Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Wed Dec 31 2003 - 20:04:50 MST

On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 09:39:47PM -0500, Randall Randall wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at 08:52 PM, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> >I don't think there is a correlation between high IQ and
> >psychological problems.
> Cursory googling doesn't seem to support that the idea is
> completely off base (e.g.,
> )

And that certainly matches my anecdotal experience, at least if one
counts Asperger's as a psychological problem.

> >If there were, I guess it would likely be ascribable to
> >difficulties associated from being too far away from the mean of
> >society in any major dimension, rather than due to intrinsic
> >problems associated with intelligence.
> Perhaps that's so.

There's a much easier explanation, actually: with limited brain
space, we can only be moderately good at everything; if we're really
*REALLY* good at any one thing, there's less space for everything

I don't know of a lot of geniuses who are also world-class athletes;
same issue.


Me:  ***   I'm a *male* Robin.
"Constant neocortex override is the only thing that stops us all
from running out and eating all the cookies."  -- Eliezer Yudkowsky             ***              .i cimo'o prali .ui

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