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Lower Your IQ Permanently With the ‘MinusIQ’ Pill

March 20, 2013

Nick Bostrom and Anders Sandberg have pointed out that while many people find reasons to argue against cognitive enhancement, few have advocated for making people dumber. They call this the status quo bias - when we argue for why the status quo should be preferred.

But maybe there are reasons to be dumber. In this video Dr. Grouppe recommends lowering your IQ to 70, which still enables you to “tie your shoelaces and write an average rap song.” After taking it, self-awareness, decency, lack of confidence and fear “cease to exist,” and soon, activities such as drunk driving and setting your flatulence on fire will become enjoyable.

Side effects — including disliking people of other races, sexual orientations and “basically anyone different from you” — won’t be much of a problem because your lower-IQ self will now be part of the majority, Grouppe says, adding: “The world’s a much brighter place when you’re not too bright for it.”





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