Lifeboat News #198


Lifeboat News

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

Arch Mission Foundation

Lifeboat Foundation is now a Partner of Arch Mission Foundation whose mission is to preserve and disseminate humanity’s most important information across time and space, for the benefit of future generations. Other partners include the Internet Archive, The Long Now Foundation, and Microsoft.
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March Storm: Legislative Blitz for a Citizen’s Space Agenda

The Alliance for Space Development (ASD) is holding the annual March Storm Washington DC Blitz March 10–14, 2019. Sunday March 10 will be an all-day training event, followed by up to four days of Congressional visits. Blitzers are asked to commit to a minimum of 1 day of Congressional visits, but those days can be picked from among March 11–14.
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Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future

Attend the discussion of the book “Dead Precedents: How Hip-hop Defines the Future” at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 13. This book uses the concerns and conceits of cyberpunk literature to thoughtfully remap hip-hop’s spread from around the way to around the world.
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Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2019

Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2019 will be held March 14–15 in Paris, France. Expand your perception of tomorrow through a program packed with visionary keynotes and expert panels, and join the conversation with interactive sessions and immersive workshops to build your vision of the future with the deeptech community.
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BICT 2019

BICT 2019 — 11th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies will be held March 13–14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. This conference provides a unique venue for researchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines to seek the understanding of key principles, processes, and mechanisms in biological systems and leverage those understandings in design, engineering, and technological applications.
Our Bud Mishra is the General Chair for this event.
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Imagine Convergence

Imagine Convergence will be held at Orcas Island, Washington on March 21–24. This event is also available via livestream.
The shift of the ages is unfolding on planet Earth. Change is happening at such a rapid pace it’s hard to make sense of it all. Decisions made today are determining the very survival of future generations. The Imagine Convergence is gathering changemakers, intellectuals, innovators and cultural creatives to explore cross-disciplinary solutions to these global complexities.
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The Global Congress & Expo on Advancements of Laser, Optics, and Photonics

The Global Congress & Expo on Advancements of Laser, Optics, and Photonics will be held March 25–27 in Valenica, Spain. Our Aurel Ymeti is on its Scientific Committee and is a Keynote Speaker for this conference.
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4th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving AITP 2019

The 4th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving AITP 2019 will be held April 7–12 in Obergurgl, Austria.
Our Ben Goertzel, Sean Holden, and Ramana Kumar will be speaking.
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Biofeedback Federation of Europe Annual Meeting

The Biofeedback Federation of Europe Annual Meeting will be held in Cardiff, Wales on April 8–13. This is the 20th annual meeting!
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3rd Annual Congress on Emerging Materials and Nanotechnology

The 3rd Annual Congress on Emerging Materials and Nanotechnology will be held in Barcelona, Spain on April 11–12. Our Jonathan Lyons will be giving a talk at this conference on current and future uses of nanotechnology.
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1st Mediterranean Congress of Anti-Aging Medicine

The 1st Mediterranean Congress of Anti-aging Medicine will be held in Larnaca, Cyprus on April 13–14.
Our Marios Kyriazis is Conference Chair. Our José Cordeiro, João Pedro de Magalhães, Ilia Stambler, and Nektarios Tavernarakis will be speaking.
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CAPS 2019

CAPS 2019 will be held in Washington, D.C. on April 15–17. This conference is the 3rd International Conference on Complexity and Policy Studies.
This is a cross-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers, practitioners, and funders to explore the application of insights from the study of complex systems to public policy with a special emphasis on social good.
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Read “Assembling Life: How Can Life Begin on Earth and Other Habitable Planets?” by our David W. Deamer at
Read “Exponential Ethics” by our Nicoletta Iacobacci at
Read “On the Future: Prospects for Humanity” by our Martin Rees at


Heather Blevins joins our blog team with the post “NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration is targeting June 12 as the launch date for Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 test, a critical milestone for human missions to the Moon!” at
Thierry Marianne joins our blog team with the post “Three instruments as concrete alternatives to social networks taking advantage of our privacy” at
Ours Ondine joins our blog team with the post “Selfies to Self-Diagnosis: Algorithm ‘Amps Up’ Smartphones to Diagnose Disease” at
Quinn Sena joins our blog team with the post “Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Aging Analytics Agency has released a prototype version of its interactive online Longevity Industry Analytics platform and database” by Franco Cortese at
“Asteroid Research Points to Planetary Defense Issues” by Caycee Dee Neely at
“A student accidentally created a rechargeable battery that could last 400 years” by Paul Battista at
“Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Clearing Senescent Cells Prevents T1 Diabetes in Mice” by Steve Hill at
“Despite being the very first candidate planet discovered by our Kepler Mission, Kepler-1658b had a rocky road to confirmation” by Michael Lance at
“Elon Musk says he would ride SpaceX’s new Dragon spaceship into orbit — and build a moon base with NASA” by Montie Adkins at
“Fifty Billion Planets In Our Milky Way Galaxy Are Likely To Be Free Floaters, Says New Study” by Bruce Dorminey at
“Graphene Shows Promise for Repairing Broken Bones” by Shailesh Prasad at
“The influence of a single neuron on its network” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Intel Unveils the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 at Intel AI Devcon Beijing for Building Smarter AI Edge Devices” by James Christian Smith at
“In the Future, Blockchain Robots Could Deliver Pizza and Perform Surgery” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Israel’s first moon mission spacecraft sends back selfie” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“I Quit My Job to Protest My Company’s Work on Building Killer Robots” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Jennifer Doudna Is Pioneering the Science — and Ethics — of Gene Editing” by Victoria Generao at
“More evidence of sound waves carrying mass” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Most Microbial Species Are ‘Dark Matter’” by Quinn Sena at
“New Theory: ‘Mirror Image’ of Our Universe Existed Before Big Bang” by Michael Lance at
“Optalysys launches world’s first commercial optical processing system, the FT: X 2000” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Our brains reveal our choices before we’re even aware of them, study finds” by Xavier Rosseel at
“The people in Russia buying ‘immortality’” by Paul Battista at
“PepsiCo’s top scientist is joining the fight to help you live forever” by Paul Battista at
“Physicists Used Supercomputers to Map the Bone-Crushing Pressures Hiding Inside Protons” by Quinn Sena at
“Policies designed for drugs won’t work for AI” by Derick Lee at
“Physicists Want to Use Quantum Particles to Find Out What Happens Inside a Black Hole” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Rwanda Has Just Completed Over 10,000 Deliveries of Health Supplies Via Medical Drones” by James Christian Smith at
“Samsara is Developing Autophagy Boosting Therapies to Combat Aging” by Steve Hill at
“San Francisco 2036: The Story of the First ‘Cyberian’ Trillionaire and Countdown to the Singularity” by Alex Vikoulov at
“Scientists create an artificial brain that stores memories in silver, lives forever” by Marcos Than Esponda at
“Scientists find worms that recently evolved the ability to regrow a complete head” by Quinn Sena at
“Specific nutritional infections early in life as risk factors for human colon and breast cancers several decades later” by Pat Maechler at
“Technologies and Startups that Hack Brain” by Marcos Than Esponda at
“These injectable nanobots can walk around inside a human body” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“We are happy to announce Dr. Nikolay Zak as a speaker for the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference” by Michael Greve at
“Why You Should Attend Undoing Aging 2019” by Steve Hill at
“World’s First Battery-Free Bluetooth Chip Pulls Power from the Air” by Quinn Sena at

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