Lifeboat News #172


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 11/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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Guardian Award

The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.
The 2016 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Julian Assange in recognition of his quest to create an open world where the truth is told. He has worked to expose government lies, abuses, corruption, and surveillance. He is the second whistleblower to receive the Guardian Award which the Lifeboat Foundation has been awarding since 2002.
Why does Lifeboat Foundation think that government abuses and lies should be uncovered? Because powerful technologies that will soon be available could lead to a 1984-type society that would not only be unpleasant but could give the government the power to do terrible things that become existential threats. Secret surveillance can easily become excessive surveillance. Lies could cover up deadly weapons programs whether they are biotech, nanotech, or AI-based.
We are moving past the point where the most deadly weapons are nuclear weapons. Weapons that can self-replicate are usually more deadly as the release of a weapon in one country could quickly affect the world. Today such weapons are bioweapons. Tomorrow such weapons will be nanoweapons or rogue AIs. A government full of lies and corruption is unlikely to protect us against such threats.
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Read "Proof that Moore's Law has been replaced by a Virtual Moore's Law that is Accelerating and Bringing the Singularity With It" at


Read "Dante's Infinite Monkeys: Technology Meets the 7 Deadly Sins" at

RAADfest 2017

RAADfest 2017, the largest ever gathering of radical life extension enthusiasts, will be held August 9-13, 2017 in San Diego, California.
Our José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Greg Fahy, William Faloon, Ben Goertzel, Terry Grossman, Zoltan Istvan, David Kekich, Liz Parrish, Neal VanDeRee, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
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Klaus Schulten Memorial

Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of Klaus Schulten who worked to "Safeguard Humanity" to the end of his life.
Klaus was a leader in the field of biophysics, conducting seminal work in the area of dynamic computer simulations, illuminating biological processes and structures in ways that weren't possible before.
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End of the Year Fundraiser

Peg Kay and Donald Maclean will double all donations until the end of the year!
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Recent interesting blog posts include:
"5 Reasons Trump Should Commit To A Crewed Lunar Return" by Bruce Dorminey at
"Advanced Tissue Biofabrication (ATB) Manufacturing USA Institute Will Focus on 3D Bioprinting Among Other Biofabrication Technologies" by Karen Hurst at
"Artificial leaf could make a medicinal mini-factory" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Can technology stop another truck attack?" by Karen Hurst at
"CellAge Campaign Q&A: Is It Safe To Remove Senescent Cells?" by Steve Hill at
"Deep sea bacteria cured half of all prostate cancer suffers in trial" by Dan Kummer at
"A History of Global Living Conditions in 5 Charts" by Steve Hill at
"Incoming Star Could Spawn Swarms of Comets When It Passes Our Sun" by Sean Brazell at
"Nanotechnology in Healthcare: Getting Smaller and Smarter" by Klaus Baldauf at
"NASA Goddard: 'All Galaxies are Embedded Within a Vast Sphere of Black Holes'" by Andreas Matt at
"One of World's Most Dangerous Supervolcanoes Is Rumbling" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Positive multiple sclerosis clinical trial suggests 'unprecedented' effects in relapsing form of the disease" by Steve Hill at
"Scientists identify unique 'breathprint' of 17 diseases" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Seven robots you need to know" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Solar System's Next Close Encounter Will Be With Gliese 710, Say Astronomers" by Bruce Dorminey at
"Tech luminaries we lost in 2016" by Karen Hurst at
"What humans will look like in 100 years' time" by Klaus Baldauf at
"What's the Buzz on Delivery Drones?" by Dan Kummer at
"The world's first demonstration of spintronics-based artificial intelligence" by Karen Hurst at
"World's largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence" by Zoltan Istvan at

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