The main point of this article is this: Regardless of IQ test or other fixed models, intelligence — including human intelligence — is always developing. And development is not fixed.
Generally and Experientially, it doesn’t take a scientific study to figure this out. It takes reason.
Consider “non-linear” quantum physics and related and other new technologies: This can only come from further developments in humans who are the observers, collaborators and creators.
Here’s a funny biblical way of putting it — human intelligence “begat” artificial intelligence from our own minds, and the term AI is another way of saying “a new form of” intelligence.
The narrative about AI and quantum computing is largely slanted towards making it like us, when there is clearly an exchange going on.
AI and deep learning are extensions and expressions of our own and cosmic intelligence.
It’s not uncommon for artists to say their works take on a life of their own, and in so many ways reflect back to them and are part of their growth.
Technologies are a reflection of how we think and see our worlds. I say “worlds” because one person or being can see differently than another. And Multiple perspectives constitute a multiverse, or collection of parallel universes, or “pocket universes” — however you want to say it.
You could measure multiple intelligences using the same system. Yet, not all intelligences can be measured by the same variables. It would be a silly assessment to give a bee a written test for example, but that certainly doesn’t mean it doesn’t have intelligence.
That’s an dramatic example. The point is: Intelligence is dynamic and multifaceted. Plus, the animal and plant kingdoms have had to adapt around us in order to survive.
On the human front, would you say a person is stupid if they don’t know how to read or write? You might. And you might consider yourself correct by the strictures of your definition — But you wouldn’t necessarily be correct. That person might be an excellent builder, for example, or have vast emotional intelligence.
And the overall intelligence potential is infinite I’d say. Open-ended question: In a quantum universe, why make it any other way?
Again, the realization and formulation of quantum or non-linear concepts is example of developing intelligence.
Let’s cross-reference quantum research with intelligence findings for a moment. One can find both articles that support that human intelligence is increasing and that it’s decreasing. It depends on what and how you measure, and what you expect! Quantum particle experiments are notoriously spooky in responding to “the observer effect.”
Given a choice, I want to be participating in my human intelligence expanding! There’s a lot farther to go.
Is this happening on a “wireless,” subatomic, cosmic level without my choosing? I happen to think so, and maybe both. That’s a belief that is also a choice, the deliberate choice of which implies increased awareness — especially when considering multiple perspectives.
The more we learn about intelligence in general, including how that manifests with electronics and AI, the more intelligent we become. Given this constructive outlook, collaboration is both plausible and beneficial.