Lifeboat News #133


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 08/01/13. Copyright 2013 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Summer Growth Celebration

To celebrate our being Media Partner of the RE.WORK Technology Summit, along with Cambridge University and Singularity University, Jeff Bone/Topsight Fund and Donald Maclean will triple all donations to our Summer Growth Fund made by September 19th, the day of the summit!
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RE.WORK Technology Summit

The RE.WORK Technology 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. The event will showcase the opportunities of breakthrough technologies and their potential for a positive impact on business and society. Emerging technology is providing an unprecedented era of opportunity for entrepreneurs and scientists to progress business and solve global challenges. By 2050 there will be around 9 billion people on the planet, so understanding, knowledge, and collaboration is vital to help steer the way to a better world. RE.WORK is focused on generating innovative ideas and encouraging collaboration to solve big, global problems in areas such as increased urbanization levels, efficient healthcare, sustainable energy solutions, and equal opportunities for all. Technology can have a revolutionary impact on these issues and some of the new products and advances explored at RE.WORK will include progress in the internet of things, sensors, 3D printing, wearable technology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
The RE.WORK Technology Summit will be held September 19th in London. 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.
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SENS6 Conference

The SENS6 Conference will be held September 3-7, 2013 at Queens' College, Cambridge, UK. Our Dongsheng Cai, Didier Coeurnelle, Patrizia d'Alessio, Joâo de Magalhâes, John Furber, Jacques Mathieu, Josh Mitteldorf, Kevin Perrott, Robert Shmookler-Reis, David Spiegel, Ilia Stambler, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking.
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Free Books for Your Readers

If you have a high traffic site, we would be glad to offer the Kindle version of our book "The Human Race to the Future" for free to your readers for a day as we did for KurzweilAI at You can get an idea of your traffic at An Alexa Traffic Rank lower than 250,000 is preferred. (We have a limited number of free Kindle days to work with.)

Donating Old Computers

If you have a computer with a PCI-E slot that you don't need any more, we would welcome a donation of it. (A computer sold in the past six years probably has such a slot and we can tell you based on the model of your computer whether you have one.) To make a long story short, we are having a problem getting high-end NVIDIA cards to run in our HP Pavilion Elite HPE-570t (the problem is specific to this model, HPs in general don't have a problem) and wish to use such cards to generate a vanity bitcoin address for our bitcoin endowment fund at
If you have such a computer to donate, send an email to [email protected] with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation Computer".

Bitcoin News

Learn about the New Liberty Dollar Silver QR Coin at
Learn about yBitcoin, a free quarterly publication showcasing the best of the Bitcoin Universe at
Join our New Money Systems mailing list/forum at


Durwin Foster joins our blog team with the post "Integral Ethics" at
Orenda Urbano Hernández joins our blog team with the post "The stainglass of the UNIVERSE" at
Cadell Last joins our blog team with the post "The Post-Human World" at
Rick Smyre joins our blog team with the post "Moving Beyond Ubiquitous Sheepishness" at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Anonymous: $200, Max Corneau: $85, Heliski: $85, Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, J. Broadbent: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Maria Entraigues: $20, James Bracken: $10, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Thomas Dolphin: $10, Lujo Australia: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Power by Proxi: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Benjamin T. Solomon: $10, Ryan Witt: $10, Bee English Dictionary: $5, Cynexis Media: $5, Stefan de Jong: $5, FitMole: $5, Thieves Oil: $5, David Orban: $5, Angela B. Hall: $3, Funny Birthday: $2, Kimberly Botham: $2, and UniTarot: $2.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.