28 Years Later

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28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle starring Cillian Murphy. It grossed more than $80 million worldwide on its modest budget of $8 million. Another film in the franchise, 28 Years Later, is set for release in 2025.

Talking about post-apocalyptic films, I did see (and I was the only person in the entire theater!😳):

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is a 2024 Australian post-apocalyptic action film. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy  as younger version of Furiosa, originally portrayed by Charlize Theron. The film fell way short of box office expectations, grossing only $144 million,  against a budget of $168 million.

Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film co-written, co-produced, and directed by George Miller. It grossed $380 million at the worldwide box office (on a budget of $185 million). The film was nominated for ten awards at the 88th Academy Awards, winning six.

The review in Roger Ebert:

The question is, do you have what it takes to make it epic,” says an undaunted Chris Hemsworth. It’s a call to action that comes toward the end of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” George Miller’s apocalyptic epic western prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road” that could, of course, be directed at Miller himself. Because this film is here to give you more: more gravity-defying chases, more high-flying stunts, more deeply felt pathos, and, somehow, an even greater spirit to push the limits of what the frame can hold—employing Christian iconography and Arthurian legend to craft an entrancing story that still manages to surprise, even if we already know of the bleak future its guiding us toward. It’s simply one of the best prequels ever made.

Nope. I can see why it did not break-even. It was simply a lot of noise, more of the same, competent, perhaps, but innovative or memorable, no. Closer to my view is this review from Screen Rant:

Overall, though, ROAD WARRIOR is still my favorite Mad Max movie. FURIOSA and FURY ROAD both had their merits, but I’d still rank them below the second and third Mel Gibson films. The new ones are bigger and more expensive, and the action scenes are huge… but the worldbuilding, the secondary characters, and the stories cannot compare.

Okay, now to the main content of the post.

As I was prepping to celebrate our 28th Anniversary (nothing fancy, just some flowers, good Red Wine, and why go out when you have a Chef back home from college😏), it was wonderful to receive two professional emails, one about our Quantum Communications paper and one about Liver Allocation one (see picture above).

I have previously discussed Now to Wow (when I presented, among other things, Quantum Computing to PNC audience, thanks Dana Edwards for inviting) and Frivolous-Gravitas Spectrum separately (see Six Invited Pieces). (Of course, my definition of Frivolous might be slightly different from OED. ☺️)

Here I simply put them together to frame my research in the familiar 2×2 box.

 

I have covered Liquid Biopsy in Holy Grail of Holy Grail.

I have discussed Disaster Preparation in Q-HOPE.

I have covered Streaming in Show me the money!

Of course, Organ Transplantation has been a decade long area of Academic Philanthropist research and implementation:

OrganJet, Nudge Videos, Split Liver Transplantation, Dynamic Exception Points (published paper).

And, Academic Hedonism, with The Second Quantum Revolution!

This recent accepted paper is part of Book Three of Neo-Quantum Organon (Book One is Quantum Integer Programming (QuIP), Book Two is Chip-Based Ising Machine, see A Floquet Connection for example):

Quantum Communication

(that includes Quantum Queuing, QuQu, and Quantum Switch, see Entanglement Distillation), see Buffering of Flying Qubits.

Keep a lookout for the announcement for:

2024 Tayur Challenge.

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