Future, AI, Purpose

It has been a long time since last post. Managed to keep myself healthy, did not get sick in more than one year. In a way it is good achievement.

Read some books, but not as many as I wanted to. Met some people, but not as many as I wanted to. Done some new things, but not as many as I wanted to. 🙂 You get the idea, right?

After my recent trip to US I have contemplated on what to do next. After lot of ideas and discussions with friends, made list of ideas, tried to get more data about these of those ideas.

At the beginning every idea was exciting. But when I dig little deep, ideas evaporated to the heat of the reality. With still couple of idea in hand started a new company in Feb 2018. We are perusing one of the idea for now.

I have been thinking a lot about future these days. Because future is always exciting for me. As you know, I am an optimist. So ‘hope’ plays major role in my emotions. When I see trends in technology,  especially AI, Robotics, AR, VR and Decentralized Systems, they all make me think hard about coming future. For now I believe the future that is being projected by Ray Kurzweil
The main point of his predictions is that human level AI will be ready by 2029. And I think it may take another 5 to 10 years for general availability for mass market. So it puts us at 2035. After that we are not sure why humans need to work to produce anything in this world.

It has been around 18+ years since I started my journey into this world of computers and technology. In a way in next 15 years which is less  than my current journey so far, our society will be drastically different. Just yesterday was 25th anniversary of first graphical browser for internet. With in 25 years the internet has changed many things about how we do things.

One more important point on which these predictions are based is that innovation is exponential. Every year, more things get changed.

Now he question I am looking answers for is, what do I have to do now? What is the best path? What is going to happen between now and 2029?

First of all what does any one need? Based on what I read and what I believe, we need some purpose. A story that we tell ourself to justify what ever we are doing or what ever we want to do. Every one has some story. From housewife to the richest people in the world, every one has some story. For some the purpose is external and for some the purpose is internal. It doesn’t matter if it is internal or external. Only that each of us has to choose the one that we like. Some are okey to get some job and have a happy family, and for some they need to change the world. Each to their own.

Now the question is, what is my purpose? In my next post I will try to address what is that I enjoy doing?