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Old December 8 2011, 07:50 PM   #63
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Re: Some science fiction "firsts"

^Except a recent study suggests it may not be feasible to expand human intelligence beyond its current level:

http://io9.com/5865987/why-our-minds...ar-as-they-can
"These kinds of studies suggest there is an upper limit to how much people can or should improve their mental functions like attention, memory or intelligence.... There are always trade-offs. In other words, there is a 'sweet spot' in terms of enhancing our mental abilities — if you go beyond that spot — just like in the fairy-tales — you have to pay the price."
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