10 reasons you’re surrounded by idiots

The Wise Sloth

1. Cultural Isolation. Great leaps in human progress have often come from the meeting of minds. The Crusades brought Europe out of the dark ages. Christianity would have never evolved out of Judaism were it not for the cultural diffusion the Romans brought to the Middle East.  The founding fathers of America based many of their political ideas on what they learned from thinkers all over Europe as well as the Native Americans. The printing press made the ideas cheaper and easier to transport, and the internet has sped up the growth of human knowledge exponentially.

But throughout history our minds have been cut off from each other’s by physical, linguistic and political barriers, and they still are. If we had free energy, one language and no political barriers our knowledge would explode like an algae bloom in the ocean…but the people with the power to remove these stumbling blocks…

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