Do you know when you will die?

AI developed to know when a person is going to die. A paper published in Nature suggests that feeding electronic health record data to a deep learning model could substantially improve the accuracy of projected outcomes. (1)

We are all unaware when we are going to die.

Is this lack of knowledge a blessing or a curse?

For some this is a blessing. Not knowing when you will die makes you able to live. Otherwise you would be consumed by the fear of death and you would end up being a walking zombie crushed by the weight of imminent nothingness. The knowledge of death makes most people anxious. How can you live if you are constantly reminded that you will die?

But yet again, our assumptions drive our conclusions…

What was mentioned above is the case only if you believe that death is a gate to nothingness. Christianity (and many other philosophies) claim the we should be constantly remined of our ephemeral nature. Death is not a gate to eternal non-existence, but a door to the re-unification with the essence of Being…

Waking up in the morning.

Full of energy. Happy and determined. Logical and resolute.

Only because you know that every day ends up in darkness.

And only then, during the night, things become clearer.

Without the Sun blinding you, you can see.

That you already knew when you will die.

And that puts a smile in your face.

You are tired now.

But happier than ever.

Sleep my child…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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