International Women’s Day
U.S. – North Korea Peace Talks
New Kinds of Engineering Sciences:
- Electrical Science
- Mechanical Science: Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Theory of Machines, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Waves and Sounds, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Biomechanics, Propulsion and Energy Sciences, Electromagnetism, Dynamics and Control, Computational Engineering
- Civil Engineering Science
- Optics and Photonics
New Branches of Engineering:
New Branches / Sub branches of Science:
- Particle Science
- Computational Science and Engineering
- Neuroscience of Music
- Science of Taste
New Branches of Applied Mathematics / Computational Science and Engineering:
- Modeling Research: Study of integrated mathematical models of real world and conceptual objects
Catholic Teachings IV:
God, God on earth:
- “There is no covering up before God. He knows who we truly are.”
- “Jesus announces the good news of salvation.”
- “God’s love is a perfect kind of love; he loves us in a way that none on earth ever can.”
“A Christian prays not just for themselves but also for others.”
Technology as work of God:
- “Uses of artificial intelligence for the common good“.
- “… heals (miraculous intercession).”
- “… sends his angels.”
Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Jobs, Employment
In the hands of a sufficiently smart inventor, AI can replace any job, even ‘creative’ ones.
Employment has to be and will be protected through government regulation.
As we look into the future, we see manual work gradually getting replaced by AI & automation, leaving intellectual pursuits that are core to human life and happiness behind for humans.
Important distinctions between Biotechnology, Biomedical Industry and Software Industry
- Software industry is mostly concerned with meeting consumer / business needs with rapidly developed software. Biotechnology, Biomedical products are usually based upon years of research efforts.
- Venture capital firms involved in Biotechnology, Biomedical industry keep close connection with Academic research partners & research labs.
- With long term research & subsequently costly government approval process, Biotechnology, Biomedical industry products demand larger investment.
Development of Manufacturing Industry
- Thailand, Malaysia: Both countries have size-able Automotive & Electrical / Electronics industry.
- Competence: Power, Infrastructure, Required low cost labor, Government support.
- Mostly developed and licensed by foreign producers. Local producers depend on foreign engineering. Local experts lack skills required for producing quality marketable Cars / Electronic products.
- India: Power, Infrastructure roadblock to development of manufacturing sector.
- Japan: Education system capable of producing engineering, business experts.
Recipe for growing new Silicon Valleys
Visionary engineer-entrepreneurs created the first success stories of Valley.
But over time: Venture Capital (plus early stage investors, startup incubators), Universities & Research Labs, Government support played vital roles.
Any place wanting to be the next Silicon Valley:
- 1a. Venture Capital ecosystem with their technical, business growth & management support: Google/Alphabet’s growth into one of the largest companies in United States in terms of market capitalization
- 1b. IPO support, Stock Market
- 2. University & Research Labs (providing minds & talents, training, employees and ideas; DIY education)
- 3. Government Laws; Tax cuts and subsidies
- 4. Infrastructure
- 5. Big Market
- 6. Entrepreneurial, risk-taking culture; Success Stories
Bolstering Market Economy in USA
- Tax cuts
- Deregulation (“Deconstruction of the Administrative State”)
What’s to be done:
- Easy to access ‘Information’ about Market, opportunities
- Easy Finance: Investors, Bank loans, Venture Capital
- Ease of starting business; Administrative complexity elimination
- Workforce development; Education modernization
US Healthcare Cost Reduction
- Reducing FDA drug approval costs (currently: $800 million to $1 billion) -> Reduction of drug costs
- Wearables, Digital medicine -> Remote monitoring. Fewer visits
Distinction between Politics of Developed and Emerging Nations
In emerging nations, national systems: economic, financial, educational, industrial, are far behind currently available technology & human knowledge frontiers. This leaves room for improvement. So in those nations, political debate centers around “development”. Political parties distinguish themselves with manifesto or propaganda of better development models.
In developed nations like United States and United Kingdom, nation’s systems are close to possibility frontiers. Debate (in US, UK) centers around policies / issues, legal or economic choices:
- Equality or Pro-market
- Climate change
- Foreign policy
- Healthcare expansion or contraction
Development (Growth) in developed nations require (in many cases) revolution in human knowledge and understanding
- Infrastructure for flying cars & self driving cars
- Smart Cities
- Revision of our current understanding of Finance
Rural development in Developing Nations through Businesses
Limiting Issue: Limited purchasing power of inhabitants.
- Entrepreneurial opportunity creation
- Selling handmade goods to urban population
- Micro-credit as finance
- Suitable employment (e.g., light engineering)
- Agricultural production increase through modern methods
- Healthcare: Development of low cost diagnostic instruments, Telemedicine
- Business applications of ICT & Technology
- Selling low cost nutrition-added food products
How to pioneer a New Mathematical Science
- Define/Invent new quantities in the discipline under study (Ex.: Force, mass, acceleration in Physics).
- Discover mathematical relationship among quantities. (See, for example, how Claude Shannon pioneered Information Theory.)
Sciences that are currently Quantitative / Statistical in nature (Example: Economics; Business problems currently tamed with Big Data; Atmospheric science) will be turned into Mathematical Sciences.
Grand challenge in Neuroscience
Elucidating Neural coding schemes – how objects, concepts, reasoning and thoughts are represented in the brain.
Biology to come
A great many quantities will be invented in Biology / Biological Sciences to turn the descriptive discipline / disciplines into mathematical sciences.
The quantities will have relationships at several levels:
Genes with biochemical activities
Biochemical activities with Cellular structures and functions
Cellular functions with Tissue parameters
Physiological/Pathological & Anatomical parameters will have mathematical relationship with genes and cellular activities.
Physics at the end of 20th century:-
Fundamental theories have been built; Final hurdle: Theory of Everything (TOE)
There’s plenty of room for new discoveries in Physics
- Spacetime Physics
- Nuclear Physics/Science
- Particle Physics/Science
- Atoms with new constituent elements
- Materials built with new kinds of Atoms
- Physics of complex systems/Condensed matter Physics (deriving chemical, material characteristics from laws of Physics)
What Academic Work shall I do:
- Scientific / mathematical discoveries
- Writing Textbooks, Research Papers
- Pioneering new fields / subfields of study
- Solving famous problems, Defining & solving new ones
- Developing theoretical framework for new / existing / currently underdeveloped areas
- Inventing new technologies, Defining & developing theoretical framework for new engineering fields / subfields to study those technologies (Academia<>Industry, Engineering Science)
Consciousness (awareness of “There I am”) is a non-physical quantity, which resides not in our brains, but in our spiritual body. Consciousness interacts with physical brain.
If telepathy proves to be real / exists, is it scientifically explicable or is it a supernatural / spiritual / nonphysical form of communication?
If two people communicate through telepathy in scientifically explicable means, they communicate by sending electromagnetic signals (gravitons are too weak, carriers of nuclear forces short distance). We are yet to find
- Central “transmitter/receiver” of electromagnetic signals in the brain or
- Elaborate brain structure to “process received signals”
- Neither can we find necessary “encoder-decoder” neural circuits
- Sending/receiving electromagnetic signals at long distances between brains require “Relay stations” which are non-existent
Conclusion: Telepathy is nonphysical/supernatural.