Lifeboat News #132


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 07/01/13. Copyright 2013 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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Lifeboat Dinner

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 daniel.[email protected] with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation dinner". This will be a great time to discuss Lifeboat related ideas!
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 at WorldFuture 2013.
You can learn about this conference at

Facebook Contest

Robin Lmaogaard Bäcklund is the winner of our Facebook contest! He gets an autographed copy of our "The Human Race to the Future".
The following people 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, Tracy Bertapelle, Joyce Bettencourt, Maurizio Bisogni, Alex Michael Bonnici, Ryan Borek, Lahoucine Bouzit, Phil Bowermaster, Jay Burton, Matt Campbell, Quentin Chevalier, Clyde Christopher, Mihai Cirimpei, Brenda Cooper, Zac Corbett, Franco Cortese, Nikola Danaylov, Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho, Cuentín Caballero De La Granja, Alan DeRossett, Fradique Lee Duarte, Amnon Eden, Odd Edges, Bradford Ellis, Eamon Everall, Walter Farah, John Fellows, Adam Ford, Liam Griffin, Tristan Hambling, Michael L. Hartsell, Kashif Hasnie, Due Ho, Larry James, Jimmy Jassy, Mike Kawitzky, Phillip Keane, Tom Kerwick, Adam Kisby, Dennis Kowalski, Wes Kretzschmar, Heikki Lääkkö, Stephen Lang, Ron Langdon, Felix Lanzalaco, Jeremy Lichtman, Drew Illvp Little, Renato Longato, Mike Lorrey, Shantel Louvre, Daniel Louis Lowery, Jřnathan 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, George Perry, Boris Petrovic, Rafael S. Ponio, Charles F. Radley, Phaethon Rhadamanth, Jameson Rohrer, Paul Rosenberg, Peter Rothman, Alexander Sabatelli, Giovanni Santostasi, William Schnaufer, Eric Schulke, John Shafer, Gaurav Sharma, 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., Jacob James Vargas, Susan Waitt, Glenn A. Walsh, Simon Waslander, Stirling Westrup, and Roman V. Yampolskiy.


Michael Lee joins our blog team with the post "Amber Alert for Human Freedom" at
Josh Mitteldorf joins our blog team with the post "Aging is bad for fitness. Why has evolution put up with it?" at
Other recent interesting blog posts include:
"Human Destiny is to Eliminate Death — Essays, Rants & Arguments on Immortalism" by Franco Cortese at
"Sexbots, Ethics, and Transhumans" by Clyde DeSouza at


Read "The Ageless Generation: How Advances in Biomedicine Will Transform the Global Economy" at


Watch "Fire with Fire: a little girl's leukemia is cured by HIV" at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Brian Cartmell: $1,000, James Blodgett: $346.67, Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, J. Broadbent: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Allen G. Taylor: $25, Anonymous: $10, 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, Cours de guitare en ligne: $5, Final Expense Insurance: $1, and Motorcycle Touring Tips: $1.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.