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7 Tech Questions to Polidea’s CEO That We Were Afraid to Ask

7 Tech Questions to Polidea’s CEO That We Were Afraid to Ask

…but did it anyway.

We sat down with our CEO Grzegorz and did a lightning round of tech questions we’ve always wanted the answers to. Here come Grzegorz opinions on blockchain, machine learning, AI, Twitter and more!

Grzegorz

CEO

I was always interested in how markets and global economy work. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are a great example of introducing economic concepts to the world of software engineering and new technology.

Wearable tech or forest bathing?

As a tech enthusiast, I’m all for wearables. I use my Garmin watch for measuring my running and cycling performance. I use Humon’s great device (the HEX) for improving my training, and I have my Apple Watch always with me to have my notifications and activity stats on hand.

Apple Watch, iPhone, and Bluetooth headphones next to a Macbook

Blockchain or machine learning?

Definitely blockchain. I was always interested in how markets and global economy work. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are a great example of introducing economic concepts to the world of software engineering and new technology. It’s truly amazing how these projects use the tokens for incentivizing the users to join and maintain the network. Also, governance models used by different projects are a great example of decentralization of the decision-making process and transferring the political concepts of decentralized democracy to a completely new ground.

FOMO or JOMO?

Would love to be in JOMO (joy of missing out), but unfortunately, I’m in constant FOMO (fear of missing out).

Switching between FOMO and JOMO

Facebook or Twitter?

None. Twitter is a mess, a place for flame wars and pointless discussions. You can find some good content there, but it requires effort, time, and a lot of scrolling.

Facebook wants you to be addicted and tries to grab as much of your attention as possible. It’s also a great manipulation machine (Cambridge Analytica case). For those reasons I try to avoid it as much as I can.

If I had to pick one social network, it would be Linkedin. You can find some valuable content there and you’re surrounded by like-minded people (as long as you’re putting some effort to curate your social circle).

Phone with Facebook app

Local or global?

Shape local community, do business globally. That’s, at least our, approach. We try to be an active member of the local IT community (organizing meetups or running the MCE conference), but almost all our projects and clients come from the US, UK or Germany.

Silicon Valley in California or Texas?

I’ve never been to Texas so can’t really tell. Seems like Austin is booming as a hub for startups and tech companies but I still believe in Silicon Valley though.

New Apple's headquarters

Will AI save us or will AI kill us?

It will definitely reshape the current job market making some jobs obsolete but also creating the new ones that we’re not aware of as of yet. The big question is what will be the ratio, and what impact it will have on our society. There are many new economic ideas being developed currently to be prepared for such event (Taxation of robots and data or Universal Basic Income for example). I’m far from being overly optimistic about AI, but I don’t think it will kill us (at least not in our lifetime).

The article was originally printed(!) in our first ever magazine. Learn all about our special passion project Polimag.

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