Lifeboat News #208


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 11/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Twitter Philanthropy

As our contribution to Twitter Philanthropy, Lifeboat Foundation is giving away $1,000 to one person who both retweets our tweet at plus is following us. Deadline to retweet is Dec 31, 2019.

Twitter Discussion

Join the Twitter discussion at #TerasemFuturePersonsColloquium14 starting Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 6PM GMT. The theme will be “Legal status of persons reinstatiated onboard an L5 space settlement from mindfiles and mindclones”.

Chris Haley

We are sad to report that our Vice President Chris Haley suddenly passed away. You can read about him at and read our many praises of him at,,, and
Basically, Chris Haley is the key person behind getting our Bitcoin Endowment Fund off the ground plus he was our System Administrator plus he was always doing things to help move Lifeboat forward. Chris had a heart of gold! We will miss him.

Carlo D. Montemagno

Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of Carlo D. Montemagno who fought to “Safeguard Humanity” until the end.
Carlo was an American engineer and expert in nanotechnology and biomedical engineering, focusing on futuristic technologies to create interdisciplinary solutions for the grand challenges in health, energy, and the environment.
He was one of the pioneers of bionanotechnology and some of his fundamental contributions include the development of biomolecular motors for powering inorganic nanodevices while at Cornell and muscle-driven self-assembled nanodevices while at UCLA.
Learn more at

System Administrator

If you wish to help out Lifeboat as a system administrator, please let us know. We are based on CentOS. Send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation CentOS”.

Los Angeles Quantum Consciousness & Functional Wellness Conference

The Los Angeles Quantum Consciousness & Functional Wellness Conference will be held Nov 16–17 in Los Angeles, California.
Our Michael Borkin will be speaking. Learn more at

M2 Success Summit

The M2 Success Summit will be held Nov 20 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Our Ira Munn will be speaking. Learn more at

Envision Conference

The Envision conference will be held Nov 22–24 at Princeton University with the theme “The Future of Us”.
Our Aubrey de Grey, Daniel Elton, Francesca Ferrando, Liz Parrish, Anders Sandberg, and Susan Schneider will be speaking.
Learn more at


Buddy Baker joins our blog team with the post “NASA’s Helical Engine Design that Uses Closed-Cycle Propellant; A Proposed Stardrive that May Enable Interstellar Travel” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Alphabet X’s ‘Everyday Robot’ project is making machines that learn as they go” by Gerard Bain at
“AMD CEO Lisa Su on 2020 Outlook: ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’” (Edit) by Derick Lee at
“AMD confirms 64-core Threadripper 3990X for 2020” by Quinn Sena at
“Boston Dynamics Is All Set To Test Its Robot Dog At Construction Sites” by Roger Dufur at
“China’s Mars ambitions one step closer after successful test of lander” by Roger Dufur at
“China quantum research team uses AI to crack processing time” by Dan Kummer at
“‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA” by Michael Lance at
“Cows on Russian Farm Get Fitted with VR Goggles to Increase Milk Production” by Gerard Bain at
“Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human/Machine Fusion and the Implications for the Future of the DOD” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Deutsche Bank To Replace 18,000 Workers With Robots” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“DNA Testing: The Disconnect Between Patients and Researchers” by Derick Lee at
“Flexoskeleton printing: Fabricating flexible exoskeletons for insect-inspired robots” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“From ‘Jeopardy’ to poker to reading comprehension, robots have managed to beat humans in all of these contests in the past decade” by
“Go master quits because AI ‘cannot be defeated’” by Genevieve Klien at
“How a tabletop experiment could test the bedrock of reality” by Klaus Baldauf at
“How to Survive the End of the Universe” by Paul Battista at
“HSBC swaps paper records for blockchain to track $20 billion worth of assets” by Amnon H. Eden at
“Intel Gets New Partners for Brain Computing Push” by Derick Lee at
“Israeli team uses silicon chip to deliver Alzheimer’s-busting protein to brain” by Roderick Reilly at
“Lex Fridman with Dava Newman on Space Exploration, Space Suits and Life on Mars” by Müslüm Yildiz at
“Massive Dust Towers Are Linked To Mars’ Ancient Water Loss, Says NASA” by Bruce Dorminey at
“A Mathematician Says He’s Found a System That Could Stop Tsunamis in Their Tracks” by Quinn Sena at
“Meet Dream Chaser, The Next-Generation Space Plane” by Tanvir Ahmed at
“Michelin unveils airless 3D-printed tires that last virtually forever” by Quinn Sena at
“A New Crispr Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases” by Paul Battista at
“New Tech Converts Thoughts to Speech, Could Give Voice to the Voiceless” by Genevieve Klien at
“Penn State’s SETI Center Could Legitimize Alien Research” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Podcast #38: Science Fiction, The Evolutionary Mythology of The Future, with Tom Lombardo” by Mark Sackler at
“Scientists discover surprising quantum effect in an exotic superconductor” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Scientists Just Found an ‘Impossible’ Black Hole in The Milky Way Galaxy” by Paul Battista at
“There has never been a better time to start a small space agency” by Klaus Baldauf at
“There Might Be Cracks in the Universe — But We Can’t See Them from Earth” by Xavier Rosseel at
“The wind from a galaxy’s supermassive black hole helps make stars… in other galaxies” by Genevieve Klien at
“This is how Facebook’s AI looks for bad stuff” by Vivek Jaiswal at
“This microbe no longer needs to eat food to grow, thanks to a bit of genetic engineering” by Genevieve Klien at
“Time Travel! — ideaXme — University of Connecticut’s Dr. Ron Mallet” by Ira Pastor at
“Toshiba says its device tests for 13 cancer types with 99% accuracy from a single drop of blood” by Shailesh Prasad at
“US Military Warns of ‘Augmented Human Beings’” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Wanted: ‘Friendly’ human face for global army of humanoid robots. Apply within” by Roger Dufur at
“Welcome to cultured meat — not pigs reading Proust but a viable alternative to slaughter” by Dan Kummer at
“Why Humans Should Be Thankful That Our Universe Has Dark Matter” by Paul Battista at
“With ultracold chemistry, researchers get a first look at exactly what happens during a chemical reaction” by Sean Cusack at

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