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What are we going to do tonight?

Moore’s Law of Mad Science: Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.

–Eliezer Yudkowsky


Soon enough, it will be genetically modified mice we have to worry about hacking into OPM. I wonder if this takes into account the Flynn effect – IQ scores rise ~3/8 point per eighteen months [1].


h/t B. Schneier


[1] As six months is a Friedman Unit (FU), I propose that a Moore Unit (MU) is eighteen months, the time in which it takes to double the number of transistors on a chip, and decrease the IQ necessary to take over the world by either 1 or 1.375 points [2]. I can find no reference to this on the popular search engines, so here you go. Yet Another phenomenom named by me [3].

[2] It’s quite possible these two effects are related – by giving everyone more compute power and available knowledge, and gluing anyone who might stop this to a screen. I remember Babylon indeed.

[3] Previously.