Lifeboat News #202


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 05/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Wedding Date!

Lifeboat President Eric Klien will be marrying Genevieve O’Hagan in Reno, Nevada, USA. Learn more at and
Proposed date is Sunday, August 25th. If you can make it, or would prefer a different date, send an email with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation Wedding” to [email protected]. This will be a rare opportunity to meet with other Lifeboat people! You will also be able to meet the mastermind behind everything at Lifeboat:

When Fire Flies: Movie

Lifeboat Foundation is supporting the production of the scifi short film “When Fire Flies” through Indiegogo at the Associate Producer level. This film is about a quiet, fugitive scientist who takes measures into his own hands to save the world from extinction. Lifeboat Foundation and its directors have granted $7,500 to this movie.
Learn more at

Cybofree: Book

Read the free book “Cybofree: Posthuman Bioethics for a Sustainable Humanity” by our V.R. Manoj at


RoboCup2019 will be held July 2–8 in Sydney, Australia.
The goal of RoboCup is that by the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.
Learn more at

11th Beyond Humanism Conference

The 11th Beyond Humanism Conference will be held July 9–12 in Lille, France. Our Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is on the Organizing Committee.
This conference aims to intensify the debates between transhumanists and posthumanists on the impact of emerging technologies on our lifeworld.
Learn more at

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019 will be held July 11–12 in New York City. This conference will focus on aging research and biotech investment.
Our María A. Blasco, Judith Campisi, Keith Comito, Aubrey de Grey, Greg Fahy, Peter Fedichev, Kristen Fortney, Vadim Gladyshev, Vera Gorbunova, Michael Greve, Morgan Levine, João Pedro de Magalhães, Paul A. Spiegel, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking.
Learn more!

International Workshop on Satellite Constellations & Formation Flying

The International Workshop on Satellite Constellations & Formation Flying will be held July 16–19 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Our Edmondo Minisci and Massimiliano Vasile will be speaking.
Learn more at

AFM 2019

The 5th International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials (AFM 2019) will be held July 22–24 in Washington, D.C. Our Lijie Grace Zhang is Conference Co-Chair.
This conference is an ideal platform to understand the past, present, and future goals of functional materials research.
Learn more at

AGI 2019

AGI 2019 will be held August 6–9 in Shenzhen, China. As the AI field becomes increasingly commercialized and well accepted, maintaining and emphasizing a coherent focus on the AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) goals at the heart of the field remains more critical than ever.
Our Joscha Bach, Antonio Chella, Suzanne Gildert, Ben Goertzel, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Alexey Potapov, Rafal Rzepka, Bas Steunebrink, Julian Togelius, Harri Valpolla, Pei Wang, and Byoung-Tak Zhang will be participating.
Learn more at

RAADfest 2019

RAADfest 2019 will be held October 3–6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the largest event in the world where practical and cutting-edge methods to reverse aging are presented for all interest levels, from beginner to expert.
Our Bill Andrews, Nichola Conlon, José Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Brian Delaney, Greg Fahy, Bill Faloon, Rudi Hoffman, Ben Goertzel, Sandra Kaufmann, David Kekich, Ray Kurzweil, Liz Parrish, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
Learn more at


Joseph Barney joins our blog team with the post “Boston Dynamics: New Robots Now Fight Back” at
Roger Dufur joins our blog team with the post “A New Industrial Base Is Taking Shape. Call It the Military-AI Complex” at
Fyodor Rouge joins our blog team with the post “Bladeless Wind Generator Is The Future” at
Richard Christophr Saragoza joins our blog team with the post “The Quatron Transistor” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Adobe Shows Off First Research for Tools to Detect Manipulated Photos” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“A new way to travel space” by Alberto Lao at
“Are Humans Really On The Brink Of Achieving Immortality?” by Mike Ruban at
“Beewolves use a gas to preserve food” by Quinn Sena at
“Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Law: A Distributed Disruption” by Alexandra Whittington at
“Breaking Down alpha-Synuclein Aggregates” by Steve Hill at
“China’s new ‘social credit system’ is a dystopian nightmare” by Fyodor Rouge at
“‘Cold Quasars’ May Be at the End of Their Lives, But They Can Still Birth Stars” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Earth Is Now Approaching The Same ‘Meteor Swarm’ That Wiped-Out A Siberian Forest” by Michael Lance at
“European Rover To Probe The ‘Third Dimension’ Of Mars” by Bill Retherford at
“Evolutionary discovery to rewrite textbooks” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Fembots vs. HAL: Who are the people of AI?” by Alexandra Whittington at
“The Genomics Future & The Future of Sci-Fi: A Transhumanist Perspective” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Gut microbes eat our medication” by Xavier Rosseel at
“How A.I. Could Be Weaponized to Spread Disinformation” by Müslüm Yildiz at
“How fast is Earth traveling through space?” by Alberto Lao at
“India hopes to become fourth country on the moon in September” by Derick Lee at
“Let’s take an interstellar journey into a Black Hole” by Michael Lance at
“Lunar-Polar Propellant Mining Outpost (LPMO): Affordable Exploration and Industrialization” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Microsoft Is Building an All-In-One DNA Data Storage Device” by Quinn Sena at
“MIT Used a Laser to Transmit Audio Directly Into a Person’s Ear” by Mike Ruban at
“NAD+ and Cellular Senescence Pathways Interact” by Steve Hill at
“NASA is opening the space station to $35,000-a-night visits. A tourist who paid Russia $30 million to get there a decade ago says it’s a ‘seismic shift’.” by Heather Blevins at
“New evidence from LHC shows pentaquark has a molecule-like structure” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“New Laser Zaps and Destroys Cancer Cells in Real Time” by Quinn Sena at
“New Tech Could Allow Blind People To See Through The Eyes Of Others” by Carse Peel at
“Origins of Saturn’s rings are uncovered thanks to NASA’s Cassini probe” by Alberto Lao at
“Researchers find synapse-boosting factors in young blood” by Mike Ruban at
“Scientists Reverse The Age of White Blood Cells In A Female Human Being — They’re Now 20 Years Younger” by Paul Battista at
“Stem Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth In 2 Months!” by Paul Battista at
“Stephen Hawking Was Right: Black Holes Can Evaporate, Weird New Study Shows” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Telescope designed to study mysterious dark energy keeps Russia’s space science hopes alive” by Derick Lee at
“Terrifying AI Matches DNA to Facial Recognition Databases” by Quinn Sena at
“This Harvard Prof Is Listing Genes That Could Make You Superhuman” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Transplanting Gut Microbes from Young to Old Mice Reverses Immune Decline” by Steve Hill at
“Uber Air announces first international city to trial flying taxis” by by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Upgrade Your Memory With a Surgically Implanted Chip” by Paul Battista at
“When Will Quantum Computers Outperform Regular Computers?” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Why Nuclear Fusion Really is Coming Soon” by Joseph Barney at
“Why the singularity is certain to happen in my own lifetime” by Paul Battista at
“Wild New Discovery Shows How We Can Switch Majorana Fermions On And Off” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique” by Richard Christophr Saragoza at

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