I am 41 years old, born, raised and living in the Netherlands.
I started ‘programming’ music when I was 15 years old.
I started programming software professionally when I was 19 years old.
When I was about 25 years old I got really interested in artificial life/intelligence.
About 2 years ago Youtube offered a video of Jeff Hawkins giving a lecture about 1000 brains theory.
As far as I know/understand 1000 brains theory is currently the best path toward AGI.