“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.
- 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?
- 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?
- How can I fully automate the decision-making process that will make the right choice at least 80% of the time?
- How far into the future is it the most optimal to plan?
- What are the best solutions to a transportation problem within the urban areas and between the cities and countries?
- What are the most effective ways to harness the potential of space exploration during my lifetime?
- How can I increase the number of books I’m reading while maintaining the same high retention level?
- 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?
- How to pick a life partner?
- How can I foster a sense of equanimity in any life situation?
- How can I increase the daily deep-work hours without losing sleep quality?
- 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.