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Old 07-23-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...But I've got a computer in my pocket right now that has more processing power than a room-sized supercomputer from 20 years ago and am typing this message to a worldwide audience when 25 years ago I was just learning to peck on the keys of an actual typewriter in my high school class so I think we're generally moving up the intelligence scale on the whole...
How does that make you more intelligent? I once saw a sideshow act where a chicken pecked a sentence on a typewriter.
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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How does that make you more intelligent? I once saw a sideshow act where a chicken pecked a sentence on a typewriter.
I said WE, not me. Technology doesn't advance at that kind of pace because stupid people are playing around with the stuff in labs or finding out new ways to make use of technology in the field.
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Technology doesn't advance at that kind of pace because stupid people are playing around with the stuff in labs or finding out new ways to make use of technology in the field...
However, those developing the technology are in the minority, and those who make use of the technology rarely know anything about how it actually works.
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