Newsletter Edition #2 — 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:
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.
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:
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
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A quick update from my life -> I recently hit the one year milestone on my daily blog.
Originally published at Jordan Gonen.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.