My Four Big Ideas
I think I’m a genius. I can change the world if enough people listen to me and believe in what I’m saying and help me build it.
The thing that could bring the most change to the world is a system that finds everybody a thousand or more best friends based on psychological proximity and compatibility. Don’t tell me it’s impossible to predict whether two people are likely to get along or not based on a bunch of factors that can be analyzed with various techniques including AI. What would the world look like if every single person had a bunch of people who get them because they are almost exactly like them or are highly compatible although different? Imagine having a huge support group that roots for each cause of yours because it’s also theirs. What could you all do together, pulling in the same direction, inspiring each other and contributing your best? I want all of the existing social networks to create a version of this. Create groups out of thin air. You have the data, so use it for something better than serving ads with efficient precision.
My other big idea is that aesthetics needs to be revolutionized because it’s stagnant as hell. Currently every mainstream work, whether it’s a TV show, movie or game looks the same or nearly the same. The biggest thing I want to bring back is nudity, and not just nudity but idealized nudity. Also, I want everything in the frame to be beautiful as hell – detailed, colorful, refined. Pure delight. This is food for the soul. The work I’m creating features two worlds: one is extremely liberal and provocative, and the other is conservative and restrained. It would therefore represent the two main camps of humanity, the libertines and the traditionalists. Innovation and stability are both important, but they tend to clash, so I want to see if they can be reconciled.
The other two ideas are not as world-changing but they’re cool. The first one is a "random restaurant" where you go and eat bite-sized combinations of a few ingredients selected at random. For example: bacon, broccoli, toasted bread, mayonnaise and honey. You don’t have to eat every single combination generated. If it sounds bad, just turn it down. This restaurant would be more like a lab – you would be in all likelihood trying it for the first time. If there are a hundred ingredients and each course is five ingredients together, then there are 75 million+ possible combinations.
And lastly, I want to be able to get tripped unexpectedly. I want some kind of attachment or shoes that trips me randomly. It’s a rush to be flying toward the ground suddenly. I would wear that in a grass field, or a deserted sidewalk with protective gear on. This would be useful for thrill-seekers and athletes. Every time you trip and fall, you get a little better at it and get a kick out of landing well.
You who are reading this, I don’t expect you to be immediately passionate about any of these ideas, but I do hope you will reach out to me to discuss them further and maybe come up with some new ones together. You can reach me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and email.
Here are some links:
A possible way to match people based on how they react to images
Some ideas on how to build a social network that finds you friends
Hope, the aesthetic project I’ve been working on with Mags, Roosdy, Sol, Dimitar, Daniela and Layla
Please reach out to me if you find even the slightest value in what I have outlined. I love collaboration and innovation and I am constantly coming up with new ideas. Here is a two-stroke stick figure I invented.
You can make him run/jump/fight/dance if you bend the lines. It’s much more efficient than the prevailing way of drawing stick figures. That’s what "zero precedent" is all about. Hit me up!