🤖important problems🌟

🤖important problems🌟

Hi again — It’s Edition #2 of this newsletter. And It’s Monday. Excited yet? By the end of this email, you should be.

In the last issue, we explored a variety of different subjects — thanks for all the feedback and discussion 📩.

Today, let’s think more about change.

The older I get, the more I realize that there are few invariable aspects of life. Ironically, the only constant is change.

And for all of my life, technology has been at the core of this evolution. I am not even old enough to remember a time pre-internet, let alone pre-Facebook. We are living in a renaissance of information, ideas, and people — crossing to form an exciting future (for better or worse).

In a world changing this quickly, the riskiest thing we can do is sit back and do nothing.

so..uhh.. what should we do?

Figuring out that answer — the *why* and *what* in life — is generally really hard. I am not going to imbue some bias-driven piece of advice for that challenge. You do you. I do have opinions of course. My only framework is this:

Spend time at the intersection of: your passion, what you are good at, and what the world needs.

The purpose of today’s newsletter? Share a few interesting articles about “what the world needs.” I am no expert, but I’d thought I’d piece together a few problems and insights that may peak some interest.

Date: 2/27/2017 — Share with a Friend

A Few Important & Interesting Problems


Compelling argument on how education technology will unlock the hidden talents of billions and unleash the most brilliant generation the world has ever seen:

The Impending Human Capital Revolution — EdSurge Independent — Medium — medium.com


More than two billion people lack adequate access to essential medical products, often due to challenging terrain and gaps in infrastructure. Millions of children die every year as a result. This super cool YC company is working on something pretty neat in this space. Pretty incredible stuff.

Zipline — The Future of Healthcare is Out for Delivery



I think it is pretty safe to say that, at this point, a technologically driven future is inevitable. Robots, artificial intelligence, etc. will be a part of our lives. And perhaps sooner than we think.

Regardless, there are some interesting problems that result in this future. This will get you thinking:

Do Robots Deserve Rights? What if Machines Become Conscious? — YouTube — www.youtube.com

Two Companies I’m Thinking About

Flexport — freight forwarding

Scale — API for human intelligence

Two Cool Projects

Pinterest Lens — Use your phone’s camera to discover ideas and identify items

Perspective — An API that makes it easier to “score” and moderate conversations

Thanks for reading! + Feedback

If you made it this far, I’d love your feedback — I changed up the style/design a bit this week. I am still working on finding the right “fit” for this newsletter. Would love your thoughts, Just hit the reply button.

A quick update from my life -> I recently hit the one year milestone on my daily blog.

Tagged in Artificial Intelligence, Technology

By jordangonen on March 3, 2017.

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