Now in Phase II of my life in Hull, MA. Tangential thinking, amygdaloid incentives, and hippocampal flashes from left to right on the page. (Phase I: New Orleans.)
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Da-Da-Da-Dum Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67, is an iconic composition of classical music. It resounds as the keystone in the wide arch of Western musical classics. It was written when Beethoven was already hard of hearing and suffered tinnitus. His hearing had begun deteriorating in 1798 and within 16 years he was totally deaf. In 1802, he wrote to a friend, "I want to grasp fate at the throat — it shouldn't bring me down completely."
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Identity and LifespanTop Story - December 2023
TOTAL MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE TO THE RESCUE? Total medical knowledge, thanks to the Internet of Things, is now doubling every 73 days. Consider that as recently as 1950 it had taken 50 years for this doubling. A millennium ago, it took, well, a millennium. But today, our lifespan is extending at an unprecedented rate, thanks to medical science.
I wondered if I could generate heat by merely thinking. Thinking harmful, vengeful, and thermogenic thoughts? Could I put something malevolent into an earworm whose cycling 'round and 'round could accrue heat recursively? What exact thoughts could do that?
Let Sleeping Killers Lie
The Krell There was a 1956 movie called "Forbidden Planet," in which the Krell, an advanced civilization, eliminated all need by constructing a megalopolis of manufacturing underground, able to retrieve thought and render what was wished for.