The Laws of Natural Stupidity

This article is a tongue-in-cheek take on Artificial Intelligence.

I define intelligence as “having the optimal abstractions to think clearly about a specific problem that exists within a particular context.”

I also distinguish between willful stupidity (denial) from natural stupidity (naiveté).


  1. We are always naturally stupid when faced with a new problem.
  2. Understanding the boundaries of an old problem is always a new problem.
  3. There are always more important problems for which we lack optimal abstractions.
  4. The Last Law: The only real barrier to curing others’ stupidity is my own.

I believe these are all true.  But I’m not yet intelligent enough to prove them…



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