Following up On my previous Post – “Why So many miserable Babies…………………”, it should have actually read “Why So many miserable parents and care-givers including medics of so many miserable Babies…………………” – Yes, I am one of those miserable medics!
Yes, gone are the days of 1960 A.D. (when I got admitted to the Medical College) when I considered myself “a Selected Saviour of Mankind”!
Yes, gone also are the days of 1970 A.D. (when I took to specialise in Neurosurgery – as the branch with enormous scope for delving into new research on the yet-still-poorly understood (((Remember what the World’s No.1 Scientist Sir.Isaac Newton said,”I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” – a great man he was, indeed, except for the way he handled the other “pebble” (Calculus) controversy with the German Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz))) masterly, and FTL (Faster Than Light) evolving human brain – as realised by Edward Albert Feigenbaum, considered “Father Of Expert (Artificial Intelligence) Systems” and creator of the AI Program named “Penicillin” which failed, in Philadelphia, against a set of human doctors and called a living patient “dead”!) and Marvin Lee Minsky (1927-2016), co-founder of the world renowned Boston Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy, who claimed that he would construct an AI machine equalling Human Brain in ten years ((much like John F.Kennedy said, (to divert public attention from American Military’s failures in Cambodia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Cuba,) “In One year I will land a man on the moon!” and allegedly ended up only shooting a fake video in a Washington Studio and published it to the world – I am only quoting from what 30% of American Citizens believe and say!)) and, after ten years said that he had indeed constructed one but by the time he finished, the human brain had advanced by another hundred years and hence he would never be able to catch up with the human brain – sounding almost like Sir.Isaac Newton’s saying,”“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.”)). Any way Minsky was admired as one of the greatest scientists of recent times. Well, if you go to Scottsdale, Arizona and manage to break through the security of Alcor (named after Alcor, a star in Ursa Major in the Universe) Cryogenics Life Extension Foundation or manage to win an invitation from Alcor’s CEO Dr. Max More (born Max T. O’Connor, January 1964), you can, if you have a lion’s heart, visit “Marvin Minski” there! The less resourceful amongst you can at least see a video tour of Alcor at the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIayH28s8Vg and learn about the future of Cryogenics from David Wood at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPwnjg4N2c8))) when I considered myself “a Selected Saviour of Mankind’s Brain”!
Well, so long then, till you return from visiting “Marvin Lee Minsky” at Alcor Cryogenics Life Extension Foundation!
See you in the next page!