I've been thinking a little bit about my goals for the future and that, just maybe, having a goal is a good idea. Ok so let's say for the sake of argument that it is and that it won't hurt me to have one anyway. So what do I want to do?
I've already said that I would like to go back and further my studies in general psychology and cognitive science. I'm also interested in AI and Genetic Programming. I think there is a good ten years worth of time spent there already.
But I think what I would like to go further than just studying and playing with new ideas and create an institute to do research in these areas. That is, the wealth that I create independently I would use to build a research organisation to work at the intersections of psychology, ai, and genetic programming.
I'm not sure what the history of such organisations are and how they ensure their long term future, I guess that's my next step in thinking this through.
But anyway, this is me starting to think of the future.