What? is this a society for protecting the rights of life boats every where or is this just some silliness for people that collect life boats? and why do we care again? Well here is a little about the group:
“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, as we move towards the Singularity.
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.”
and why is it here? Well as it turns out I’m on several of the advisory boards (Futurest Board, Human Trajectories Board and Information Sciences Board), and if you care about the above check it out: