Lifeboat News #154


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 05/01/15. Copyright 2015 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Upcoming Books: Two Covers Available

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
The latest cover for Prospects 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".


Read "Lone Wolf Terrorism Prospects and Potential Strategies to Address the Threat" at


Read "Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding" at
Read "Space Settlement Population Rotation Tolerance" at


Read "Front and Center: Singer, Composer, Pilot, Global Outreach Coordinator at SENS Research Foundation, Maria Entraigues-Abramson" at


Watch "Watch AI-kindergarten: Building biological-like artificial intelligence" at
Watch "Watch Fighting For the Final Frontier? Conflict in Space During the Late 21st Century" at


Klaus Baldauf joins our blog team with the post "Pioneering Space" at
Lily Graca joins our blog team with the post "Bionic Eyes Give Second Sight to the Blind" at
Zoltan Istvan joins our blog team with the post "Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?" at
Maria Konovalenko joins our blog team with the post "Four Stages of Curing Aging" at
Jeremy Lichtman joins our blog team with the post "New Wind Turbine Generates Electricity Without Rotating Blades" at
Ramez Naam joins our blog team with the post "Edge of Dark Review" at Read the post to learn how you can win the book "Edge of Dark"!
Phil Raymond joins our blog team with the post "Could Bitcoin be Dethroned by an Altcoin?" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"Can This Man and His Massive Robot Network Save America?" by Zoltan Istvan at
"Damage Recovery Algorithm Could Make All Robots Unstoppable" by Seb at
"Experimental Architect Explores Biology's Role in Urban Design" by Odette Gregory at
"NASA and The Planetary Society Launch the LightSail" by Odette Gregory at
"New York State Governor Cuomo Announces Living Breakwaters Project Launch via" by Odette Gregory at
"Robot Learns Skills Through Trial and Error, Like You Do" by Seb at
"Quantum Computing Is About to Overturn Cybersecurity's Balance of Power" by Seb at
"Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium" by Zoltan Istvan at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Humberto Castaneda: $200, Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Bob Joy: $30, Mary B. Dolan: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Anonymous: $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, EScrapmetalPrices LLP: $1, Military Time Chart Inc.: $1, and Online Typing Test: $1.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.