Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Scientific Advisory Board

by Rob - March 17th, 2006.
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I’m pleased to be joining Ray Kurzweil, David Brin, Gregory Benford, and two — count ’em, two — Nobel Laureates (physicist Frank Wilczek and economist Sir Clive W.J. Granger), among others, on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Lifeboat Foundation. The Lifeboat Foundation describes its purpose thus:

The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, dedicated to ensuring that humanity adopts the powerful technologies of genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics safely as we move towards the Singularity. This humanitarian organization is pursuing all possible options, including relinquishment when feasible (we are against the U.S. government posting the recipe for the 1918 flu virus on the internet), and helping accelerate the development of defensive technologies including anti-biological virus technology, active nanotechnological shields, and self-sustaining space colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail.

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