Lifeboat News #240


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 07/01/22. Copyright 2022 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Lifeboat Strategy

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 right now might make the difference.
Strategy is simply what one decides to do. Strategy is not a big deal when deciding what to do about minor issues. However, strategy is a big deal when deciding what to do about major issues. That is when it is important to think hard and consult relevant people. Who should help make decisions depends on chains of command and democratic arrangements and competence and time available. If you are not the decision maker, it is sometimes helpful to suggest an idea to that person or persons.
When I see things going wrong for some organization of which I am not a part, I sometimes send a nice letter that starts as follows: “The quality control people say ‘a defect is a treasure.’ An identified defect is a treasure because it gives you a chance to improve your system.” Then I explain the problem. Often the problem gets fixed. I can’t claim credit for all fixes because sometimes their fix was in the works before I wrote my letter. I sometimes see definitive proof of a fix having been in the works because that fix is applied before I get around to writing my letter.
On the other hand, sometimes I learn that my letter was effective because I receive a letter from them thanking me for my suggestion and saying that it is being applied. Strategy can be a really big deal when applied on the Lifeboat level. Because it is a big deal, it is important to get it as right as reasonably possible.

Maximon Longevity Prize

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RAADfest Update II

RAADfest will be held October 6–9 in San Diego, California. This is the world’s largest event focused on anti-aging and age reversal science for a general audience.
Our Bill Andrews, José Cordeiro, Greg Fahy, William Faloon, Ben Goertzel, Jean Hébert, Naveen Jain, Sandra Kaufmann, Phil Newman, Liz Parrish, Steve Perry, and Michael R. Rose will be speaking.
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TAFFD’s Gen4IR Summit Update Iii

TAFFD’s Gen4IR Summit will be held August 16–17 in Sun City, South Africa.
Our Kevin Allen, Ùgò Chúkwú, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Edward Hudgins, Al Karaki, Pius Adewale Owolawi, Kgomotsego Brenda Ramokopelwa, Sarita Sharma, Rohit Talwar, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking/participating. This summit is devoted to accelerating our Singularity future for development in Africa.
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FreedomFest 2022

FreedomFest 2022 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 13–16.
Our Tom W. Bell, John Chisholm, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Edward Hudgins, and Michael Strong will be speaking.
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The Fifteenth International Symposium on Neurobiology And Neuroendocrinology of Aging

The Fifteenth International Symposium on Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Aging will be held in Bregenz, Austria on July 15–19.
Our Holly Brown-Borg and Matt Kaeberlein will be speaking/participating.
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Women in AI Breakfast

The Women in AI Breakfast will be held on July 19 in San Francisco, California. This is part of Transform 2022’s in-person event.
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Art Toegemann joins our blog team with the post “Metasurfaces Open the Door to Telekinesis and Telepathy With Technology” at
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