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Stephen Downes

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Good argument leading to the following conclusion: "I think it is not necessary to try to extend the concept of intelligence. Instead, awareness is needed of how limited this notion is, and that other mental qualities might be much more beneficial for an unknown sustainable future." Because "the common understanding of the term intelligence implies a scarcity of the individuals who possess a lot of it. Which, in turn, likely promotes unfairness simply by game-theoretical 'power of the few'. But democracy is able to overturn this by the power of the many, and to decide that everyone shall be treated equal, no matter if they are 'created' equal."

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