Problems We Wish We Had: Superintelligence.
July 12, 2013, 07:07 PM
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The Daily Mail has a story about the supposed downside of superintelligence.

Is superhuman intelligence a bad idea? Experts warn the quest for greater knowledge could lead to evil and psychosis, By Emma Innes, July 12, 2013

Over the years, I`ve been persuaded by Professor Richard Lynn`s notion that contrary to Hollywood`s "Dr. Evil" theme—where the super-bad are always super-brainy— the more frequent correlation is the other way around.

Which is not to say that I`m totally sold on William F. Buckley, Jr.`s quip that he`d rather be ruled by the first 400 names in the Boston phone book than the faculty of Harvard.  Let`s say, the first 300 names in the Boston phone book, and 100 Harvard profs.