Episode 18 – True Intelligence & The State of the World
Ever wondered why and how we can consider ourselves intelligent as a race while the world is in the state it is?
What is true intelligence then, if all we deem as intelligent has failed us so badly?
Academia, retaining a strong bias towards recall as a measure of intelligence, has its own rather firm idea.
Almost every one of us, in our own way, thinks we’re the smartest person in the room.
Yet we, who have developed super-computers, can travel to the moon and communicate instantly across the globe through cellular phones and the internet, have never remotely solved the problems of war, domestic violence, jealousy, greed and corruption.
We ravage our own bodies, and callously denigrate others – even those we declare we love – while maintaining we are an intelligent species. In fact, the most intelligent species.
How can this be?