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[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I want to disagree, but you're right that low-quality people are unlikely to have great lives these days. In the old days, even the dumbass could usually get along and be 'relatively' content, if not happy. Life was slower, people were fewer, and most everyone lived their own lives instead of trying to live the lives of random other people on social media. Aside from disco, life in the 70s, 80s, and 90s was probably "peak life".

The internet being opened up to the masses was probably the beginning of the end, aside from all the other stuff going on. Humans aren't built for that kind of connectivity.

[–] TheWheelofTime 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

They may adjust but I find that highly unlikely. We'll see how AI intervention goes. By the time Brave New World gets here, it'll be welcomed. It already would be for some people. You know there are a lot of 'low quality' people that live great lives. They get high every day. They shoot up. They suck the glass dick. They drink a case a day. A lot of them are just happy. They always have a sense of purpose, always caught up in petty drama. I think it's thinkers or people with emotional depth that have a hard time. It's people who got caught up in Rx addictions that normally would never be that way. I've seen a lot of people that 30 years ago women would be crawling over but today, they're nothing special. An average guy with a job and small home is not nearly as appealing as a drug dealer to most ladies who aren't in the top 5%. A lot of guys who work 50 hours a week, at any job 40 years ago would be able to have a wife and house somewhere isolated. There's no way that would happen now for most of us. That depends on your area and income but my point is.. it's not all 'low quality' people getting left behind and being miserable. If that were true, the global and national IQ would not be dropping. If that were true illiterate felons in prison with drug addictions wouldn't be having multiple children.