I am a tech entrepreneur. I love philosophy and strategy. I often think about nature of reality, game theory, simulation hypothesis, AGI and meaning of life.
I love breaking down concepts into simple visualisable analogies. Many of them are contrived but some of them have worked well.
I believe tech & great policies can wipe away most of our problems. People dieing of hunger, trivial illness and conflicts shouldn’t be happening today. Strong political will and policy design with clever use of tech could have solved these problems yesterday.
I also fancy simplicity of design and aesthetics. Minimal, functional designs give me joy. I have very low tolerance for bloated, ill thought designs, architecture, furnture and tools.
Speaking of tools, I believe clever tool use is a great measure of intelligence. Hence I think the leverage a person employs in a direct feeler of their applied intelligence.
I see engineering as a process of tool design within constraints. Probably why I love it so much. Creating tools that gives massive leverage to others has always been exciting for me.
I am passionate and concious about the tools I use. I am guilty of spending considerable amount of time fine tuning my setup (chair/table) to devices and the apps I use (especially my beloved text editor: neovim).
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln
Though, Mr. Lincoln’s time split seems to be bit too much. I tend to relate to the quote. Fine tuned tools perform much better, putting us in flow longer.
I tweet quite often and I am planning to take up blogging. Lets see how this goes.