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About lewbornmann

Lewis J. Bornmann has his doctorate in Computer Science. He became a volunteer for the American Red Cross following his retirement from teaching Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Systems, at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. He previously was on the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Stanford University, and several other universities. Dr. Bornmann has provided emergency assistance in areas devastated by hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. He has responded to emergencies on local Disaster Action Teams (DAT), assisted with Services to Armed Forces (SAF), and taught Disaster Services classes and Health & Safety classes. He and his wife, Barb, are certified operators of the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV), a self-contained unit capable of providing satellite-based communications and technology-related assistance at disaster sites. He served on the governing board of a large international professional organization (ACM), was chair of a committee overseeing several hundred worldwide volunteer chapters, helped organize large international conferences, served on numerous technical committees, and presented technical papers at numerous symposiums and conferences. He has numerous Who’s Who citations for his technical and professional contributions and many years of management experience with major corporations including General Electric, Boeing, and as an independent contractor. He was a principal contributor on numerous large technology-related development projects, including having written the Systems Concepts for NASA’s largest supercomputing system at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. With over 40 years of experience in scientific and commercial computer systems management and development, he worked on a wide variety of computer-related systems from small single embedded microprocessor based applications to some of the largest distributed heterogeneous supercomputing systems ever planned.

COVID-19 Response

It seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Impact

coronavirusIt seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

Posted in 229E, Age, Business, China, China, Contagious, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deficit, Depression, Depression, Disease, Ebola, Economic, Economy, Employment, employment, Epidemic, Flu, GDP, GDP, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Global Viral Forecasting, Gross Domestic Product, GVF, Health, Health, Healthcare, HKU1, Iinfluenza, Illness, Income, Infection, Jobs, Jobs, Lunar New Year, Medical, MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, NL63, OC43, Pandemic, Pathogen, Pathogens, Recession, Recession, Recovery, SARS, SARS-CoV-2, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Stimulus, Stimulus, Unemployment, Virus, Wages, Zoonotic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ideological-Based Opposition To Facts

It seems to me…. “Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.”  ~ Hippocrates[1]. A growing number of scientists, policy makers, and technical specialists both inside and outside the government allege there have been concerted administrative efforts to … Continue reading

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Disrupting The International Order

It seems to me…. “Since World War II, the rules-based international order created and maintained by the United States has benefited peoples around the globe and none more so than Americans here at home.”  ~ Mac Thornberry[1]. We are fortunate … Continue reading

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The Road To Space

It seems to me…. “The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.”  ~ Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky[1]. The U.S. has announced plans to return to the Moon by 2024 but there are reasons to … Continue reading

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A Rational Approach To World Trade

It seems to me…. “Trade plays an important role in empowering our nation, growing its economy, creating domestic jobs, and enhancing American competitiveness in the global chain of commerce.” ~ Charles Boustany[1]. Many people, especially politicians, rather than admitting that … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Challenges

It seems to me…. “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Asteroid, Catastrophe, Climate Change, Club of Rome, Cretaceous–Paleogene, CRISPR, Disease, Environment, Evolution, Extinction, Extinctions, Fermi's paradox, Food, Global Warming, Health, Healthcare, Home, Homo Sapien, Illiteracy, Malthusian Crisis, Poverty, Space, Space, Technology, Termination Event, Vehicle, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments