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The advent of new super-villains?

I recently watched back to back videos from Larry and Sergey (interviewed by Vinod Kohsla) and from Mark Zuckerberg (interviewed by Paul Graham). While I can’t recommend you enough to watch these videos as they offer rare insights from the leaders of the most powerful tech companies out there, I couldn’t help notice how brilliant these guys are.

Throughout history, successful leaders have always derived their power from strength, ruthlessness and sometimes birth right. But very rarely from intelligence. It seems to me that it’s the first time ever that more and more powerful leaders are emerging because of their intelligence. This makes me wonder: what happens when super intelligent people are super powerful?

TheBrain