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Comment author: xumx 27 December 2011 12:24:33PM 8 points [-]

I'm 22, Male, an undergraduate at Singapore Management University studying information systems. Interest in AI.

I want to live a "good" life, but different people/culture uses different value systems to view life... some focus on the 'Ending', some focus on the 'Journey', some sees no value at all... Therefore, I'm looking for a way to objectively measure the value of a person's life. (not sure if that is even possible)

Found LW while reading up on Singularity. Would love to make some LW friends. feel free to add me on facebook~ http://fb.me/mengxiang

Comment author: cousin_it 27 December 2011 01:25:09PM *  6 points [-]

some focus on the 'Ending', some focus on the 'Journey', some sees no value at all... Therefore, I'm looking for a way to objectively measure the value of a person's life. (not sure if that is even possible)

Try watching Daniel Kahneman's TED talk The riddle of experience vs memory, it's nice and seems relevant to your question.

Comment author: Dojan 27 December 2011 05:23:08PM 2 points [-]
Comment author: agravier 04 January 2012 11:59:23PM *  0 points [-]

Hi Xumx. Nice to meet a fellow resident of Singapore on LW. Yours is an interesting question, and another relevant TED talk, besides those mentioned by cousin_it and Dojan, is that of Alain de Botton ( youtube or ted.com ).

Cheers