|Growing up, the reasons for "Why am I here" and "What is the purpose of life?" always felt so obvious. I was here to be an entrepreneur (or at least thats how I interpreted it). Becoming an entrepreneur made perfect sense given my relentless obsession with learning new things, creating value, building things, making things better and solving problems.|
Having accomplished this and grown up a bit, I realize that building products and businesses is simply a means to an end. In the grand scheme of things I believe:
The purpose of life is to contribute to evolution
While some embrace it more than others I believe its the reason we’re all here. If like me you wield an unhealthy dose of evolutionary drive, the task at hand seems daunting. We live in a world where nothing is good enough and everything can be improved endlessly. Luckily the tools, resources & processes are more accessible than ever before. We live in an amazing time. Now more than ever, there is nothing we can’t do.
Technology has changed the evolutionary process forever. We are realizing that technological evolution is simply an extension of biological evolution. Technology is the evolution of evolution and its evolving exponentially. If things seem crazy at times, that’s because it is. We are going through a rapid transformation from biological to technological beings.
We feel it happening all around us. Its changing the way we think and behave. Technology is becoming part of us, making us stronger, faster and smarter. Soon it will be embedded within us.
As the drivers of technological evolution it is up to us to steer it in the right direction. To all the entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and tinkerers in this space; congratulations. You’re work is having a profound impact on mankind and future species to come.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." - Charles Darwin