Lifeboat News #175


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.


Learn about "Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century" at

Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society: Updated!

IS4SI 2017: Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society: Embodied, Embedded, Networked, Empowered through Information, Computation & Cognition! will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 12–16, 2017.
Our Jens Allwood, Jared Bielby, Piotr Boltuc, Joseph E. Brenner, Mark Burgin, Mark Carrigan, José María Díaz Nafría, Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Raffaela Giovagnoli, Olle Häggström, Francis Heylighen, Marios Kyriazis, Cadell Last, Robert Lowe, Gerald Midgley, Marcin Milkowski, Kazé A. Onguene, Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas, Jordi Vallverdú, Clément Vidal, David Weinbaum (Weaver), and Hector Zenil will be speaking/participating.
Learn more at

Surge of Support

The Lifeboat Foundation has received a growing surge of support during the past year and now has 1,081 donors. You can support us by joining as a member at or by donating at

Social Media

Our social media is getting more active. Check out our Twitter feed at and our Facebook group at


Brett Gallie II joins our blog team with the post "Bigelow Aerospace offers plan for an expandable space station orbiting the moon by 2020" at
Nancie Hunter joins our blog team with the post "Growing tissue grafts on humanoid robots: A future strategy in regenerative medicine?" at
Jimmé Peters joins our blog team with the post "Perspectives on AI by Calisa Cole" at
Vjekoslav Radišic joins our blog team with the post "Apis Cor 3D Prints a Fully Livable House" at
Germen Roding joins our blog team with the post "Want more crop variety? Researchers propose using CRISPR to accelerate plant domestication" at
Alexander Rodionov joins our blog team with the post "Eternal Youth Is the Next Big Bet for Singapore Venture Capitalist" at
Saúl Morales Rodriguéz joins our blog team with the post "NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab created these super-strong grippers" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"An AI Completed 360,000 Hours of Finance Work in Just Seconds" by Alireza Mokri at
"Artificial intelligence given priority development status" by Derick Lee at
"The boom is here: U.S. solar experiences record-smashing year" by Odette Gregory at
"Burger-flipping robot replaces humans on first day at work" by Dan Kummer at
"China Developing Advanced Spaceship That Can Land on the Moon" by Dan Kummer at
"Denmark, Germany, Netherlands want to create 'artificial power island'" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Driver-optional cars: Once-reluctant California opens a road" by Dan Kummer at
"First hint of how DNA calculators could supercharge computing" by Shailesh Prasad at
"The future of AI is neuromorphic. Meet the scientists building digital 'brains' for your phone" by Alireza Mokri at
"Google's new machine learning API recognizes objects in videos" by Alireza Mokri at
"Hacking the Human Brain — New Tech Could Make It a Reality" by Shane Hinshaw at
"It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, and Now We Can Create Them" by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
"Life and death: When the end arrives, should we upgrade or shut down?" by Zoltan Istvan at
"Liquid Light: Scientists Unite Light and Electricity to Make Electronics Smaller and Faster" by Andreas Matt at
"Marine Receives Double Arm Transplant" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Massive commercial space push and a variety of new robotic capabilities could self supporting and rapidly growing space economy" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Meet the automated triage nurse of the future" by Nancie Hunter at
"Pan, moon of Saturn, looks like a cosmic ravioli (or maybe a walnut)" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"Quantum Microscope Spies on Chemical Reactions in Real Time" by Bruno Henrique de Souza at
"Recycling Space Junk for a LunarBase" by Brett Gallie II at
"Scientists May Have Solved the Biggest Mystery of the Big Bang" by Andreas Matt at
"Supermassive Black Holes might Be Hiding Entire Universes Inside" by Andreas Matt at
"Tesla Completes Hawaii Storage Project That Sells Solar at Night" by Odette Gregory at
"This MIT robot reads your mind to know when it screws up" by Alireza Mokri at
"This never-before-seen extra from White Rabbit Project is from the afternoon I spent with actual cyborg Angel Giuffria" by Albert Sanchez at
"This super-fast 3D printer is powered by holograms" by Nancie Hunter at
"Ukrainian designers unveils concept of military transformer flying vehicle" by Klaus Baldauf at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
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