Research has shown that using social software can lower my IQ. I am happy with that because the people in my network are smarter than me anyway. I can afford to drop a few percentage points of my own IQ because of the quality of insights the network brings me. It is like parallel processing. My chip can be lower power, fewer MHz, because this is a clustered, virtualised architecture. I am less intelligent but better connnected. Its a trade off I am more than willing to make. Apparently Alan Kay once said:
“Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.”
From Dave Davison’s blog
Perspective is good. Do we need new measures of IQ based on our networked, rather than individual intelligence? Continuous Social Intelligence- the new CSI.