Lifeboat News #168


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 07/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Anti Ageing Conference London

The BSAAM's 13th Annual Anti Ageing Conference London 2016 will be held October 13-15 in London. Our Aubrey de Grey, Marios Kyriazis, and Avijit Roy will be participating.
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Mobile Payments Latin America Summit

The Mobile Payments Latin America Summit will be held Sep 20-21 in Miami, Florida USA. You can save $250 with the discount code Lifeboat250. The Lifeboat Foundation is a Media Partner of this event.
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O'reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference

The O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference will be held September 26–27 in New York City, NY. Save 20% with discount code UGLETM.
Discover the real-world opportunities of applied artificial intelligence. AI is (finally) driving an explosion in intelligent software — bots, agents, voice, and IoT interfaces. Learn how to implement AI in real-world projects today and explore what the future holds for intelligence engineering.
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LatAm Startups Conference

The LatAm Startups Conference 2016 will be held October 12-14 in Mexico City, Mexico. The event aims to end the brain drain to Silicon Valley and help Latin American high-tech startups scale.
You can get a discount by emailing [email protected] with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation LatAm".
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The Future of Humanity Conference

The Future of Humanity Conference will be held September 24, 2016 in New York, NY.
This one-day event explores what the future means from a human perspective — not just what technologies will take us there — but deeper philosophical questions: How we will define sentience? How people will choose to live and govern themselves? How we will communicate? What is the art and ethics that humans will bring with them into this new era?
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Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing

The Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing will be held Sep 29-Oct 1 in Brussels, Belgium.
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Ljubljana Forum: Green Cities & Smart Infrastructure

Ljubljana Forum: Green Cities & Smart Infrastructure will be held October 6-7 in Slovenia. Ljubljana Forum is an annual gathering that combines knowledge and experience of city governance and defines key areas, visions, and strategies of the future development of cities.
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ENDOTREND, a sustainable festival of music + art + education + film, will be held October 1 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
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Capital Markets Blockchain Conference

The Capital Markets Blockchain Conference will be held September 9 in London. This conference is focused on bringing together financial institutions and investment and trading experts with those at the cutting edge of #Fintech development in the cryptocurrency world.
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The Heroic Future

The Heroic Future: A live documentary series about reimagining the world of tomorrow, in order to rebuild the world today will be held September 20-22 in the Bay Area, California.
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8 Laws of Change

8 Laws of Change: How to be an agent of personal and social transformation will be held September 28–October 2 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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GlideWing Online Workshop

The GlideWing online workshop: Opening to the Infinite will be held September 3-25.
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Devcon2 will be held September 19–21 in Shanghai, China. This conference discusses Ethereum R&D and topics relevant to the Ethereum development community.
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Immersive Technology Summit

The Immersive Technology Summit will be held October 11 in Bellevue, Washington, USA. This summit discusses virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies.
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Mars City PowerLab Workshop

Mars City PowerLab Workshop 2016 will be held September 15-28 and will be hosted by the University of Southern California.
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Bitcoin Wednesday

Bitcoin Wednesday 39 will be held September 7 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Free tickets are available at

AI for Scientific Progress

AI for Scientific Progress: Bringing Digital Control to Physical Matter will be held September 30-October 2 in Palo Alto, California.
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Machines That Think

Watch "Machines That Think: The good, bad and scary of Artificial Intelligence" by James Canton at TEDxMarin on September 17th in California at

Greg Bear Wins Galaxy Award

Our Greg Bear has received the 27th Annual Galaxy Award from publisher SFWorld in China, as China's favorite foreign SF author!
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OncoSENS Control Alt Delete Cancer

Support OncoSENS Control ALT Delete Cancer at
This program implements high-throughput screening of a library of diverse drugs to find treatments for 'ALT' cancers, those which rely on Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres.

Human Underwater Society

Learn about the Human Underwater Society at


Read "Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World" at


Elmar Arunov joins our blog team with the post "How Today's Jungle of Artificial Intelligence Will Spawn Sentience" at
Blair Erickson joins our blog team with the post "How to Build Your Own Starter House in Just 5 Steps — for $25,000" at
Carse Peel joins our blog team with the post "The Chimera Quandary: Is It Ethical To Create Hybrid Embryos?" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"Aubrey de Grey — Pushing back Death" by Steve Hill at
"The Cosmic Speed Limit" by Andreas Matt at
"A First: Israeli Scientists 'Have Used the Human Mind to Control Nano Robots Inside a Living Creature'" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Flirtey flies pies for Domino's in New Zealand" by Shailesh Prasad at
"How quantum computers will change the world of hacking" by Karen Hurst at
"If You Edit Genes Using CRISPR, Can You Undo the Effects?" by Roman Mednitzer at
"Liquid Metals to 'Soft-Wire' Elastic Electronics" by Karen Hurst at
"Menopause reversed as scientists successfully 'rejuvenate women's ovaries'" by Steve Hill at
"Now You Can Print Parts For Your Motherboards With 3D Printer" by Karen Hurst at
"Pal-V One Flying Car" by Elmar Arunov at
"Physicist finds entanglement instantly gives rise to a wormhole" by Andreas Matt at
"Quantum correlations do not imply instant causation" by Andreas Matt at
"Ray Kurzweil Explores How Self-Driving Cars Will Choose Between Life or Death" by Elmar Arunov at
"SpaceX's biggest rival is developing 'space trucks' to ferry cargo in an orbital economy" by Klaus Baldauf at
"The 'star in a jar' that could provide limitless energy on Earth: US Government reveals experiments to create compact fusion plants" by Carse Peel at
"'Terminators' will be built by our enemies, says top US military chief" by Dan Kummer at
"Tesla Unveils the World’s Fastest Production Car: 0 to 60 in 2.5 Seconds" by Shailesh Prasad at
"This russian billionaire has a plan to explore Proxima b, our closest Earth-like planet" by Klaus Baldauf at

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