The Meritocracy to Feudalism Pipeline
Intelligence is the last value standing, and it's iteratively creating an iron caste system.
I had a conversation with someone recently who was tired of intelligence. He was tired of the outsized importance of being smart, of the incessant signaling of those who consider themselves smart, and wondered why we've come to be so obsessed with intelligence.
To me, it seems obvious: there is no other benchmark left. Intelligence correlates highly bot…
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