As its name implies, Robowatch is an international human rights advocacy group whose main purpose is to keep a watchful eye on the fast-moving developments occurring in the fields of robotics, computing, and artificial intelligence industries. The reason we are keeping a watchful eye, is because hardly anyone else outside of the fields of robotics and computing seems to understand the gravity of the potential negative impacts of the advancements of certain kinds of robotics. We feel the need to foster a centrally-located and ever watchful movement for the protection of our jobs, our future and mankind.
Won’t you join us? We need to not only stay abreast of developments, but to also report on what is happening, put it into a natural human-oriented context, and provide discussion and debate. We also feel a strong desire to exert influence on public policy about the future of mankind. Everyone who is fascinated with robots, computers, and other amazing scientific developments are welcome to participate. Let us work together and strive to be an important collective voice in helping to determine mankind’s biologic and electronic future.
Born July 3, 1948, Niles, Michigan, USA
Teacher, author, speaker, social activist
A.S. in Life Science, Lake Michigan College, 1968; B.S. with Distinction in Anthropology-Zoology, University of Michigan, 1971; M.S. in Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School, 1974; Ed.S. (Educational Specialist) in Physiology and Health Science, Ball State University, 1979; Ph.D. in Health and Safety Studies, University of Illinois, 1986; Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, Academie Europeenne D’ Informatisation (AEI) and the World Information Distributed University (WIDU); The U.N. Grand Doctoral Committee, Brussels, Belgium, 2003.
United Nations Special Assignment:
Authorized to address the Emerging Global Problem – – Homo sapiens evolving into Robo sapiens, a competing cyborgean species. Two thesis papers, (1.) “GHOSTS IN THE MIRROR: The Coming ‘Technological Extinction’ of Homo Sapiens. A Call to the European Union for Help;” (2.) “Are We Really ‘Natural-Born Cyborgs’?: Mankind Must Reject The False Promise of Robo Sapiens! Little Time for Homo Sapiens, Still Remains!” (2003).
Special Public Initiatives:
Successfully campaigned to help save a threatened wetland in the Joliet, Illinois area, resulting in the creation of Rock Run Preserve (1990); Successfully initiated and passed The Faculty Ranking Initiative for All Public Community College Instructors in the State of Illinois (1994); Creation and promotion of “Compu- Think” – – Computer-like ways of human thinking: Oral Testimony for House Resolution 304, Agenda and Venue of Adult Education, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Community College Board, Illinois State Board of Education, Public Hearing (August 31, 1999); Promoted and passed Professorial Ranking for Joliet Junior College instructors (2000); Proposed and conducted surveys for formal name change of Joliet Junior College, to re-name it Joliet Pioneer College (2001-02); Candidate for President, Joliet Junior College Faculty Union (2005); Unanimous election as Vice Chairman, Institutional Senate, Joliet Junior College (2005-06).
Histological technician in Neuropathology and a Teaching Fellow in Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School, 1971-74; Instructor in Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Histology, Lake Superior State University, 1975; Professor of Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Joliet Junior College, 1975-2007, Part-time, 2007-10. Taught two non-credit courses – – “The World of Robots,” “Nanotechnology,” Joliet Junior College, 2006-07. Retired Professor Emeritus. Full Professor, European Academy of Information (EAI).
2 textbooks: The Terminology of Anatomy and Physiology, 1983; The Medical Language: A Programmed Body-Systems Approach, 1995; 4 trade books: Biology Demystified, 2003; Anatomy Demystified, 2004; Physiology Demystified, 2004; Medical Terminology Demystified, 2006; Wrote Foreword [coining and defining the new word, Compu-Think] for Concise Encyclopedia of Robotics, 2003; Journal articles: “Black, White, and Gray,” Lake Michigan Literary Review (31 May 1967); “Running Withdrawal, Mileage, and Injury: Implications for Exercise Programs,” Wellness Perspectives: Research, Theory, and Practice, 7 (4), 1991; “Robowatch,” London Diplomatic Academy Newsletter (November, 2001); “Robowatch 2002: Mankind at the Brink,” London Diplomatic Academy Newsletter (2002); Monographs: “The Limited Penetration Proposal: A Call to the United Nations for Sanity and Survival in the Face of the Coming Cybot Society,” The Future of Life Summit, TIME Magazine (19-21 February, 2003); The Robowatch Report: Bathroom Robots Are Invading Your Hospital!” (March, 2012); “As The High Robot Overlord (PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA) Declares To The Lowly Human Workers, ‘Adapt or Perish!’, A Controversial Essay of Truth,” United Cultural Convention Closed Session, Oxford University, England (1 September, 2012); The Robowatch Report: A Call For Debate. Barack Obama: President Of The Robots?; Robots: Human Job Destroyers?” (Fall, 2014).
“Addiction and Injury in Runners,” Boston Marathon meeting, American Medical Joggers Association and American Medical Athletic Association, 1986; “Running: The Mind-Body Frontier,” Total Fitness Center Seminar Series, Joliet Junior College, 1986; “Intuitive Geometry and the A&P Text,” Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Annual Meeting, 1998; “Facing the Robotic Challenge: Coping with Growing Computer Dominance Over The Access, Writing, and Distribution of Information,” National Convention of Text and Academic Authors, 1999; “A Tale of Two Faces: The Face of Good and the Face of Evil,” Health Care Faculty, Koning Willem I College, Netherlands, (May, 2000); “The Strange Hypothesis: Computers as Harbingers of the Antichrist. A Final Wake-Up Call. A Wake-Up Call for Man,” 27th International Millennium Congress on Arts and Communications, Washington, D.C. (7 July 2000); “Darth Vader Lives!,” 28th International Congress on Arts and Communications, St. John’s College, Cambridge University, England (19 July 2001); “White Knight/Black Knight – – Will the Real Robot Please Stand Up?,” Technology Symposium, 2008 World Forum, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, England; “A Rally Against Transhumanism: The World’s Most Dangerous Idea,” Education Symposium, 2009 World Forum, Washington, D.C.; “Christians Becoming Transhumanists: A Newly Emerging Danger,” 2011 World Forum, San Francisco, California; “Robots and Talking Computers Stealing Our Jobs! What Work Will We Humans Still Be Allowed to Do?,” 2012 World Forum, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, England; “A Critical Emerging Issue – – Robots Stealing Jobs From Us Human Beings!,” Shorewood Lions Club Meeting, Shorewood, Illinois (10 September 2014).
Published Citations And Descriptions Of Layman’s Work By Others :
“Butterfly Boy Bags Big Moth,” Niles Daily Star (1956); “Boy Catches Prize Largemouth Bass,” Niles Daily Star (1964); “PhD for Layman,” Joliet Junior College Paper (1986); “What will happen to the wildlife as city expands?” Herald News (29 April 1990); “Author Frets Over Robot Intelligence,” Kim Pawlak, Reporter for Text and Academic Authors, Inc. (June, 1999); “Half-human and half-computer,” Misteriji [Mystery] Magazine [in Slovenia], (2003); “Layman Recognized for Achievements,” Campus Briefs for the week of May 31st, Joliet Junior College (2004); “Unpopular Mechanics” [published personal interview], Maxim Magazine (June, 2005); “Rock Run Goes Green – – Flowering plan called duckweed blamed for turning Rock Run Creek into a carpet of bright green vegetation,” The Herald News [front page], (August, 2009); “Transhumanism,” Wikipedia (2009): Layman is credited as an “anti-transhumanist” who first coined the phrase, “Terminator argument.”
Major Honors And Awards:
Kappa Delta Pi; Phi Kappa Phi; Notable Author and Former Council Member, Text and Academic Authors; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; Who’s Who In America; Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare; Who’s Who in Education; Who’s Who in the Midwest; Who’s Who in Science and Engineering; VIP Member, Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry; Life Member, International Association of Business Leaders; Academic Counselor, London Diplomatic Academy; Cavalier-Knight, World Order of Science-Education-Culture; Professional of the Year 2008 – – Education/Medical (Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide); International Who’s Who of Public Service; American Men and Women of Science; The Royal Book of Diplomacy and Science; [All of the following come from the International Biographical Centre]: Lifetime Achievement Award; International Man of the Millennium; Founding Member, American Order of Excellence; Deputy Director General (DDG); Life Patron of International Biographical Association (LPIBA); Director General’s Honours List; Medical Advisor to the Director General (AdVMed); Member of Order of International Fellowship (MOIF); International Order of Merit (IOM); Top 100 Scientists, 2005; Top 100 Educators, 2005; Outstanding Speaker of the 20th Century; International Intellectual for the Year 2001; International Scientist of the Year 2003; International Educator of the Year 2003; The International Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement; Founding Member of the World Peace and Diplomacy Forum; Founding Member of the Scientific Faculty; The Inner Circle, 2010; The Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, 2010; Top 100 Scientists, 2011; Top 100 Educators, 2011; 2000 Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century, Dedication Section [the only person in the world associated with a two-year college to receive this distinction]; IBC Millennium Time Capsule entrant; First and Foremost [top 200 members]; 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the Twentieth Century, Dedication Section; Great Lives of the 21st Century, Greatest Lives Section; Top 200 of the IBC; Living Legends, Greatest Living Legends Section; Dictionary of International Biography, Dedication Section; Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century, Dedication Section; The First Five Hundred; The First Five Hundred At The New Millennium; International Register of Profiles; One Thousand Great Americans (Illinois Section); The DaVinci Diamond, 2011; The Pinnacle of Achievement. [All of the following items come from The American Biographical Institute]: Who’s Who of the Year 1999; Outstanding Man of the Twentieth Century; Man of the Year for 2000; The 2000 Platinum Record for Exceptional Performance; Presidential Seal of Honor for 2001; The 100 Most Intriguing People of 2002; The American Medal of Honor; The International Peace Prize; Secretary General of the United Cultural Convention; Man of the Year for 2003; Great Minds of the 21st Century, Dedication and Greatest Minds Section; Five Hundred Leaders of Influence, Dedication and Hall of Fame Sections; 1000 Leaders of World Influence, Dedication and Hall of Fame Sections; The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, Dedication and Hall of Fame Sections; International Book of Honor, Hall of Fame Section; Deputy Governor (DG) of the ABI [hence, title of “The Honorable”]; American Biographical Institute Universal Award of Accomplishment, 2008; International Cultural Diploma of Honor; Appointment to Research Board of Advisors for ABI; Leading Intellectuals of the World, Genius Elite Section; International Who’s Who of Twentieth Century Achievement, Hall of Fame Section; International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, Dedication Section; 500 Greatest Geniuses of the 21st Century, Genius Laureates Section (2009); ABI World Laureate; Presidential Seal of Honor for 2001; The Seat of Wisdom, 2010; A Profile of Courage, 2010; The Order of International Ambassadors, 2010; Ambassador of Grand Eminence; World Hall of Fame (for Medical and Scientific Education); The Tesla Award (for Communication in the Field of Protecting Humanity’s Future); The Global 100, 2011; American Biographical Institute Son of the United States of America, 2011; True Visionary (Future Survival of Mankind), 2012; Intellectual of the Year 2012 – – “For meaningful, learned pursuits within the field of MANKIND’S FUTURE SURVIVAL”
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (President’s Circle)
[Illinois] Annuitants Association (SUAA);
Human Rights Watch.
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