The Intelligence Paradox:Why the Intelligent Choice Isn´t Always the Smart One Satoshi Kanazawa
This digest depicts the rise of Bitcoin as it secures its position as the number one digital currency and as the new ´´digital´´ gold standard for the millennial age. Whilst still a young currency, it has been adopted by millions of users around the globe. Some doubt its sustainability, yet the concept has spread all over the world to people who are calling for a currency free from governmental intervention - a democratic currency. Bitcoin truly threatens to weaken the power governments have by attempting to decentralize local currencies world over. Bitcoin´s story is a story of crowd invention. This digest captures its rise from when the first pioneer of the currency, Satoshi Nakamoto gave birth to it. It has piqued the interest of seasoned investors such as the Winklevoss brothers to the Argentinian billionaire, Wences Casares, who recognize its potential to change the world. Many have profited massively from the currency, however it has been the downfall for many others, especially those who have used it to trade in the black market. The digest finishes with an optimistic account of Blockchain, the infrastructure that underpins Bitcoin, detailing the potential it has to disrupt corrupt governments and organizations for the better. A fascinating audiobook that leaves you excited about the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083278/bk_acx0_083278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence. Satoshi Kanazawa´s Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as ´´a rollicking bit of pop Science & Technology that turns the lens of evolutionary psychology on issues of the day.´´ That book answered such burning questions as why women tend to lust after males who already have mates and why newborns look more like Dad than Mom. Now Kanazawa tackles the nature of intelligence: what it is, what it does, what it is good for (if anything). Highly entertaining, smart (dare we say intelligent?), and daringly contrarian, The Intelligence Paradox will provide a deeper understanding of what intelligence is, and what it means for us in our lives. Asks why more intelligent individuals are not better (and are, in fact, often worse) than less intelligent individuals in solving some of the most important problems in life - such as finding a mate, raising children, and making friends Discusses why liberals are more intelligent than conservatives, why atheists are more intelligent than the religious, why more intelligent men value monogamy, why night owls are more intelligent than morning larks, and why homosexuals are more intelligent than heterosexuals Explores how the purpose for which general intelligence evolved - solving evolutionarily novel problems - allows us to explain why intelligent people have the particular values and preferences they have Challenging common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence, this book offers surprising insights into the cutting-edge of Science & Technology at the intersection of evolutionary psychology and intelligence research.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Neal Rohrer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004876/bk_adbl_004876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.