"1984"...the book was off by 37 years but "Idiocracy"? happening now!

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"In a comprehensive study of the Flynn Effect, Jakob Pietschnig and Martin Voracek looked at 271 independent samples comprising 3,987,892 participants covering a time span of 105 years (1909–2013).1

They find strong evidence to support the claim that IQ has been increasing substantially over time.2 The paper discusses several explanations for the observed increases, namely education, exposure to technology and nutrition. For the definitions of the different IQ measures presented in the chart click here."

While Idiocracy is both cleaver and intuitively plausible it turns out that in the real world biology is more robust and Idiocracy is a false hypothesis. People are not only getting smarter, the change is both measurable and rather large.
Yes, and wait until crispr kicks in.
 

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the change is both measurable and rather large.
You couldn't prove that watching society- this is, and always has been, a monkey see monkey do world- emulating leader monkeys may be considered smart, depending on the definition used, but exercising that smart doesn't equate to smart choices in choosing leader monkeys- our leader monkeys are smart, in a way considered smart today, but they're also very, very deceitful and two faced liars, in fact, for the most part they're crooks (The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie) - so, can smart people not recognize that? Or does that mean all smart people are deceitful and two faced? By today's definition of smart, I ain't (smart people are monetarily wealthy by today's definition), but I am very observant- an anomaly apparently- and I can see it- having a grasp on the obvious is what? Dumb? Not smart?

I'll grant that every generation becomes more sophisticated- that ain't the same as smart- every generation has access to more information- that doesn't make them smart- it makes them more sophisticated by introducing them to newer at a younger age-

I read 1984 when I was in the 9th grade, the first time (early 1960's)- I had to re-do it, (the 9th grade), because I didn't go enough to pass to the 10th grade- I joined the Navy at 17 and got my GED- made better scores, so was told, than many juniors who took it- with just an incomplete 9th grade formal education- but, you know what? I CAN and do read and have an obvious grasp on English comprehension, which is sorely lacking by many, if not most, i.e., experts making ignorant claims about smart- but, they are "smart" because they're being paid to produce worthless knowledge- they likely couldn't recognize truth if tattooed on their forehead, but, knowledge does evolve, so there is hope for their brand of ignorance-

When I read 1984, IMS, I thought, WOW! neat story- but, not being "smart", I didn't know what was already happening- I lived in a small town in west Texas, so my observations were quite limited- but, being student of History, I can see quite clearly, that what we are and have been living, is due to allegedly smart monkeys being weak, allowing corruption (and perhaps fear for their lives) to expose their ignorant fucking lies- smartly presented, of course-
 

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Idiocracy is a 2006 American science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and co-written by Judge and Etan Cohen.
it follows an American soldier who takes part in a classified hibernation experiment, only to be accidentally frozen for too long and awaken 500 years later in a dystopian world where dysgenics and commercialism have run rampant, mankind has embraced anti-intellectualism, and society is devoid of such traits as intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, justice, and human rights

Watch and understand how "Idiocracy" is closer to reality today. Example:


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Hear tell the American who contributed to the invention of television came to regret it, and would not allow his kids to watch it.

I have the feeling that whoever was responsible for the Internet being available to us ordinary people (not just the military) may have come to regret it, too. Maybe that's why Big Tech is stepping up censorship.
 

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