I find hope like a tree's branches find sunshine - I explore by growing. I learn broadly, deeply, and vivaciously, and I learn by making. When I find something, I share the fruit. I believe that technology helped me grow more easily than otherwise would have been possible. It makes the forest so much bigger, like there's room for everyone's branches.I ground myself in my priorities and core beliefs. I care about:
- life, nature, health, beauty, joy
- physics, philosophy, and knowledge
I believe in ethical technology which uses the latter to support the former.
Besides that, I require only a few beliefs in order to feel a sense of peace, equanimity, compassion, and transcendent purpose:
- That reality exists
- That the experience of others is as valid as my own
- That experience itself is a beautiful miracle that deserves preservation and proliferation
My journey here was a fun, circuitous one. I planned to become a surgeon, but life had better plans. I studied neuroscience in undergrad, discovered computational neuroscience, then computer science, and finally - software engineering. It felt like stepping on a land-mine. My life exploded into a creative wonderland of agency like nothing I'd seen in medicine. Here the rules were ones you made yourself, and there was so much opportunity that every game became positive-sum.
Given my experience, it should come as no surprise that I find exploration intrinsically meaningful. Hope carries me through the rollercoaster of life. I think it's the responsibility of exploration, of the unknown, to host that hope.
I'm on a mission to find and share a flavor of hope that feels real - it's abundant, joyous, and emphatic.