Lifeboat Foundation

By on November 26, 2004

One of the links from the Oceania site that Deane talked about earlier is the Lifeboat Foundation.

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.

Seems odd that they’d think to use something like this to safeguard humanity against terrorism; one of the short-term goals is to put “a self-sustaining space colony in orbit” that would also serve as a “lucrative space hotel”. Just the kind of thing that would be a huge target for terrorists.

Even though I think the concept is flawed, the ideas and technology detailed on the website are worth browsing through. Especially the renderings of Ark I, and the discussions of things like a Dyson Sphere; a sphere the size of a planetary orbit that would enclose the sun, or some other star. Now that’s thinking large!