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  1. IloveTHIS

    IloveTHIS Silver Belt

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    Someone has some kind of beautiful mind and becomes smarter than even Tesla?

    Before it was just the chance and probability genes and evolution but now we are breaking through with gene editing which will definitely make things interesting.

    Imagine if Tesla mated with the smartest woman on the planet during his time. The IQ gene would be off the chats.
     
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    Agent Mulder's Hair Banned Banned

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    long time since we're getting dumber as we go

    If Tesla had internet porn and youtube would he have become Tesla?
     
  3. ToxicShocker

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    Technology has advanced to the point where it takes groups of the best minds to make incremental progress.
     
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    Yes but his point still stands. You could genetically alter a group of offspring to be super geniuses, then you'd have a group of the best minds
     
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    Organic Damage Dancing on the ashes of the World

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    Does it really matter who has the highest IQ when social and political factors affect how much smart ideas can become reality to the extent they do?

    Tesla was a genius but he still got fucked over by Edison, who was arguably less smart but more savvy.
     
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    Legumes Shoe String Belt

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    He would have become an electrifying porn producer instead. Casting couch surrounded by Tesla coils.
     
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    Headkicktoleg Steel Belt

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    Well there was that Einstein fella
     
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    My name is Shawn

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    Te Huna Matata Red Belt

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    In-arguably. It's widely accepted that Edison stole most of his ideas and designs off of other scientists.
     
  10. Vergilius

    Vergilius Purple Belt

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    Genius is so rare that it isn't really a question of lineage. I read a book on intelligence once (Intelligence: a New Look by Hans Eysenck) and the researcher said that genius is so rare that it has never occured that a genius has had a child who is also a genius (by the criteria set up in the book anyway). Converesly, it has happened numerous times that a genius has appeared from a family of illiterate peasants with no prior history of intelligence.

    The odds of having a genius child is basically a bit like rolling 6 on a dice toss 10 times in a row or maybe even less.
     
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    JAEGERX Per Aspera Ad Astra Platinum Member

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    i dont really see anyone being smarter than Tesla, i actually believe the world and all of its individuals are becoming dumber, so its never gonna happen
     
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    Fuck bro, do you even know what a fleshlight is?
     
  13. thetruth2709

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    I dont know if a "smart" person would ever think working on gene editing is a way to improve humanity, as it might as well be a direction that takes us to self destruction, as its hapenning right now.

    I dont think a brilliant mind would think in the direction you or most people nowadays think to begin with. Brilliant minds would work on very different things than the self destruction of humanity that most unaware humans are working on right now
     
  14. Rygu

    Rygu Red Belt Platinum Member

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    There won't be another Tesla or Einstein. Those two didn't waste time on the internet, watching stupid TV shows or playing on cellphones.

    They dedicated their lives to their craft. 24/7. Who the fuck does that anymore with anything?
     
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    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    Not necessarily. It’s not like there’s a gene that controls your intelligence. Why would there be? What would be the evolutionary purpose of having a gene that could potentially make an organism less intelligent than others? It’s more likely that a series of genes controls how the synapses in your brain are constructed. And there’s no guarantee that the recipe for Tesla’s brain wouldn’t be totally different with a synapse built one way instead of another. Or a couple of synapses.
     
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