The first microprocessor-based personal computer was installed in December 1972 at a Litton Industries facility in Long Island, New York. It was developed and manufactured by Q1 Corporation, then located at Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. I started Q1 in 1970, despite the fact that I am neither an electronic engineer nor a computer scientist. This is the first time that I briefly allude to the rationale for my decisions and actions.
In 1970 I was a doctoral student of philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I found the philosophy to be the most important and most troubling part of knowledge. I take philosophy to be the only part of knowledge that can integrate particular areas of knowledge. As such, it is the only part of knowledge that forms the basis for effective decisions and policies on what ought to be done. Recently it has been scientifically proved that sensations are innate. The denial of this fact underlies current philosophy. This denial has severed the ability to derive normative policies from science. Hence, the reconstruction of philosophy is an urgent public concern. Meanwhile, the philosophic community abdicated from its unique role in solving problems that no other part of knowledge can. Instead, it’s a focus is on ‘clarifying’ problems rather than seeking to solve them.
These views are outside the mainstream. I, therefore, felt pressure to demonstrate the problem-solving power of philosophy. Since I have been interested in relation computing to brain function I chose the information field. I managed Q1 for a decade. For me, the result of conclusively has proved the problem-solving power of philosophy.
Until the philosophic community acknowledges the verdict of science that sensations are innate it is unlikely that I could reach that audience. I now plan to interest the financial, medical and technologists the constructive power of philosophy. For example, more recently, obtained two US patents (2010 & 2012). The 2010 patent identifies brain loci that are selectively activated in the presence of an elementary sensation of interest. The 2012 patent identifies protein specificity determinants of an intrinsic function of locus-specific cells. Alternatively, if any major IT company would be interested, I will accept the challenge to once again outline the next major phase in information technology.