In Our Childhood –
The Human Race Emerges from its Infancy
History of Human Intelligence
follow outline from Bicameral Theory
Modern Theory – the Influence of Computing
Traces of our Infancy
Primate Social Patterns
- male social models – hierarchy – mapped into most governments
- female social models -- networks
- statistics on belief in a god, life-after-death
- UFOs and modern cults
- history of gambling???
- Similar activity in other species?
- Risk-taking behavior as a variant?
- background and history
- other species that use mind-altering substances
- things people collect – include books, skills, ideas;
- other species that collect
- suspension of disbelief for actors
- role-playing games
Signs of Maturation
- are we putting “pecking order” behind us? No -- look at mating patterns in high schools -- still totally instinctive alpha/beta. Columbine -- video/role-playing games short-circuit normal alpha dominance reinforcement rituals.
Future of Human Intelligence
- interfaces to computing
- engineered memes