As a software engineer in the Bay Area I got used to having breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided for me at no cost to my time. Since quarantine has hit, that’s meant a lot more of my time spent on food prep! I liked that extra time and want it back. Bay Agora is my attempt to solve this problem and more. It’s a (as of today proposed) co-living space where we share a chef, maid and laundry services, basically anything that we can pay to automate.
Eventually I would like to be in some sort of intentional rural community, as in Justin Murphy’s mountain mansions. Inside of these communities there’s opportunities to create new institutions – why not laboratories? Our current research institutions, the universities, seem to be in a bit of a crisis. There’s room for alternative institutions – why not have our own Manhattan Project in the Rockies? This all is insanely aspirational at this point, but seems worthwhile to aspire to!