Lifeboat News #170


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 09/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.


Our Douglas E. Richards, who contributed to our "Visions of the Future", has released the technothriller "MindWar" at
Many have called Richards a worthy successor to Michael Crichton. His latest is the third in a series, but any of his technothrillers are fun and thought provoking reads, with plenty of speculation on the impact of new technologies. (We like "Split Second" at
Also, you can check out our "Visions of the Future" at
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LaBITconf Buenos Aires 2016

LaBITconf Buenos Aires 2016 will be held November 4-5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our Nubis Bruno, Anthony Di Iorio, Juan Llanos, Trace Mayer, Tatiana Moroz, and Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar will be speaking.
Understand the technology that changes digital trust! Over 40 top-notch speakers will help you to understand how Bitcoin and Blockchain technology are disrupting every industry, and how to seize its opportunities. This is one of the premiere Bitcoin and Blockchain events in the world in beautiful Buenos Aires!
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Global Innovator Conference 2016

Global Innovator Conference 2016 will be held November 3-5 in Beijing, China, organized by APEC Business Council and partnered by Humanity+. For limited discount tickets please email [email protected] with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation GIC".
As the top event and social platform for global innovators, GIC 2016 invites well-known speakers and the most creative innovation companies to join the frontier cross-industry theme activities, and to demo dazzling technology, interactive art, and super IP, etc. GIC 2016 provides innovators with not only an international diversified experience space but also an interactive communication center.
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Blockchain: Money Conference

The Blockchain: Money Conference will be held November 6-7 in London. The conference will be covering a wide array of topics, such as The Blockchain, Bitcoin, investing, regulation, startups, the Internet of Things, growth hacking, and more!
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IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence

The 2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence will be held December 6-9 in Athens, Greece. Our Giovanni Acampora, Andrew Adamatzky, Itamar Arel, Wlodek Duch, Stan Franklin, Ben Goertzel, Ali Reza Khanteymoori, Quan Liu, Fabrizio Maria Maggi, Nikhil R. Pal, Massimiliano Vasile, and Pei Wang will be participating.
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Shane Hinshaw joins our blog team with the post "The science world is freaking out over this 25-year-old's answer to antibiotic resistance" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"5 Ways Medical VR Is Changing Healthcare" by Elmar Arunov at
"Affordable EEG biosensors to control physical things" by Karen Hurst at
"Assistive tech helps paralysed man cycle competitively" by Karen Hurst at
"Associations between Periodontal Microbiota and Death Rates" by Steve Hill at
"Autism study identifies defect in sufferers' cells and existing medication could treat it" by Dan Kummer at
"'The best or worst thing to happen to humanity' — Stephen Hawking launches Centre for the Future of Intelligence" by Amnon H. Eden at
"Bryan Johnson invests $100 million in Kernel to unlock the power of the human brain" by Dan Kummer at
"'Dark-Energy Star' or 'Black Hole' --Scientists Question Source of LIGO Detection of Gravitational Waves" by Andreas Matt at
"Cartilage from nose is used to repair bum knees" by Dan Kummer at
"Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack" by Roman Mednitzer at
"ECB Wants To Curb Bitcoin Use Over Fears It May'“Lose Control Over Money Supply'" by Odette Gregory at
"Elon Musk's Mars colony would have a horde of mining robots" by Bryan Gatton at
"ESA's Mars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact" by Bruce Dorminey at
"ExoMars: British scientists face 'six minutes of terror' as Mars probe plunges to surface of Red Planet" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"'Every aspect of our lives will be transformed' — exploring the future of AI" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Expert says we are closer to 'computing at the speed of thought'" by Carse Peel at
"Fighting cancer with the power of immunity" by Steve Hill at
"Gene therapy to reverse certain forms of blindness looks like it's less than a year away" by Bruno Henrique de Souza at
"Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones — but the files can be deleted" by Elmar Arunov at
"Graphene and Quantum Dots Come Together to Create 'Hybrid' Tech" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Here's what the world will be like in 2045, according to top scientists" by Elmar Arunov at
"How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light" by Sean Brazell at
"The Lancet: Swiss doctors report success of using cells from the nose to repair damaged knee joints 2 years post operation" by Carse Peel at
"Meet the Fully Programmable Linux Computer That’s Smaller Than a Coin" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Metal-Munching Microbes Could Manufacture Machines On Mars" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Microsoft reaches 'human parity' with new speech recognition system" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Mining Asteroids? An Interview with the CEO of Planetary Resources" by Montie Adkins at
"MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy" by Blair Erickson at
"NASA Offers Prize Money for 3D-Printed Habitat Ideas" by Karen Hurst at
"Newly-developed 'gene therapy in a box' could save millions of lives" by Steve Hill at
"Our Dark-Energy-Dominated Accelerating Universe --'Flimsier Than Previously Thought'" by Andreas Matt at
"Physicist says our Universe could have spawned from a black hole" by Andreas Matt at
"Positron Dynamics near term work to proving out antimatter catalyzed deuterium fusion propulsion with over 100,000 ISP" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Program good ethics into artificial intelligence" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"Self-Learning AI: This New Neuro-Inspired Computer Trains Itself" by Gerard Bain at
"Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics" by Carse Peel at
"Why Space Elevators Could Be the Future of Space Travel" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Withholding amino acid depletes blood stem cells, researchers say" by Steve Hill at
"Your Phone Company Might Buy Your Cable Company" by Odette Gregory at

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