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