You know what? Kudos to Professor Sornette for writing this. When he's lying on his deathbed (c. 2070) or in his cryogenic chamber he wants to look back with few regrets. I think he would regret not writing it more than writing it. He'll look back and laugh at the musings of his (relative) youth.
Do you think Peter Thiel, Elon Musk and all those silicon valley and hedgie types who freeze their heads ask, for jars so be placed facing each
other (alongside an ipad with a stock ticker...) so they can face off for all eternity?
And as Frank says, "And now as tears subside, I find it all so amusing." (IMHO one of the most important lyrics in human history. Far surpassing "I'm a Barbie girl in a Barbie world. Life in plastic, it's fantastic. You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere." But I digress.)
C'mon Barbie, let's go party...
Levity aside. "Critical Phenomena..." is a damn good textbook.