Malaria Vaccine, Nobel Prizes, Focused Ultrasound, Poverty Reduction, Safe Superintelligence, Boats
I read the Kariko story in the Wall Street Journal. I was furious at the U of Penn even though I went to Cornell and Columbia, and spent high school years hanging around Harvard Square--- The WSJ write up was not quite as scathing on the University of Pennsylvania than your summation, but it was on Page 2--very prominent. And all those Wharton alumni read the WSJ--and write alumni checks, if they feel like it.
Guys, I always appreciate these little nods to optimism. Please keep them up!
Focused ultrasound has been around for awhile. Edap has FDA approval, and has been using it to treat prostate cancer for years. Is this technology somehow different?
Deglobalization and global “fracturing” threatens the progress we have made in poverty alleviation.
Re: global poverty
I am 100% sure that 90% or more of the people lifted out of poverty globally, are Chinese.
I am also quite sure that the number of people in poverty in the West - are increasing. But fortunately the "golden billion" are a minority of the overall global population - so the impact on global numbers is small.
Your kudos for mRNA should be buffered with the knowledge that Covid is now acknowledged as a fumbled bioweapon that escaped a lab and killed 18 million people, after its perpetrators lied repeatedly. Fauci/Hotez et al thus have the biggest score since Mao in the 60's. No room for joking there, either.