Idiocracy: A Glimpse of the Future?

Carol Platt Liebau

2/18/2013 12:10:54 PM - Carol Platt Liebau

A leading geneticist says that human intelligence is slowly declining.  All of this, of course, was predicted in Idiocracy:

To the extent anyone really gets worried, expect to read more appeals like Anne-Marie Slaughter's in the Atlantic: "Don't Rule Out Having Children Because You Want to Have a Career."  Hmm.  For fifty years, feminists have told the brightest, most ambitious young women that they couldn't be truly fulfilled without full-time, prestigious, paying careers.  Then they told those same women that it was incredibly difficult happlly to balance work and family.  

Over centuries and eons, what could possibly go wrong?