Thursday, April 29, 2021

What the Future of Death looks like

A quote thats interesting from the Wall Street Journals piece about how the world will be affected when we can reverse aging and accidents become the only cause of death which will also be so nimble by that time. Think of the technology in cars and safety features to prevent road accidents and deaths. Will we eventually have hardware in us that stops cardiac arrest and overdoses from drugs? Heart Attacks no longer become a thing and we don't die of old age, kidney & Liver failures?

It's an interesting topic to think about and what industries benefit and those that suffer. What new jobs are created when we no longer age and what about our brains can we stop deterioration?

Fom the WSJ piece I share this quote from Scott D. Smith from Kentucky:
"If we remain physically young, then accidents become the only real cause of death. Think about a new generation of people who have to get used to the idea of the generation before them NOT dying. We rely upon death and 'aging out' to drive the handoff from one generation to the next. Then there's the huge economic impact on health care as an industry, insurance and government with Social Security and Medicare. Also, consider a kinda, sort of technology where it works but not for everyone. How will our society deal with that perceived 'inequality'?"

Monday, April 5, 2021

Billy Corgan is the Reason Courtney Love Married Kurt Cobain and changed music history

Sounds crazy but Courtney Love was dating her bandmate from Hole Eric but soon they broke up and stayed platonic. During that time in the early 90's Nirvana was getting to be huge but she was dating Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. There was a show in Chicago where Corgan lived and Nirvana was playing and Courtney persuaded two music industry veterants one a Japanese man named Kaz to give her $1,000 each so she could make the trip to see Nirvana. What really happened was that she came to spy on Billy Corgan who had another girl at his home and kicked Courtney out.

What happened next is she ended up at the show and ended up on Kurts lap after the show and they were nearly inseperable ever since. This one night changed music history forever possibly... Had that girl not been at Corgans house would Courtney and Kurt ever fall in love? Would Kurt's addiction to Heroin and death be delayed? So many questions and what if's..


Find old Nirvana Interviews and more at this great time capsule of a websire recommended in the Goldberg Book Serving the Servant:

Note for when I want to find old Nirvana history:
Official website