Are there any ways in which we can genuinely increase our intellect?

Everyone has limits. Until a new tech is developed we have to deal with the cards that were dealt to us. We can optimize what we have but we cannot exceed our individual limitations. The reasons I cannot play in the NBA have nothing to do with my work ethic and desire to play. It has to do with the fact I'm 5'8 and a stiff wind could blow me over. Same with winning a Nobel prize, teaching, writing literature or stand up comedy. I can get as good as I can get at those things but it is only going to be as good as my brain and body is capable of being and that is going to be different for everyone.

It just kinda sucks at the moment. Maybe the next generation will able to do something about it.

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