A fitness center for interesting people
Failure is not an option; it's a necessity!
The biology of the human brain normally makes personal
failure a precondition to personal growth. Likewise, a
national disaster is usually a precondition for fundamental
cultural and political change.
The Computer as God?
A tongue in cheeck hi-tech replay of the Protestant
Reformation in which Steve Jobs is Martin Luther and IBM is
the Roman Catholic Church. Pray, pay and obey a
mainframe, through a hierarchy programmers and data
processing gurus were IBM's themes until Steve advocated
that every man should talk directly to his own computer!
Brains, Evolution, Computers and Companies (.ppt)
Correlative mappings of three decision making and learning
systems. Its thesis is that evolved human brains function like large
companies (which have also evolved) and relatively little like
computers. The slides are from a talk I gave in May of 2002 at the
Picower Center of Learning and Memory (MIT).