Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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sunson's Life List

  1. 1. learn music
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    91 people
  2. 2. play jazz guitar
    21 people
  3. 3. read all of asimov's books
    3 people
  4. 4. Go to Mars
    141 people
  5. 5. speak japanese
    296 people
  6. 6. learn sound engineering
    7 people
  7. 7. Run a Carnatic Music Sabha
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    1 person
  8. 8. perform on stage
    88 people
  9. 9. race a car
    51 people
  10. 10. attend the burning man festival
    274 people
  11. 11. meet hippies
    2 people
  12. 12. Love someone for all that they are
    3 people
  13. 13. learn hindustani
    1 person
  14. 14. die painlessly
    155 people
  15. 15. fly a space ship to another galaxy
    7 people
  16. 16. experience Nibbana
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    1 person
  17. 17. learn to play the mandolin
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    271 people
  18. 18. garden
    330 people
  19. 19. meet a robot
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    3 people
  20. 20. produce my own food
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To live instead of exist
Exist: To experience this flesh and blood body

Run a Carnatic Music Sabha
The current-day pathetic Sabhas

The Sabhas of today are pathetic (barring a few) in terms of giving a ‘quality concert experience’.

The plan is to run a Carnatic sabha that does the following well:

1. Have an own hall for the sabha that has excellent acoustics.
2. Hire a professional sound engineer (or be the sound engineer, after doing a course on sound engineering :) )
3. Book top notch artists.
4. Have schemes to encourage budding talents.
5. and please… the mixing console should be at the rear end of the hall. Not close to the artists!
6. Ban mobile phones, pagers and babies in the hall.
7. One top notch canteen to keep up with the Concert tradition :)

meet a robot
Meeting a Robot

Consciousness is a ‘barely’ defined thing. Can a robot have a ‘consciousness’ comparable to us? (or even to, say, a slightly lower form Mammal). Just because I don’t “feel” the “code” thats running beneath my skull doesn’t mean I’m not a robot. Humans are chemical robots. Like how, to a computer, inputs alter its ‘state’, chemical inputs have shown that our ‘state’ can be altered.

I would really like to talk to a robot. It would be like talking to yet another species, probably the one that is going to ‘obsolete’ us humans and represent Intelligence in alien lands.


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