Lifeboat News #234


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 01/01/22. Copyright 2022 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Special Report

Read Special Report “Interstellar Travel and Post-Humans” by our Martin Rees at
The Earth has existed for forty-five million centuries — and even longer timespans lie ahead before the Sun dies. But even in this vast time-perspective, the present century is special. It is the first when humans may establish communities away from the Earth. And it is the first when they may create electronic intelligences that surpass their own all-round capabilities, and also achieve the ability to bio-engineer their progeny. In this report, some aspects of this transition are discussed, along with some even more speculative comments about “post-human” evolution, and the future of the universe itself.

Shivon Zilis

Shivon Zilis joins our Neuroscience Board and Robotics/AI Board. Shivon is the Director of Operations at Neuralink, Board Member and Advisor at OpenAI, and Founding Fellow of the Creative Destruction Lab Incubator.
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Liliana Alfair joins our blog team with the post “Scientists Used CRISPR Gene Editing to Choose the Sex of Mouse Pups” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A 62-Year-Old Paralyzed Man Sent Out His First Tweet With Brain Chip” by Josh Seeherman at
“A papyrus reveals how the Great Pyramid was built” by Quinn Sena at
“A Stadium Sized Asteroid Is Approaching Us This Weekend” by Johnathan Doetry at
“Ancient Greek drug could cut COVID-19 deaths” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Biochar Carbon Capture And Storage. Lower CO2 & Cleaner Environment To Better Crops & Lower Costs” by Mark Parkins at
“Brain Aging Might Soon Be Reversible” by Genevieve Klien at
“Canon Develops Sensor that Can Shoot Full Color Photos in the Dark” by Jamal Simpson at
“Carbon-air battery as a next-generation energy storage system” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“The chase for fusion energy” by Derick Lee at
“China lays out path to become robotics powerhouse by 2025” by Chima Wisdom Anayo at
“Did scientists discover a warp bubble? Crunched up space-time, explained” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Don’t mean to alarm you, but robots are now able to reproduce” by Muhammad Furqan at
“Dr. Björn Örvar, PhD, CSO, EVP, Co-Founder, ORF Genetics — Designing Plants To Bring Quality Of Life” by Ira S. Pastor at
“FDA Approves New Eye Drops that Could Replace Glasses for Millions” by Shane Hinshaw at
“FDA-Approved Eyedrops Could Replace Your Reading Glasses” by Raphael Ramos at
“Fecal Transplant Discovery Could Improve Care for Life-Threatening Infections” by Paul Battista at
“The Future Technology To Become Immortal” by Sean Brazell at
“Game Theory of Cooperating w. Extraterrestrial Intelligence & Future Civilizations” by Montie Adkins at
“Hyundai Motors Will Reportedly No Longer Develop Internal Combustion Engines” by Muhammad Furqan at
“In Astonishing Feat, a New Drug Reversed Paralysis in Mice With Spinal Cord Injury” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Inflatable Planes Could Search for Alien Life in the Clouds of Venus” by Gemechu Taye at
“Is Reality a Controlled Hallucination?” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Is Relying Solely On Data From Published Studies A Suboptimal Strategy For Optimal Health?” by Mike Lustgarten at
“JWST LAUNCH: EuroMoonMars & Space Renaissance Virtual Event” by Adriano Autino at
“Lifeboat Foundation Press Release: Martine Rothblatt named 2021 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner” by Eric Klien at
“Man-made ‘breathing’ leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel” by Quinn Sena at
“The Metaverse Will Need 1,000x More Computing Power, Says Intel” by Montie Adkins at
“MIT Has Predicted that Society Will Collapse in 2040” by Sean Brazell at
“The Most Realistic Humanoid Robot Yet (Ameca Robot)” by Sean Brazell at
“Musk Wants SpaceX to Turn CO2 From Atmosphere Into Rocket Fuel” by Alberto Lao at
“New ‘Anti-Aging’ Vaccine Has Increased Mouse Life Spans. Would It Work in Humans?” by Nicholi Avery at
“Organic Molecules Have Been Confirmed in The Jezero Crater on Mars” by Josh Seeherman at
“Planet 9: Is Earth’s long-lost twin lurking in the outer Solar System?” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Raspberry Pi computers head to International Space Station” by Chima Wisdom Anayo at
“Samples from Asteroid Ryugu Are Most Primitive Material We’ve Found” by Alberto Lao at
“The Science of Aliens, Part 8: The Search for Artifacts” by Dirk Schulze-Makuch at
“Scientists Warn of ‘Alien’ Invasions and the Need for Planetary Biosecurity” by Jeffrey L. Lee at
“SpaceX will launch NASA’s DART mission to crash into an asteroid soon and you can watch it live” by Muhammad Furqan at
“Starship engine ‘crisis’ poses possible bankruptcy risk for SpaceX, Elon Musk says: report” by Jeffrey L. Lee at
“Student Cracks the High-Dimensional Quantum Code — Reveals Hidden Structures of Quantum Entangled States” by Claudio Soprano at
“Unlike NASA’s X-37 Spacecraft, China Says Its Spaceplanes Will Use Commercial Airports For Inter-Planetary Missions” by Chima Wisdom Anayo at
“Yale scientists restore cellular function in 32 dead pig brains” by Mishari Al Hasawi at

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