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New play explores impact of IQ enhancing implants

Posted by PlanetGrok on February 17, 2010

From Wired:

Wirehead goes live Saturday astride an intriguing premise: When an intracranial implant that boosts human intelligence becomes available to anyone with the money to pay for the surgery, rich people get superbright while poor folks get left in the dust. The IQ divide leads to the brink of civil war between resentful normals and the artificially enhanced “wirehead” class of geniuses.

Isn’t there already a significant IQ divide? The issue is not what a bunch of poortards will do (since they are dumb and not capable of much) it is whether smart people will feel guilty about being smart or not. I don’t think dummies watching Plies music videos will notice much if people already much smarter than them get even smarter.

Could IQ implants be proposed by white limousine-liberals for slavery reparations? Then just rich white folks and blacks will benefit, and the white masses will be screwed over…again. But at least racial acheivement gaps could be conquered!

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One Response to “New play explores impact of IQ enhancing implants”

  1. Phoenixism said

    Possible sequel:

    A group of mad scientists intent on righting the wrongs of technology organize a renegade group which appropriates said technology and hacks into the existing production line where the intracranial chip is secretly reversed engineered to lower IQ’s by up to 50%.

    Hilarity ensues as groups of formerly intelligent and wealthy citizens begin donning football team face paint while relying on Microsoft’s Spellcheck feature to write borderline coherent letters to the editor at Soap Digest.

    Wow that was kinda long.

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