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So I was talking to a practicing medfag recently about her daily work and I came away with the conclusion that software could easily do most of their work. That does not mean they should be scared losing their work in the near future, because of strict regulations to tackle about responsibility and some people require human interaction, but I feel we are approaching peak MD fast.
It might be a bit counterintuitive, because doctors need lots of high level education and training, and they like to think it is a prestigious job, but her points were the following
1. People can identify common diseases and most can be treated with otc drugs
2. Where symptoms are ambiguous, you need to run some specific tests and evaluate their results
3.a you can either prescribe some drugs to the patient based on some preferences, like medical history etc
3.b send to a specialist for further
And these cover 90% of the use cases. It does not even need a complicated AI but a simple look up table.
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>the observable universe is 92 billion light years in diameter
>within this there are (at least) 100 billion galaxies
>the entire universe potentially stretches out into infinity, with an infinite number of galaxies containing an infinite number of planets
>and yet, within this unimaginably enormous stretch of space, we are permanently bound to a couple rocks orbiting a tiny, unnoticeable and irrelevant star in a sparsely populated part of our tiny galaxy
>even if we go to other stars some day, it will only be decades after everyone currently living on planet Earth has died
>over 7,000,000,000 people will have died and been forgotten before we reach interstellar travel
What the fuck is the point of learning anything about the universe?
Sometimes I wish it was never created, an eternity of nothingness would have been better than 70 years of pointlessness followed by nothingness.
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Ok, question ahead that may appear pretty dumb to you, but still listen:
I'm living in austria fyi and lately came to doubt that people we consider ignorant and stupid really exist. I mean, I never personally met one, the people around me are just fine and always were, even the people in elementary school were pretty average. Yes, I may have seen them on the TV, social media, all that stuff. But I have never ever met one face to face, no one that was like "Uh, I have no idea what you're talking about." Everyone was pretty fine and could talk and argue on a basic, average level. Maybe it's because I'm generally not using words with more than 4 syllables when I'm talking to strangers, but even when I'm talking about slightly complicated things, they still seem to get it.
So, even though it is over the internet again, I would like to hear some experiences. Have you ever really talked face to face with a clearly dumb person that couldn't even really understand conversations that go a little bit into meaning? I'm really not talking about some chats on the internet, or some phone supported that didn't get your complaint or whatever. Just plain human conversation.
And if so, how was he/she acting stupid? How was it coming to light?
>inb4 maybe you're just the stupid one
I have thought about that, but since my IQ is 128 I ditched that idea
>inb4 maybe you should just go out more
That may be a pretty good advice actually, but I still don't think I should have to search for them, if the IQ curve puts roughly 50% on and under the 100 point mark