Interviewing Eric Klien of the Lifeboat Foundation for the Preservation of Life on the Planet and Beyond\nWhen 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.\nHow aware is the public of the many threats to life on the planet?\nVirtually 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. \n\nWhat does the Lifeboat Foundation do to help save the green planet and preserve its life? \nOur 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. \nHow can we all contribute to this effort?\n\nThe 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.\nWe 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.\n\nWhy are life extension and anti-aging medicine research important?\n\nBecause 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.\nOur 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.\nWhat are the most promising life extension findings?\nWe recommend that people take some preventive drugs to reduce their chance of sudden death. (We wish Carrie Fisher had done this!) \nSo 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.\nNote 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.\nAre you sure about statins? There's a lot of research on how statins lower CoQ10 levels.\nWe 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.\nThe 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%!\n\nWhat are the top 5 initiatives to safeguard and prolong life on Earth and beyond?\n\nOur top programs are:AIShieldTo protect against unfriendly AI (Artificial Intelligence).BioShieldTo protect against bioweapons and pandemics. NanoShieldTo protect against ecophages and nonreplicating nanoweapons. SecurityPreserverTo prevent nuclear, biological, and nanotechnological attacks from occurring by using surveillance and sousveillance to identify terrorists before they are able to launch their attacks.Space HabitatsTo build fail-safes against global existential risks by encouraging the spread of sustainable human civilization beyond Earth.\n\nIf everything goes well, what will be the future of the planet and humanity?\n\nLife will be a paradise with no need to work, no need to age, and no need to be poor.\n\nInterview with Eric Klien, Founder\n\nCheck out our related article on Regenerating Inside Out.