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People aren't smarter than they were, it's the information technology that makes information more available which broadens their horizons.

As proposed by Mr Flynn, people were more closed off than they were in the past, and that bringing up an abstract idea was a difficult concept for past generations. As they were taking the literal context of a hypothetical situation. However, hypothetically, if we could go back in time and were to expose someone from a previous era, would they be able to adapt to the new environment, and adjust to the technology, or would it be conceptually demanding? I feel that they could adapt, as you know have people from primitive societies using today's technology.


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  • Nov 15 2013: Yes I would agree with your assessment. Although I would argue that if you took someone from centuries ago and placed them in our time, they wouldn't be able to adapt to our society. The importance of early years learning is too crucial to creating an understanding of our environment. However, I believe if you took an infant from centuries back though, they would adapt fine.

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