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Watch out for humans pushed to the edge

May 2, 2012

I just read a piece in Wired Magazine on high school students having debates at 350 words per minute. And it came to my mind that in history of technology it’s a well known fact that when a technology is at its last stages, just before being widely replaced by a better and more versatile kind of technology, it usually gets developed with extreme features – a kind of final sprint.

Examples are the gas stove and the steam engine.

So I figured that humans being pushed to the edge – not just in elite sports but also in other maybe more intellectual areas – should be a possible sign of a better and more versatile technology arriving, replacing the biological brain.

So watch out for humans’ intelligence  being pushed to the edge. And tell me what you observe.


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