Lifeboat News #155


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 06/01/15. Copyright 2015 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Lifeboat Dinner

At WorldFuture 2015, we will be holding an informal dinner on Saturday, July 25 at 6pm at the Hilton Union Square Hotel in San Francisco, California, USA.
RSVP by sending an email with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation Dinner" to [email protected]. The Lifeboat Foundation will have the following people speaking at WorldFuture 2015 which will be held July 24-July 26 in San Francisco: Guy J. Ale, Janna Anderson, Nicklas Bergman, Peter Bishop, Brenda Cooper, José Cordeiro, William Crossman, Elizabeth Florescu, Cindy Frewen, Joyce Gioia, Jerome C. Glenn, Ted Gordon, Linda Groff, Trevor Haldenby, Glen Hiemstra, Rodney Hill, Andrew Hines, Zhouying Jin, Jim Kadtke, Ted Kahn, James Lee, Tom Lombardo, Kate McCallum, Ramez Naam, Joe Pelton, Paul Saffo, John Schmidt, Gray Scott, Yair Sharan, Rick Smyre, Jason Swanson, John Watts, Michael Zey, and Ibon Zugasti.
Learn about WorldFuture 2015 at

Upcoming Books: Three Covers Available

Our books "Visions of the Future", "Prospects for Human Survival", and the 3rd edition of "The Human Race to the Future" are almost ready to be published.
We are pleased to report that David Brin has just completed an afterword for Visions of the Future. The latest cover of Visions of the Future (which is a monster 650 pages!) is at
The latest cover for Prospects for Human Survival is at
The latest cover for the 3rd edition of The Human Race to the Future is at
We wish to thank J. Daniel Batt for his hard work in editing Visions of the Future and creating the covers for all three books.
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 "3D Printer in Every School: Education reform merged with healthcare" at


Watch "Thermal SSP Concept" at

Eshel Ben-Jacob Memorial

The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Eshel Ben-Jacob who worked to "Safeguard Humanity" until the end of his life.
Eshel was a theoretical and experimental physicist at Tel Aviv University, holder of the Maguy-Glass Chair in Physics of Complex Systems, and Fellow of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) at Rice University.
Learn more at


Sean Brazell joins our blog team with the post "South Korean Team Kaist wins DARPA Robotics Challenge" at
Scott Davis joins our blog team with the post "Cheetah robot lands the running jump" at
Bryan Gatton joins our blog team with the post "Genetically Modifying Mosquitoes to Eliminate Disease" at
Matthew Holt joins our blog team with the post "Scientists Just Invented the Neural Lace" at
Dan Kummer joins our blog team with the post "Soon, Your Sex Doll Will Have An Intelligent Conversation With You" at
Albert Sanchez joins our blog team with the post "UK woman can ride bike for first time with 'world's most lifelike bionic hand'" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"FDA Approves BrainPort, Device That Allows The Blind To 'See' With Their Tongues" by Lily Graca at
"The Future of Superhuman Technology" by Zoltan Istvan at
"Google's artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'" by Scott Davis at
"Kurzweil Responds to 'When Robots Are Everywhere, What Will Humans Be Good For?'" by Seb at
"The Living, Breathing 'Human on a Chip' Is Coming" by Albert Sanchez at
"'Microswimmer' robots to drill through blocked arteries within four years" by Sean Brazell at
"The Millennium Project's '2015-16 State of the Future' report on the Prospects of the Global Outlook to be released July 31st" by Odette Gregory at
"Is Photon Based Propulsion, the Future?" by Benjamin T. Solomon at
"Why Scientists Have Been Scared of Space Germs for Almost 50 Years" by Matthew Holt at
"World's first underground urban farm opens for business in London" by Bryan Gatton 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, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Brent L. Reitze: $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, Compare Online Broker: $1, EnergoGlobal: $1, Florida Divorce & Family Law: $1, MileMark Media: $1, Site Surgeon: $1, and Urban Mattress San Antonio: $1.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.