Innovation, Intensity, and Tenacity aimed at intelligence augmentation, giving people superpowers, and spacecraft. Technology should make the world more magical. I have deep expertise in AR, VR, and AI (although I realize that is a very hype-y term) and have problems staying in boxes.
Benjamin Reinhardt, CEO of PARPA, wants researchers to think about building systems of nanotechnology rather than just isolated components. Most molecular machines are still just simple tools, so how can we combine them together? Proposals for these complex machines are uncommon, and the likely bottleneck is that it is extremely hard to design multi-component systems. Improving engineering designs could bridge the gap between where we are and where we want to be.