Lifeboat News #131


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 06/01/13. Copyright 2013 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Summer Growth Fund

Our Summer Growth fund is near our halfway goal of $10,000 with $7,530.00 raised. To help meet our halfway goal, Jeff Bone/Topsight Fund and Donald Maclean will triple all donations if you enter TRIPLELIFEBOATNEWS in the Comments section at

the Human Race to the Future

We have launched The Human Race to the Future Facebook group where you can interact with the book's author at

Facebook Contest

Anyone who posts to our Facebook group at 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: Sia Abderezai, Pesh Ant, Henry B. Augustine, Robin Lmaogaard Bäcklund, Klaus Baldauf, Josh Bartolome, Paul Battista, Marios Belibassakis, Apache M Benso, Kevin Berry, Joyce Bettencourt, Maurizio Bisogni, Alex Michael Bonnici, Lahoucine Bouzit, Phil Bowermaster, Jay Burton, Matt Campbell, Quentin Chevalier, Clyde Christopher, Mihai Cirimpei, Brenda Cooper, Zac Corbett, Franco Cortese, Nikola Danaylov, Cuentín Caballero De La Granja, Fradique Lee Duarte, Amnon Eden, Odd Edges, Bradford Ellis, Eamon Everall, Walter Farah, John Fellows, Adam Ford, Tristan Hambling, Kashif Hasnie, Larry James, Jimmy Jassy, Mike Kawitzky, Phillip Keane, Tom Kerwick, Adam Kisby, Wes Kretzschmar, Heikki Lääkkö, Ron Langdon, Felix Lanzalaco, Jeremy Lichtman, Drew Illvp Little, Renato Longato, Mike Lorrey, Shantel Louvre, Jønathan Lyons, Galih Malaka, Richard Mallah, Vanderlei Martinianos, Brady McKenna, Jeffery Mercer, John Moravec, Zaq Mosher, Thomas Munyon, Moana Nalu, Ken Nielsen, Shanee Nishry, Michael Nuschke, B.j. Ó Murchadha, Lawrence A. Oshanek, Armen Papazian, Julius Sagittarius Parvus, Ira Pastor, Emanuel Pastreich, Emilio Perez, Rafael S. Ponio, Charles F. Radley, Phaethon Rhadamanth, Jameson Rohrer, Paul Rosenberg, Peter Rothman, Giovanni Santostasi, William Schnaufer, Eric Schulke, John Shafer, Avinash Singh, Chris Smedley, Valentin Socolov, Kim Solez, Kelly Starks, Anouar Tahiri, Jessy Tallent, Cecile Tamura, Sergio Tarrero, TheMawt Thiew, Reno J. Tibke, Bük Toon, Tran Anh Tuan, Pierre Turcotte, Andy Turner, Albert M C Vargas Jr., Susan Waitt, Glenn A. Walsh, Simon Waslander, and Roman V. Yampolskiy.
Learn about our book at

Fundraising Success

Our financial and media support for "Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting with no Electricity" helped raise $484,013 for this project. Learn more at


Dennis Chamberland joins our blog team with the post "The Power of the Move Outbound" at
DataPacRat joins our blog team with the post "Comic: Rationality Matters" at
Clyde DeSouza joins our blog team with the post "Why does Science Fiction gravitate towards Dystopia and not the Utopia that Transhumanism promises?" at
Ciaran Healy joins our blog team with the post "Who Wants To Live Forever?" at
Federico Pistono joins our blog team with the post "There is no war other than the one we are fighting with ourselves" at
Avi Roy joins our blog team with the post "If you want to live longer, do nothing" at
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 at and if you see any problems mail [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation Social Media Links”.
Other recent interesting blog posts include:
"4 ways Google Glass makes us Transhuman" by Clyde DeSouza at
"Gravitoelectromagnetic Theories and their Applications to Advanced Science & Technology" by Benjamin T. Solomon at
"How Could WBE+AGI be Easier than AGI Alone?" by Franco Cortese at
"The Hubris of Neo-Luddism" by Franco Cortese at
"The Impending Crisis of Data: Do We Need a Constitution of Information?" by Emanuel Yi Pastreich at
"Lust for life: breaking the 120-year barrier in human ageing" by Avi Roy at
"A Rose By Any Other: X-Risk, Existential Risk, or Extinction Risk?" by Franco Cortese at
"Transhumanism, Eugenics and the Dirrogate Immigration Challenge" by Clyde DeSouza at
"Vaccinate against B.S.O.D — Insure your Memories" by Clyde DeSouza at


Read "Memories with Maya" at
This novel explores the impact Augmented Intelligence will have in personal relationships and in society.


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" at
Read "Long-Term Enhancement of Brain Function and Cognition Using Cognitive Training and Brain Stimulation" coauthored by our Roi Cohen Kadosh at


Read "The Principles of Extropy: A Quarter Century Later" by our José Luis Cordeiro at


Learn about "Hypervillage: A Model for Revitalizing Rural Life" at


Watch "IP is a thought crime: Joren De Wachter at TEDxLeuven" at
Watch "TEDxVienna — Federico Pistono — Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK" at Read the book at


Vote on "Will the average work week really decline significantly in our lifetimes?" at
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.

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Donald Maclean: $2,400, Alan DeRossett: $125, Brenda Cooper: $120, John P. Lee: $100, Michael Dickey: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Anonymous: $60, John Ratnaswamy: $50, J. Broadbent: $25, Irene J. Dabrowski: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Frank W. Sudia: $20, James Bracken: $10, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Thomas Dolphin: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Benjamin T. Solomon: $10, Ryan Witt: $10, XpertSEO: $5, SexiSEO: $5, igloo Estate Agents Hamilton: $3, FitMole: $3, $3, Bottle Rocket: $1, Dallas Jewelry: $1, Improve at Things: $1, Ipswich Dentist: $1, Kingdom Ice Vending: $1, The Outlet Village: $1, and Team KwikKar: $1.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.