NASA Selects Lifeboat Foundation Proposal
NASA has selected our proposal as one of the 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 at http://lifeboat.com/ex/press.releases.n...proposal
In addition, NASA invited members of our Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board, Media & Arts Board, and our Space Settlement Board to a Grand Challenge Forum on September 20, 2013. Our board members ended up being over 10% of the attendees to the Grand Challenge Forum.
The International Conference on Genetics of Aging and Longevity
The International Conference on Genetics of Aging and Longevity will be
held April 6–10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Our Yelena Budovskaya, Judith
Campisi, Joâo Pedro de Magalhâes, Alexey Moskalev, Elena G. Pasyukova,
Robert J. Shmookler Reis, Yousin Suh, and Jan Vijg will be
Learn more at http://aging-genes2014.com/
Frederik Pohl Passes Away
Our Frederik Pohl has passed away.
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 at http://lifeboat.com/ex/board.memorial
We will miss him.
Learn more at http://lifeboat.com/ex/press.releases.f...ses.away
World’s First Bitcoin Endowment Fund Nears One Hundred Thousand Dollars
Thanks to a large pledge of 500 BTC (bitcoins) by Brian Cartmell,
Lifeboat Foundation’s bitcoin endowment fund at
https://lifeboat.com/ex/bitcoins has soared to nearly $100,000. Brian
will match the next 500 BTC donated to Lifeboat Foundation.
Also, to give back to the bitcoin community, Lifeboat Foundation has created the first Windows version of oclvanitygen in the world that runs well on high-end AMD cards. (Our version runs nearly four times as fast as the old version!) You can download it for free at http://lifeboat.com/oclvanitygen. oclvanitygen is used to create vanity bitcoin addresses such as our bitcoin address 1Lifeboatu7Y9YqKQRcXfjWYJdXog9CS7r that begins with 1Lifeboat.
Learn more at http://lifeboat.com/ex/press.releases.b....dollars
Gunrunner Billy Zane
Check out this screenshot at
the site at http://www.gunrunnerbillykane.com/trailer/#!trailer/ for the
upcoming movie “The Gunrunner Billy Kane”.
Learn more about our book at https://lifeboat.com/ex/book
The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) has invited the Lifeboat
Foundation to submit a program proposal for their upcoming Dupont Summit
2013 on science, technology, and environmental policy issues, at the
historic Whittemore House in Washington, DC on Friday, December 6th. The
PSO’s intent for this conference is to provide individuals, businesses,
NGOs, and institutions the opportunity to present on and discuss the
issues that are most important to them with a diverse audience. To this
end, they include academics, business leaders, policy makers, and
researchers and provide ample networking opportunities to create
connections across disciplines.
The Lifeboat Foundation is working with our board members to develop proposals for the Dupont Summit 2013.
Learn about “Is the Internet evolving into a Global Brain?” at https://www.microryza.com/projects/is-t...al-brain
Read “New Evidence, Conditions, Instruments & Experiments for Gravitational Theories” at http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownl...ID=36276
Dustin Ashley joins our blog team with the post “The Digital Waltz” at
Lucas Dimoveo joins our blog team with the post “Grindhouse Wetware — Support Open Source Transhumanism” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2013/09/grindh...humanism
Dan Faggella joins our blog team with the post “Building a Better Future — Lessons from 3 Months of Lifeboat Foundation Expert Interviews” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2013/09/buildi...r-future
Martin Higgins joins our blog team with the post “Transhumanist Spirituality — A New Religion for the Modern Age?” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2013/09/transh...dern-age
John Mardlin joins our blog team with the post “Is Bitcoin the Beginning of the End?” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2013/09/is-bit...-the-end
Daniel Shafrir joins our blog team with the post “Bitcoin and its Value” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2013/08/bitcoi...ts-value
Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Peg Kay: $3,000, Anonymous: $708.54 (includes 3 bitcoins), Aaron Lasher: $142.36 (1 bitcoin), Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Matthew L. McGuirl: $66.95 (includes 0.3 bitcoins), Rod Pyle: $50, J. Broadbent: $25, Paul Hoffman: $25, Gavin Keech: $25, Mike Perry: $20, 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, Henry B. Augustine: $8, Kimberly Botham: $5, and Fleet Trax: $5.
Our Join Us page at https://lifeboat.com/ex/join.us now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.