Lifeboat News #264


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 07/01/24. Copyright 2024 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

AGI 2024

AGI 2024 will be held in Cyberspace and in Seattle, Washington, USA on August 13–16.
Our Joscha Bach, Ben Goertzel, Patrick Hammer, David Hanson, Christof Koch, Ray Kurzweil, Gary F. Marcus, and Alexey S. Potapov will be speaking.
Learn more at

Lunar Development Conference 2024

Lunar Development Conference 2024 will be held July 20–21 in Cyberspace.
Our Gary Barnhard, Niklas Järvstråt, James S. Logan, David Schrunk, Ben Smith, and Madhu Thangavelu are speaking.
Learn more at


Read “Futures Research Methodology — Version 3.0”, coauthored by our Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon at
Read “Glory Season” by our David Brin at
On Planet Stratos, clans of genetically identical females dominate society. Natural conceptions are permitted, but only in summertime. Girls born this way — known for their despised uniqueness as ‘vars’ — must leave their clan homes to pursue their own distinct and hazardous fortunes in this world owned by clones.
That time has come for Maia and her sister, Leie, but as variants, they have limited prospects. Worse, when the sisters do find work on trading vessels, Leie is lost at sea.
And hence, Maia’s arduous journey commences, accompanied by rumors that something … someone … has arrived from across the stars, perhaps ending the isolation of Stratos from the rest of humanity. Who would predict that a lonely var might stumble into a powerful secret? One that will challenge everything Maia knows about her society — and threatens the scientifically-engineered balance that holds it all together.
Read “Handbook of Research on the Global Impacts and Roles of Immersive Media”, coauthored by our Kate McCallum at
Some universities are using this as a textbook. Use discount code IGI40 to save 40%!
Read “Our Next Reality: How the AI-powered Metaverse Will Reshape the World”, coauthored by our Louis Rosenberg at
Read “Vector Semantics” by our András Kornai at


Read “A Roadmap to Rejuvenation: Targeting the Hallmarks of Aging” by our Adam Alonzi at
Read “Down-Regulation of ABCA7 in Human Microglia, Astrocyte and THP-1 Cell Lines by Cholesterol Depletion, IL-1ß and TNFa, or PMA”, coauthored by our Domenico Praticó at
Read “Generative AI as a Dangerous New Form of Media” by our Louis Rosenberg at
Read “Implication of Mathematics in Human Experience from an AI” Perspective by our Anthony Judge at
Read “Probabilistic Risk Assessment” (PDF) by our Martin E. Hellman at


Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A chain of copper and carbon atoms may be the thinnest metallic wire” by Shailesh Prasad at
“A Neurodevelopmental Disorder Affecting Thousands is Discovered” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“A Tungsten Miracle Happened in the Heart of a Fusion Reactor” by Quinn Sena at
“AI Has Already Become a Master of Lies And Deception, Scientists Warn” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“AI Is Wreaking Havoc on Global Power Systems” by Michael LaTorra at
“Allegory: My science fiction short story ‘The Stairway to Firefly Heaven’ has been published in the literary magazine Allegory!” by Logan Thrasher Collins at
“Ancient DNA Still Present In Human Genome Linked To Major Psychiatric Disorders, Says Study” by Paul Battista at
“The Andromeda Strain” by Dan Breeden at
“Astronomers discover parallel disks and jets erupting from a pair of young stars” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“The Biggest Fintech Trends In The Next 10 Years” by Genevieve Klien at
“Dozens of stars show signs of hosting advanced alien civilisations” by Joseph Barney at
“Dr Paul Friedrichs MD — Director, Office Of Pandemic Preparedness & Response Policy, The White House” by Ira S. Pastor at
“Earth’s rotation measured 1000x better with quantum entanglement” by Gemechu Taye at
“Effects of Ionising Radiations in Space: Safeguarding Human Life and Health” by Adriano Autino at
“Elizabeth Reynolds, Managing Director, US, Starburst Aerospace; Championing An Aerospace Renaissance” by Ira S. Pastor at
“Elon Musk’s Next Game-Changer: Tesla’s Gen 3 Optimus Bot” by Chris Smedley at
“Genetically engineered pig hearts transplanted in two brain-dead patients reveal more about immune response” by The Neuro-Network at
“Hacker Releases Jailbroken ‘Godmode’ Version of ChatGPT” by Zola Balazs Bekasi at
“How FinalSpark Wants to Contribute to a Low Carbon Future. The Energy-saving Potential of Biocomputing” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Imperceptible sensors made from ‘electronic spider silk’ can be printed directly on human skin” by Dan Breeden at
“Innovative Thinking Could Make New Sickle Cell Treatments More Accessible” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Is artificial intelligence ready to take over healthcare?” by Rx Sobolewski at
“Japanese firms unveil world’s first 6G device, transmits at 100 Gb/s” by Gemechu Taye at
“Longevity-Associated Triglycerides (7-Test Results)” by Mike Lustgarten at
“The Making of Mankind: Evolutionary Insights into the Origin and Rise of Homo Sapiens” by Alex Vikoulov at
“Microsoft Charged by EU for Breaching Antitrust Rules” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“More than 100,000 students try to sue universities over disruption to their studies” by Steve Nichols at
“NASA’s ChatGPT-like AI will let spaceships talk to astronauts” by Zola Balazs Bekasi at
“New super-pure silicon chip opens path to powerful quantum computers” by Paul Battista at
“New tech extracts drinking water from dry air with 5 times efficiency” by Raphael Ramos at
“Nvidia unveils next-gen AI chip platform Rubin, set for 2026 release” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Oldest known human viruses found hidden within Neanderthal bones” by Robin Indeededo at
“Psychosocial experiences are associated with human brain mitochondrial biology” by Cecile G. Tamura at
“Researchers use microstructural modeling to optimize electrode materials for batteries” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Reversing Biological Age: Have we finally found the answer?? | 30 — LTW #5” by Montie Adkins at
“Running A Sub-4 Minute Mile: What’s The Average Life Expectancy Increase?” by Mike Lustgarten at
“Sauna Benefits for Longevity” by J.P. Medved at
“Scientists create vaccine with potential to protect against future coronaviruses” by Joseph Barney at
“Scientists spot 60 stars appearing to show signs of alien power plants” by Quinn Sena at
“Ten years of neuroscience at Google yields maps of human brain” by Cecile G. Tamura at
“This 20,000HP AI-generated rocket engine took just two weeks to design and looks like HR Giger’s first attempt at designing a trumpet” by Roman Kam at
“Video Shows China’s Rifle-Equipped Robot Dog Opening Fire on Targets” by Raphael Ramos at

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