Lifeboat News #180


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 07/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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.
Learn more at


Learn about AgeMeter: Physiological Biomarkers to Determine Functional Age at
This important project is $9,383 towards its $30,000 goal.


John Gallagher joins our blog team with the post "US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks" at
Mary Jain joins our blog team with the post "Researchers shut down AI that invented its own language" at
Müslüm Yildiz joins our blog team with the post "A Son Turned His Dying Father Into An Artificial Intelligence" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"10 predictions about the AI revolution" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"3 Exponential Techs to Watch" by Odette Gregory at
"4 Ways Tech Is Going To Improve And Enhance Humans" by Zoltan Istvan at
"'Alexa, I'm ready to walk': Robotics company using Amazon's AI to help control exoskeleton" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Amazon gets patent for a shipping label with a built-in parachute for drone deliveries" by Dan Kummer at
"An artificial eclipse for imaging extrasolar planets" by Klaus Baldauf at
"'Avoiding Andromeda Strain' — NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination" by Brett Gallie II at
"Brain Computer Interface — Neural Lace" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Cancer Care in the Future" by Steven Curley at
"Chinese Chatbots Apparently Re-educated After Political Faux Pas" by Bryan Gatton at
"David Krakauer on the Future of Humanity: An Interview with Rob Walcott" by Odette Gregory at
"Elena Milova of LEAF asks whether senolytic therapies for senescent cells could have an adverse effect on the number of functional stem cells in the body" by Steve Hill at
"Elon Musk's First Tesla Solar Roof Is Here, and It Looks Amazing" by Montie Adkins at
"Halting Pulmonary Fibrosis" by Steve Hill at
"Here Are Some New Ideas for Fighting Botnets" by John Gallagher at
"How to turn a crystal into an erasable electrical circuit" by Sean Brazell at
"If we can build a brain, what is the future of 'I'?" by Johnny Boston at
"LEAF President Keith Comito asks whether the CRISPR gene editing system will help cure aging in the near term" by Steve Hill at
"Microchipping Humans: First They Traded Freedom for Security, Now It's Privacy for Convenience" by John Gallagher at
"On 2 August, the first antiproton beam coming from CERN's Antiproton Decelerator (AD) circulated in the Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) ring" by Roman Mednitzer at
"A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light" by Andreas Matt at
"Project RAMA: Reconstructing Asteroids Into Mechanical Automata" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Russia's Banks Get Serious About Digital Currencies" by Derick Lee at
"Scientists have successfully carried out the first-known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the U.S." by Dan Kummer at
"Silicon Valley luminaries are busily preparing for when robots take over" by Shane Hinshaw at
"SoftBank is plowing billions into tech companies: Here's a list of investments so far" by Derick Lee at
"Some Nuclear Power Facts" by Yugal Agrawal at
"Study Shows Injectable Electronic Neural Lace Melds With Neurons Without Causing Immune Response" by Montie Adkins at
"Tally the robot could be the stock boy of the future" by Dan Kummer at
"Thanks to a Novel Protein, We Could Bring an End to Obesity" by Shane Hinshaw at
"This FDA Approved Drug Could Permanently Repair Brain Damage in Stroke Victims" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Time to rethink our perspective on jobs and technology" by Odette Gregory at
"Today's Transformation, Tomorrow's Transportation" by Alexandra Whittington at
"Veritas Genetics Scoops Up an AI Company to Sort Out Its DNA" by Steve Hill at
"With genetic morph, a weird type of anthrax has emerged—and it's on a rampage" by Bryan Gatton at

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