Book summary: Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

Of lovelessness, the author said that the rich still accrue money well beyond what they can spend in several lifetimes because it gives them high status and thus love. Money, fame, and influence are tools to get love. Difference between sexual love and status love is that the latter has no sexual component, people just … Continue reading Book summary: Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

What is the three body problem in the “The Three-body Problem” novel?

This post contains spoiler! Liu Ci Xin’s The Three-Body Problem (Chinese: 三体) is a Chinese novel that won many book awards. The leader of the free world read it on his buzy schedule. It is the first novel of the trilogy, Remembrance of Earth’s Past (Chinese: 地球往事). I like this book because it incorporates many science … Continue reading What is the three body problem in the “The Three-body Problem” novel?

Exponential growth of technology – Three body problem novel

I have heard of the exponential growth of technology, whereby the technology advancement for the next 100 years, is not the same as the previous 100 years, but 20,000 years of progress in 100 years. I haven’t truly realized this potential until the novelist, Liu Cixin put it the following way in the novel. In … Continue reading Exponential growth of technology – Three body problem novel