Not OP, but as a lurker i also want to make my first about my experience and how i find this place. Finding early that i have a talent about dreaming has changed my life a lot, i can do things like controling my dreams, being lucid as i wish, having multriple dreams per night and having prophetic one. One of my dreams that most impacted me was about of a robot that i created and in exchange helped me life a better life, it was beautiful, like living a entire life with it my waifu in a dream, soon i got the interest into robots and machines. Time passed and while browsing /sci/ on 4chan came within a link for this place to learn about coding. Then the reaction in me was immediately, i know that i needed to innovate and create a robowaifu (preferably before globohomo), it is very strong dutiful feeling with me, like "if i dont do it, they will used for evil". Nowadays i learning gene editing to find how CRISPR can help us, but i know that this will not be the only innovation needed to created perfect human-looking AI, but i still young, just made 18, so there is a lot of thing in the road ahead.