You know why all them Jews is so smart? All that wholesome culling from pogroms and persecutions, natch. Plus, you know how they're all just crazy for highfalutin occupations like playing chess and the violin instead of all them violent video games the kids like these days? Well, there ya go.More Very Serious futurology and eugenics from the stealth Robot Cult outfit IEET.
PS: Given the reductive sociobiology of so much futurological discourse and the cheerful affirmation by many so-called transhumanists of the "liberal eugenicist" label outright, it isn't exactly surprising to stumble onto these sorts of bigoted overgeneralizations or to find ambivalently biologized cultural commentaries cropping up here and there even in their better policed public fora. The folks over at the Futurisms blog (who are sponsored by The New Atlantis, a bioconservative bioethics outfit about which I also have my share of reservations), recently noted this sort of ambivalence playing out in transhumanoid Kyle McKuttnick's celebration of a certain plastic surgery procedure. For more on the default eugenics of so much futurological discourse, whether transhumanist or bioconservative, you could read my Eugenics and the Denigration of Consent.