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Re: OT: Where? and What?

From: Cimode <cimode_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 17 Feb 2007 07:21:31 -0800
Message-ID: <1171725691.178122.219200@p10g2000cwp.googlegroups.com>


On 16 fév, 21:38, "Vadim Tropashko" <vadimtro_inva..._at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Feb 16, 2:46 am, "Cimode" <cim..._at_hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Confirms America is doomed.
>
> Once we are off topic of the offtopic thread, I recently watched
> "Idiocracy" (by Mike Judge). The theme is somewhat close to me as the
> publisher pressured to dumb down the book to make it more accessible.
>
> But here is a proposition: the "Idiocracy" future have no chance to
> happen (and concequently eugenics ideas are irrelevant). Why? Because
> soon enough you'll be able to purchase good genes on the market! And
> who would wan't to get not the best available genes to their children?
>
> As it is likely to happen first in America (where else), then you'll
> suddenly find that the US average IQ start pulling ahead of the rest
> of the world. What an irony.

<<And who would wan't to get not the best available genes to their children? >>
For selling the best genes on the market, research would require them to be decoded before being proved as really effective and sold...Which implies that serious research to find *gene of intelligence* would be required to put any effective product on the market. Now , remember the monkeys's scene in Idiocracy:

Best brains had so much pressure from a dumbed down public their main effort on searching a way for making the monkey have a longer erection....Somehow, I doubt that dumber people will demand to get smarter AND if some pseudo intelligence genes are sold on the market they are likely to be either fake or provoke side effects . I find it reasonnable to assume that people will simply demand research for finding instant gratification discoveries..The dumbing down process is a one way ticket... Received on Sat Feb 17 2007 - 09:21:31 CST

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