# All of dqups1's Comments + Replies

Thank you! I think the way you explain the justification definitely makes sense. I was thrown off by the seemingly arbitrary choice of squaring GDP per Capita, but when you consider it as just a readily available proxy the choice is clearer given its simplicity of use.

I'm not a huge fan of books tbh, I find that it takes a lot of effort and wasted efficiency to shift through the noise, of which, books have a lot. I tend to prefer number 2 and then refer to 3 or 1 as is needed to advance 2. The hands on experience helps you retain and learn best in my humble opinion. Finally, I think the most important factor is your drive to do each of these. If I hit a roadblock on 2, I can try and power through in a suboptimal mindstate or take on 1 or 3 with reknewed enthusiasm. Therefore, I would prioritize 2 but use my time in...

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That part that you mentioned really hurt me while I was reading this book. I read somewhere that because he wasn’t exceptional he had no place in the new world aka galt’s gulch. Still, it struck a nerve. Toughest part for me to handle in the book right there

That's an interesting take. I would be curious how gravity fits in being the curvature of spacetime. I would also be curious as to why space can be moved about freely, but time is moving only forward and at the same time velocity.

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Gravity, as far as I can tell, affects our temporal velocity. Even though we aren't moving when we are on the ground, we would be moving at a certain spatial velocity if the ground wasn't preventing us. Think of it as potential spatial velocity. Stronger gravity, slower temporal velocity. Well our temporal velocity isn't constant and the spatial dimension has 3 plains. The temporal dimension only has one. As for why we only time in one direction, I assume it has it's origin in the Big Bang. There is no resistance to out forwards momentum and no way to change direction.

I just joined LW and this is my first comment. It all feels fairly intimidating as I've only skimmed AI to Zombies, but I like to think of myself as a fairly smart kid, though I may be in over my head here. Anyway, I just think this is a really cool idea. I've thought about this a lot in terms of a general unifying economic model. I tend to be a big picture thinker so I don't have as much to say about the technical stuff. I think in general such a combination of utilities and the consideration of these utilities should rely very heavily on p...