Preetam D'Souza

Preetam D'Souza

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About

Hey, I'm Preetam D'Souza. I'm on a lifelong quest to “go as far as one can go”. Along the way, I enjoy creating things, making music, strength training, and discussing interesting ideas with fellow adventurers.

I spend most of my time at Mirai Labs, an innovation lab and product design studio I started where I get to tinker around with cool tech. Our most well-known invention is Maru, a novel approach to personal computing that turns mobile devices into desktop PCs. If you'd like to work together to build something great, please get in touch.

Honestly, my ultimate ambition is simply to build a real-life gravity chamber so I can train like Goku. (For now, I'll settle for weightlifting.)

If you really want to know more, here are a few other notable things about me.

Musician. I am a classically-trained pianist and self-taught guitarist.

Strength junkie. I enjoy cross-training powerlifting, weightlifting, and gymnastics. You can find my best lifts on my training page.

Philosophy nerd. I enjoy discussing great ideas. My primary interests lie at the intersection of Western philosophy (Socrates, Nietzsche) and Eastern spirituality (Taoism, Zen), especially ideas like the Metaphysics of Quality as developed by Robert M. Pirsig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

My philosophy professor once told me that asking the right questions was more important than having the right answers. Here are some questions I am fascinated by:

  • How do you get out of your own way?
  • How do we come to grips with the fact and value divide?
  • What is consciousness?
  • What is intuition?
  • What are the limits of rationality?
  • We understand the power of paradigm shifts in science, but where do we find paradigm shifts of the mind?
  • How can we nurture creativity?
  • How can we improve the signal-to-noise ratio in the Internet-era?
  • What are the principles behind peak performance?
  • How can one put into practice the Judo principle "minimal effort, maximum efficiency" across various domains?

Anime-niac. I enjoy great anime. My favorites include:

  • Berserk
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Steins;Gate
  • Re:Zero
  • Gurenn Lagann
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Naruto
  • Bleach
  • Dragon Ball Z