I have found purpose, flow, and joy to be one in my life, having
wonderful friends and colleagues, getting state-of-the-art training
in understanding the world and thinking about it, and having the
opportunity to freely follow my dreams.
I am adventurous, pragmatic, knowledgeable, and kind.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently developing strategies for large scale ways to improve the
Worked at an Artificial Intelligence research institute on the
philosophical and mathematical problems around designing minds that
are safe for humanity.
Improvised 40 hours of lectures to one of the founders of
Couchsurfed for five months while working towards forming a human
cognitive enhancement institute.
Helped a benevolent strategic alliance building non-profit get
I’m really good at
Clarity of thought
The first things people usually notice about me
My intelligence, friendliness, and openness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Inception, Limitless, Batman Begins, Short Circuit, Star
Trek IV, and anything that is cool, intriguing, or uplifting.
Music: I love emoting, singing, and moving to music. Old style
rock, classical, epic, Celtic, electronic, ...
Books: Ender's game; Godel, Escher, Bach; Foundation trilogy;
Flowers for Algernon; Hpmor; ...
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What it is like to be other people, how to improve the human mind,
the design of artificial intelligence and new types of mathematics,
what is my next self improvement project, and how to produce large
and predictably good changes in the world.
On a typical Friday night I am
Dancing, reading a book, or in a swirling inventive discussion.
You should message me if
You wish to go out dancing, or
You are interested in conversing about the nature of thought and
the future of humanity, or
You have an adventure in mind, or
You are interested in learning about my research efforts, or
You have an unusual perspective on life or unusual topic to discuss