For the Preservation of Life on the Planet and Beyond

by Eric Klien January 22, 2017

For the Preservation of Life on the Planet and Beyond-for the Ageless

Interviewing Eric Klien of the Lifeboat Foundation for the Preservation of Life on the Planet and Beyond

When Eric launched the NGO Lifeboat Foundation his main goal was to raise awareness of the many threats that humans and life on the planet endure. Today, he has gathered an impressive number of experts and contributors that are actively working towards the preservation of life on the planet and beyond.

How aware is the public of the many threats to life on the planet?

Nanorobots for the Ageless Lifeboat FoundationVirtually no one knows about the real threats, because people only know about stuff that is covered in the general news.

We believe the top threats are weapons that can have babies, like bioweapons, nanoweapons, and AI (artificial intelligence). We list all the threats in our website.

There is no evidence of any civilization in the history of the universe surviving such threats. An example of a bioweapon is an engineered virus and an example of a nanoweapon is a microscopic robot designed atom by atom that can self-replicate. 

What does the Lifeboat Foundation do to help save the green planet and preserve its life? 

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Our main goal is to fix your #1 question. We are active on social media,
sponsor and support conferences, have a high trafficked website, and publish books. Our Twitter feed alone gets over ten million impressions/year.

We provide information about the threats that are coming and what you can do about them. Our large board with over 2,500 members is involved. For example, our book "Visions of the Future" has 42 authors

How can we all contribute to this effort?

The average person doesn't need to do much to ensure that technology advances as quickly as possible as hundreds of millions of people are working hard to make this happen. To ensure that we survive the risks of such technology they can support the Lifeboat Foundation by volunteering or donating to our mission.

We are looking for both money and volunteers to help with our efforts. Our bitcoin endowment fund is getting rather big thanks to donations from some generous donors. We welcome input to improve our LifePreserver program and welcome discussion in our Facebook group.

Why are life extension and anti-aging medicine research important?

Bionic eye Lifeboat Foundation for the AgelessBecause without life extension, 100% of the population will die. Since people die of old age without life extension, everyone will die unless life extension is perfected. Also, people become less productive and less happy as ageing makes them less healthy.

RAADfest 2017, the largest ever gathering of radical life extension enthusiasts, will be held August 9-13, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Our José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Greg Fahy, William Faloon, Ben Goertzel, Terry Grossman, Zoltan Istvan, David Kekich, Liz Parrish, Neal VanDeRee, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.

What are the most promising life extension findings?

We recommend that people take some preventive drugs to reduce their chance of sudden death. (We wish Carrie Fisher had done this!)

So men over 35 and women over 40 should consider: 1) a baby aspirin every day; 2) statins to lower cholesterol level; 3) Celebrex and other anti-inflammatories to reduce cancer risk; 4) beta blockers and related drugs to keep blood pressure low (there are 7 classes of heart drugs so there are a lot of options); 5) vitamin D for those who don't get much sun or have dark skin and; 6) fish oil.

Note that strong anti-inflammatories such as Celebrex are associated with a higher heart attack risk so we recommend that you take some heart drugs at the same time.

Are you sure about statins? There's a lot of research on how statins lower CoQ10 levels.

We recommend them for a variety of reasons including their anti-inflammatory properties. We do recommend that people who take them, also take CoQ10 as well since statins often lower CoQ10 levels. If you get muscle pain from statins, then you should stop taking them.

The most interesting thing that is happening in life extension is that AIs are rapidly approaching us in intelligence and will soon be able to do much more in the hunt for anti-aging cures. For example, in the past year, Nvidia increased the speed of their Titan X card's AI routines by 566%!

What are the top 5 initiatives to safeguard and prolong life on Earth and beyond?

top 5 initiatives to safeguardOur top programs are:
To protect against unfriendly AI (Artificial Intelligence).

To protect against bioweapons and pandemics. 

To protect against ecophages and nonreplicating nanoweapons. 

To prevent nuclear, biological, and nanotechnological attacks from occurring by using surveillance and sousveillance to identify terrorists before they are able to launch their attacks.

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To build fail-safes against global existential risks by encouraging the spread of sustainable human civilization beyond Earth.

If everything goes well, what will be the future of the planet and humanity?

Life will be a paradise with no need to work, no need to age, and no need to be poor.

Interview with Eric Klien, Founder

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Check out our related article on Regenerating Inside Out.

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2 Responses


May 18, 2017

RAADfest sounds like a great opportunity for me. I have always thought this topic was so interesting and I think that hearing speakers on this would reinforce this. Perhaps a trip to California will be in my future!


May 18, 2017

Life extension is something that I am greatly interested in. I don’t want my life to end, but have come to terms that one day it will. I try to keep my body as healthy as I can so I can live as long as I can. With that being said, I am really going to try and use the 6 steps listed above in order to reduce my risk of death. I already take fish oil on a daily basis, but will be sure to include the other 5 steps to extend my life to the fullest.

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