Lifeboat News #173


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 12/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Upcoming Books

We are about to publish two new editions of our books!
We will be publishing the Second Edition of "Visions of the Future" and the Second Edition of "Prospects for Human Survival".
The plan for Visions of the Future is to add a story by the winner of "The Billionaire's Gambit" sequel contest plus we'll be adding a nonfiction article as well plus making some minor corrections.
We are close to our page limits for Visions of the Future, but are willing to consider any fiction or nonfiction submissions for the second edition. This book includes fiction and nonfiction about the future. If we can't squeeze your submission in, then we will use it in our upcoming sequel to Visions of the Future.
You can learn about all of our books at

Lifeboat Foundation and LEAF

Lifeboat Foundation and LEAF (Life Extension Advocacy Foundation) join forces!
LEAF's mission is to promote the advancement of biomedical technologies which will increase healthy human lifespan. By sponsoring and democratizing research efforts through crowdfunding and engaging the public in thoughtful dialog, they aim to accelerate the achievement of this important humanitarian goal for all mankind.
Learn more at http://www.lifeextensionadvocacyfoundat...n-forces

International Longevity & Cryopreservation Summit

The International Longevity & Cryopreservation Summit will be held May 27-28 in Madrid, Spain.
Our Didier Coeurnelle, José Luis Cordeiro, Rodolfo Goya, Aubrey de Grey, Joâo Pedro de Magalhâes, Maria Entraigues-Abramson, Noel García Medel, Felipe R. Debasa Navalpotro, Anders Sandberg, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
Learn more at

Surge of Support

The Lifeboat Foundation has received a growing surge of support during the past year and will reach 1,000 donors within a month. You can support us by joining as a member at or by donating at


Read "African Futures 2060" by our Yul Anderson at

Smart Sensor Systems for Self-Care

The symposium Smart Sensor Systems for Self-Care is being held on Wednesday January 18 in London. Our Graham Holt and Jeremy Ramsden will be speaking.
Learn more at

More Books

Read "A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century" for free online at
Read "Preparing for a World that Doesn’t Exist — Yet: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future" at

Space Tourism

Recent studies strongly suggest that space tourism could be a killer app. Please help us understand the potential space tourism market by taking this short survey at


Nicola Bagalà joins our blog team with the post "Why live longer when the future looks so grim?" at
Mark Larkento joins our blog team with the post "Evolution Chart Bacteria to humans in only 3.5 Billion years" at
Derick Lee joins our blog team with the post "6 Nobel Laureates: Stop the Nuclear Insanity" at
Elena Milova joins our blog team with the post "Anti-aging therapies targeting senescent cells: Facts and fiction" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"Asteroid Prospects: Facts & Future of Space Mining" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Body-Pierced Gadget Turns You Into a Human Compass" by Bryan Gatton at
"Can This Rolling Camera Droid Protect Your Home?" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Cellular Reprogramming Rejuvenates Old Mice and Boosts Lifespans 30%" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Chinese humanoid robot turns on the charm in Shanghai" by Dan Kummer at
Could Dark Streaks in Venus' Clouds Be Signs of Alien Life?" by Sean Brazell at
"DARPA's Latest Tech May Make Human Pilots a Thing of the Past" by Karen Hurst at
"Designing Robots For Future Space Exploration" by Bryan Gatton at
"A Direct Infusion Of Immune Cells Could Fight Cancer" by Steve Hill at
"Eight Foods of the Future That Could Soon Be Coming Our Way" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Engineers Have Released Plans for a 5-Km-High Skyscraper That Eats Smog" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Flatworms lose their heads but not their memories" by Shailesh Prasad at
"The Future of Artificial Intelligence" by Dan Kummer at
"Glia, not neurons, are most affected by brain aging" by Steve Hill at
"Google's DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream" by Albert Sanchez at
Posted by Albert Sanchez "How Electric Vehicles Could End Car Ownership as We Know It" by Dan Kummer at
"Illumina wants to sequence your whole genome for $100" by Matthew Holt at
"Institute of Exponential Sciences D.N.A conference: Liz Parrish" by Montie Adkins at
"Making hydrogen from wax" by Montie Adkins at
"Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google" by Klaus Baldauf at
"A Newly Discovered 'Bizarre' Virus is Breaking the Rules of Infection" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Pentagon Tests 'Drone Swarm' Super Weapon" by Bryan Gatton at
"Salmonella Could Be Used To Fight Brain Tumors" by Karen Hurst at
"Scientists discover master regulator of cellular aging" by Montie Adkins at
"Scientists snap mice brains, making them killing machines" by Karen Hurst at /
"Seeing the quantum future... literally" by Andreas Matt at
"Senescent cell removal could help chemotherapy patients" by Steve Hill at
"Synthetic Stem Cells Could Offer Therapeutic Benefits, Reduced Risks" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Tech Titans Front $27 Million For Ethical" by Carse Peel at
"The weird and spooky stories told by people who explored the internet's hidden websites" by Karen Hurst at
"Titan Touchdown" by Sean Brazell at
"Viruses in genome important for our brain" by Karen Hurst at
"What Better Way for the Marines to Prepare for Future Wars Than With Sci-Fi?" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Woman died from superbug resistant to all available antibiotics in U.S." by Derick Lee at

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