Lifeboat News #139


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/14. Copyright 2014 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

How Should Humanity Steer the Future

Enter the "How Should Humanity Steer the Future" contest and win $10,000! Learn more at

Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization

Enter the essay contest "Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization" at

One-Year Mars Simulation in the Canadian Arctic

Learn about MA365, a One-Year Mars Simulation in the Canadian Arctic, at

Starfire Space Cannon

Learn about the Starfire Space Cannon at

Help Teach 1000 Kids That Death is Wrong

Learn about "Help Teach 1000 Kids That Death is Wrong" at

Future Day

Learn about Future Day (March 1st) at

Bitcoin Endowment Fund

The creator of litecoin, Charlie Lee, donated 10 litecoins to our Bitcoin Endowment Fund at


Richard Graf joins our blog team with the post "The Starfire Space Cannon on Kickstarter" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"Predicting lifespan in a flash ... at least in worms" by Avi Roy at
"Soldiers, machines, and the rise of battlefield robotics" by Seb at
"A Telepresence RoboCop Piloted by Oculus Rift and Sensored Gloves" by Seb at
"Wristband Lets Users Unlock Bitcoin Wallets With Heartbeats" by Seb at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Donald Maclean: $500, Charlie Lee: $211.50 (10 litecoins), Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Walter Putnam: $50, Anonymous: $37.57 (including 0.725038 peercoins), J. Broadbent: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Thomas Dolphin: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Tea Mind Body: $15, Ryan Witt: $10, James McNeil: $5, and Chris K. Haley: $0.92 (1.144172 CryptogenicBullion).
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.