posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:40 PM
reply to post by DisabledVet
I believe the more interesting part of the story is about Chris McKinstry. He was a really fascinating character on the Internet. He was a gifted
genius. He was insane. He lived an amazing life, and blogged is own suicide and death, available
The second part of the story, regarding Pushpinder Singh, is interesting, but mainly in the context of the fact he appeared to “copycat” Chris
McKinstry’s suicide. There is no doubt in my mind that he was infatuated with Chris McKinstry, as many of us were. But unlike the rest of us, he was
positioned to know McKinstry directly -- correspond with him. Know him personally. If McKinstry had not committed suicide, then I bet Singh wouldn’t
Why did they kill themselves? I don’t think this had anything to do with the particular research they were engaged in. I think McKinstry lived with
a lot of personal pain. His intellect was quite charismatic. I think Singh was under that influence in a very negative way.
In my humble (yeah, yeah, humble) opinion there is more significant research being done in consciousness and AI RIGHT HERE on ATS, for what that is
worth. Face it – neither of these people made any significant progress in establishing AI. I think they were on the wrong track.
Thanks for the reminder of this story, approximately two years after his suicide and death: Christopher McKinstry (February 12, 1967 – January 23,