Lifeboat News #161


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 12/01/15. Copyright 2015 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

We Reached #1!

We got as high as #1! We are currently #2 on the "Hot New Releases in Science Fiction Anthologies" on Amazon. Get our "Visions of the Future" at
Other Lifeboat Foundation books include "The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen - and What to Do" at and "Prospects for Human Survival" at
Also, anyone who posts a review on Amazon for "Visions of the Future" or our other books by the end of February has a chance to win an autographed copy of "Split Second" by Douglas E. Richards. You can learn about "Split Second" at
You can learn more at


Shailesh Prasad has now created over 1,000 blog posts! Read the full list of his posts at
Karen Hurst joins our blog team with the post "Why We Need A Legal Definition Of Artificial Intelligence" at
Roman Mednitzer joins our blog team with the post "Atlas, an Implantable Shock Absorber for Your Knee" at
Genevieve O'Hagan joins our blog team with the post "Teslasuit lets virtual reality reach out and touch you" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"Are We Smart Enough to Control Artificial Intelligence?" by Sean Cusack at
"Audi building 3D printed rover to drive across the Moon" by Klaus Baldauf at
"DARPA Advance Breaks New Ground for Operating In Congested Electromagnetic Spectrum" by Dan Kummer at
"Ford Starts Autonomous Vehicle Testing In The Snow" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped" by Odette Gregory at
"How to Teleport Info Out of a Black Hole" by Karen Hurst at
"Human-Animal Chimera" by Genevieve O'Hagan at
"Insertables: I've got IT under my skin" by Roman Mednitzer at
"Introducing the Bitcoin Economics Course" by Travis Patron at
"Major Mouse Testing To Fast Track Regenerative Medicine" by Steve Hill at
"Material Could Harvest Sunlight" by Early Boykins III at
"Ray Kurzweil on Giving Future AI the Right to Vote [Video]" by Karen Hurst at
"Researchers Ride New Sound Wave to Health Discovery" by Montie Adkins at
"Rumors Are Flying That We Finally Found Gravitational Waves" by Sean Brazell at
"Scientists test a device that could produce, detect, control gravitational field" by Andreas Matt at
"Sun Still Capable Of Monstrous Super-Flares, Say Astronomers" by Bruce Dorminey at
"This Exoskeleton Lets You Know What It is to Age" by Roy at
"Watch ISS Commander Chris Hadfield Cover David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'... In Space" by Matthew White at
"Will Artificial Intelligence Read Your Mind? Scientific Research Analyzes Brainwaves To Predict Words Before You Speak" by Aleksandar Vukovic at

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