posted on May, 7 2016 @ 08:06 AM
Perhaps people in general have reached the zenith of their collective intelligence. They seem fully capable of functioning on an animalistic level,
ie. hunger, comfort and sexual appetite, but beyond that. the intelligence index falls into a couple of divisions. Higher learning, and those of
simple survival. Higher learning has been described as the ability to memorize facts and figures successfully. There are certainly instances of
individuals with a superior ability in this respect, and also in the simple survival crowd without sufficient social skills who fall through the
Simply focusing on a particular function be it art, science or humanity is no indicator of a superior consciousness or intelligence, rather a
preponderance of re-runs in their life experiences or a desire to be different and as a tool of attraction or indifference. The internet is no
indicator of intelligence either, as anyone can purchase or acquire one, much like we do with cars and vehicles of transportation, or clothing for
comfort. Some are content to live on a primal level or as hunter gatherers might have in early civilizations. Others desire the latest sparkles and
The latest generations have evolved socially into servitude and find their worlds not much more than their smartphones and apps, and with no critical
thinking required. Why learn beyond that required for social interaction ? A whole perspective can be lost in one or two generations.
These are my feelings and observations, and I'm sure there is a plentiful amount of room to expound on it. Some will have an entirely different
opinion and dismiss mine, but it usually becomes an exercise as a word smith.
You may see it differently, and well you should, because it is simply an individual opinion influenced by demographics, age, race, and moral
interpretations on my part. You also have introverts and extroverts to contend with, listeners and speakers. And the dubious ability of anonymity and
those emboldened by that ability. Technical intelligence has surpassed common sense in most cases, but of what value is it if one can not function in
a world without devices? They say an EMP burst would likely destroy most of our ability with regard to devices..... where would we be then ? Tales and
legends were used in the past to instruct simple truths, usually those aimed at survival. For the most part, they have been abandoned in favor of
technology. Technology may prove to be a misnomer.