September 17th, 2019


Brain Renovation

If someone could wave a magic wand and change your IQ, would you opt for higher, lower, or to stay exactly as you are?

Assume that the change is permanent and thus the consequences or benefits, as the case may be, also are. Choose carefully!

I can comprehend the "ignorance is bliss" argument. Especially in a Universe composed of 75% dark energy, it can be nice sometimes to be numb. At the same time I can also see a myriad of benefits and detriments of having an extremely high IQ. I personally don't know if I would choose to raise, lower, or maintain mine at a comfortable and familiar 135. But I've always thought it was a good question for reflection.

HOW the world changes in accordance with level of intelligence.

ETA a Sidenote: I highly recommend to everyone, on this topic, an excellent fiction book called Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.