Lifeboat News #235


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/22. Copyright 2022 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Lifeboat Strategy

By James Blodgett
Our human future could be very good or very bad. We might settle the reachable universe, we might live forever, or we might go extinct. What we do right now might make the difference.
Survivors in a real lifeboat face choices that are personally existential. How can they summon help? How do they get food? Which way should they row? The right choices are often uncertain. However, a choice must be made, because time flows on, and they are constrained to do something, because even doing nothing counts as something they might do. Unless the risk is too high, it is usually better to try something that has a good chance of working.
If there is more than one person in the lifeboat, the choice of what to do becomes a joint decision. That makes decision making more complex, but it can also make it more likely to work, and more likely to work for everyone.
Military generals have an advantage over us when planning strategy because they are formally in charge, and don’t have to advocate to enable implementation. However, we have a different advantage over them. We are trying to save the world, figuratively. It is hard to implement most save-the-world projects without substantial resources, and it requires substantial cooperation to assemble those resources. In most cases, we must convince many others. It is appropriate that others participate in a decision that will affect their lives. Their participation in the decision is usually a plus because it is harder to convince others of bad ideas. The process of convincing others gives our ideas multiple reviews, and joint decisions are usually better than the decisions of a single individual.
It is hard to convince many others, but heroes of history have done so, and it is worth trying because there is much good to be done. There are billions of current and future people who will benefit if we get it right.


Lifeboat’s GETAS level has been raised from Guarded to Elevated because NATO members Turkey and Estonia are said to be blocking Russian military movements due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This could lead to conflict between NATO and Russia, leading to billions of deaths in a World War.
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Nicole Cagar joins our blog team with the post “Kizoo Portfolio Company Revel Pharmaceuticals Announces $8.4M Seed to Develop Repairing-Based Approaches to Reversing Aging” at
Ovie Desire joins our blog team with the post “What Code Of Ethics Must Robots Follow” at
Robert Grüning joins our blog team with the post Is the “US military testing an anti-aging pill?” at
Melvin Louis joins our blog team with the post “The Large Hadron Collider Is Back and Ready to Hunt for Dark Matter” at
Len Rosen joins our blog team with the post “Making Scientific Discoveries Open to All” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A Novel Science of Consciousness: Towards the Cybernetic Theory of Mind” by Alex Vikoulov at
“Aging reversed in middle-aged and elderly mice” by Future Timeline at
“AMD, Intel, TSMC, Microsoft and others establish universal chiplet standard” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Army Special Operations Forces use Project Origin systems in latest Soldier experiment” by Dan Kummer at
“Beating Moore’s Law: This photonic computer is 10X faster than NVIDIA GPUs using 90% less energy” by Dan Breeden at
“Catalyst turns carbon dioxide into gasoline 1,000 times more efficiently” by Chima Wisdom at
“Dr. Peter J. Hotez — Baylor College of Medicine — Scientist, Researcher, Author, Science Explainer” by Ira S. Pastor at
“Elon Musk tweets about building a new social media platform” by Gemechu Taye at
“First Dream Chaser vehicle takes shape” by Alberto Lao at
“Hunting the Ghost Particle: What Is a Neutrino and How Could It Break Physics?” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Hypersonic Aircraft Planned to Connect Tokyo to Los Angeles in an Hour” by Len Rosen at
“In Mice, a Potential New Treatment Eradicates Ovarian And Colorectal Cancer in Days” by Paul Battista at
“Intriguing Theory of How Complex Life Evolved on Earth — It Has to Do with the Planet’s Spin” by Len Rosen at
“The Iron of Earth’s Inner Core Could Be in a Strange ‘Superionic’ State, Study Finds” by Dan Breeden at
“Magic mushroom compound increases brain connectivity in people with depression” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Marmots may hold the secret to longevity” by Genevieve Klien at
“Moderna announces three new mRNA vaccine candidates. And one could cancel cancer” by Gemechu Taye at
“Mushrooms communicate with each other using up to 50 ‘words’, scientist claims” by Quinn Sena at
“New ‘Helical Engine’ could reach 99% the speed of light” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“New shock-absorbing material as strong as metal but light as foam” by Shane Hinshaw at
“‘No-Code’ Brings the Power of A.I. to the Masses” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“One Lab’s Quest to Build Space-Time Out of Quantum Particles” by Dan Kummer at
“Physics: Speed of Light Could Be Dropped to Zero Using Crystals” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Planet Awash in Waste Needs to Adopt a Circular Economy Approach to Our Trash” by Len Rosen at
“Prevent Aging within 20 Years? — Altos Labs’ Cellular Reprogramming Excitement” by Montie Adkins at
“Reversal of time? Scientists de-age human skin cells by 30 years in trial” by Paul Battista at
“Scientists 3D print microscopic Star Trek spaceship that moves on its own” by Quinn Sena at
“Scientists are tantalizingly close to cracking any ancient texts wide open” by Genevieve Klien at
“Scientists Develop New Anti-Aging CRISPR-Based Gene Therapy” by Quinn Sena at
“Scientists discover molecule that kills pancreatic cancer cells” by Genevieve Klien at
“Scientists Reveal a Multidimensional Universe Inside the Human Brain” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries That Could Last For Thousands Of Years” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Scientists uncover new targets for treating Parkinson’s disease” by Paul Battista at
“Scientists unveil 4.4 million galaxies in new map of the universe” by Gemechu Taye at
“Sound Waves Eliminate Liver Cancer In Rats, Offering Hope For Future Non-Invasive Therapy” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Stanford University uses AI computing to cut DNA sequencing down to five hours” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“The Sun’s activity has skyrocketed in the past few weeks!” by Alberto Lao at
“Tesla Said It Was Possible, Now Wireless Electricity Is Finally Becoming Reality” by Chima Wisdom at
“This Insane Chinese Supercomputer Changes EVERYTHING” by Dan Breeden at
“US Navy Holds Technology That Can Alter The ‘Fabric of Reality’” by Chima Wisdom at
“Voyager 2 Is Back Online, 11 Billion Miles From Earth” by Alberto Lao at
“Wild New Paper Says ‘Quantum Gravity’ Could Emerge From a Holographic Universe” by Dan Kummer at

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