Lifeboat News #256


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 11/01/23. Copyright 2023 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Two to the Eighth Power

28 = 256. One byte can store 8 bits which contains 256 possible values.
Welcome to issue #256!
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10th International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC)

The 10th International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC) will be held in Kingston, Jamaica on November 9–10.
Our Corrinne Graham will be speaking.
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20Books Vegas 2023

20Books Vegas 2023 will be held November 6–10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is the biggest show in the world focused on self-publishing. There is something for every author, traditional or indie.
Our Kevin J. Anderson will be speaking.
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74th International Astronautical Congress

The 74th International Astronautical Congress will be held October 2–6 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Our Ayse Ören and Dylan Taylor are speaking.
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2023 Space Settlement Summit

The 2023 Space Settlement Summit will be held October 27–28 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Our Pete Garretson and James Hanusa will be speaking.
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Autism Tree Global Neurodiversity Conference 2023

Autism Tree Global Neurodiversity Conference 2023 will be held November 3rd in La Jolla, California and in Cyberspace.
This event is chaired by our Alysson Muotri.
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Cosmic Brains

Cosmic Brains will be held November 21–25 in Madrid, Spain.
This conference brings cutting edge minds working in scifi, philosophy, AI, neuroscience, the arts, and design together in a sustained interdisciplinary conversation.
Our Ed Keller and Peter Watts will be speaking.
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DeSci & Longevity Biotech 2023

DeSci & Longevity Biotech 2023 will be held November 17–19 in Prospera, Roatan, Honduras.
Our Alexander Bard, Sebastian A. Brunemeier, Aubrey de Grey, Liz Parrish, and Ian Robertson will be speaking.
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DSC Europe 23

DSC Europe 23 is being held November 20–24 in Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia. This is the biggest AI event worldwide.
Our Kevin LaGrandeur will be speaking.
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Future in Review (FiRe) Conference 2023

Future in Review (FiRe) Conference 2023 will be held November 6–9 in Palos Verdes, California. The Economist calls it the “the best tech-futures conference in the world”.
Our David Brin, Dennis Bushnell, Brenda Cooper, David Ewing Duncan, Andra Keay, John Mattison, and Jody Westby will be speaking.
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Future of Global Governance Series

The Future of Global Governance Series: Sustainable Development, Risk, and Strategic Foresight in a Transdisciplinary Systemic World will be held November 11 in cyberspace and in a hybrid venue.
Our Marvin Cheung is co-organizer of this conference.
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Healthy Masters

Healthy Masters will be held November 11–12 in Braga, Portugal and in Cyberspace.
Our Maria Entraigues Abramson, Bill Andrews, Ben Best, Evelyne Yehudit Bischof, David Brin, Nichola Conlon, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Brian Delaney, Valerio Di Nicola, Paul Epping, Collin Ewald, Gregory Fahy, William Faloon, Robin Farmanfarmaian, Peter Fedichev, Steven Garan, Giorgio Gaviraghi, Anastasiya Giarletta, Vera Gorbunova, Brigitte Hanly, Rudi Hoffman, Naveen Jain, Maxim Kholin, Gordan Lauc, Dan Levitt, Andrea Maier, Jeffery Martin, Nuno Martins, Stuart Maudsley, Josh Mitteldorf, Ines O’Donovan, Miguel Pais-Vieira, Liz Parrish, Alexander Paziotopoulos, Steve Perry, Denisa Rensen, Paul Spiegel, Ilia Stambler, Rohit Talwar, Natasha Vita-More, Sabinije von Gaffke, Chip Walter, Pete Worden, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking.
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Inaugural Annual Symposium of the Sol Foundation

The Inaugural Annual Symposium of The Sol Foundation will be held November 17–18 at Stanford University in California.
Our Eric Davis will be speaking.
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KMWorld 2023

KMWorld 2023: The Knowledge Management & Enterprise Solutions Conference will be held November 6–9 in Washington, DC.
Our John Lewis will be delivering a keynote speech.
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Longevity Investors Conference 2023

Longevity Investors Conference 2023 will be held September 27–29 in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Our Nir Barzilai, Alexandra Sharon Bause, Evelyne Yehudit Bischof, José Luis Cordeiro, Stephanie Dainow, Aubrey de Grey, Collin Ewald, Lisa Fabiny-Kiser, Michael Greve, Dmitry Kaminskiy, Emil Kendziorra, Brian Kennedy, Phil Newman, Elizabeth Parrish, Elisabeth Roider, Evan Snyder, Sabinije von Gaffke, and Alexander Zhavoronkov will be speaking.
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New Worlds 2023

New Worlds 2023 will be held November 17–18 in Austin, Texas.
Our Barbara Belvisi, Michelle Hanlon, Aaron Hermes, Sagi Kfir, Philip Metzger, Inara Tabir, Rick Tumlinson, Frank White, and Bart Womack will be speaking/performing.
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Nordic Conference on Law and Information Technology 2023

The Nordic Conference on Law and Information Technology 2023 will be held October 30–November 1 in Rovaniemi, Finland and in cyberspace.
This conference aims to engage in critical discussions on legal and ethical considerations concerning the role of sensitive human-related technologies, including but not limited to AI and biotech applications, in promoting a transition towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive society.
Our Rob van den Hoven van Genderen will be speaking.
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Nostr Asia Freedom Conference

The Nostr Asia Freedom Conference will be held November 1–3 in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and in Cyberspace.
Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award winner Edward Snowden will be speaking. Registration is free!
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Symposium on Electronic Crime Research 2023

Symposium on Electronic Crime Research 2023 will be held November 15–17 in Barcelona, Spain.
Our Peter Cassidy and Stephen Cobb are speaking/participating.
The discount code for Lifeboat members is: friend-2023.
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World Alzheimer’s Month

Since 2012, September has been celebrated as World Alzheimer’s Month. Back then, only eleven years ago, an average of 2 out of 3 people had little understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementias.
Originally conceived as an international campaign with two main goals: to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and challenge the stigma often associated with it. This month-long series of events is designed to shed light on and inform more people about the disease and its profound impact on patients and their families. The campaign culminates on September 21st, designated as World Alzheimer’s Day.


Ron Gowans-Savage joins our blog team with the post “Scientists Unveil Unprecedented ‘Live’ View Into the Brain’s Complexity” at
Joseph John joins our blog team with the post “Quantum repeaters use defects in diamond to interconnect quantum systems” at
The Neuro-Network joins our blog team with the post “Alzheimer’s research breakthrough” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“15 billion AI images put human-captured numbers to shame” by Gemechu Taye at
“A new ape from Türkiye and the radiation of late Miocene hominines” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Abstract: Lung cancer progression relies on angiogenesis” by Arthur Brown at
“AI has now learned how to intentionally deceive humans” by Josh Seeherman at
“Beyond Sight: Unraveling the Mysteries of Brain Wiring” by Dan Kummer at
“Brain signals for good memory performance revealed” by The Neuro-Network at
“Can a new Luddite rebellion rise against Big Tech? ‘We’re in a place where trouble could find us pretty quickly,’ author says” by Joseph Barney at
“Dementia: Daily dose of olive oil linked to better brain health” by The Neuro-Network at
“Detecting Depression: A 1-Minute EEG Test Reveals Mood Shifts” by Chima Wisdom at
“Dolphins learn the ‘names’ of their friends to form teams—a first in animal kingdom” by The Neuro-Network at
“Fish Oil Supplementation: No Impact On NAD” by Mike Lustgarten at
“Google’s Bard chatbot can now find answers in your Gmail, Docs, Drive” by Brent Ellman at
“Half-million-year-old wooden structure unearthed in Zambia” by Claudio Soprano at
“Here’s How Architects Are Breathing New Life into an Atrophying Typology” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“How to Be More Alive: Hermann Hesse on Wonder and the Proper Aim of Education” by Logan Thrasher Collins at
“Japan launches rocket carrying lunar lander and X-ray telescope to explore origins of universe” by Genevieve Klien at
“Japan lunar lander begins journey to moon following India’s success” by Alberto Lao at
“Mathematicians find 12,000 new solutions to ‘unsolvable’ 3-body problem” by Quinn Sena at
“Medical AI and the Promise of RETFound: Pioneering Future Therapies from Retinal Imaging” by Arthur Brown at
“MIT’s next-gen gravitational-wave detector will replace LIGO” by Gemechu Taye at
“Motorcycle Goes 300 Miles on 1 Liter of Water” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Nanotechnology Breakthrough Could Help Treat Blindness” by Paul Battista at
“National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center” by Brent Ellman at
“New Study Captures The Very Moment a Heart Starts Beating in an Animal Embryo” by Josh Seeherman at
“OpenAI releases third version of DALL-E” by Brent Ellman at
“Plant Fungus Infected a Human in First Reported Case of Its Kind” by Joseph Barney at
“Promising malaria vaccine clears clinical hurdle, could get WHO endorsement next week” by Robin Indeededo at
“Regeneration across complete spinal cord injuries reverses paralysis” by Dan Kummer at
“Researchers unveil tool to help developers create augmented reality task assistants” by Chima Wisdom at
“Sand that flows uphill, handwritten LEDs” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Scientists figured out how to write in water” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Scientists get closer to solving mystery of antimatter” by Ron Gowans-Savage at
“Sickle cell patient’s success with gene editing raises hopes and questions” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Steven Pinker shares his ‘relentless optimism’ about human progress” by Ken Otwell at
“Superpowers: The dream of having superhuman abilities is as old as humanity” by Dan Breeden at
“Sweeping Discovery — Scientists Discover a Previously Unknown ‘Housekeeping’ Process in Kidney Cells” by Genevieve Klien at
“This Neural Net Maps Molecules to Aromas” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Toddlers Use Logic Before Language” by Dan Breeden at
“Tom Hanks Says He’d Clean Space Toilets For The Chance To Be An Astronaut” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Transistor can adhere to internal organs like tape” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Two Black Holes Masquerading as One” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“The world’s northernmost solar farm is about to come online” by Chima Wisdom at

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