You could say it’s the goal of art and science to understand ourselves and our brain. Our thinking is the most interesting aspect of ourselves.  That's what distinguishes us from other animals, and intelligence is also what we need to solve all the major challenges of humanity and applying it and so on.

We need more intelligence.  In fact, we won't be able to solve the major problems that we have without more intelligence and we're already smarter than we used to be because of the artificial brain extenders that we have.

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