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The paper, itself, is beautiful, even when I can't follow the math directly, my time having learned APL gives me the gist of the tranformation types he is doing...
He puts down the touchstones of: invent as little as possible, describe everything, give it a framework that derives from that, and then examine that simple framework to see what comes out of it. What you get is descriptive (granted the ability to do the math will limit it for a while, but I would not put this past an elegant coding solution for basic work), inclusive in covering all of physics, predictive via new particles that would exist if the framework is an accurate description, and falsifiable if something the framework does not cover is found.
It is fascinating the transformations that take place can so easily be moved into Feynman diagrams and then back into the overall description. It will be interesting to see if some of the artifacts of other theories that should come up are also described with this - magnetic monopoles being a major one. Those also point to a unidirectional time flow, due to their monopolarity regardless of time direction: you cannot get symmetrical movements of other particles through a monopole field if you change the time vector, they do not reverse. Perhaps we might also get an accurate description of time as a function of this four dimensional manifold (four mathematical dimensions, not physical ones).
Unless he has done something incredibly wrong, which I doubt as the mathematical transformations are all known and accepted even when abstruse, this will take a few years to hash out with the particle physics and astronomical communities as it should give good insights into the connectivity of both...
Trying to read his paper made me feel painfully beyond stupid, fungu the math......but, when I saw that colorful spirograph drawing of his, tying his unified theory together I thought - the Eye Of God. Massively cool shit.
Beyond his brilliance, I was struck by the way he lives....simply.