Lifeboat News #166


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 05/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

The Future of Humanity Chat

Dan Berleant, author of our "The Human Race to the Future" at will be moderating a chat room discussion on "The Future of Humanity".
It will be held Sunday, July 3 at 6:30 PM PDT which is 9:30 PM EDT and 2:30 AM UTC. You can participate at

Ninth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence

The Ninth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence will be held in New York on July 16-19. Our Joscha Bach, Eric Baum, Antonio Chella, Haris Dindo, Stan Franklin, Ben Goertzel, Bill Hibbard, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Ed Keller, Randal Koene, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Christian Lebiere, Moshe Looks, Gary Marcus, Florin Popescu, Alexey Potapov, Sebastian Rudolph, Rafal Rzepka, Ricardo Sanz, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Leslie Smith, Bas Steunebrink, Claes Strannegård, Julian Togelius, Pei Wang, and Roman Yampolskiy will be participating/speaking.
Learn more at

D.N.A. - Gene Therapies Congress

Learn how you can support the D.N.A. - Gene Therapies Congress at


Read "The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything" at


Eric Baum joins our blog team with the post "TruthSift: A Platform for Collective Rationality" at
Bruno Henrique de Souza joins our blog team with the post "Military Spider Man-like technology" at
Alexandra Whittington joins our blog team with the post "How legit is your luxury item?" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"Aggressive, sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines with high efficiency" by Shailesh Prasad at
"All aboard the Immortality Bus: the man who says tech will help us live forever" by Zoltan Istvan at
"Biological nano-drones can vaccinate against cancer" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Chinese Surgeon Planning the World’s First Full Head Transplant" by Dan Kummer at
"Future terrorist attacks could be carried out by drones carrying buckets of ACID" by Zoltan Istvan at
"It Wasn't a Fluke — Scientists See Black Holes Collide Again" by Dan Kummer at
"Lab-grown sperm makes healthy offspring" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Learning: we're doing it wrong" by Magaly Santiago at
"Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates" by Karen Hurst at
"Miami's DiAmante produces synthetic diamonds for high-tech applications" by Karen Hurst at
"MMTP — Major Mouse Testing Program — Interview with David Gems" by Steve Hill at
"New paper claims that the EM Drive doesn't defy Newton’s 3rd law after all" at Andreas Matt at
"Physicists Just Entangled 10 Photon Pairs And Set A New World Record" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Physicists say they've figured out how to 'see' inside a black hole" by Andreas Matt at
"Ripple Secures NY Bitcoin License" by Odette Gregory at
"Scientists Say They’ve Unearthed A Completely New Kind Of Meteorite" by Sean Brazell at
"Scientists seek new physics using ORNL's intense neutrino source" by Karen Hurst at
"Startup creates renewable hydrogen energy out of sunlight and water" by Andreas Matt at
"We just got better at detecting this phenomenon in quantum physics that Einstein thought was too 'spooky' to be real" by Sean Brazell at
"World's first 1,000-processor chip" by Bruno Henrique de Souza at

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