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... (read more)
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.
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... (read more)