Erik Wardell

What is your greatest fear?

Becoming a spiritually crushed corporate robot. 

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

I try not to deplore, but if I have to, I would say hatred or greed. Not sure which wins. 

Which living person do you most admire?

Sting. Sting would be a person who's a hero. The music he's created over the years, I don't really listen to it, but the fact that he's making it, I respect that. In all seriousness, I admire anyone and everyone with the courage to stand up for what's right.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Nothing really. My size thirteen feet are a little weird, but overall I'm perfectly content with my appearance. 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Being happy with who I am. 

What is your favorite occupation?

Social entrepreneur, or photographer, or both. 

What is your most marked characteristic?

My curiosity. I'm endlessly intrigued by the human experience and this beautifully complex world we live in.

What is your favorite greeting?


TJ Burke or Dexter Rutecki?

Can you have one without the other?

What does AI mean to you?

Hope. Hope for a better future for us and the world we are a part of.