Weird scale to quantify startup ambition 🎯🎯

Himanshu Dixit
Jan 31 · 2 min read
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I was going through an old hacker news thread and came across a very interesting way to define an ambition, on a scale of 1–10.

The scale goes like this:-

1) We’re going to build the next Facebook!

2) We’re going to found the next Apple!

3) Our product will create sweeping political change! This will produce a major economic revolution in at least one country! (Seasteading would be change on this level if it worked; creating a new country successfully is around the same level of change as this.)

4) Our product is the next nuclear weapon. You wouldn’t want that in the wrong hands, would you?

5) This is going to be the equivalent of the invention of electricity if it works out.

6) We’re going to make an IQ-enhancing drug and produce basic change in the human condition.

7) We’re going to build serious Drexler-class molecular nanotechnology.

8) We’re going to upload a human brain into a computer.

9) We’re going to build a recursively self-improving Artificial Intelligence.

10) We think we’ve figured out how to hack into the computer our universe is running on.

Most of the startup’s ambition lies between 1–4, although a weird metric to quantify it.

Link to original thread :- https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4510702

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