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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Acquisition of Deepmind and the Humiliation of the Proletariat
A recurring subtheme of this blog are
the silences that occur when the author melts down into a puddle of
indecision and/or rage at his failure to transcend mere poverty and
the mediocrity of his society and achieve some financial and
intellectual standing. Eventually I come out of my pique and return
to writing productively. (1) But in the meantime I am harrassed and
annoyed by example after example where those more intelligent and
more capable individuals and teams demonstrate over and over again
just how superior to me they really are.
This outrageous behavior on their part
is no doubt personal and reflects their deep and inexplicable
hostility towards me and towards my otherwise blameless and even
exemplerary existance. Why do they behave in such an outrageously
successful fashion if their only desire is to humiliate me? We do
not know but we do know that they do it very well and over and over
A recent case of abject humiliation
occurred when Google purchased the three year old company "DeepMind"
for roughly $575 million dollars (US). Yes another University
professor took a leave of absence and with a couple of friends
started a company which in three years they flipped to Google for a
little under $200/million per founder.
Why would Google spend so much money
for a company that has no revenue and could not possibly have
generated much intellectual property? Why not? Maybe they did it
for the great logo that Deep Mind has which is all we are permitted
to know about their company.
You gotta love this logo.
We at Global Wahrman would like to apologize to my readers for the delay in posting to the blog, but it is to be expected as long as outrages like the Deepmind acquisition keep on happening.
1. ... instead of unproductively as
has been the case in the last week or so started in part by another
interaction with the State of California. You gotta love the State
of California, they are so much better than we are.