As I was writing about my admission to Singularity I read two posts I wrote back in 2013 (here and here), where I tried figuring out what I really wanted to do with my life. It’s time for Part 3.

It’s a drive, it’s an ambition, it’s an urge. It feels primal, sometimes overwhelming. I rarely let myself feel it – it feels stupid. Only kids in their early teens dream about changing the world, making a difference, and matter. Right?

me back in 2013

… I don’t think Singularity will change my life over night. But what I am so thrilled about, is to be among a great group of people – smart, dedicated, driven people – who allow themselves to dream, who actually think they can change the world, and who probably will.

I am absolutely convinced that Singularity will be my craziest adventure yet, and the one most in sync with where I want to go. The last couple of years has left me with the feeling that while so much cool tech is coming out of Silicon Valley, a lot of the most hyped-about companies are built by white male techies in their mid-twenties in Silicon Valley, aiming to make the lives of white male techies in their mid-twenties in Silicon Valley a little bit more convenient. Sure, there’s a lot of cool apps out there but imagine what we could do if we took all of that brain power, and work ethic, and dedication, and turned it towards things that really matter. We have so many incredible technical opportunities, and so many ridiculously difficult problems that needs solving.

So you know what? Fuck that voice in my head that says I shouldn’t be dreaming about changing the world. I’ll let myself dream. From now on and for the next three months I will do nothing but dream – and plan – an amazing future where I get to play an important role in making the world a better place, for real. Because, really, why not? Who’s stopping me?

Bring it on!