I mean it's just so easy, but let's try to be at least a little critical here.
Location, location, location! Sure, you can get some high IQ people just about anywhere, heck there's a couple of at least decently educated people
that show up in the video, but you're more likely to find not so bright extraverts out at the beach in Cali, and the smarter folk are elsewhere busy,
actually doing constructive things.
Second, half the people out there have a double digit IQ. Was there ever a time in history where the majority were well educated?
If you're not a millennial, think back to when you were in school. I'm assuming you're at least average intellect here. Was it all that much
different? I recall most kids being slow, not retaining information well, not thinking all too well, and basically being clueless.
I mean it's really easy to pick on this new generation, but it's not quite as easy to see what they have down that many of the older folk will never
Now, I do think in general the public education system has been dumbed down, but I also don't look to that institution to gauge the general intellect
of the populace. I think, with the vast sea of information around us, that many are disconnecting, choosing only that which they find most appealing
and entertaining, but at the same time there's a lot of bright individuals with so much knowledge at their fingertips, that they are likely more
intelligent than prior generations. They have so many concepts, and understandings available to them to make connections which would have been more
difficult in prior times.
In short: look through this video a bit, gain some context, and please realize you can edit/shape information to fit whatever message you like. We
have no clue how many people he actually asked that day, and what percentage were clueless, but we do know he tried really hard to make it seem
genuine by adding in a couple of people who got the joke.
edit on 15-8-2016 by pl3bscheese because: (no reason given)