Are the brightest minds working on the most important problems? Probably not.
This is one of my big problems with the tech community. Many very smart people are devoting all of their energy to selling us ads and more stuff in new ways. Meanwhile, there are these huge issues that, if solved, would lead to a much happier world.
I wish health/healthcare/happiness were sexier. I wish the $2.5 trillion healthcare market was attractive enough to get all of these really insanely smart people working in advertising to actually devote their tech expertise and talent toward fixing healthcare or inventing ingenious ways to clean water.
I just wish the real issues of the world were sexier…