Wednesday, August 11, 2010

floating to the top

i must report that I'm already going back on my word: i'll be mentioning the lifeboat foundation, of which i am a board member, soon. i'm working on a paper about transhumanism in pop science and science fiction (it's been accepted, i'm just revising) and i have occasion to mention david brin's comments in the lifeboat listserv. so, while i said i wouldn't be mentioning them in my work, i will be. ;)

in further lifeboat related news, they've cheerfully pointed out to me that they've made it into the new york times. the times seems committed to singularity and futurism talk these days (see my prior post about the recent essay on kurzweil and co.), so it's not too surprising that they've featured lifeboat also. nevertheless, it's certainly a measure of the foundations growing public presence that they made it in. i do wonder how many people the times pushed to lifeboat and whether that was successful in gaining members and donors.

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking quite a bit about cultural preservation after planetary disaster, and was interested to learn of Lifeboat from your post. It's also interesting to note that there is no mention of religion on the site. I wonder if it has a place in the human trajectories work at the foundation or would be excluded based on the current trend toward popular atheism? Clearly your work has a place, but what's your sense so far?