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  1. How do you know? I would think people that aim to reach higher awareness would be aware of themselves relative to the surrounding systems. Rules of thumb without consideration for how things work can be hurtful many times, dude.
  2. You probably don't have a low IQ, per se. Autism will make people have inappropriate responses to certain kinds of stimuli. If you have Autism, you should spend a bunch of time studying how you work, then actively train your neurochemistry, behaviors, and beliefs to mitigate the negative effects of your natural tendencies.
  3. I have the same mind state for interviews as I do for dealing with the opposite sex. I'm not serious about them and use them for practice until I get a serious offer. Not everyone and every circumstance will work. Just like not every interview for a job will turn into an offer. If you act too serious about every job opportunity and don't apply to more and improve your interviewing skills you'll have a very hard time. The higher the value of job, the more important it is to have this mentality.
  4. Life purpose is an existential argument. There is no fundamental purpose for anything. You need one for yourself. For motivation and a compass to move forward within life.
  5. There are some phases when the right thing for you sucks. I get the idea of an internal compass, but it should be balanced with reason.
  6. Society is more of a power / survival game. People don't want you to pursue your goals because it can take away from theirs. Extremely aggressive people & organizations make this more pronounced. I've been thinking about this. The best first step is to get some independence from people. Don't consume as much media, live by yourself, become financial independent, sit and think for yourself for a long while. If you're around aggressive people that want you to be sheep for their own personal gain, prepare yourself for conflict until you can go off on your own.
  7. Rubber bullets work pretty well, but they bruise enough that the surviving person will sue.
  8. His recent shenanigans with Twitter's real-time flights prove this. He requires survival just like everyone else. Free speech partially demands that you're willing to accept death. Look at Alexander Hamilton. He fully believed in free speech and died because of that belief. Talking shit has consequences that threaten your survival everyone has to face.
  9. You're also not a guy that has to learn the skills guys have to learn. Learning everything requires a lot of exposure, failure, and experimentation. It requires skill to move the needle forward. You can only get that skill through practice. I see no difference between day game PUA bugging women at the store from a programmer hacking away at their keyboard to get good at programming. The difference is how you get error feedback. Women will give their opinion or walk away from you, usually based on personal preference, circumstances, and emotion. Conversely, a computer will tell you how you programmed something that doesn't logically work, usually based on logic.
  10. How would this look exactly? I get the notion presented, though people need to strategize to get to the point where they can do what they want without obligation. For example, they need to earn money in the best way that aligns with them, with the most freedom possible. Once one has FU Money and lives independently, one can align more with these principles. Otherwise, you have to operate with the rules society places upon you.
  11. He talks about giving back to the world now that he's reaching old age and has made plenty of money. I'm going to say that he's a solid Yellow. Somebody with that level of systematic thinking and consideration about the world couldn't be anything lower than that. He writes books about the inner workings of the entire economic & political system (likely with plenty of collaborators), intending to help society avoid calamity.
  12. That's one problem. There's also a major alignment problem. Future forms of AI will be much more powerful, leveraging much more of society. There's no guarantee that the goals of the AIs, and the people that utilize them, will be aligned with society's values. The spread of the knowledge and utilization of AI makes them damn near impossible to control at this point. What if a bunch of rouge actors builds super-powerful AIs that damn near destroy society? How can you prevent that from happening? AI, and the AI revolution, is like giving children nuclear bombs. It's harmless right now, though long-term it will not be so good. Your regulatory concerns should consider all forms of negative externalities that will form throughout the development of AI systems.
  13. Preach!!!! Somebody I know is arrogant because they recently got a job at Google. I was thinking to myself, "you and 100,000 other people. You're the 3rd in my social network to get in. Stop overestimating yourself." Compared to running a business, getting a job (a really good one) only takes 3-4 months of studying at max, but lately, it's only taken me a couple of weeks with my experience (both running companies and doing high-tech shit). I see jobs as way easier than entrepreneurship.
  14. Here's the deal. Suppose none of you have built a successful business before. In that case, your odds of failure are leagues higher than if the person leading the effort has run their first rodeo successfully or at least with some progress towards success. In that case, I'd recommend you follow a strategy and your gut. It would be a good idea to see if you can stall the Ph.D. program if you get accepted (6 months), then pursue the startup to gain experience. If there's no appropriate action within those six months, jump back to your Ph.D. and work the startup part-time. You can always return to building a startup within the aerospace industry after gaining 3D printing design and manufacturing experience.