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The minds of enhanced people
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(11-16-2016, 08:47 AM)selden Wrote: FWIW, the "Long Earth" series ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_E...8series%29 ) includes some descriptions of problems encountered when Homo Superior interacts with Homo Sapiens.

I've read most of the Long Earth books. I didn't really find the depiction of the Next (the Homo Superiors in question) as being terribly convincing. Also, it felt rather stereotypical in that the 'superior intellects' were described as being both arrogant and apparently completely lacking in any kind of human feelings.

Beyond this, as Rynn has pointed out the early Superiors were much less capable than those extant in Y11k. Likely one century's Superiors were the next century's nearbaselines.

It should also be noted that the various enhancements that OA Superiors developed over time are not all connected with general intelligence and it's not clear what was developed first. Specific talents or physical enhancements might have come first and increased intelligence might have come later.

My 2c worth,

Todd
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The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-11-2016, 01:43 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-11-2016, 01:50 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-11-2016, 01:59 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-11-2016, 02:39 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-11-2016, 05:26 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by stevebowers - 11-11-2016, 09:17 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Bear - 11-12-2016, 06:35 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-13-2016, 01:40 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by selden - 11-12-2016, 10:57 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-13-2016, 01:46 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-13-2016, 04:04 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-13-2016, 08:59 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-13-2016, 05:56 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-13-2016, 08:50 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-13-2016, 09:12 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-14-2016, 01:39 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Avengium - 11-14-2016, 09:48 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-14-2016, 09:52 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-15-2016, 12:39 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-15-2016, 01:01 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-15-2016, 01:18 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-16-2016, 06:14 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-15-2016, 10:34 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by selden - 11-16-2016, 08:47 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-16-2016, 01:00 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by stevebowers - 11-16-2016, 09:10 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Jordanes - 09-21-2019, 08:53 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 09-23-2019, 11:03 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Bear - 11-17-2016, 06:18 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Bear - 11-17-2016, 06:22 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-17-2016, 01:08 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Bear - 11-17-2016, 01:41 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-17-2016, 07:33 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by stevebowers - 09-24-2019, 08:44 PM

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