LIFEBOAT FOUNDATION

Safeguarding Humanity

Gardnerville, NV   |  https://lifeboat.com
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

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 the Singularity. Lifeboat Foundation is pursuing a variety of options, including helping to accelerate the development of technologies to defend humanity such as new methods to combat viruses, effective nanotechnological defensive strategies, and even self-sustaining space colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail.

Ruling year info

2002

President

Eric Klien

Main address

1468 James Rd

Gardnerville, NV 89460 USA

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EIN

80-0034805

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (T05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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 the Singularity.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

NanoShield Fund

The NanoShield Fund is used to turn our NanoShield program into reality.

While we won't be funding the development of massive utility fog curtains or orbiting laser platforms in the near future, we can do something today.

Currently this fund's goal is to pay for the Thermal Censorship of Ecophagy Study by Robert A. Freitas Jr. He has found preliminary evidence that diamond mechanosynthesis may not be reliable enough at ambient temperatures to sustain an existential risk from microscopic ecophagic replicators and needs to investigate this further.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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NanoShield Fund

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Lifeboat Foundation is pursuing a variety of options, including helping to accelerate the development of technologies to defend humanity such as new methods to combat viruses, effective nanotechnological defensive strategies, and even self-sustaining space colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail.

Our primary strategy is education. We educate the public via books, social media, our website, and even conferences.

We are a high-traffic site with high-traffic related social media and people pay attention to us.

We have created many programs that are educating the public. We have also published books and reports, developed a comprehensive web site, created educational videos, judged contests, and maintain an active social media presence. We also promote over 10 conferences per year and have awarded grants to relevant projects.

Ideally our endowment fund would get so big that instead of only doing education, we would also fund defenses against dangerous technologies.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LIFEBOAT FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2019
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Board chair

Eric Klien

Lifeboat Foundation

Term: 2002 - 2020

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No