Ross Kleiman

Biomedical Engineering student, Rutgers University
Westfield, NJ, United States

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Ross Kleiman
Posted about 4 years ago
Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing
I am both humbled and intrigued by Daniel. For those interested in learning a bit more about him there is a great special available on youtube with about an hour's worth of video. Link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbASOcqc1Ss
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Ross Kleiman
Posted about 4 years ago
Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists
Incredible, just absolutely incredible. I have such a hard time creating art myself I can't imagine what it must have been like for Shea to create and take on all 100 personalities to create unique and brilliant pieces. It's like watching a skilled actor become two completely different people in different roles but Shea does it 100 times over. Bravo.
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Ross Kleiman
Posted about 4 years ago
Daniel Kraft: Medicine's future? There's an app for that
While I found this talk to be superb and exciting overall, I was most pleased with his ending. I felt that his slight joke that he was excited to be out of a job intimated at a much larger issue in the progress of medicine. In order for new technologies to be put in place old ones must be phased out, and somebody is making money off of those old technologies. I fear that one of the biggest inhibitors to progress is the money that those tied to the current standard stand to gain if new and better technologies do not move forward. I find it unlikely that we will always need doctors, at least in the quantity that we have them today. If computers and robots can do the job better and faster then ultimately the phase out will occur, however I do not see everyone as excited to lose their job as Daniel Kraft.
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Ross Kleiman
Posted about 4 years ago
Israel/Palestine conflict, call to pre-1967 boarders
I feel that if any legitimate progress is going to be made between the two sides, there is going to have to be forgiveness on both ends. Both sides have committed atrocities, both sides have been hurt, and both sides have justifications for their feelings. Not all claims are substantiated, but neither side is completely in the right or in the wrong here. I feel that this conflict can learn a lot from the ideologies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. From all that I have seen I believe that until there is a willingness to forgive one another, there is no hope at a compromise. I do not think this will be easy as the conflict goes thousands of years further back than 1947, but I cannot imagine a solution that does not involve forgiveness; I don't see an artificial line drawn in the sand providing the solution that is necessary here.
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Ross Kleiman
Posted about 4 years ago
What 3 things did you learn while you were in a near-death experience?
I nearly died while driving on a major highway. In an effort to avoid an accident from a car that nearly hit me from behind, I cut my wheel hard to the right to swerve out of the way. While I avoided getting hit, my two left wheels came off the ground and my car proceeded to rock back and forth nearly tipping over at 75 mph. I learned that: 1) You don't get to choose when or how you die. I was 19 when this happened and everything could have ended then. 2) A car with good safety features is worth having. Fear shouldn't control all of your decisions but it should inspire you to at least be prepared where it counts. 3) I'm lucky to have good reflexes. The car caught the corner of my eye and I barely dodged it; thanks Genetics. Life is a strange thing; we don't know why we're here or what we're supposed to do, but something inspires us to make the most of it.