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Journal Hemos's Journal: I joined something cool 3

Jeff "Hemos" Bates, cofounder of Slashdot: News for Nerds, Stuff that matters and of Everything2, Vice President of Editorial Operations at OSTG, and Executive Editor of Slashdot has joined the Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. He joins luminaries nearly as important as him such as Frank Wilczek, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, and Sir Clive W.J. Granger, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics. The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, dedicated to ensuring that humanity adopts the powerful technologies of genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics safely as we move towards the Singularity. This humanitarian organization is pursuing all possible options, including relinquishment when feasible (they are against the U.S. government posting the recipe for the 1918 flu virus on the internet), and helping accelerate the development of defensive technologies including anti-biological virus technology, active nanotechnological shields, and self-sustaining space colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail.
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  • by Zack ( 44 )
    Congrats. Looks like a really interesting project.

    The focus seems to be on the safety of new technologies, which is definately a good thing.

    I'll be following the project! Thanks for letting us know about it.
  • I'll have to look into the details... fer instance, if Bill Joy or Jaron Lanier are members, I'll probably have to pass :(

    However, if they allow substantial participation in the policy discussions without requiring hefty cash infusions (re: the 'Buzz Aldrin Council' at the national space society), I might just have to participate despite the potentially unsavory characters referenced above.
  • by pudge ( 3605 ) *
    I was thinking of joining, but I couldn't find my tin-foil hat.

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