As a person grows older we reach a time in our lives where we question what is the real purpose of our lives. After many hours of self-reflection I have come to the conclusion my life purpose is to use my talents to help others fight cancer. Seeing how cancer affects so many humans and their families drives me crazy. As a human race, we can put a man on the moon, send craft to Mars and out of the solar system; however, we don’t seem to be able to cure cancer. There has to be a better way.
Now I am not a scientist, doctor, or biologist, however, I am a 33+ year experienced technology architect with experience in artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, programming, and leadership. So I was thinking, how can I use my strengths to help others that can cure cancer do so. My solution; we need to build virtual cells using virtual reality and artificial intelligence so researchers can test various possible solutions and see the results faster.
Now others have tried this approach. Some institutes are currently attempting the same idea. But from my research, most of these are quagmired with internal politics and attempts to create standards verses action. We would need a team not hampered by such things. A team of action and deliverables.
As there are multiple types of cells in the human body, we would need to create multiple virtual ones. As all cells follow the laws of chemistry which in turn follow the laws of physics, these laws could be turned into a type of artificial intelligence (AI). Now HiFi is giving us a chance to make this a reality. I envision each component of a cell is a HiFi domain which follows the laws of chemistry. Then each human cell is another HiFi domain which each component receives feedback from its individual HiFi component domain. The component domain would also receive feedback from the cell domain. Now when a researcher introduces a particular molecule to a cell, they could see the results of that interaction in virtual real time.
Of course, this is a daunting undertaking and I may not live long enough to see it come to reality; however, we have to start somewhere. So I plead for anyone out there who shares this vision to join me in this effort. We would need skills from all areas. So no matter your skills, there is a place for them in this goal to cure cancer. You may not be a scientist or a doctor; however, you can help make a difference. Will you join me?
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