Lifeboat News #201


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Human Brain/Cloud Interface

Read the free paper “Human Brain/Cloud Interface” at
This paper is by our Amara D. Angelica, Frank J. Boehm, Robert A. Freitas Jr., Steven A. Garan, Tad Hogg, Nuno R. B. Martins, Yuriy Svidinenko, and Melanie Swan.
This paper describes how neuralnanorobotics may enable a B/CI with controlled connectivity between neural activity and external data storage and processing, via the direct monitoring of the brain’s ~86 x 109 neurons and ~2 x 1014 synapses.

Barbara Marx Hubbard

Our Barbara Marx Hubbard, beloved author and visionary, has passed away. She worked to the end of her life to “Safeguard Humanity”. Read a quote from her at
Buckminster Fuller said, “There is no doubt in my mind that Barbara Marx Hubbard — who helped introduce the concept of futurism to society — is the best informed human now alive regarding futurism and the foresights it has produced.”
Learn more at

10th IAASS International Space Safety Conference Update

The 10th IAASS International Space Safety Conference will be held in El Segundo, California on May 15–17.
Our Dallas Bienhoff, Aline Decadi, Michael Kezirian, Chris Mattenberger, Joseph Pelton, and Tommaso Sgobba will be speaking/participating.
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The AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) will be held in San Antonio, Texas on May 19–22.
Our Bruce Cutright will be speaking about Energy and Minerals Drive Commercial Space Exploration on May 20th.
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International Society for the Study of Information Summit Update

The International Society for the Study of Information Summit (IS4SI 2019) will be held June 2–6 at Berkeley, California.
Our Paul Saffo will be speaking. Our Mark Burgin will be running a miniconference on Theoretical Information Studies (TIS) at this event. Our Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic will also be running a miniconference on Morphological & Unconventional Computing at this event. Our Raffaela Giovagnoli will be running a miniconference on Habits and Rituals at this event as well.
This summit will discuss the theoretical, practical, and ethical challenges posed by the growth of information technology. The theme of the 2019 Summit will focus on what AI is, isn’t, could be, and shouldn’t be, as well as to consider how it is related to mental processes produced by brains and to the different concepts of information.
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Explore Mars

Our Janet Ivey is now President of Explore Mars, the world’s most influential nonprofit committed to advancing the cause of human exploration of Mars.
Learn more at


Florence Nsiah joins our blog team with the post “Undersea Robot To Rescue The Great Barrier Reef” at
Mark Sackler joins our blog team with the post “Podcast Special Edition: X Prize Future of Longevity Impact Roadmap” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“3D-printed vascular networks pave way for artificial organs” by Klaus Baldauf at
“3D Printing and the Viability of Interplanetary City Construction” by B.J. Murphy at
“A Beginner’s Guide to Brain-Computer Interface and Convolutional Neural Networks” by Marcos Than Esponda at
“Air Force Space Command” by Heather Blevins at
“An AI used art to control monkeys’ brain cells” by Gerard Bain at
“Anti-Aging Gene Therapy for Dogs Coming This Fall” by Steve Hill at
“Antimatter Is Both a Particle and a Wave, New Experiment Confirms” by Quinn Sena at
“Artificial Intelligence Can Now Copy Your Voice: What Does That Mean For Humans?” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, touts Blue Origin’s lunar goals” by Tracy R. Atkins at
“BioViva — First Gene Therapy To Treat Biological Aging — Patient Zero — Liz Parrish” by Edward Futurem at
“The Bitcoiners Who Want to Defeat Death” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Bizarre form of hot ice seen on Earth” by Quinn Sena at
“Bone Marrow Transplants Increase Healthy Lifespan in Mice” by Steve Hill at
“Brain-Inspired Computing Could Lead to Better Neuroscience Models” by Marcos Than Esponda at
“Discrimination By The Technological Elite – FB Edition” by Michael Dodd at
“Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever” by Marco Monfils at
“Experimental cosmologist group launches its first iterations of space-traveling ‘wafercraft’” by Klaus Baldauf at
“German Bionic to present its first robot exoskeleton for industrial IoT” by James Christian Smith at
“How to think about… The multiverse” by Michael Lance at
“I don’t plan to die:” The immortality movement is going mainstream by Derick Lee at
“Innolith brings 1,000 km electric vehicle within range” by Klaus Baldauf at
“In The Future You May Use Computer-Assisted Telepathy To Communicate” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Israel fast becoming world hub of aging industry” by Franco Cortese at
“Liz Parrish 2018 RAADFest” by Montie Adkins at
“Michael Phelps: The ‘natural’ transhuman athlete” by James Christian Smith at
Posted by James Christian Smith “NASA and Star Wars: The Connections Are Strong in This One” by Michael Lance at
“New Strain of Virus That Threatens Pets Is ‘Great Reminder’ to Vaccinate Dogs” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Podcast Special Edition: X Prize Future of Longevity Impact Roadmap” by Mark Sackler at
“Radical theory says our universe sits on an inflating bubble in an extra dimension” by Quinn Sena at
“Robotic Space Explorer To Pursue Elusive Earth-Like Planets” by Bill Retherford at
“Samumed Begins Phase 3 Trial for Knee Osteoarthritis” by Steve Hill at
“Scientists Successfully 3D Print an Organ That Mimics Lungs” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Skin-derived Stem Cell has Potential to Regenerate Myelin Sheath” by Jacob Anderson at
“Spin-Swapping Particles Could Be ‘Quantum Cheshire Cats’” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Stanford Scientist Says in-Ear Gadgets Will Be Able to Monitor Our Brains” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Staying Healthy Longer in Space” by Michael Lance at
“Telescopes in space for even sharper images of black holes” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Thawing Exomoons May Have Remotely Detectable Surface Life, Say Astronomers” by Bruce Dorminey at
“UC awarded third CRISPR patent, expanding its gene-editing portfolio” by Victoria Generao at
“We’ve found an icy new super-Earth that’s orbiting our closest single star” by Steve Nichols at
“What happened before the Big Bang?” by Derick Lee at
“Why the ‘post-natural’ age could be strange and beautiful” by Steve Nichols at

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