If I understand this correctly, I think the optimization is centered around the degree to which our world is rendered knowable. More broadly, the degree to which the universe becomes ordered, the degree of informational density in matter that is achieved. That is, how the human brain is (from what little I gather) the of the densest complexity of any known matter. And eventually our circuit-boards/processors will be even denser.a lot of what you're saying has already happened obviously. the utopian, Californian aspect, the one the rest of us have trouble with, is this idea of optimisation I think.
Yeah, that's what I mean...that the individual has something about their situation that only they know and that means they must be at the centre of decisions that have a bearing on their future.I mean, sure, obviously I'm the person best placed to describe what my heart subjectively feels like if I start to present with an arhythmia.
Don't worry I'm not claiming to be offended, but I think I just missed the message here. Does it seem like I'm... downplaying the difficulty of it? I mean, I can totally see how the tone you describe can be annoying, and I can certainly work on that. I try to exercise, and convey, a sense of self-doubt, in the effort of minimizing self-importance, but maybe its contrived sometimes?There's that, plus the starting threads with a 5,000 word essay like "this just occurred to me in the shower this morning..."
(Again, not a criticism.)
Oh no, not at all! I mean it's great to see someone putting real effort into getting interesting conversations going. I applaud you for it.Don't worry I'm not claiming to be offended, but I think I just missed the message here. Does it seem like I'm... downplaying the difficulty of it? I mean, I can totally see how the tone you describe can be annoying, and I can certainly work on that.
Some psychologist wrote back to me: “IQ selects for pattern recognition, essential for functioning in modern society”. No. Not seeing patterns except when they are significant is a virtue in real life.
Not statistically savvy enough to contend with most of the data in that article, but from what little I came away with, it seems to make some strong points.The Flynn effect should warn us not just that IQ is somewhat environment dependent, but that it is at least partly
This is actually a fascinating article, but - and I'm going to be a total dick, here - if you're writing about intelligence, especially, it's worth having someone proofread it before it gets published. That way you don't end up writing about people withHave a go at this on IQ. https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39
“vey low IQ”