my 2024 AGI
and a 10M pre-seed
so I’ve been thinking, post spartan ultra, this weekend, about my life trajectory. the endorphins of crunching a 50km + 60 obstacles and the magnificent mountain views of Monterrey certainly did help, but I was thinking:
I’ve done well on pretty much all aspects but way not enough to satisfy the extremist in me. I was supposed to be a billionaire impacting billions by this point and I’m nowhere near. What the fuck did Zuck do that I did not?
Taking more risks. I’ve been excusing myself “building the machine that builds business” since a while now, and will continue on this track, but my strategy, building productized services at scale, albeit working, is way too slow / conservative.
I’ve also been obsessed since forever about knowledge, learning, and market research.
My ikigai for this has been podcasting. Interviewing 1.5k CEOs so far. It works, and I’m not gonna fully delete that, but the fast-track should ring pretty obvious to my slow brain / late-blooming self: I need to start my own GPT. Starting with the B2B > Sales Niche, and hopefully creating general intelligence from there. Commercial model > broad humanity goals achievement.
There are strong chances that it’ll fail. I’ll need to sacrifice lots to get it off the ground:
Hire the foremost AI experts in the world. Start interviewing them on the pod and then get into a 6-18 months courtship to get them on board.
Raise millions to pay them
Give a large chunk of my time and energy to this business. Sacrificing Wealth.
Experience more stress.
But there is no way my current pathway can lead me to the extreme outcomes I’ll only be “satisfied” with. As millions won’t do it, and soon, billions too. I need top 5, at least. I’m hungry, will always be. Wired that way + make all kinds of philosophical sense. EA 5.0.
So, I’ll be launching that GPT for 2024. This venture will be online, no physical offices. I’m fast-tracking my AGI plans a couple of years before. Part FOMO, part if 1% chance that AGI happens before 3 years and I’m left out, I’ll have a 0% chance of achieving all my other goals.
Then, if I hit hyper-success with this one, I’ll need to start building my NeuraLink (MindMesh) and start building stuff physically, in a lab. That part will sorta suck too. Anything physical does. That’ll come fast.
I’m a turtle in a harace, but making my way there. the top is cold, unfriendly, and scarce, but that’s where I belong.