This isn’t to say nobody can ever win a Nobel Prize.
But winners will probably be people with access to new ground that hasn’t already been covered by other -seekers.
Eliezer did some digging, found that existing light boxes were still way less bright than the sun, and jury-rigged a much brighter version.
This brighter light box cured Brienne’s depression when the conventional treatment had failed.
If there’s no restaurant, we should feel the same confusion we feel when a bill has sat on the floor of Grand Central Station for a week.
Maybe the city government banned Thai restaurants for some reason? We can take this beyond money-making into any competitive or potentially-competitive field. There are thousands of research biologists who would like a Nobel Prize.
So for Google to remain underpriced when your uncle sees it, you have to assume everyone at every Wall Street hedge fund has just failed to notice this tremendous money-making opportunity – the same sort of implausible failure as a staying on the floor of Grand Central for a week.Brienne tried some of these and they didn’t work; her seasonal depression got so bad that she had to move to the Southern Hemisphere three months of every year just to stay functional.No doctor had any good ideas about what to do at this point.Entrepreneurs are pretty smart, so they would notice this money-making opportunity, raise some funds from equally-observant venture capitalists, make a better mass transit system, and get really rich off of all the tickets. So “US cities don’t have good mass transit” seems like the same kind of statement as “a bill has been on the floor of Grand Central Station for a week and nobody has picked it up.” Therefore, US cities have good mass transit, or at least the best mass transit that’s economically viable right now.
This proof of God’s omnibenevolence is followed by Eliezer’s observations that the world seems full of evil.As everyone tried to buy it, the price would go up until it was no longer underpriced.