On the invitation of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, I was to share a component of my PhD thesis at Johns Hopkins University. I got into Amsterdam and it was a red carpet, because I was going to share how humans could mimic biology and invent immortality through computational systems, by replicating the event-driven asynchronous parallelism of the central nervous system.
I met a man in the program and he was working to stop aging and possibly usher in human immortality. Aubrey De Grey. I was the baby in the game, positing a future where in 300 years you could go to Amazon, Jumia, etc and buy new retina, cochlea, etc and replace the one you have. In short, you can “redownload” your brain and it could be pay-on-delivery! The speech went great. (There was a line: if the Good Lord sends the datasheets which man was made, everything could become possible, including curing death.)
But somehow someone shared the news in Ovim and my grandmother complained before the bishop and he sent a note: “Ndubuisi, we did not send you to America to play God, leave that”. Today, at Tekedia Institute, we will have a lecture from a young man who built a multinational non-profit on the whole construct of Afro-Longevity. Time here. We will focus on the strategy aspect of his achievement. (I pulled this photo because this course today reminds me of journeys taken.)
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