Lifeboat News #201

#201

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Human Brain/Cloud Interface

Read the free paper “Human Brain/Cloud Interface” at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10...112/full
 
This paper is by our Amara D. Angelica, Frank J. Boehm, Robert A. Freitas Jr., Steven A. Garan, Tad Hogg, Nuno R. B. Martins, Yuriy Svidinenko, and Melanie Swan.
 
This paper describes how neuralnanorobotics may enable a B/CI with controlled connectivity between neural activity and external data storage and processing, via the direct monitoring of the brain’s ~86 x 109 neurons and ~2 x 1014 synapses.

Barbara Marx Hubbard

Our Barbara Marx Hubbard, beloved author and visionary, has passed away. She worked to the end of her life to “Safeguard Humanity”. Read a quote from her at https://lifeboat.com/ex/quotes#hubbard
 
Buckminster Fuller said, “There is no doubt in my mind that Barbara Marx Hubbard — who helped introduce the concept of futurism to society — is the best informed human now alive regarding futurism and the foresights it has produced.”
 
Learn more at https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.barbara.marx.hubbard

10th IAASS International Space Safety Conference Update

The 10th IAASS International Space Safety Conference will be held in El Segundo, California on May 15–17.
 
Our Dallas Bienhoff, Aline Decadi, Michael Kezirian, Chris Mattenberger, Joseph Pelton, and Tommaso Sgobba will be speaking/participating.
 
Learn more at http://iaassconference2019.space-safety...overview

AAPG

The AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) will be held in San Antonio, Texas on May 19–22.
 
Our Bruce Cutright will be speaking about Energy and Minerals Drive Commercial Space Exploration on May 20th.
 
Learn more at https://ace.aapg.org/2019

International Society for the Study of Information Summit Update

The International Society for the Study of Information Summit (IS4SI 2019) will be held June 2–6 at Berkeley, California.
 
Our Paul Saffo will be speaking. Our Mark Burgin will be running a miniconference on Theoretical Information Studies (TIS) at this event. Our Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic will also be running a miniconference on Morphological & Unconventional Computing at this event. Our Raffaela Giovagnoli will be running a miniconference on Habits and Rituals at this event as well.
 
This summit will discuss the theoretical, practical, and ethical challenges posed by the growth of information technology. The theme of the 2019 Summit will focus on what AI is, isn’t, could be, and shouldn’t be, as well as to consider how it is related to mental processes produced by brains and to the different concepts of information.
 
Learn more at https://is4si2019.com/en/

Explore Mars

Our Janet Ivey is now President of Explore Mars, the world’s most influential nonprofit committed to advancing the cause of human exploration of Mars.
 
Learn more at https://mailchi.mp/exploremars/april201...1ee51cf0

Blog

Florence Nsiah joins our blog team with the post “Undersea Robot To Rescue The Great Barrier Reef” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/04/under...ier-reef
 
Mark Sackler joins our blog team with the post “Podcast Special Edition: X Prize Future of Longevity Impact Roadmap” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/podca...-roadmap
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“3D-printed vascular networks pave way for artificial organs” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/3d-pr...l-organs
 
“3D Printing and the Viability of Interplanetary City Construction” by B.J. Murphy at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/3d-pr...truction
 
“A Beginner’s Guide to Brain-Computer Interface and Convolutional Neural Networks” by Marcos Than Esponda at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/a-beg...networks
 
“Air Force Space Command” by Heather Blevins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/air-f...-command
 
“An AI used art to control monkeys’ brain cells” by Gerard Bain at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/an-ai...in-cells
 
“Anti-Aging Gene Therapy for Dogs Coming This Fall” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/anti-...his-fall
 
“Antimatter Is Both a Particle and a Wave, New Experiment Confirms” by Quinn Sena at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/antim...confirms
 
“Artificial Intelligence Can Now Copy Your Voice: What Does That Mean For Humans?” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/artif...r-humans
 
“Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, touts Blue Origin’s lunar goals” by Tracy R. Atkins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/billi...ar-goals
 
“BioViva — First Gene Therapy To Treat Biological Aging — Patient Zero — Liz Parrish” by Edward Futurem at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/biovi...-parrish
 
“The Bitcoiners Who Want to Defeat Death” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/the-b...at-death
 
“Bizarre form of hot ice seen on Earth” by Quinn Sena at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/bizar...on-earth
 
“Bone Marrow Transplants Increase Healthy Lifespan in Mice” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/bone-...-in-mice
 
“Brain-Inspired Computing Could Lead to Better Neuroscience Models” by Marcos Than Esponda at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/brain...e-models
 
“Discrimination By The Technological Elite – FB Edition” by Michael Dodd at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/discr...-edition
 
“Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever” by Marco Monfils at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/digit...-forever
 
“Experimental cosmologist group launches its first iterations of space-traveling ‘wafercraft’” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/exper...fercraft
 
“German Bionic to present its first robot exoskeleton for industrial IoT” by James Christian Smith at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/germa...rial-iot
 
“How to think about… The multiverse” by Michael Lance at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/how-t...ltiverse
 
“I don’t plan to die:” The immortality movement is going mainstream by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/i-don...instream
 
“Innolith brings 1,000 km electric vehicle within range” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/innol...in-range
 
“In The Future You May Use Computer-Assisted Telepathy To Communicate” by Shane Hinshaw at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/the-f...municate
 
“Israel fast becoming world hub of aging industry” by Franco Cortese at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/israe...industry
 
“Liz Parrish 2018 RAADFest” by Montie Adkins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/liz-p...raadfest
 
“Michael Phelps: The ‘natural’ transhuman athlete” by James Christian Smith at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/micha...-athlete
 
Posted by James Christian Smith “NASA and Star Wars: The Connections Are Strong in This One” by Michael Lance at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/nasa-...this-one
 
“New Strain of Virus That Threatens Pets Is ‘Great Reminder’ to Vaccinate Dogs” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/new-s...ate-dogs
 
“Podcast Special Edition: X Prize Future of Longevity Impact Roadmap” by Mark Sackler at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/podca...-roadmap
 
“Radical theory says our universe sits on an inflating bubble in an extra dimension” by Quinn Sena at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/radic...imension
 
“Robotic Space Explorer To Pursue Elusive Earth-Like Planets” by Bill Retherford at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/robot...-planets
 
“Samumed Begins Phase 3 Trial for Knee Osteoarthritis” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/samum...rthritis
 
“Scientists Successfully 3D Print an Organ That Mimics Lungs” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/scien...cs-lungs
 
“Skin-derived Stem Cell has Potential to Regenerate Myelin Sheath” by Jacob Anderson at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/skin-...n-sheath
 
“Spin-Swapping Particles Could Be ‘Quantum Cheshire Cats’” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/spin-...ire-cats
 
“Stanford Scientist Says in-Ear Gadgets Will Be Able to Monitor Our Brains” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/stanf...r-brains
 
“Staying Healthy Longer in Space” by Michael Lance at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/stayi...in-space
 
“Telescopes in space for even sharper images of black holes” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/teles...ck-holes
 
“Thawing Exomoons May Have Remotely Detectable Surface Life, Say Astronomers” by Bruce Dorminey at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/thawi...ronomers
 
“UC awarded third CRISPR patent, expanding its gene-editing portfolio” by Victoria Generao at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/uc-aw...ortfolio
 
“We’ve found an icy new super-Earth that’s orbiting our closest single star” by Steve Nichols at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/weve-...gle-star
 
“What happened before the Big Bang?” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/what-...big-bang
 
“Why the ‘post-natural’ age could be strange and beautiful” by Steve Nichols at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/why-t...eautiful

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