Lifeboat News #223


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/21. Copyright 2021 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Global Alliance for International Space Collaboration (GALIX)

The Global Alliance for International Space Collaboration (GALIX) will be held online March 18–19. This free event features many key space leaders from around the world including NASA Chief Scientist James Green, Niklas Hedman of the UN OOSA, Michelle Hanlon of For All Moonkind, Juan De Dalmau President of the Internat’l Space Univ., Lucy Stojak of the Canadian Space Council, Alicia Woodly of Axiom, J-J Tortora of the European Space Policy Institute, Su-Yin Tan of the Univ. of Waterloo, Canada, Dr. Kai-Uwe Shrogl of ESA/DLR, and many other notables.
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Undoing Aging 2022

Undoing Aging 2020 has become Undoing Aging 2022 and has been moved to May 26–28, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. Our Tamir Chandra, Ke Cheng, Aubrey de Grey, João Pedro de Magalhães, Vera Gorbunova, Michael Greve, Adiv A. Johnson, Jamie Justice, Jeanne Loring, and Wenyu Zhou will be speaking/participating.
Undoing Aging 2022 is not only open to the scientific community, but also welcomes startups, investors, the general media, and all interested members of the broader rejuvenation movement. The conference will feature a student poster session showing the work of innovative undergraduate and graduate students in the field of damage repair. Learn more!
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Special Report

Read “Our Future is being formed around one simple question, ‘what’s missing?’” at by Thomas Frey.
Is there anything left for us to contribute for the betterment of mankind? What problems are still unsolved? What life enhancements have we not thought of and addressed? “What’s missing?”
The short answer: A lot.

Lifeboat Strategy: How to Be a Hero of History

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 now might make the difference.
It is hard to steer something as big as humanity, but heroes of history have done so. The “ship” of humanity has many steering wheels. Enough of them pointed in the right direction will get the ship to go there. A really good idea, well explained, well disseminated, and well debugged, can persuade enough of those who steer to point in the right direction.
Who are heroes of history? Everyone has his favorites. I like Ben Franklin and Gandhi and Einstein. The Greeks had their share, and so did the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution. We have even more today. Some are Lifeboat members.
Heroes of history were able to persuade enough of those who steer to point in the right direction. Think about how to do this. Think about how to be careful about where we are steering, so we get it right.


Teresa Lynn joins our blog team with the post “ORBIT — A Journey Around Earth in Real Time [4K Remastered]” at
Unni Neel joins our blog team with the post “Lunar Traffic to Pick Up for Commercial Moon Deliveries” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Apple’s 2021 chip strategy will create a massively parallel universe” by Quinn Sena at
“Astronaut Anne McClain on designing and piloting the next generation of spacecraft” by Genevieve Klien at
“AT&T outage: Internet, 911 disrupted, planes grounded after Nashville explosion. Get the latest updates” by Quinn Sena at
“China Floats Covid-19 Theories That Point to Foreign Origins, Frozen Food” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Do you know you lose about 1% of your bone density each year from your thirties onwards?” by Mark Parkins at
“Exploring the potential of near-sensor and in-sensor computing systems” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“The FBI is Secretly Breaking Into Encrypted Devices. We’re Suing” by Brent Ellman at
“First two cases of more contagious COVID virus detected in Canada” by Heather Blevins at
“From strategic bombers to combat robots: What Russian weapons to look out for in 2021” by Derick Lee at
“Happy New Year everyone!” by Florence Pauline Gardose Basubas at
“Hibernating Lizards Are Blocking Tesla’s Plans for a Berlin Gigafactory” by Raphael Ramos at
“How to get people from Earth to Mars (and safely back again)” by Montie Adkins at
“Life Discovered in Deep Ocean Sediments at Temperatures Above Water’s Boiling Point” by Genevieve Klien at
“Microbial Products Affect the Hallmarks Of Aging: 1) Mitochondrial Function” by Mike Lustgarten at
“NASA astronaut Kate Rubins harvests radishes grown in space” by Genevieve Klien at
“Possibility of one-dose vaccine raises hopes for faster rollout” by Poopeh Morakkabati at
“Scientists Create Underwater Internet” by Brent Ellman at
“Solar panels made from food waste win inaugural James Dyson Sustainability Award” by Brent Ellman at
“Stanford scientists assemble human nerve circuit driving voluntary movement” by Lon Anderson at
“Sweden: World’s First Cashless Society” by Roger Dufur at
“Ten Chinese chip start-ups whose founders have foreign experience” by Derick Lee at
“This 1.9-ton steel arm can spot bombs and lift soldiers out of harm’s way” by Quinn Sena at
“This System Lets You Fly a Drone With Arm Gestures” by Raphael Ramos at
“Tiny Nuclear Reactors Are the Future of Energy” by Derick Lee at
“US Department of Homeland Security warns American business not to use Chinese tech or let data behind the Great Firewall” by Raphael Ramos at
“UV-LED disinfection of Coronavirus: Wavelength effect” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“VR leaps into the disruptive phase” by Omuterema Akhahenda at

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