Tag: #infectiousdiseases

The Parent Ren, Part VII: The Pathogens Strike Back

I remember being a child and having Strep throat in the summer a couple of times. It was miserable. It was so bad that I could not wait to go see the doctor and have my grandmother give me a shot of penicillin. (I spent most summers with my grandparents in the ancestral hometown in Mexico.) She would bundle me…

We can’t handle a utopia

There is this one scene in “The Matrix” where the antagonist of the film gives a speech to one of the protagonists. Here it is:   httpvh://youtu.be/nb6yOklzHMI   The antagonist, Agent Smith, tells Morpheus that humans rejected “The Matrix,” a computer program designed to simulate reality for captive humans, because the reality being shown to humans was too perfect. So…