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Old 01-28-2017, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by DuckOfMs View Post
We'll, eventually, learn how to manufacture intelligence.

Be it through genetic engineering of human intelligence, creating hybrid brains, or computer intelligence.

There are a lot of ethical decisions related to this. How do we survive this intelligence is not the least of those decisions.

Originally Posted by The Dark Enlightenment View Post
We will soon have the technology to produce thousands of embryos from the cells of anyone wanting to have a baby, from which the one with the best genetic profile for IQ or other traits could be selected. This process could become so routine and automated that, within a generation or two, it is rare in wealthy countries for a baby to be born who is not "gifted". Gattaca is coming.

I think at the end of the day artificial intelligence will rule the day.

Maybe in the interim there will be cloning.....starting with cloning new part for humans as a normal part of putting off the effects of aging and bad lifestyle choices. Then move on whole people.

We will see.

But like 99% percent of all life that has ever lived on this planet....human beings will almost assuredly go extinct one way or the other. So I'm just not going to worry about current trends too much.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:22 AM
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Is the world becoming less intelligent?

Yes, if brain dead SJWs get their way.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:25 AM
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no but maybe less competitive and motivated
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by tinytrump View Post
Just curious if you are a science denier in regards to the genetic impact on IQ?
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by sanspeur View Post
You do realize that we are not arguing about facts but guesses, right? Do you have a crystal ball?
I do, in fact, have a crystal ball.

But, I didn't even know that we were arguing.

The truth is, we don't know if people are getting more or less intelligent despite the OP's assertion and the link that you posted.

What we do know, is it is highly likely that we will develop some type of super human intelligence in the future and that super human intelligence is likely to be as bad for us as we have been to our less intelligent planet mates.
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