The Purpose of Life is Usefulness | Igor Marinelli | TEDxInsper

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When Igor Marinelli was 13 years old, he got detention for hacking his entire school computer system. Since then, he has been driving his life with usefulness. Being useful is a mindset. And like with any mindset, it starts with a decision. One day he woke up and thought to himself: What am I doing for this world? The answer was nothing. And that same day he started coding for good. For you it can be painting, creating a product, helping elderly, or anything you feel like doing. Don’t take it too seriously. Don’t overthink it. Just DO something that’s useful. Anything. Then everything else starts straightening out. Igor Marinelli is a Computer Engineer dropout from the University of São Paulo and research scholar by the University of California in Data and Blockchain. Founder and Board Member of, an NGO that helps Brazilian children who need health treatments and Founder of , an A.I. and IoT startup focused on helping industries to enable operational efficiency. Igor Marinelli largou o Curso de Engenharia de Computação na Universidade de São Paulo em seu último ano para seguir seu sonho de abrir a Startup de dados e inteligência artificial, a Tractian. Fundador e membro do conselho da, uma ONG que ajuda crianças brasileiras que precisam de tratamentos de saúde em nosso país. — com Rafael Faleck Rejtman. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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