Idiocracy: The Great Dumbing Down

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Idiocracy: The Great Dumbing Down

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Post by Raph » Wed 2 May 2018 14:25

The scientific premise of Idiocracy is based on Hebert Spencer.

Today's consensus is more on the side that intelligence is so modular (literacy, calculus, logic, understanding are different kind of mental processes) than we can't qualify it as an "inheritated characteristic". Nevertheless, the social environment does matter a lot for the developement of intelligence. So, in a society where we perceive 2000 ads a day, all trying to take you by your most low-level instincts (Bernard Stiegler would write than advertisers take you by your pulsions, not by desires, since desires require sublimation), in such a society intelligence as a whole is very difficult to grow. Stephen J. Gould's "La Mal-Mesure de l'Homme" is a recommended reading (basically a story of IQ tests since Alfred Binet).

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Post by Headshot » Wed 2 May 2018 15:41

raphael.badawi wrote: Wed 2 May 2018 14:25 So, in a society where we perceive 2000 ads a day, all trying to take you by your most low-level instincts (Bernard Stiegler would write than advertisers take you by your pulsions, not by desires, since desires require sublimation), in such a society intelligence as a whole is very difficult to grow.
Very interesting.

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