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Entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author and Founder of Play Labs at MIT Rizwan Virk (US) is not only a household name around Hacker Noon's parts for his awesome thinking around the future of technology, startups, and the simulation hypothesis, and for his related contributions to a wide range of top tech tag categories on Hacker Noon, which have earned Rizwan not one but four 2020 Noonies award nominations.
Thank you to our 2020 Noonies partners: Sustany Capital, .TECH Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, and Beyondskills! The Noonies are Hacker Noon’s way of getting to know — from a community perspective — what matters in tech today. So, we asked our Noonie Nominees to tell us. Here’s what Rizwan had to share.
I am a successful entrepreneur, startup investor, bestselling author, video game pioneer and indie film producer. I co-created Tap Fish, one of the top games in the Apple App Store in the early years, which we sold to a public Japanese company. Since then, I've invested in a bunch of startups including Discord, Tapjoy, Telltale games and many others.
My most recent books are The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics Agree We Are In a Video Game, which got international attention, and Startup Myths & Models: What You Won't Learn In Business School, which was published by Columbia University Press.
Follow your own path rather than the paths laid out by others.
Their path to success isn't necessarily your path to success.
Not too much - though I used to write in coffee shops and can't wait to get back to that!
We live inside a virtual reality.
More blockchains, quantum computing algorithms.
Robotics and quantum computers.
With gratitude to Hacker Noon's 2020 Noonies Partners: Sustany Capital, .TECH Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, and Beyondskills!