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Sunday, January 1, 2012


Is this the end of the World?


Great-grandpa Abraham Castro told  Grandma Tayde Castro Uriza, that we die but the world continues.

I believe so.

Is this the end of the road for intelligence?

Maybe, read on a new article by Hills et al., [link].

"In the mid-20th century, Paul Erdös, arguably the most prolific mathematician of all time, with close to 1,500 publications, kept himself fortified with daily doses of “ten to twenty milligrams of Benzedrine or Ritalin, strong espresso, and caffeine tablets” (Hoffman, 1998). In his day, Paul Erdös was likely to be an exception; today, the reliance on pharmaceutical enhancement has become commonplace, with reports showing usage of cognitive enhancers as high as 1 in 5 people (see Greely et al., 2008)."

Taken From Professor Hills' website [link].

Humans are in a sweet spot in evolution, any more intelligent, and we will end up like Grisha Perelman, and Paul Erdős. Unable to take care of ourselves without the help of our mothers, and unable to get wives.

The only way forward may be Leibniz way, finding even shorter and shorter programs to store and increase our knowledge.

Is this possible?

I do not know.

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