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Old 08-02-2018, 10:37 AM
Baron
 
Post How to biohack your intelligence

Long read, you'll probably despise the guy who writes it (he is quite likely a psychopath) but it's fucking interesting & contains a fairly decent amount of advice.

Pinch of salt & all that, but lots to discuss.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 11:12 AM
Sapien
 
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Looks interesting, will read. V tempted to try modafinil tbh
 
Old 08-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Cream
 
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Let‘s start with a silly story:
Imagine there is only one way to make money in the world: running marathons. All of us are running them, every day.
Imagine further, that all the marathons of the world are rapidly uniting into one, the share of money going to winners is increasing, and the lifespan over which winners can compete is also increasing. These trends are expected to continue.
Over the last 30 years, a bunch of expensive new doping drugs and technologies appeared that are undetectable, healthy, and give a big advantage at running.
Moreover in the next 30 years a lot more such drugs will appear. They will be expensive. Only those of us who are already winning will be able to afford them.
We are starting to see some of us talk about how much better we run with all these drugs.
50 years from now this world will very clearly be owned by people who dope their runnings skills today.

How is this relevant to enhancing our intelligence?
The above is exactly what the world looks like today. We just need to replace “marathon running” with “intelligence.”
Or intelligence with capital, you fucking dingbat.

If I've read his barmy analogy correctly, this article is directed towards the .01% of wealthy people who are looking to cement their position going forward.

So don't bother reading it.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 11:35 AM
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Read half of it, screams 'utter cunt' at the top of it's lungs tbh.

Just the latest leg of the race in the survival of the fittest mindset.

He and all his peers should be killed for the good of the World.

Facially recognition AI ffs
 
Old 08-02-2018, 11:40 AM
Sandman
 
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Originally Posted by Cream
Or intelligence with capital, you f***ing dingbat.

If I've read his barmy analogy correctly, this article is directed towards the .01% of wealthy people who are looking to cement their position going forward.

So don't bother reading it.
You have, he's a fucking cretin. Amazing how many divs lap this shite up, overlooking the simple fact, that they will be one of the “Basic humans"(serfs).
 
Old 08-02-2018, 12:02 PM
Mr_Ed
 
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Originally Posted by dunk
Read half of it, screams 'utter cunt' at the top of it's lungs tbh.

Just the latest leg of the race in the survival of the fittest mindset.

He and all his peers should be killed for the good of the World.

Facially recognition AI ffs
So people who are driven and want to survive should be criticised? Genes have been doing that for millions of years to make you who you are... albeit without being tainted by the human brain.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 12:07 PM
Baron
 
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Originally Posted by dunk
Read half of it, screams 'utter cunt' at the top of it's lungs tbh.

Just the latest leg of the race in the survival of the fittest mindset.

He and all his peers should be killed for the good of the World.

Facially recognition AI ffs
Alright there Ted Kaczynski, calm down.

The article is clearly written by a fucking lunatic, but the idea that people are using chemicals or techniques (mindfulness / meditation as well as turning off notifications on your phone & removing yourself from Social Media etc) are all very prevalent & pertinent arguments for the masses.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 12:08 PM
dunk
 
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So people who are driven and want to survive should be criticised? Genes have been doing that for millions of years to make you who you are... albeit without being tainted by the human brain.
People who are just after furthering themselves at the expense of everyone else can fuck off tbh.

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Originally Posted by Baron
Alright there Ted Kaczynski, calm down.

The article is clearly written by a fucking lunatic, but the idea that people are using chemicals or techniques (mindfulness / meditation as well as turning off notifications on your phone & removing yourself from Social Media etc) are all very prevalent & pertinent arguments for the masses.
There are some fair points there no question.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 12:11 PM
Sapien
 
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Originally Posted by dunk
People who are just after furthering themselves at the expense of everyone else can fuck off tbh.

There are some fair points there no question.
Ludicrous statement if not tongue in cheek
 
Old 08-02-2018, 12:15 PM
Lazlo Panaflex
 
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what's dunk's beef with people trying to improve themselves?
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