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Just two examples of what I'm talking about. They were polymaths, geniuses , there is no doubt about it. They also had something we don't see too often, holistic thinking. Most people tend to specialize in only one field of study. In case you're wondering:



If the world was filled with people like this, we would have a perfect utopia. However this has been tried and can lead to dark places. The goal of the transhumanists is to transcend the limits of the human condition, and that might and should include advancements in science towards immortality. From there , anything is possible.

What is your take on the points presented? Are you an all-rounder, a polymath, a transhumanist, daresay, a dreamer?
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Transhumanism is both a interesting and scary concept. When these "upgrades" become widely available there will be prejudice against those who don't get them and vice versa.
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omg... dues ex human revolution, these people are trying to make it real. PLEASE DON´T!
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Just two examples of what I'm talking about. They were polymaths, geniuses , there is no doubt about it. They also had something we don't see too often, holistic thinking. Most people tend to specialize in only one field of study. In case you're wondering:



If the world was filled with people like this, we would have a perfect utopia. However this has been tried and can lead to dark places. The goal of the transhumanists is to transcend the limits of the human condition, and that might and should include advancements in science towards immortality. From there , anything is possible.

What is your take on the points presented? Are you an all-rounder, a polymath, a transhumanist, daresay, a dreamer?


Do you realize that people don't reproduce because they have good genes or aspects to pass on? people just reproduce for the sake of it, which is stupid and sick but that's how the world is, I hate the way things are and that's why I've chosen to die out. Don't get me wrong I have great things I could pass on, ex: I can draw very well, play the violin and speak four languages but I choose to with hold these things.
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proxydata wrote:


thegreywitch wrote:


Just two examples of what I'm talking about. They were polymaths, geniuses , there is no doubt about it. They also had something we don't see too often, holistic thinking. Most people tend to specialize in only one field of study. In case you're wondering:



If the world was filled with people like this, we would have a perfect utopia. However this has been tried and can lead to dark places. The goal of the transhumanists is to transcend the limits of the human condition, and that might and should include advancements in science towards immortality. From there , anything is possible.

What is your take on the points presented? Are you an all-rounder, a polymath, a transhumanist, daresay, a dreamer?


Do you realize that people don't reproduce because they have good genes or aspects to pass on? people just reproduce for the sake of it, which is stupid and sick but that's how the world is, I hate the way things are and that's why I've chosen to die out. Don't get me wrong I have great things I could pass on, ex: I can draw very well, play the violin and speak four languages but I choose to with hold these things.


Willingly not reproducing when you have something to contribute is one of the major aspects of the problem we are currently experiencing.

I myself am a "jack of all trades, master of none" type. Problem is, I think ahead and so have avoided having offspring due to an inability to support them.

In conclusion, only the foolish will be around to partake of the fruits of useful peoples labors.
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WalkingCorpse wrote:


proxydata wrote:




Willingly not reproducing when you have something to contribute is one of the major aspects of the problem we are currently experiencing.

I myself am a "jack of all trades, master of none" type. Problem is, I think ahead and so have avoided having offspring due to an inability to support them.

In conclusion, only the foolish will be around to partake of the fruits of useful peoples labors.


You are smart to wait till u can support children but many people don't and that is stupid too. I understand that talented and gifted people should pass on their genes but in practice I also understand why many talent people would choose to not. It's just not worth it, I rather die playing my beautiful music producing beautiful art than to pass it on physically in to a world I don't approve.
Posted 12/10/15
I'd be gad if there were more projects like the Suzuki Violin Talent Education Programme. Excellence really need not be the preserve of the few.
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There will be more people like them.

Someone will be reincarnated into them.
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thegreywitch wrote:


Just two examples of what I'm talking about. They were polymaths, geniuses , there is no doubt about it. They also had something we don't see too often, holistic thinking. Most people tend to specialize in only one field of study. In case you're wondering:



If the world was filled with people like this, we would have a perfect utopia. However this has been tried and can lead to dark places. The goal of the transhumanists is to transcend the limits of the human condition, and that might and should include advancements in science towards immortality. From there , anything is possible.

What is your take on the points presented? Are you an all-rounder, a polymath, a transhumanist, daresay, a dreamer?


Gundam Seed. Coordinators and Naturals.

That's where this is headed.
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I would not say we will have a perfect utopia because people tend to want to be better than one other. Now we do need more people like but in today society people want to be rich and famous. Rather than being remember in doing/inventing something great
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Personally, I feel we're well on our way to what the movie, Idiotcracy portrayed.

And if you feel that a society of super smart people would be a utopia, you've never met a savant. They're usually gifted in one area but very socially awkward. I used to tutor one while in college.
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thegreywitch wrote:
What is your take on the points presented? Are you an all-rounder, a polymath, a transhumanist, daresay, a dreamer?


Your header keeps making me think of National Public Radio, and any given show on that network is easier for me to make sense out of than your last three posts.
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There are still polymaths, and I believe there always will be, as they play an important role in bridging various disciplines. However, as we advance further and further in the sciences they seem to be fading further into the background as they are often no longer the leader in any field of study, let alone several.

Hundreds of years ago it was quite possible for an exceptionally gifted individual (like Leonardo) to become a master of several disciplines but, as we've reached higher and higher, it's become increasingly difficult to master even one. A finite amount of time and exponentially increasing amount of material to learn are becoming increasingly limiting factors.

This can be countered to some extent by only glazing over the fundamentals and focusing on more advanced concepts. To use myself as an example, unlike my parents and grandparents, I haven't really memorized the times tables and have moderate difficulty doing complicated multiplication or division without a calculator. On the other hand, I took four years of math and physics in college, so I would argue that I'm actually more knowledgeable on the subject than they were. After all, any idiot can use a calculator and they're rather ubiquitous.

I apologize, this is proving rather garrulous.. What I'm ultimately attempting to say is that jacks-of-all-trades and specialists both play important roles in human advancement, and no society with one at the expense of the other would be ideal, even if they were all as intelligent as Benjamin Franklin.
As for my take on the points presented.. I'm a little drunk.
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