Lifeboat News #243


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 10/01/22. Copyright 2022 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

AGI-22 Update

AGI-22 will be held August 19–22 in Seattle, Washington, USA and online.
Updated list! Our Antonio Chella, Ben Goertzel, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Anton Kolonin, Xiang Li, John Licato, Alexey Potapov, Chris Poulin, Rafal Rzepka, Ricardo Sanz, Bas Steunebrink, Linas Vepstas, Pei Wang, and Roman Yampolskiy will be speaking/participating.
The AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) conference series plays a significant role in the resurgence of research on artificial intelligence in the deeper, original sense of the term of “artificial intelligence”. The conference encourages interdisciplinary research based on different understandings of intelligence, and exploring different approaches. As the AI field becomes increasingly commercialized and well accepted, maintaining and emphasizing a coherent focus on the AGI goals at the heart of the field remains more critical than ever.
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Biostasis2022 will be held October 21–23 in Rafz, Switzerland. Biostasis2022 will include workshops, presentations from experts, and an open house of the new facility for Biostasis research and the long-term storage of patients.
Our Roman Bauer, Michael Benjamin, Emil Kendziorra, and Max Marty spoke at last year’s conference.
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Dubai Future Forum

The Dubai Future Forum will be held October 10–12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Our José Luis Cordeiro and Jerome Glenn will be speaking.
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Longevity Medicine and Bio-Hacking

A4M’s Longevity Medicine and Bio-Hacking: Optimizing Lifespan will be held October 27–29 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Our Michael Lustgarten will be speaking.
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RAADfest Update Iii

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.
Updated list! Our Bill Andrews, José Cordeiro, Greg Fahy, William Faloon, Ben Goertzel, Jean Hébert, Naveen Jain, Sandra Kaufmann, Phil Newman, Liz Parrish, Steve Perry, Michael R. Rose, Stephen Sideroff, and James Strole will be speaking.
Get 20% off with the discount code LIFEBOAT.
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Reading Minds

Reading Minds: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and the Reading Human will be held October 6–9 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
This is the 35th annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Our Kevin LaGrandeur will be speaking.
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Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2022

The Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2022 will be held October 14–15 in Berlin, Germany.
Our Alexandra Bause, Yuri Deigin, Peter Fedichev, Michael Greve, Brian Kennedy, Michael Kope, Phil Newman, and Matthew O’Connor will be speaking.
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Searching for Life With Heavy Lift

The 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention “Searching for Life with Heavy Lift” will be held October 20–23 in Tempe, Arizona.
Our Robert Zubrin will be speaking.
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“The Cosmic Zoo: Complex Life on Many Worlds” at was coauthored by our Dirk Schulze-Makuch.
Are humans a galactic oddity, or will complex life with human abilities develop on planets with environments that remain habitable for long enough? In a clear, jargon-free style, two leading researchers in the burgeoning field of astrobiology critically examine the major evolutionary steps that led us from the distant origins of life to the technologically advanced species we are today.
Read “Futurist Spaceflight Meditations” at and “Tales of the Turing Church: Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology” at, both by our Giulio Prisco.
Read “Patent Depending: A Collection; 2nd edition” at and “Patent Depending: Vehicles; 2nd Edition” at by our Steven M. Johnson.
Read “State of the Future version 19.1” at coauthored by our Jerome C. Glenn and Elizabeth Florescu.
Read “What’s a Parent to Do?: How to Give Your Child the Best Education” at by our Lawrence Baines.
Read “Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions” at coauthored by our Jerome C. Glenn.

Scott Manley

Famous YouTube personality Scott Manley joins our Space Settlement Board. Scott makes videos discussing space-related topics and news, mainly concerning up-to-date rocket science developments. In recognition of his work as a popular science communicator, asteroid 33434 Scottmanley was named after him.
Author Anne McCaffrey consulted with Scott on the effects of asteroid impacts while writing The Skies of Pern, determining the orbit of the comet and providing advice on how the event should be portrayed.
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Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A new plasma robot can dig tunnels 100 times faster and 98% cheaper” by Gemechu Taye at
“A.I. Wars, The Fermi Paradox and Great Filters with David Brin” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“AI’s prediction of what last selfies on Earth would look like are total nightmare fuel” by Sean Brazell at
“An animation showing the Dopaminergic system Transmission Across the Synapses!” by Nicholi Avery at
“Changing our DNA: ‘The age of human therapeutic gene editing is here’” by Paul Battista at
“Chipmaking giant TSMC ‘non-operable’ if China invades Taiwan” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“DeepMind’s Latest Study on Artificial Intelligence Explains How Neural Network Generalize and Rise in the Chomsky Hierarchy” by Dan Kummer at
“DeepMind’s protein-folding AI cracks biology’s biggest problem” by Tristan Hambling at
“Ex-SpaceX Engineer Builds Martian Nuclear Reactor To Tackle Earth’s Power Crisis” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“The First Ever CRISPR Drug Could Be on the Market by 2023” by Jeff Myers at
“Fourth person ‘cured’ of HIV, but is a less risky cure in sight?” by Paul Battista at
“Google fires software engineer who says AI chatbot has feelings” by Raphael Ramos at
“Holographic Conversational Video Experience allows you to communicate with deceased relatives” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Human and machine intelligence merge to discover 40,000 ring galaxies” by Tristan Hambling at
“The human brain doubled in power, very suddenly, 200,000 years ago. Why?” by Quinn Sena at
“I did not know that!” by Eamon Everall at
“Legitimate Cold Fusion Exists | Muon-Catalyzed Fusion” by Jamie McGuigan at
“Longtime HIV patient is effectively cured after stem cell transplant” by Genevieve Klien at
“Meet the Giant Sequoia, the ‘Super Tree’ Built to Withstand Fire” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Microsoft’s Project AirSim is pushing drone simulation software to new heights” by Tristan Hambling at
“The multiverse: Why do other universes not collide with ours?” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Nanostructured fibers can impersonate human muscles” by Quinn Sena at
“Natural clean-up: Bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes” by Michael Taylor at
“New magnet breakthrough could unleash smaller, more potent fusion reactors” by Gerard Bain at
“New technique protects data on solid-state drives from radiation” by Wise Technology at
“Parts of the moon may provide stable temperatures for humans, researchers find” by Dan Kummer at
“Physicists switch magnetic state using spin current” by Dan Breeden at
“Physics Mystery Solved: Findings Could ‘Revolutionize’ Our Understanding of Distance” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Plasma reactors could create oxygen on Mars” by Quinn Sena at
“Quantum information was teleported over a network for the first time” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Record-setting quantum entanglement connects two atoms across 20 miles” by Genevieve Klien at
“Researchers engineer biofilm capable of producing long-term, continuous electricity from your sweat” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Scientists identify hair loss regulator protein, could be reversible” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“SpaceX Starship: Where is Musk’s mega rocket now?” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Stroke drug improves memory and repairs injured brain tissue in mice” by Raphael Ramos at
“Study Suggests Brain Processes Information like Ocean Waves” by Nicholi Avery at
“Superintelligence: How A.I. will overcome humans” by Dan Breeden at
“Taiwan Restricts Russia, Belarus to CPUs Under 25 MHz Frequency” by Genevieve Klien at
“TOP 5 Longevity Startups. Who Will Make Us Immortal?” by Montie Adkins at
“Vertical farms could take over the world” by Raphael Ramos at
“Watch NASA’s SpaceX CRS-25 Launch to the International Space Station” by Alberto Lao at
“World’s first wind turbine with recyclable blades is up and spinning” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at

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