John Cacioppo has died. I went through some of the material that got cut from our original conversation, and found this gem, which I wanted to share with everyone. Among other things, it includes this:
"You want to be able to contribute a brick to the temple of science...but recognize that, whether you know it or not, by your death, or shortly after your death, that will be an anonymous brick...and, if you accept that you’re going to do it anonymously…the value isn’t the reward of fame, it’s that you never had to go to work in your whole life."
Rest in peace, friend.