I saw a movie starring our beloved Ben Görtzel several years ago and was fascinated by his ideas and his drive. Several years passed and I became a machine learning engineer myself. In August last year I started to get involved in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. As soon as I saw an announcement of the SingularityNET ICO I subscribed.
After raking in some winnings of my initial investments I invested most of it in the SingularityNET ICO. I never sold which I regret a bit nowadays, but as there are now job offerings at SingularityNET I am about to apply for a job and hopefully quit my old job in the automotive industry to become a full on SingularityNET developer.
Personally I am a believer in machine learning and artificial intelligence as a scientific field to save humanity from the inevitable doom that is about to end humanity - poverty, war, ecological destruction, in short all the big issues humanity has created for itself. In my opinion this field is the last option left for humanity to turn its fate around and evolve to the next level of evolution. Of course this sounds a bit like a religious belief but as the way to this goal consists of scientific discoveries and algorithmic engineering I think it is not a religion but something worthy to belief in and especially use the precious time I have on this planet to work on it.