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February 13, 2007

Lifeboat Foundation - Safe Guarding Humanity

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about.jpgI recently joined the Lifeboat Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board for neuroscience and human trajectories. The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI. The lifeboat Foundation is pursuing a variety of options, including helping to accelerate the development of technologies to defend humanity, including new methods to combat viruses (such as RNA interference and new vaccine methods), effective nanotechnological defensive strategies, and even self-sustaining space colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail. I recommend taking a look at the programs in development like the neuroethics shield.

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1. Tech on March 9, 2007 3:19 PM writes...

Read it and liked it. I think AI and Technology are tools that Mankind has come up with to solve given problems.

Phone, Email, Internet and related tech are basically created to solve communication problems.

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