Lifeboat News #203


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 06/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Wedding Gift!

Baron Martin Rees says "sincerest congratulations" on the wedding between Genevieve O'Hagan and Eric Klien and gifts us with his special report "Apollo 11 50th Anniversary".
This report discusses the importance of Apollo 11 and how it can lead to us colonizing first Mars and then later, the galaxy.
Baron Martin Rees is Astronomer Royal and is a leading astrophysicist. He has conducted influential theoretical work on subjects as diverse as black hole formation and extragalactic radio sources, and provided key evidence to contradict the Steady State theory of the evolution of the Universe.
Read his report at
Martin is author of "Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning" at and "On the Future: Prospects for Humanity" at
Read important quotes from Martin at

Final Wedding Details

The wedding between Eric Klien and Genevieve O'Hagan has been confirmed for Sunday, August 25 with festivities starting at 2 PM and everything ending by 8 PM. The wedding and reception will be held at The Grove at 95 Foothill Road, Reno, NV 89511. Their phone number is (775) 324-7683. Their website is
For the plated dinner, we need to know if you want a chicken, fish, vegetarian, or vegan meal. If you are bringing a guest(s), let us know their preferences as well.
Use the subject "Lifeboat Foundation Food" in your message.

Following is lots of food info for those who love food details:

Plated Dinner Selections

Pan Seared Chicken, Risotto Milanese, Braised Spinach, Italian Salsa Verde
Seared Verlasso Salmon, Toasted Israeli Couscous, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Lemongrass Vinaigrette, Pomegranate Reduction
Eggplant Stack, Goat Cheese, Tomate
Vegan options are Eggplant Stack, Tomate or Zoodles, Avocado Pesto, Pine Nuts, Roasted Vegetables
All selections include freshly baked rolls and a salad composed of Local Artisan Greens, Seasonal Vegetables, and Grove Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Everyone gets water and champagne or sparkling cider. (In champagne flutes of course!) There are plenty of other things to drink such as ice tea, coffee, juices, soft drinks, bottled water, sparkling water, and a wide variety of alcoholic drinks.
Before the dinner, we will have:

Displayed Appetizers

Seasonal Fruit Platter
Vegetable Crudité, Dips
Cheese Board, Honey, Fruit, Nuts, Flatbreads
Mezze, Flatbreads, Hummus, Eggplant, Red Peppers, Artichokes, Olives, Feta
And after the dinner, we will have:

Dessert Offerings

S'Mores Pop, Chocolate-Dipped House Made Marshmallow, Graham Crumbs
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

RAADfest 2019 Update

RAADfest 2019 will be held October 3-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the largest event in the world where practical and cutting-edge methods to reverse aging are presented for all interest levels, from beginner to expert.
Our Maria Entraigues-Abramson, Bill Andrews, Nichola Conlon, José Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Brian Delaney, Greg Fahy, Bill Faloon, Ben Goertzel, Rudi Hoffman, Sandra Kaufmann, David Kekich, Ray Kurzweil, Liz Parrish, Neal Van De Ree, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking/moderating.
Learn more at

International Bioethics Summer School

The Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), in collaboration with the Department of Bioethics & Engagement, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), University of Oxford, invites students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School to be held at the Abloom Hotel. This program will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from August 5 to 9, 2019.
Our Ana Lita is Cofounder and Executive Director of the Global Bioethics Initiative.
Learn more at

O'reilly AI Conference

The O'Reilly AI Conference will be held in San Jose, California on September 9-12, 2019.
Our Mazin Gilbert and Anand Rao will be speaking. Learn more at

23rd World Futures Studies Federation Conference 2019

The 23rd World Futures Studies Federation Conference 2019 (WFSF) will be held September 10-13, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Our Peter Bishop, Tom Lombardo, and Alethia Montero will be speaking.
Learn more at

ASHI/BANFF Joint Scientific Meeting

The ASHI/BANFF Joint Scientific Meeting will be held September 23-27, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This year's Joint Meeting is intended to promote collaboration between experts in solid organ transplant pathology and histocompatibility/immunogenetic. The objective of this alliance is to advance diagnostic testing for solid organ transplant recipients with a particular emphasis on the immunology and pathology of antibody-mediated rejection.
Learn more at


Read "3 Essays on Virtual Reality: Overlords, Civilization, and Escape" by our Eliott Edge at


Peter Cawdron joins our blog team with the post "Is artificial consciousness the solution to AI?" at
John Davies joins our blog team with the post "The Scientist Who Believes We Can Reverse Aging" at
Vivek Jaiswal joins our blog team with the post "A new set of images that fool AI could help make it more hacker-proof" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"'Almost perfect' hearing for deaf with new tech" by Paul Battista at
"Astrocyte Senescence Leads to Neurotoxicity" by Steve Hill at
"Australian Researchers Have Just Released The World's First AI-Developed Vaccine" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Brains scale better than CPUs. So Intel is building brains" by Derick Lee at
"Brent Nally interviews Dr. Aubrey de Grey @ SENS" by John Davies at
"Building Giant Magellan, the world's largest telescope" by Genevieve O'Hagan at
"China: Facing up to hyper-surveillance" by Vivek Jaiswal at
"Compound with anti-aging effects passes human trial" by John Davies at
"DNA could store all of the world's data in a single room" by Paul Battista at
"Eight Ways AI Could Impact the Future of Electronic Gaming and Online Gambling" by Alexandra Whittington at
"Elon Musk says his Neuralink startup already has a brain-machine interface working in monkeys" by Roger Dufur at
"Elon Musk wants to connect computers to your brain so we can keep up with robots" by Sidney Clouston at
"The First Complete Brain Wiring Diagram of any Species is Here" by Paul Battista at
"Hajime Robot Restaurant" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Is there an upper limit to WiFi speed?" by Philip Raymond at
"It's Coming: Brain-to-Brain Interface for Inviting People into Your Mind" by Fyodor Rouge at
"Jeff Hawkins: Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence" by Marco Monfils at
"Loose RNA Stimulates Skin Regeneration" by Steve Hill at
"Lunar bricks could keep Moon colonists warm and generate electricity" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Machine Learning Identifies Potential Anti-Cancer Molecules in Food" by Steve Hill at
"Man with brain implant on Musk's Neuralink: 'I would play video games' by Richard Christophr Saragoza at
"Marshall Islands have higher levels of radiation than Chernobyl" by John Gallagher at
"Memories Of A NASA Engineer: A Birthday, A Moon Landing, And A Close Encounter With Neil Armstrong" by Bill Retherford at
"The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near-Secrecy For 30 Years" by Roger Dufur at
"'Mutually assured destruction': US working on real 'Death Star'" by Roger Dufur at
"NASA Releases Stunning Panoramas of Apollo Landing Sites for 50th Anniversary" by Heather Blevins at
"NASA's Voyager twins refuse to die" by Alberto Lao at
"New video from our 2019 Undoing Aging conference: Andrei Gudkov, Professor of Oncology, Sr" by Michael Greve at
"The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance — by their heartbeat" by Vivek Jaiswal at
"Permanent liquid magnets have now been created in the lab" by Genevieve O'Hagan at
"Physicists Have Reversed Time on The Smallest Scale" by Quinn Sena at
"Scientists Bring A Severed Brain Back To Life, Sparking Ethical Debate" by Richard Christophr Saragoza at
"SpaceX pinpoints cause of Crew Dragon explosion, looks forward to safer spacecraft" by Alberto Lao at
"Superconducting neurons could match the power efficiency of the brain" by Paul Battista at
"This injector can administer medication entirely without needles" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Tiny vibration-powered robots the size of the world's smallest ant" by Quinn Sena at
"Viewpoint: Why CRISPR-edited crops should be allowed in organic agriculture" by Genevieve O'Hagan at
"We won't control Libra, promises Facebook's blockchain boss" by Vivek Jaiswal at
"What is a 'paper wallet?' Do I need one?" by Philip Raymond at
"What Is Neuromorphic Computing (Cognitive Computing)" by Ankur Bargotra at
"What is post-quantum cryptography?" by Vivek Jaiswal at
"Will the X3 ion thruster propel us to Mars?" by Quinn Sena at

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