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My self-summary
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 world.
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 a Skype founder.
Couchsurfed for five months while working towards forming a human cognitive enhancement institute.
Helped a benevolent strategic alliance building non-profit get started.
I’m really good at
Clarity of thought
Making lists
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; ...
Six things I could never do without
I. Imagination
II. Cuddling
III. Adventure
IV. Exercise
V. Learning
VI. Kindness
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
The two of us