Re: Intelligence increase (dynamic ontology)

Dan Fabulich (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 23:03:52 -0800

Lyle Burkhead wrote:

> Since extropians are less concerned with making progress in science
> than with increasing their own intelligence, we can express this
> in a more subjective way: we increase our intelligence by refining our
> ontology. When we have a more fine-grained understanding of
> what an entity is, what space is, what causality is -- then we are more
> intelligent.

Intriguing. I like.

> In other words, *speed* of thought has very little to do with it.
> If you speed up somebody's thought processes but leave his ontology
> the same, he will just miss the point a hundred times faster.

I'm not so sure about this, though... If you think faster over the same
amount of time, you'll think MORE. That's the key to developing a
healthy mind, isn't it?

-He who laughs last thinks slowest-