“You have to keep a dozen of your favorite problems constantly present in your mind, although by and large they will lay in a dormant state. Every time you hear or read a new trick or a new result, test it against each of your twelve problems to see whether it helps. Every once in a while, there will be a hit, and people will say, ‘How did he do it? He must be a genius!”
— Richard Feynman

These are the questions that keep me up at night, inspire, and captivate me. The hard problems that I don’t yet have the answers to.

  1. What are the most effective ways to slow down aging and increase healthspan — the number of healthy and high-quality years of life? How can I create new ways to achieve that?
  2. What are the most cost-effective (monetary, energy, and time-wise) ways of starting and scaling new projects? What are the ways to automate it?
  3. How can I fully automate the decision-making process that will make the right choice, at least 80% of the time?
  4. How far into the future is it the most optimal to plan?
  5. What are the best solutions to a transportation problem within the urban areas and between the cities and countries?
  6. What are the most effective ways to harness the potential of space exploration during my lifetime?
  7. How can I increase the number of books I’m reading while maintaining the same high retention level?
  8. How can I achieve a “work-life balance” so that both work (main and side projects) and personal life (family and hobbies) can benefit from it?
  9. How to pick a life partner?
  10. How can I foster a sense of equanimity in any life situation?
  11.  How can I increase the daily deep-work hours without losing the quality of sleep?
  12. How can I help to create a culture that rewards long-term thinking and curiosity?

If any of these problems resonate with you, or you’ve been working on solving some of them, reach out to me on Twitter; maybe together, we will get closer to finding the answers.

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