Docinthemachine Guest Blogging on Lifeboat Foundation Blog
Â I amÂ honored and excited to have been invited to guest blog on the Lifeboat Foundation Blog.Â My first post is on the new DARPA 2007 focus plan and its relation to medical technology.Â
For those unfamiliar with them, their mission statements sums it up:
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 a technological 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.
We believe that, in some situations, it might be feasible to relinquish technological capacity in the public interest (for example, we are against the U.S. government posting the recipe for the 1918 flu virus on the internet). We have some of the best minds on the planet working on programs to enable our survival.
They have an impressive Scientific Advisory Board including a large helping of professors and Nobel Laureats (and me).Â You can read more about them here.Â Â