynote on evolution, economics, and risk at Singularity University on April 24th. Learn more!
Read issue #152 of Lifeboat News!
Mark Nall joins our blog team with the post The Robotic Double-Edged Sword.
Geoff Marcy joins our Astrobiology/SETI Board. Geoff discovered 70 of the first 100 extrasolar planets known.
George Dyson, author of Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, joins our new Historians Board.
International bestselling author Jeremy Robinson joins our Futurists Board. He has authored more than fifty novels and novellas including XOM-B, Island 731, SecondWorld, and the Jack Sigler thriller series.
Johan Scholtz, Business Development Consultant at ZAQ, joins our Business Board.
Africa2Moon Mission Ambassador Olufisayo Jejelowo joins our Space Settlement Board.
Paul Grzegorzek, author of Flare, joins our Futurists Board.
International Finserv Executive Claudio Migliore joins our New Money Systems Board.
Mary Rickert, author of The Memory Garden, joins our Futurists Board.
Jacqueline Druga, author of Contagious, joins our Futurists Board.
Bas Steunebrink, coauthor of Bounded Seed-AGI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Anyone who posts to our blog gets a chance to win a signed copy of Edge of Dark.
 
What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system, destined to sip only dregs of light and struggle for the barest living. And yet, that life thrived? It grew and learned and became far more than you ever expected, and it wanted to return to the sun. What if it didn’t share your moral compass in any way?
 
The deadline for the contest is April 30. If you need access to our blog, send an email with the subject of “Lifeboat Foundation blog” to [email protected].
Read issue #151 of Lifeboat News!
The Lifeboat Foundation and ten other organizations, including the National Space Society and the Space Frontier Foundation, have launched a new strategic alliance for space development and commerce named the Alliance for Space Development (ASD).
 
Perhaps the most ambitious part of the ASD agenda is a proposed “Cheap Access to Space Act” that would offer $3.5 billion in government prizes for the development of reusable launch vehicles. Those prizes include, in a draft version of the bill provided by ASD, $1 billion to the first fully reusable vehicle that can place at least one metric ton into orbit and fly again a week later.
 
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The Lifeboat Foundation and ten other organizations including the National Space Society and the Space Frontier Foundation are joining together to create a new strategic alliance for space development and commerce. We will be unveiling the details on this new alliance, as well as the details on our joint national legislative campaign to advance space policy in 2015.
 
Please join us at the 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003, USA on Feb. 25th at 10 am for the press conference announcing the formation of this exciting new partnership.
 
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Zigmond Leszczynski, Deputy Executive Director at the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA), joins our Space Settlement Board.
Mustafa Suleyman, Head of Applied AI at Google DeepMind, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Bill Bigge, Director of Creative Robotics, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Ayse P. Saygin, coauthor of Turing Test: 50 Years Later, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Marc Gewertz, Chief Enterprise Engineer at EiMC, joins our Business Board.
Viktoras Veitas, coauthor of Foundations for a Mathematical Model of the Global Brain: Architecture, Components, and Specifications, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Frits Vaandrager, coauthor of Learning Nondeterministic Register Automata Using Mappers, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Michael Witbrock, Vice President of Research at Cycorp, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Patrick Ehlen, author of Apocalypse or Golden Age: What machine intelligence will do to us, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Guruduth Banavar joins our Robotics/AI Board. Guru currently leads a worldwide team at IBM Research, responsible for creating the next generation of cognitive systems in the Watson family.
Ian D. Pearson joins our blog team with the post Benign AI.
Micah Mangione, author of A Quick Review of Experimental Support for the Two Central Theories of Aging, joins our Life Extension Board.
Danne Stayskal joins our Robotics/AI Board. She is Lead Data Scientist, Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Evident.
Shantanu Sharma, Lead Scientist at GE’s Corporate Research headquarters, joins our Biotech/Medical Board. Shantanu authored Computational Modeling and Automation Techniques to Study Biomolecular Dynamics.
Dan Roth, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Alex Wissner-Gross, author of Physically Programmable Surfaces, joins our Nanotechnology Board.
Adrian Weller, with the Machine Learning group at Cambridge University, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
David Solomonoff, President of the Internet Society of New York (ISOC-NY), joins our Futurists Board.
Read issue #150 of Lifeboat News!
Our Itamar Arel, Joscha Bach, Eric Baum, Antonio Chella, Stan Franklin, Deon Garrett, Ben Goertzel, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Randal Koene, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Moshe Looks, Alexey Potapov, Rafal Rzepka, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Claes Strannegård, Kristinn Thórisson, Julian Togelius, Pei Wang, David Weinbaum (Weaver), and Roman Yampolskiy are participating in The Eighth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-15) which will be held July 22–25, 2015 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany.
 
This conference gathers an international group of leading academic and industry researchers involved in scientific and engineering work aimed directly toward the goal of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).
Ville Salmensuu, Physician at Attendo Finland, joins our Life Extension Board.
Seth Cochran joins our blog team with the post Doomsday Clock Now Three Minutes to Midnight.
Paul Saffo joins our Futurists Board. Paul is a forecaster with over two decades experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He teaches forecasting at Stanford University and chairs the Future Studies and Forecasting track at Singularity University.
Joseph Lee, CEO at Btc.sx, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Jonah Lissner, author of Determining Energy Value in Nanometric Biophysical Systems, joins our Complex Systems Board.
Alec Korba, Partner Development at VoltDB, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Digital Marketer Clayton Johnson joins our Business Board.
Joshua Dalzelle, author of the bestselling Omega Force series, joins our Futurists Board.
Sara King, author of The Legend of Zero: Forging Zero, joins our Futurists Board.
We are launching a blog contest! Anyone who posts to our blog gets a chance to win a signed copy of The Utopia Experiment which tells the true story of a real-life attempt to simulate life after the collapse of global civilization.
 
The deadline for the contest is February 28. If you need access to our blog, send an email with the subject of “Lifeboat Foundation blog” to [email protected].
Read the report Planetary Defense: Operations & Execution.
Ben H. Winters, author of the Last Policeman trilogy, joins our Futurists Board.
Nicholas Sansbury Smith, author of the best-selling Orbs novels, joins our Futurists Board.
Kevin George, author of the Comet Clement series, joins our Futurists Board.
W.J. Lundy, creator of the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot series, joins our Futurists Board.
Jasper T. Scott, author of the best-selling Dark Space series, joins our Futurists Board.
Jan Herbert, coauthor of Ocean, joins our Sustainability Board.
Brian Herbert, author of Dreamer of Dune, joins our Sustainability Board.
Paul Draker, author of New Year Island and Pyramid Lake, joins our Futurists Board.
Steven J. Dick, author of The Biological Universe: The Twentieth Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate and the Limits of Science, joins our Astrobiology/SETI Board.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wired, Douglas E. Richards, joins our Futurists Board.
Read issue #149 of Lifeboat News!
Susan Schneider, editor of Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence, joins our Philosophy Board. Susan is the Sarah Connor of philosophy as she ponders the role of science fiction and thought experiments to help understand uploading, time travel, superintelligence, the Singularity, a new approach to the computational theory of mind, consciousness, and physicalism.
Nigel Cameron, President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET), joins our Futurists Board.
A.G. Riddle joins our Futurists Board. His debut novel The Atlantis Gene is the first book in a trilogy (The Origin Mystery) that has sold a million copies in the US, is being translated into 18 languages, and is in development to be a major motion picture.
Hugh Howey, best known for the science fiction series Wool, joins our Futurists Board.
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 2014 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Elon Musk in recognition of his warnings about artificial intelligence, his promotion of space exploration including the creation of self-sustaining space colonies, and his efforts to improve our environment with electric cars and to expand solar energy generation.
 
Learn more!
Read A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading.
Read Artificial Intelligence Isn’t a Threat — Yet.
Learn about My Terrace Farmer: Solar Greenhouse for Busy People.
Read Hyperworlds, Underworlds.
Read Proof that The End of Moore’s Law is Not The End of The Singularity.
Read issue #148 of Lifeboat News!
Sebastian Hagen joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Anthony Judge, author of Resource Insights from Plus or Minus 12 People on a Liferaft, joins our Human Trajectories Board.
Robin Smith, Head of Privacy at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, joins our Futurists Board.
XPRIZE Vanguard Desiree Duffy joins our Futurists Board.
Nicklas Bergman joins our Futurists Board. As part of an emerging research project at Lund University in Sweden, Nicklas is focusing on humankind’s relationship to technology and technological development, and more specifically on the business implications of multi-disciplinary and transformative emerging technologies in the coming 5 to 50 years.
Brady McKenna, Consultant/Researcher at Tecmap Consulting, joins our New Money Systems Board.
Clinton “Cosmo” Mielke, coauthor of Botnets, and the CyberCriminal Underground, joins our Cybercrime/Malcode Board.
Diana Chernoff-Pate joins our Futurists Board.
Pauline Truong, CEO of Ascendo International Group, joins our Business Board.
Tim Swast, author of An Introduction to Markov Chains, joins our Information Sciences Board.
Sang Yup Lee, Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Journal, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Ronald L. Mallett, author of Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality, joins our Physics Board.
Martin Ford, author of The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future, joins our Futurists Board.
Chris Benjamin, author of Capitalization for Startups, joins our Finance Board.
Tudor Boloni, CEO at Medical Biostasis, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Andrew Monda, Owner of Vertigo, joins our Business Board.
Ting Kelly, Lead Designer and Cofounder at Doorstep Studios, joins our Media & Arts Board.
Rob Chamberlain joins our blog team with the post Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain Technology — Brief Q&A.
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.
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?
 
If you are not a member of this group, you can join for free by clicking the “Join Group” tab in the upper right of the page.
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.
Support Give a day to Silvana Doubleday.
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 [email protected] 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.
 
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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.