Lifeboat News #193


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 08/01/18. Copyright 2018 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Peg Kay Memorial

Unfortunately our Peg Kay died suddenly and has been moved to our Board Memorial at
An extensive memorial about her is at
Our Summer Fundraiser that she was backing will be her last activity with the Lifeboat Foundation. Since this fundraiser was not completed and we wish to honor her last wishes, we will try one more time to complete it and will extend the deadline for two more days.
Learn more at

TransVision Madrid Update

TransVision Madrid 2018 will be held October 19–21 in Madrid, Spain. Our Didier Coeurnelle, José Luis Cordeiro, Felipe Debasa, Rodolfo Goya, Aubrey de Grey, João Pedro de Magalhães, Ben Goertzel, Michael Greve, Charlie Kam, Alexandre Maurer, David Pearce, Ramón Risco Delgado, Anders Sandberg, Natasha Vita-More, and Ibon Zugasti will be speaking/participating.
This conference will cover concepts such as longevity extension, artificial intelligence, human enhancement, and other technologies and future trends.
Learn more at


Read “The Affordable Immortal: Maybe You Can Beat Death and Taxes” at
Read “The High Frontier: An Easier Way”, now available in paperback form at


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Chiara Chiesa joins our blog team with the post “The world in the 2030s, 2040s and 2050s” at
David J. Kelley joins our blog team with the post “Feasibility Study and Practical Applications Using Independent Core Observer Model AGI Systems for Behavioral Modification in Recalcitrant Populations” at
Cathy Miller joins our blog team with the post “David Sinclair — Can NMN Reverse Aging?” at
Xavier Rosseel joins our blog team with the post “Molecular switches are not just ‘on’ or ‘off’” at
Mike Ruban joins our blog team with the post “DARPA Wants Brain Interfaces for Able-Bodied Warfighters” at
Alex Vikoulov joins our blog team with the post “It’s the year 2038 — here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future” at
TJ Wass joins our blog team with the post “Labor Day 2040: What Happens When Robots Do All the Work?” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Above And Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow” by Michael Lance at
“Anti-aging effects of compound in some fruits and vegetables verified in novel new research” by Nicholi Avery at
“Are You Sure Eighty Years Are Enough?” by by Nicola Bagalà at
“Brain Meets Machine: The Art and Science of Brain-Computer Interfaces” by Mike Ruban at
“Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic will be in space ‘within weeks, not months’ by Michael Lance at
“Brown bear saliva kills a bacteria that current antibiotics are unable to treat” by Nicholi Avery at
“Can supplementation with NMN Increase Longevity?” by Alexandros El at
“Can we live long enough to live forever? Can we discover Immortality? Dr. Aubrey De Grey” by Montie Adkins at
“Destroying Misfolded Proteins to Combat Neurodegenerative Diseases” by Steve Hill at
“Did China hack US motherboards?; Industrial-base report, previewed; New tool to fight fake news; ‘Light footprints’ mean shaky intel; And a bit more” by John Gallagher at
“Ric Edelman: Bitcoin will be an asset class” by Philip Raymond at
“Bill Faloon speech at RAADfest 2018 (Sept 21, San Diego, CA)” by Montie Adkins at
“Flowing salt water over this super-hydrophobic surface can generate electricity” by Bill Kemp at
“Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Guys Get Pizza Delivered By Self-Driving Car” by Sidney Clouston at
“The History of Computing” by Ankur Bargotra at
“Hydrogel nudges stem cells to grow into liver cells” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Japan Set to Approve Controversial Gene Editing of Human Embryos” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“A Man Of 3 Worlds: The Russian-American Billionaire Giving Millions To U.S. and U.K. Universities” by Derick Lee at
“Mechanical engineers develop ways to improve windfarm productivity” by Bill Kemp at
“Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on new battery factory for electric vehicles in the US” by Bill Kemp at
“Nanosatellites Are Hitching A Ride To Space” by Michael Lance at
“Neil deGrasse Tyson says Trump’s ‘Space Force’ is ‘not a crazy idea’” by Michael Lance at
“A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance AI” by Marcos Than Esponda at
“New computer model designs a drug delivery strategy to fight cancer” by Nicholi Avery at
“A Nonprofit Plans to Store Human Knowledge in DNA and Store It on the Moon” by Shailesh Prasad at
“On the Nature of Causality in Complex Systems, George F.R. Ellis” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Overlooked Brain Region Key to Complex Thought?” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Reversing Aging Update” by Cathy Miller at
“Robot masters human balancing act” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Saving the Planet One Modified Gene At a Time” by B.J. Murphy at
“Scarlet Protein Might Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease” by Nicola Bagalà at
“This Agile Robot Assists with Various Construction Tasks” by Gerard Bain at
“US will rewrite safety rules to permit fully driverless cars on public roads” by Shailesh Prasad at
“A ‘Vaccine’ Created from Mushrooms Could Help Save the Bees” by John Gallagher at
“What is Aging?” by Steve Hill at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Peg Kay: $3,000, Dave Davies: $450, Anonymous: $136, Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Arthur Woods: $50, Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.: $25, Venita Davis: $25, Rudi Hoffman: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Rapillo Law: $25, Zoecklein Law, P.A. Probate Attorney Tampa: $25, Chicago SEO: $12, Budget Movers of Philadelphia: $10, Casinoble: $10, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Justina Cruickshank: $10, Anthony L. Haynor: $10, Landon Plastic Surgery Tampa: $10, Las Vegas Child Custody Attorneys: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Palm Beach Appliance Repair: $10, Radon Testing and Mitigation Pittsburgh: $10, Safeway Electricians: $10, Patrik Sandin: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Ultra Guard: $10, Floridaddy: $5, GoBet: $5, Homemade Drug Test: $5, Instrument Pro: $5, Latest Computer Gadgets: $5, Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates: $5, Metro Movers Indianapolis: $5, Net Geek Pro: $5, SEOZ Australia: $5, Social Way Services: $5, Swaney Law Firm St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney: $5, Theme Wordpress Divi: $5, Cayman Boat Charters: $4, How To Aquaponic: $4, Best Vaporizer: $3, BestSlumber: $3, ClickFunnels: $3, Extenze Review: $3, Meebily: $3, Robert Newport: $3, Anguilla Car Rental Guide: $2, Antigua Car Rental Guide: $2, Aruba Boat Charters: $2, Balding Life: $2, Barbados Boat Charters: $2, Cayman Fishing Charters: $2, Doha Carhire: $2, Dubai Car Rental: $2, Dubrovnik Car Hire: $2, Faro Car Rental: $2, Grenada Car Rental: $2, Highline Credit: $2, Honduras Car Rental Guide: $2, Internet Florist: $2, Kuwait Car Rental Guide: $2, Madeira Car Rental Guide: $2, Madrid Car Rental Guide: $2, Malaga Car Rental Guide: $2, Muscat Car Rental Guide: $2, Panama Car Rental Guide: $2, Puerto Rico Car Rental Guide: $2, Reunion Island Car Rental Guide: $2, Sao Paulo Car Rental Guide: $2, Trinidad Car Rental Guide: $2, Alle Lydbogapps: $1, Apothicaire: $1, Babycook Store: $1, Bagodwa: $1, Best Garbage Disposal: $1, Best Paintball Guns: $1, The Bro Zone: $1, Budget EDC: $1 (composed of 0.0001552 bitcoins), Ca Men Go: $1, Capital Luxe: $1, Carpet Cleaners Harrisburg: $1, CDHPL: $1, Compare Bear: $1, Disney Crowd Calendar: $1, Drone Affairs: $1, Electric Wheels Place: $1, Thomas F. Farley: $1, Foster Morales: $1, France Map: $1, Gierach Law: $1, Instant Delay Repay: $1, Joburg Tree Service: $1, LooksFishy: $1, Mat Elsker: $1, MegaJustice: $1, Payer and Associates Injury Attorneys: $1, Quality Home Air Care: $1, Gary Roberts: $1, Roomba Compare: $1, San Clemente Landscape: $1, Trading 101: $1, Use Audio Books: $1, Voraus Consulting: $1, Wallshein Law: $1, Web Hosting Reviews: $1, Winston Insurance: $1, and Your Smart Home Guide: $1.
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