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The minds of enhanced people
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(11-15-2016, 01:18 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Beyond that, the common SF trope that superior intelligences must find less capable minds incredibly boring or unrelatable seems to ignore the possibility that a superior intelligence could also possess superior empathy, as well as superior patience.

Caught this point whilst re-reading and think it's extremely good to keep in mind. There's a tendency in SF and real life that when imagining an extraordinarily intelligent person to crank up the dial on one aspect of human behaviour and leave the rest alone, or even reduce them. The classic falsely of "natural" intelligence being inversely proportional to "social" intelligence for example.

Whilst it's true a superior in the current era would find baselines slow and predictable (sus have a better theory of mind after all) they could still enjoy friendships based on common interests and if anything superiors would find it easier to deal with someone much slower than them than baselines! Talking to a baseline isn't likely to take up a majority of their concentration after all and they would be getting a far richer and more nuanced experience by being able to perceive so many more facets of the interaction.
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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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