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cycloverid

Member Since 09 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 01 2015 07:04 PM

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In Topic: Scarless Healing

19 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

What makes you say that? And are you referring specifically to complete regeneration or improved wound healing?


In Topic: Scarless Healing

18 February 2015 - 04:19 AM

There's been a bit of news about collagen from Tilapia fish accelerating wound healing lately. Thought I'd just share a link as I am often prone to doing:

 

http://www.zmescienc...lagen-18022015/

 

There was actually a study done on it and they demonstrate vastly improved wound healing over the control. They chose marine-based collagen because it doesn't have the possibility of transferring mammalian diseases.

 

They have a rival company that is using soybean based protein for improved wound healing that is a few years ahead in research. But, according to the article, they are both going to attempt FDA approval soon.

 

This seems like it would be a great thing to combine with skin procedures, such as needling, dermarolling or laser.


In Topic: Scarless Healing

02 February 2015 - 07:20 PM

And my view is such:

 

The brain is a machine that can be studied, understood, and replicated. Like any machine, if you produce a similar machine with parts that operate with the same mechanical principles, then it should be identical. I don't believe in spirits or other such nonsense. Consciousness is complex, but it is not divine. The specialness of consciousness is likely an illusion. With the correct algorithmic "loop" built into a computer we could likely construct something that feels the illusion of consciousness and sentience, just like we have been tricked into thinking we are some special, universe-centric being with free will.  With identical hardware (neurons, synapses, etc) and software (logic, pattern recognition, ego) we can and will duplicate consciousness.


In Topic: Scarless Healing

02 February 2015 - 04:25 PM

I'm a professional software engineer and you are incorrect about AI "consciousness". We will eventually make computers that act nearly identically to human brains. It may take a long time, and it is a complex problem, but it is an inevitability. Elon Musk donated millions very recently to put laws into place to prevent AI from becoming a threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking also recently said that the greatest threat to humanity right now aside from global warming is artificial intelligence.

 

What may make you think that AI superintelligence is impossible is that the current microprocessors have been evolving in a direction diametrically opposite to the computing paradigm of the human brain. However, IBM is developing a neurosynaptic chip codenamed TrueNorth that has an architecture that mimics neurons and synapses. It can perform pattern recognition orders of magnitude faster than traditional chips, and consumes orders of magnitudes less energy due to the architecture shift. 

 

This is of course only the beginning, but it's happening. I know this isn't really on topic, but I think this demonstrates that your argument is based more on your emotional state rather than having a logical basis.

 

Speaking of the human brain, you will never ever be fully satisfied. It is simply the human condition. Even if you were the most handsome rich person on the planet, something would still irk you. I have never met a person that contradicts this and if you think you have then you were deceived. In other words, stop getting so emotional about your "current problem".


In Topic: 90% Of Derms Have An Agenda And Just Want To Empty Your Wallet

11 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

This is actually the case with all businesses, but the only difference here is how desperate you are and therefore how easy you are to take advantage of. Oh yeah, that and the fact nothing in dermatology/cosmetics actually works because the problem is with your genetics not how many drugs and creams you're putting on your skin.