Lifeboat News #177


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.


The Lifeboat Foundation is now accepting Zcash. Send your Zcash donations to t1Lifebt3wZP7xH8zEZaA75d7CBNKvNUQXF. Zcash can enable privacy preserving transaction data using zero-knowledge proofs.

Endowment Fund

Related to our Zcash announcement, our endowment fund is getting pretty big at around a million dollars. Because cybercurrencies are quite volatile we are not spending much now but when we hit ten million we will definitely be more generous. Donate to our fund at (We take all currencies — even dollars!)

Chris Haley: One Person Can Make a Difference

To show how one person can make a difference, a couple years ago Chris Haley donated $1,000 in bitcoin to Lifeboat. Today that donation is worth $197,156.55 and even more importantly, other large cybercurrency donations that we have received would likely not have happened if we didn't have Chris Haley's donation as a base. (Almost no one wants to be the first donor or the biggest donor.)
This is just one of many things Chris Haley has done to help Lifeboat Foundation. He is also on our Board of Directors and is system administrator of
Thanks Chris Haley!


Read "The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human" at
Weaving together vivid storytelling and groundbreaking science, The Body Builders explores the current revolution in human augmentation, which is helping us to triumph over the limitations and constraints we have long accepted as an inevitable part of being human.

Jacque Fresco Memorial

Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Jacque Fresco, age 101, who worked to the end to "Safeguard Humanity". Learn more at

Lifepreserver Program

Thanks to advisory board members Steve Hill and Elena Milova, our LifePreserver program has been considerably improved at


Recent interesting blog posts include:
"1 Bitcoin (BTC) will be worth $100,000???" by Brett Gallie II at
"7 Big Tech Trends That Are Changing the Way We Make Things" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Bioelectricity is a new weapon to fight dangerous infection" by Roman Mednitzer at
"Buy 1 Bitcoin" by Travis Patron at
"Catapult joins over 1,000 delegates at the UK Space Conference in Manchester" by Brett Gallie II at
"Chan Zuckerberg donate $3 billion toward curing all disease" by Dan Kummer at
"Converting Fats into Stem Cells" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Dark Energy May Lurk in the Nothingness of Space" by Andreas Matt at
"DJI Spark: a hand-gesture controlled drone" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Do stars fall quietly into black holes, or crash into something utterly unknown?" by Andreas Matt at
"Dr. Michael Lustgarten — Using an Evidence Based Approach for Optimal Health and Longevity" by Steve Hill at
"Ethereum's Trading Volumes Surpass Bitcoin's For the First Time" by Amnon H. Eden at
"First Look: Behind-the-scenes with DragonflEye" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Google AI Beats World's Best Player At This Chinese Board Game" by Brett Gallie II at
"Here's how to launch a satellite for less than $1M" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Hololens ultrasound" by Nancie Hunter at
"How to Incentivize Bitcoin miners after all 21M BTC are awarded" by Philip Raymond at
"If Time Freezes At The Edge Of A Black Hole, Could Someone Theoretically Live Forever?" by Sean Brazell at
"Intel announces Core X line of high-end processors, including new Core i9 chips" by Shailesh Prasad at
"In the Midst of Global Turmoil, Russia's Science Community Reboots" by Derick Lee at
"I, Robot: Japan's Cyborg Society" by Odette Gregory at
"Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.?" by Derick Lee at
"The meaning of life in a world without work" by Alexandros El at
"NASA announces historic mission to finally 'touch the sun' by Dan Kummer at
"NASA seeks proposals for a Fab Lab in space to take humans beyond the moon" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Near-Term Interstellar Probes: Some Gentle Suggestions" by Montie Adkins at
"The Need for Better Aging Biomarkers" by Steve Hill at
"The New Kids in Space Take Off" by Klaus Baldauf at
"New Research Points to a Genetic Switch That Can Let Our Bodies Talk to Electronics" by Alexander Rodionov at
"Pensions time-bomb for world's biggest economies could explode to $400 trillion, says WEF" by Derick Lee at
"Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time" by Dan Kummer at
"Radicals — Outsiders changing the world" by Zoltan Istvan at
"ROBOT ARMIES: End of western soldiers in war zones 'within a DECADE' as MACHINES take over" by Zoltan Istvan at
"Robot Lifts And Parks Your Car" by Bryan Gatton at
"Small flying 'cars' come a bit closer to reality" by Odette Gregory at
"This mini-tank is the future of firefighting" by Bryan Gatton at
"Treating Diseases with a Protein Missile System" by Steve Hill at
"Zoltan Istvan: The Economy Of The Future Will Be Powered By Neural Lace" by Zoltan Istvan at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Peg Kay: $6,000, Robert Pisani: $300, Jeff Bone / Topsight Fund: $250, Michael Dickey: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Petr Srámek: $75, Venita Davis: $25, Nicholas MacDonald: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Pavlo Rudenko: $11, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Andy Kuiper: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Patrik Sandin: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Peter Smafield: $10, Ten Tipper: $10, Analytics Toolkit: $5, Autoverzekering Plus: $5, Bromfietsverzekering Plus: $5, Brommerverzekering Online: $5, Chelmsford Pro Landscaping: $5, Cloud Ninjas: $5, Fisher Pants: $5, Inboedelverzekering Plus: $5, Life Counseling Orlando: $5, Make Music Fast: $5, Opstalverzekering Plus: $5, Roue Electrique: $5, Scooterverzekering Plus: $5, Sprinkler Bros: $5, Robert R Newport: $3, Taylor Bracken: $3, Cleaning Day: $2, The Indian Investors: $1, Best Posture Brace: $1, Beste Tandenbleekset: $1, David Birnbaum: $1, Boomerang Box: $1, Code Betclic: $1, Dean-Willcocks Advisory: $1, Domu: $1, Emergency Plumbing Squad: $1, Epping Auto Service Center: $1, Find the Best Monitor: $1, Fulllstack Advisory: $1, Gaming: $1, GoEmerchant Payments: $1, Kainen Law Group: $1, Kawahito Law Group: $1, Komadina Cupping & Massage: $1, The Law Office of Steven G. Lavely: $1, Long Island Home Inspection Pros: $1, M & K All Mechanic: $1, Moran, Sanchy & Associates: $1, MUSA Landscape Architecture: $1, The Nurse Attorney: $1, PhotoboothMe: $1, Randall & Stump: $1, Rise Consulting Engineers: $1, Louis S. Schwartz: $1, Spencer Morgan Law: $1, TopCanadaSEOWebDesign: $1, Wexler Law Firm: $1, and Your Mates Removals: $1.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.