The Personal Shopping List

NOTE: There is almost no reason for me to buy any of the items below, if I’m honest. In a lot of ways, this is just a place for me to dump “wishes” for further sorting or contemplation, and to remind myself of the dangers of consumerism and crass materialism. That said, knowing my desires – including desires for “stuff” – can help me to focus on the things that actually matter. And as it turns out I’ve somehow acquired some of these already!

  • Computers
  • Macbook Pro ($3499) - NOTE: I keep getting these from work, so technically I could cross this one out.
  • iMac
  • High-resolution displays (3x)
  • Henge Dock ($260)
  • Gaming/sim machine ($4000)
    • Build with Dee
    • Water-cooled
    • Gaming mouse
  • Blue Mic's Nessie
  • Metal toolbox and tools
  • Iain Banks "The Hydrogen Sonata" (book)
  • A collection of watches
  • A KitchenAid
  • Gadgets
    • Narrative Clip (wearable camera)
    • Android phone
  • Muse personal ECG
  • Big Ticket Items

    Now let's consider a priority-ordered $55-million list — the things I would do if I won the Powerball overnight. It's a slightly different take than I'd originally had, so I'm going to split up the shopping list (things I may conceivably buy before I have $55,000,000) from the big ticket items...

    Philanthropic / Uncommon Generosity

    • Properties & investment accounts for family members
    • Trust-funds for kids (family & friends)
    • Computer-giving charity for schools

    Property & Investment

    1. Building our dream home on the Otway coast
    2. Buying a holiday/travel apartment in Paris
    3. Seed/runway for Hack Street
    4. Investing in other startups e.g. Featureflow

    Immortality insurance

    1. Investment in an anti-senescence startup
    2. A cryogenic-storage (and revival) policy

    Vehicles I'd like to own

    • A collection of cars
      • Toyota
        • Prado
          • Altitude or Kakadu
      • Maserati
      • Kit car
        • Replica porsche
      • Austin Healey sprite
    • A collection of motorcycles
      • BMW K-series tourer (K100LT) [icon name="check-circle-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
      • Ducati Sports Classic GT1000
      • A Deus-Ex Machina custom
      • Stark Industries electric custom
      • Harley-Davidson Fatboy
      • An AJS