Friday, May 29, 2020

"Intelligent People Prefer to Work Alone": and evolution is changing us and giving introverts an economically competitive advantage

“Strong Mind, Strong Life” and “Fearless Soul” report, “Science reports Why Intelligent People Prefer to Be Alone” ( 7 min).

Look at some of the great teen accomplishments of the past decade or so.  Jack Andraka’s pancreatic cancer test, he did it himself. (Some of the same underlying concepts are being used now at Stanford to test wastewater for COVID, and this idea will soon be deployed large scale.)

Taylor Wilson built a fusion nuclear reactor at age 14, by himself. In fact, you can look up the Helena group and find hits of other similar stories.   Maybe solve some problems with power grid security?

Ali Schiffmann, as a high schooler, built one of the largest coronavirus tracking databases and websties in the world.

John Fish built one of the best known learning channels for college students, and describes the need to work alone and be alone sometimes.  Tyler Mowery, with a generally similar moral value system, has built a good channel teaching people how to write commercially successful screenplays.

Humans evolved as social, tribal animals.  But the fast pace of technology has given individualistic, less tribal people a competitive advantage, leading to social tensions (and probably genetic changes leading ironically to smaller families).  This happens with other animals.  Cats, for example (unlike dogs) have had to learn to function well both alone and in groups.

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