"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of being right."
— Thomas Paine
Telos was singlehandedly founded and designed from the ground up by Felix Meritis. Foremost, Felix is a curious autodidact who reads hundreds of books about startups, psychology, design, habits, economics, and much more — curiosity is his compass. The volume and velocity of modern-day life are unprecedented. Although reading for hours nowadays conflicts with most people's agendas, it is exactly this habit that Felix regards as one of the most fulfilling activities of his life.
As Felix understood more about the theories of how individuals thrive and become happier, fulfilled, and more productive, it also became evident that the technologies we use today are not on our team, but somebody else's. Inadvertently they comprise the story of our lives.
Technology that is adversarial is technology that has no place in our life. As Thomas Pain wrote: "a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of being right." Yet, this delusion will always inevitably evaporate. Telos was built on the idea that when people tap into their innate desire to live, love, learn, and leave a legacy, they are capable of incredible things. That people deserve tools that are on their team. Tools that help focus and think, rather than distract and diminish.