What do I do as a software architect?

"I am the Architect. I created the matrix. I’ve been waiting for you." -- The Architect

I present my view on what an architect does or should do? And what are the important things to keep in mind in my opinion? 

Topics: Introduction. Making decisions using trade-offs. Research and evaluate technology and tools. Create proof-of-concept of big picture. Systematically divide the goal into smaller solvable problems. Create knowledge base and training for others. Continuous monitoring and improvement of the system. Identify and address disruptive technologies. Conclusions.