The march towards The Singularity continues.
Maybe it is too much Dr Who these days but I feel nothing good coming from us daring to be gods and create a computer in our own image. For as all children, they will eventually form their own opinions and judging by how much people are accepting of our current social status they won’t be too happy with it.
Waiting for my echo or crickets to ring back.
Shall I ever again?
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell
New technology facilitates the disabling of certain commercial vehicles from a independent remote source. A feature or service that will be mandated by federal edict to be required standard equipment on American vehicles. Maybe, most of the World.
A desert sky. hovering, reaching to either end of the earth.
A bare mountain range standing in defiance stradled by,
A lonely desert road leading to no where lined with.
A fence keeping nothing in, nothing out and.
A tumblweed caught and held.
A who’s who of who may be against health care reform, all in one location:
HEALTHCARE DEALMAKING SUMMIT
September 21-22, 2009 in Nashville, TN
The Healthcare Deal Making Summit is the premier business event of the year.
September 21-22, 2009 | Loews Vanderbilt Hotel | Nashville, TN
Keynote Speaker: Senator Robert F. Bennett (UT-R)
Keynote Speaker: Senator Thomas Daschle (Former Senate Majority Leader)
Healthcare market players – representing the entire spectrum of the industry – have already made their plans to attend.
The Summit provides the latest intelligence on M&A, reform efforts, distressed assets, and deal financing.
Praise for the 2008 Healthcare Deal Making Summit:
“Great Opportunity to network and pick up other opinions on the market.” – Michael Low, London & Pacific Healthcare Inc.
“From a provider standpoint, it was very helpful to hear what investors are looking for and what deals they see as promising” – Leslie Bingham, Valley Baptist Medical Center
“Great speakers and wonderful networking opportunity.” – Barry Tanner, Physicians Endoscopy
“Excellent content and timely subject.” – James Breland, Lifesigns
Presenting Sponsor: Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
Platinum Sponsor: Deloitte
Silver Sponsor: Houlihan Lokey
Sponsor: Jarrard Cate & Hancock Inc.
Media Partners: HealthLeaders
Attend the 2009 Healthcare Deal Making Summit and network with over 100 representatives from:
Amedisys Home Health
Ardent Health Services
BAC Merrill Lynch
Bank of America
Capital Alpha Partners, LLC
Cressey & Company
Crowe Horwath LLP
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Deloitte Tax LLP
Devenney Group Architects
Dialysis Corporation of America
Duff and Phelps
Enhanced Equity Fund, L.P.
Essent Healthcare, Inc.
First Southwest Company
First Tennessee Bank
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Golden Gate Capital
GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC.
Harris Williams & Co.
Harvard University Health Science and Technology Program
HCA/Hospital Corporation of America
Healthcare Financial Management Association
IASIS Healthcare LLC
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Laser Spine Institute
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Moelis & Company
MTS Health Partners, Investors
National Healthcare Associates (NHA)
Petra Capital Partners
Plante & Moran
Presidential Healthcare Credit
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.
Red Capital Group
Senior Care Group, Inc.
Shattuck Hammond Partners
Staley Capital Management, LLC
Sumner Medical Plaza, LLC
SunLink Health Systems, Inc.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
The Blackstone Group
The Stephens Group, LLC
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
A small Canadian company, Victhom Human Bionics Inc., has filed a patent on a new device to detect sleep apnea, which must usually be diagnosed in a sleep lab and Medtronic Inc. makes sleep apnea devices.
Some times I wonder how we (mankind) ever survived the ice age with all these ailments (and cures) we have been discovering since.