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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Space Stations to the Rescue!

In response to worries over the risk of global cataclysms, either natural or man-made, some futurists and technologists have banded together to form the Lifeboat Foundation, dedicated to preserving humanity in the face of certain doom.

Their mission statement reads:

The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, dedicated to providing solutions that will safeguard humanity from the growing threat of terrorism and technological cataclysm. This humanitarian organization is pursuing all possible options, including self-sustaining technologies using AI and nanotechnology, with an emphasis on self-contained space arks.

For as little as $10 a month, you can reserve a spot on one of their space station "arks," which they hope to have completed by 2020.

Source: Future Feeder