I caught part of a movie yesterday on TV.
Plot: Private Joe Bauers, the definition of “average American”, is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes 500 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he’s easily the most intelligent person alive.
But the key idea is that for various reasons the less intelligent reproduce at a rate that far exceeds those more gifted between the ears. This lowers the overall IQ of the place!
Take a look around you and wonder if…