20VC: Why AI Will Lead to Thousands of Billionaires and Elon Musk’s, Will TikTok Be Banned and How Facebook Should Be Investing in AI & Why Startups Have Become Too Soft; We Need a Spiritual Reform with Amjad Masad, Founder & CEO @ Replit
Posted on 10th March 2023 by Harry
In Today’s Episode with Amjad Masad We Discuss:
1.) From Troublemaker Child in Iran to Silicon Valley Founder:
How did Amjad make his way into the world of tech and Silicon Valley having grown up as a misbehaving child in Iran?
In what ways did Amjad show early signs of exceptionalism? Why does he always look for this in people he is hiring for Replit?
What does Amjad know now that he wishes he had known when he started Replit?
2.) The Future: A New World with AI at the Centre:
Why does Amjad believe we will see thousands of billionaires created from the innovation in AI?
Why does Amjad believe AI will lead to 100 more Elon Musks?
If Amjad were CEO of Facebook, what would he do? Why and how do they have to invest in AI?
Will TikTok be banned in the US? How will this be resolved?
Why does Amjad believe that 300 people control the future of AI? Is that not concerning?
3.) The Future of Society, Employment and Wages:
Why does Amjad believe in 10 years, 1 engineer will be able to do what 100 do today?
What will happen to the real wages of engineers?
How does Amjad see the inclusion of universal basic income in the future?
Is Amjad concerned about societal and civil unrest with wealth disparity widening further?
4.) Building the Replit Army:
Why does Amjad believe that so many in tech have gotten too soft in the last few years?
Why does Amjad release a “Why You Should Not Join Replit” page and share it with all candidates?
How can a founder know if they have good company values or not?
Why does Amjad feel we need a spiritual reform in company building? Why are startups and religion the same?