Re: Subjective brain speed

Michael Butler (
Tue, 6 Jan 1998 16:41:31 -0800 (PST)

Two ideas:

Promote something like de Bono's CoRT (make thinking something people
_do_, rather than just something that happens, and take the fear and
frustration about it down a notch).

Promote the notion that thinking (in the broadest sense, as promoted by de
Bono) is more fun than winning arguments via cheap thinking.

On 7 Jan 1998, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Yes, this is IMHO a big problem that will grow even larger. I call it
> "miracle pill transhumanism" - the idea seems to be that one day Santa
> will arrive with a nanotech pill that will make us transhuman
> superbeings. No need to worry, just wait for the Singularity. I have

I call it "waiting for the bus". It's fine, unless you're the bus driver.
And if the *bus* is you--UH oh.

> > People don't want to be wise, they want to
> > be 'smart'. Therein lies the difference.
> So, how to convince people that Wisdom Amplification is as important
> as Intelligence Amplification?

See above.

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