Lifeboat News #154

#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 https://lifeboat.com/pdfs/visions.of.th...over.pdf
 
The latest cover for Prospects is at https://lifeboat.com/images/prospects.f...over.jpg
 
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”.

Books

Read “Lone Wolf Terrorism Prospects and Potential Strategies to Address the Threat” at http://www.lonewolfthreat.com/

Papers

Read “Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding” at http://space.alglobus.net/papers/Radiat...aper.pdf
 
Read “Space Settlement Population Rotation Tolerance” at http://space.alglobus.net/papers/RotationPaper.pdf

Interviews

Read “Front and Center: Singer, Composer, Pilot, Global Outreach Coordinator at SENS Research Foundation, Maria Entraigues-Abramson” at http://www.thewimn.com/front-and-center...bramson/

Videos

Watch “Watch AI-kindergarten: Building biological-like artificial intelligence” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMQCi3Sn2mE
 
Watch “Watch Fighting For the Final Frontier? Conflict in Space During the Late 21st Century” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCJ-V—L6As

Blog

Klaus Baldauf joins our blog team with the post “Pioneering Space” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/pioneering-space
 
Lily Graca joins our blog team with the post “Bionic Eyes Give Second Sight to the Blind” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/bioni...he-blind
 
Zoltan Istvan joins our blog team with the post “Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/can-t...-culture
 
Maria Konovalenko joins our blog team with the post “Four Stages of Curing Aging” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/fours...ng-aging
 
Jeremy Lichtman joins our blog team with the post “New Wind Turbine Generates Electricity Without Rotating Blades” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/new-w...g-blades
 
Ramez Naam joins our blog team with the post “Edge of Dark Review” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/edge-...k-review. 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 https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/could...-altcoin
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“Can This Man and His Massive Robot Network Save America?” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/can-t...-america
 
“Damage Recovery Algorithm Could Make All Robots Unstoppable” by Seb at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/damag...spectrum
 
“Experimental Architect Explores Biology’s Role in Urban Design” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/exper...ext-city
 
“NASA and The Planetary Society Launch the LightSail” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/nasa-...ightsail
 
“New York State Governor Cuomo Announces Living Breakwaters Project Launch via bfi.org” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/new-y...-bfi-org
 
“Robot Learns Skills Through Trial and Error, Like You Do” by Seb at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/robot...engadget
 
“Quantum Computing Is About to Overturn Cybersecurity’s Balance of Power” by Seb at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/quant...arityhub
 
“Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/05/trans...ratorium

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 https://lifeboat.com/ex/join.us now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.