My observation and my experience, having seen many people & families in the clinic, is different from what this gene editing scientists think, how they can create intelligent people.
I also know people who work in neuroscience and directly measure the brain of people, who come to the same conclusions.
I know so many people whose parents had an average IQ, but they have an IQ that is 50-70 points higher than that of their parents and I know of very intelligent people whose children have an average IQ.
For me it is the environment and one’s spiritual connection that determines the outcome.
And this can be changed at any moment. I know many methods for improvement. I know many people with a measured IQ between 145 and 165 and I consider them to be quite normal.
Yes, they are quite good in their field, BUT more often than not they still cannot join the dots and bring the pieces of the puzzle together, their self-reflection and ability to change are not better in any way and their memory is also not special.
Personally, I think/believe/know that IQ measurements are overrated.
What if you can teach someone (who is right-handed) to access more of the power of the right (parallel processing) hemisphere of the brain that works at a constant 40-60 BILLION bits per second and bring this into your left (serial processing) hemisphere of the brain that is processing at only 20,000 bits per second?????
Many of those people with a high IQ are just good in using the left hemisphere slightly more efficient than those with an average IQ.
Also here there are of course exeptions and I’ve met people who not only access more of the left hemisphere, but also more of the right hemisphere of the brain and those I consider to be truly intelligent.
If the parents of a future child were well nourished with all vitamins and nutrients before conception and you would protect that baby during pregnancy and after birth from all that could damage its brain, then you could turn almost any baby into a Nikola Tesla (who was by far more intelligent than Einstein).
As I’ve said before, if you can teach somebody to access the power of the right hemisphere, then he/she would be able to beat all of the ten top rated chess players in the world blindfolded, playing all of them simultaneously, after having studied chess for a relatively short period of time.
Consider somebody being able not only to play only the strongest moves, but also the ones that your opponent fears the most!!!
A human being that has this ability would still be able to beat any supercomputer, because it would play only the moves that it would know in advance would beat the computer!
We may soon be able to edit people’s DNA to cure diseases like cancer, but will this lead to designer babies? If so, bioethicist G Owen Schaefer argues that China will lead the way.
Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger or better-looking? As the state of the science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called smart pills, brain implants and gene editing. This discussion has only intensified in the past year with the advent of the CRISPR-cas9 gene editing tool, which raises the specter of tinkering with our DNA to improve traits like intelligence, athleticism and even moral reasoning.
China is set to lead the world in genetic enhancement, as many Western countries deem this science to be unethical and too dangerous to pursue
China has more approving attitudes of old-fashioned eugenics programs
Was the first to edit genes of human embryos using the CRISPR-cas9 tool
China could become competitive on world stage forcing others to join
Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger or better-looking?
As the state of the science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called smart pills, brain implants and gene editing.
This discussion has only intensified in the past year with the advent of the CRISPR-cas9 gene editing tool, which raises the spectre of tinkering with our DNA to improve traits like intelligence, athleticism and even moral reasoning.
In April we noted that Swedish company Epicenter had begun implanting RFID chips into workers hands… and the workers loved it… it makes opening doors and buying smoothies so easy and convenient, and your coworkers will even throw a party for you once you take the plunge to become a cyborg.
The injections have become so popular that workers at Epicenter hold parties for those willing to get implanted.
“The biggest benefit I think is convenience,” said Patrick Mesterton, co-founder and CEO of Epicenter. As a demonstration, he unlocks a door by merely waving near it. “It basically replaces a lot of things you have, other communication devices, whether it be credit cards or keys.”
Workers there seem alright with the idea. In the article, the general attitude is perhaps best captured by the comment of one 25-year-old worker:
“Autonomy will play a big role in future concepts of operation… Army drones and robots of all types should be able to function to provide not raw data but information, and, in a sense, decisions about what needs to happen on the battlefield…”
Predator drone style combat machines are just the tip of the iceberg for what is to come down the line of lethal weaponry and some (like Elon Musk) are worried that when robots are calling the shots, things could get a little out of hand.
Chinese scientists have just shattered a record in teleportation. No, they haven’t beamed anyone up to a spaceship. Rather, they sent a packet of information from Tibet to a satellite in orbit, up to 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface.
More specifically, the scientists beamed the quantum state of a photon (information about how it is polarized) into orbit.
Melbourne Chemical Engineering researchers are developing a gel that prevents your phone screen from cracking and also can repair screens.
It’s that moment of horror when your phone hits the concrete floor with a bang. How often have you had to pay the hefty cost of having to fix your phone screen? Or, are you someone who just lives with their smashed “spider” screen?
Either way, 3D printing could save you money or scratched fingers in the future. University of Melbourne researchers are developing a unique “self-healing” gel.
Its aim is to prevent screens from cracking or make sure they can “heal themselves” if they do. But, the gel also has a whole host of other uses too, such as “healing” car scratches.
As our sun’s activity slows and the star gets quieter, scientists’ fears of solar minimum are coming to the forefront. It isn’t the lack of activity that is terrifying those who study the sun, it’s what happens next that worries them all.
There would be nothing any of us could do if the sun’s activity decreases to the point that it causes the outermost atmospheric layer to collapse. No amount of taxation in the name of “global warming” will save anyone on earth from this outcome. But first, scientists have to worry about the sun reaching “solar minimum” and the possibility of losing the outermost layer of the atmosphere thanks to the rapid cooling.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University recently made a scientific breakthrough using machine algorithms to accurately guess what people are thinking. In other words, as the university referred to it, they have “harness[ed] ‘mind reading’ technology to decode complex thoughts.”
The researchers report that they can “now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, ‘The witness shouted during the trial.’”
Though the technology does not identify the actual words, lead researcher Marcel Just, D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has made enough progress that “machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology” can effectively ‘read minds.’