Lifeboat News #153


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/15. Copyright 2015 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Upcoming Books

Our books "Visions of the Future" and "Prospects for Human Survival" are almost ready to be published. The latest cover of Visions (which is a monster 650 pages!) is at
If you wish to search a book for typos or would like to help with the upcoming marketing campaigns, send an email to [email protected] with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation books".

Kenneth W. Harris Memorial

The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Kenneth W. Harris who worked to "Safeguard Humanity" until the end of his life. Ken also served the World Future Society and its National Capital chapter for many years. He was also a field editor on transportation for TechCast Global and a member of the Association for Professional Futurists.
Learn more at


If you have experience with PhantomJS (, send an email to [email protected] with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation PhantomJS".

Social Media

The Lifeboat Foundation has become much more active on social media. We now have over 3,000 followers at, over 5,000 members at, and nearly 1,000 members at


Recent interesting blog posts include:
"The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than Us" by Seb at
"Crypto-Info Approach to the Ethics of Genetic Engineering" by Benjamin T. Solomon at
"Game-Changing Technologies" by Mark Nall at
"Injustice, Ethereum, and the information renaissance... by Rob Chamberlain at
"Robotic EQ" by Mark Nall at
"Should We Arm the International Space Station With Lasers to Destroy Space Junk?" by Seb at
"SpaceX's Success" by Benjamin T. Solomon at
"They're Alive! Watch These Mini 3D Printed Organs Beat Just Like Hearts" by Seb at
"To be a Space Faring Civilization" by Benjamin T. Solomon at
"What If We Had Another Earth?" by Mark Nall at
"What Kind of Thing Is Moore's Law?" by Seb at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Humberto Castaneda: $200, Maciamo Hay: $120, Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Anonymous: $10, Nicola Preston Bell: $10, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Peter Smafield: $10, Joel D. Ticknor: $10, Kelley White-Ricks: $10, and Chris B. Porter: $3.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.