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My journey so far
17 September, 2020
My journey at Exponential Ventures started mid-2019 when I flew 7000 km to Exponential Venture’s headquarters in Chicago. During my first day of work at the HQ, I met the team members, saw their data center with several servers and XNV’s (that's how we abbreviate the company's name) lab where there is a laser cutter, 3D printers, and a CNC machine. Right at the beginning two of my beliefs changed: Machine Learning (ML) is easy and cheap and Python has a weird syntax that I will hate it forever.
Should I start saving for my neuralink implant?
02 September, 2020
In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about the recently unveiled neuralink, a Brain-Machine interface developed by the company with the same name founded by Elon Musk.
When will I be able to 3D Print my products from home?
20 August, 2020
In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about the promises of 3D Printing, that are yet to be fulfilled, of a future in which we'll be able to download models of products and 3D Print.
Experiences with Fail Safer
28 February, 2015
During the past couple weeks I have been slowly bringing www.failsafer.com [http://www.failsafer.com] to a temporary halt. The whole process is not over yet, but although this halt isn’t meant to be permanent. Fail Safer have been a great entrepreneurial and technological experience in my life, and it pains me to not have the time I wish I could have to get past the beta phase and actually launch and market it. Even though it was a beta release, Fail Safer was already fully functional and it was
28 June, 2014
As one of the finalists to be part of the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.415229,-122.06265&spn=0.01,0.01&q=37.415229,-122.06265 (Singularity%20University)&t=h] I started a campaign [https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-me-help-1-billion-people--2] to raise the funds to pay for my tuition. It was a tough sell, given that I was an alternate student and being admitted was depending on a class finalist dropping out before the program started
Life at The Speed of Light - From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
16 January, 2014
Quickly passing through the most important events in the history of biology and genetics [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetics], the author goes through his own endeavors pioneering the human genome sequencing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_genome_sequencing] and successfully creating the first form of life with a synthetic genome [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genome]. It goes as deep as describing the procedures in details, so you've got to have some previous experience with the topic i
Mission to Mars - My Vision for Space Exploration
16 January, 2014
Buzz Aldrin [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin] was not the first man to walk on the Moon [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon], but wasn't short from Neil Armstrong [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong] in making history. This book is a collection of ideas he had gathered with the help of hundreds of specialists he discussed with throughout the years since he came back from the Moon. These ideas are focused on achieving and sustaining trips to Mars [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma
American Turnaround - Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA
13 January, 2014
After working for AT&T for 44 years, the author found himself with an invitation from the White House to become the chairman of General Motors and help it turn away from his bankruptcy path. Notwithstanding the fact that he knew nothing about cars, he took on the challenge and left after it paid in full it's loans and right before its IPO. Very interesting story, shows how GM management was blind, thinking that the crisis was the only reason why they've got where they were. Nobody there though
Sending The Singularity University Shield to the Edge of Space
06 January, 2014
Based at NASA Research Park [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Research_Park] in Moffett Field, California [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffett_Federal_Airfield], Singularity University [http://singularityu.org/] is a one of a kind. It was devised with the goal of teaching students about exponential technologies and how to use them to address humanity's greatest challenges. View of Hangar One, the huge dirigible hangar, with doors open at both ends. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Since I first hear
Thinking Fast and Slow
28 December, 2013
Outstanding work from Economics Nobel Prize Laureate Daniel Kahneman [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman], on thinking process [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought] and how we miss the logic of things in our everyday decision making [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_making]. The author uses the concept of two minds to explain how our brain makes decision, and how we're prone to succumb to bad decision making in situations ranging from being able to see the reality in optical ill
The Science of Fear - Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't -- and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger
14 December, 2013
The terrorist attacks of 9/11/11 are the perfect example of how fear [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear] can put ourselves in greater danger. After seeing the airplanes hitting the World Trade Center [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center] on the TV, people decided that flying wasn't safe anymore. Instead, they took their cars and drove to their destinations, causing more traffic casualties than the terrorist attack itself, as statistics collected between 9/11/11 and 9/11/12 have show
How to Start a Career in Computer Science
02 December, 2013
Which way? I still remember asking myself in front of all the possibilities in the field of computer science when I had to decide which one to pursue. So many variables, so many technologies, so many industries, and yet just one life time to pursue one or a few of the various possibilities available. That reminds me of a well known book - there is a line from Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland that relates perfectly to the feeling I had then. Amazed and puzzled in a whole new world, Alice tried to