I’ve got to apply this actionable intelligence
Since reading So good they can’t ignore you by Cal Newport, I have been reflecting on what rare and valuable skills I should acquire/which field(s) I want to build passion in. As Cal explained so eloquently, people are not born with pre-existing passions, rather they develop passion as their skills improve, they gain experience and they get closer to mastery! My own limited experience concurs with his views, hence my identified passions are a result of previous time and effort, I was not born with them.
Inspiration (not motivation)
With this in the back of my mind, the way ahead is clearer thanks to:
- Articles – AI and robotics potential by Mikael Syding
- Articles – Striving for the top by Wall Street Playboys
- Podcasts – Technological singularity by Socrates a.k.a. Nikola Danaylov
- Documentary – Wonders of the brain by David Eagleman
- Milestone – Victory of AlphaGo (weak AI) over Lee Sedol
Set of the sail
I am not sure of the origin(s) but over time, a hunger to understand myself and reality has been steadily intensifying! At it’s core, human perception of reality is entangled in the mechanics of our bodies which let us explore the world and simultaneously define the limits of our experience. The brain which receives and interprets information from the universe creates our model reality.
In a bid to get closer to the truth of who I am and how I work, my desire is to become the #1 in artificial intelligence, robotics and neuroscience so that I can create a strong AI. Whilst this is much easier said than done, I believe that the intersection of these closely related fields holds a treasure trove of ideas and wisdom. I am willing to invest as much time and energy as it takes. I want to see and become the person it will take to attain this summit. Why? Because I believe that…
Mastering yourself is true power ~ Lao Tzu
Time to get after it.