Lifeboat News #216


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 07/01/20. Copyright 2020 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Special Report

Read our special report “A Future of Fewer Words?: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Language” by Lawrence Baines at
Natural selection is as much a phenomenon in human language as it is in natural ecosystems. An ongoing “survival of the fittest” may lead to continuing expansion of image-based communications and the extinction of more than half the world’s languages by this century’s end.

Undoing Aging 2021 Update

Undoing Aging 2020 has become Undoing Aging 2021 and has been moved to May 13–15, 2021 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 2021 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 at


Read the 2020 edition of “The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution” at
Read “Thriving in the Days of COVID-19” at


James Hampton joins our blog team with the post “New ‘PEDOT’ Polymer May Allow Human Brain to Merge With AI, Cure and Detect Diseases, Scientists Say” at
Paulus Kudyak joins our blog team with the post “How we’ll become cyborgs and extend human potential” at
Malak Trabelsi Loeb joins our blog team with the post “Space calendar 2020: Never miss another launch, meteor shower or celestial event again” at
Mike Lustgarten joins our blog team with the post “Low Total Cholesterol: Biological Youth Or Increased Mortality Risk?” at
Jamie McGuigan joins our blog team with the post “One step closer to implanting electronics in the body” at
Justin Penrose joins our blog team with the post “Why Silicon Valley Execs Are Investing Billions to Stay Young” at
Bob Sampson joins our blog team with the post “Assembly of the World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Begins” at
Josh Seeherman joins our blog team with the post “Scientists propose plan to determine if Planet Nine is a primordial black hole” at
Myra Sehar joins our blog team with the post “Chromosomes and DNA Packaging” at
Sergio Tarrero joins our blog team with the post “Omniviolence Is Coming and the World Isn’t Ready” at
Paul M. Vittay joins our blog team with the post “Driving immunometabolism to control lung infection” at
Glenn A. Walsh joins our blog team with the post “Female Astrophysicist Helped Build 1st Atomic Bomb” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“3 of the Best Uses for AI in Our New Normal” by Genevieve Klien at
“7 Things to Know About the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission” by Lola Heavey at
“An arms race is brewing in orbit” by Derick Lee at
“Cancer research breakthrough as DNA behavior is uncovered in 3D models” by Paul M. Vittay at
“‘Cyborg’ technology could enable new diagnostics, merger of humans and AI” by Malak Trabelsi Loeb at
“Doctors treat Parkinson’s with a novel brain cell transplant” by Paul M. Vittay at
“Earth’s night sky as Milky Way and Andromeda merge” by Genevieve Klien at
“Federal Reserve Reveals Research Plans For Digital Dollar” by Roger Dufur at
“The Feds Want These Teams to Hack a Satellite — From Home” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“A Future Without Aging — Dr. Aubrey de Grey” by John Davies at
“Goodbye Passwords, Hello ‘Unbreakable’ Quantum IDs Containing 1,000 Trillion Atoms” by Quinn Sena at
“Harvard Astronomers Propose That Our Star System Used to Be Binary” by Malak Trabelsi Loeb at
“Holes in the fabric of space and time may be responsible for dark matter” by Genevieve Klien at
“A Human-Centric World of Work: Why It Matters, and How to Build It” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“The Legal Industry and COVID-19 Challenges” by Malak Trabelsi Loeb at
“Lysins Unlimited: Phages’ Secret Weapon” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“A Man fell from Space” by Alberto Lao at
“Millions of Americans Have Lost Jobs in the Pandemic — And Robots and AI Are Replacing Them Faster Than Ever” by Derick Lee at
“NASA Is Tracking a Vast, Growing Anomaly in Earth’s Magnetic Field” by Quinn Sena at
“NASA’s going to study space with a football stadium-sized balloon” by Heather Blevins at
“No Phones in Space: Virgin Galactic Designs Cabin to Keep Passengers in the Moment” by Alberto Lao at
“OpenAI’s new language generator GPT-3 is shockingly good—and completely mindless” by Neurozo Huang at
“Rocket Lab aims to launch private Venus mission in 2023” by Alberto Lao at
“Scientists Had to Rename Genes Because They Confused Microsoft Excel” by Fyodor Rouge at
“Scientists: Martian Lava Tubes Large Enough to Fit Planetary Base” by Fyodor Rouge at
“‘Self-Eating’ Stem Cells May Hold the Key to New Regenerative Therapies” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Shining light into the dark: New discovery makes microscopic imaging possible in dark conditions” by Paul M. Vittay at
“So, WTF Is Up With Putting a Human in ‘Suspended Animation?’” by Heather Blevins at
“Space technology is improving our lives and making the world a better place. Here’s how” by Lola Heavey at
“SpaceX Office Tour” by Heather Blevins at
“Storing energy in red bricks” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Study reveals immune-system paralysis in severe COVID-19 cases” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Tesla Has Been Working On an RNA Bioreactor” by Nicholi Avery at
“Time crystal discovery could change the future of quantum computing” by Quinn Sena at
“Unlimited Resources From Space — Asteroid Mining” by Derick Lee at
“U.S. eyes building nuclear power plants for moon and Mars” by Roger Dufur at
“Virgin Galactic Just Revealed a Next-Gen Mach 3 Aircraft, Rolls-Royce Deal” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Want to Make an Untraceable Handgun at Home?” by Roger Dufur at
“What If Earth Was As Big As the Sun?” by Fyodor Rouge at
“What If Your Teacher Were AI?” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Will SpaceX Colonists Find Life On The Red Planet?” by Lola Heavey at
“The World’s First Open-Source Nuclear Reactor Blueprint Is Coming Online” by Shailesh Prasad at

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