I hate stories like this, because of the loss to the families involved. The process of posing questions or speculating on such events can seem callous or insensitive, and I have no wish to seem any of those things. I merely wish to ask the question "why"? Why would a young, intelligent and gifted man apparently end his life, especially when he had everything to live for? Here's the story spotted and shared by V.T.:
And here's the central core of the story:
The man whose body was found floating in the Hudson River Monday has been identified as a mathematician working with cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence, according to police sources and his “devastated” family.
Sources identified the remains found off West 45th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan as Shuvro Biswas, 31, adding that there were no immediately apparent signs of foul play.
Biswas’ brother told The Post that he and his family were gutted by the news, noting that they’d tried in vain to get Biswas help as he battled apparent mental illness.
What's noteworthy here is that Mr. Biswas, according to his brother, was suffering mental illness. The article offers the following as one possible explanation for the illness (and of course, the illness is being implied here as a possible cause of a possible suicide):
“He was always a normal, healthy person, or so he led us to believe,” the elder Biswas said. “The changes started coming only in the past year. He would say things that didn’t make much sense from time to time. He had a girlfriend and they had a bad breakup, but I don’t want to say that was the cause of everything. He didn’t really like to share much. He’s a private person.”
The mental illness, however, was not just "apparent," but very genuine and real, because Mr. Biswas was exhibiting very strange behavior:
In February, the management of the younger Biswas’ West 37th Street apartment building took him to Manhattan Supreme Court, seeking to evict him over a slew of alleged bizarre acts inside the building, including setting fires, openly brandishing a knife and smearing blood inside the elevator, court filings show.
“Defendant is a ticking time bomb who, just months into the Lease, has engaged in numerous incidents of escalating, offensive nuisance-type conduct that threatens the lives, health, safety and well-being of Building staff, Building residents and Building property,” lawyers for the building wrote in one filing.
He also allegedly brandished a knife, smeared blood in the building elevator, illegally installed surveillance cameras and an alarm system, scattered bullets throughout the building and filed multiple false reports of intruders with the police — one of which saw him greet responding officers by “brandishing [a] sword,” according to the filing
Urged by his elder brother to seek professional help from a psychiatrist, Mr. Biswas responded that he was seeing a neurologist!:
“We tried to convince him to the best of our abilities to seek professional help, but he always denied that he needed psychiatric help,” said Biswas. “He was going to a neurologist but he wouldn’t say for what.”
This is a key detail, and it launches us into today's high octane speculation: why would the young Biswas seek out a neurologist? To do so suggests several things: (1) That he was aware of his own strange behavior; (2) that he didn't like it; (3) that he felt helpless to prevent it; and (4) was seeking an explanation or cause for it. But why a neurologist? Again, we speculate: perhaps Mr. Biswas recognized that such strange and uncharacteristic behavior can sometimes indicate not a psychological problem, but a neurological condition, such as a brain tumor. Neurologists, however, are not normally the type of specialist one "consults" over time, but lacking further information about this story, one has to assume that the primary reason for the death may have something to do with an unknown condition.
What is notable about the article, however, is that Mr. Biswas' death is as yet not being reported as a suicide... and that raises other more speculative implications. His bizarre behavior, and his apparent awareness of it, and consultation with a neurologist suggests, as noted before, that he was seeking an explanation in a physiological condition, conditions which could and sometimes do occur as the result of mind manipulation technologies. But why would anyone target Mr. Biswas?
Because of the nature of his work:
Biswas said his sibling was self-employed and most recently working on a cryptocurrency security program, and online profiles show that the younger Biswas also dabbled in artificial intelligence.
This is where it gets more interesting, for as the article also notes, Biswas had an apartment on West 37th St in Manhattan, and was a mere 31 years old. So put all that together: (1) self-employed; (2) working on security programs for cryptocurrencies; (3) also "dabbled" in artificial intelligence; (4) could afford an apartment in Manhattan at a mere 31 years old; and (5) in the final year of his life exhibited very bizarre behavior to the extent he sought out a neurologist.
What I strongly suspect is that the unfortunate Mr. Biswas may have been able to afford such an apartment in such a location at such a young age because he might have been performing important contract work on a program for a client. Security programs for a crypto-currency would be of great interest to anyone involved with them, from central banks to coin "miners", and a security program would also be of great interest to potential hackers. In short, Mr. Biswas had specialized access to a very valuable form of specialized knowledge and expertise. Perhaps his work involved artificially intelligent security programs for a crypto-currency, a concept which only magnifies the potential importance of his work. Either way, however, I believe it is strongly possible that Mr. Biswas' death is very suspicious and that we may be looking at yet another strange "banker death," perhaps the first of those involved with crypto-currencies and digital currency security.
See you on the flip side...