DITM Creator Dr. Palter Nominated to Lifeboat Advisory Boards

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I am honored to have been selected to be on the scientific advisory board for the Lifeboat foundation.  I will serve on the biotech/medical, ethics, Human Trajectories, Robotics (as it related to medical robotics) futurists, and nanotech boards. 

I am excited about the boards and honored to be included among other members including The world’s greatest inventor and leading visionsary Ray Kurzweil, Professor Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian writer who is Africa’s most distinguished playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Professor Sir Clive WJ Granjer winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics , Larry Sanger, cofounder of Wikipedia and founder of the Citizendium project, Ben Bova, author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, Rudolph E. Tanzi, who isolated the first familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) gene, and dozens of other amazing thought-leaders. 

Lifeboat’s Work is Reflected in their mission Statement

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 have some of the best minds on the planet working on programs to enable our survival. 

The rationale for their work:

Why should we worry about the fate of the human race?As technology continues to advance, it will vastly increase the power of leading nations, leading corporations, and leading individuals. Soon, a set of emerging technologies — Genetics, Robotics, and Nanotechnology — will make more power available than has ever been known in human history. This power may be used by leaders for our benefit but the same technologies that could raise standards of living and increase healthspans also could enable a small group, or even a single individual, to dominate the world — or destroy it.

You can read more about Lifeboat here.  Kudos goes to its President and Founder Eric Klien

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