Maybe Taylorism Will Come Back

29 October 2007 at 11:14 am 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist.

It doesn’t happen for 100,000 years, so today’s management consultants are safe. Of course, my headline refers to the popular conception of “Taylorism,” not actual Taylorism. (HT: Uncommon Descent)

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  • 1. REW  |  29 October 2007 at 12:25 pm

    I thought this sort of crackpottery didn’t show up until the Spring Equinox.

  • 2. spostrel  |  29 October 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Competent science fiction writers do a much better job of thinking this stuff through. For example, how likely is it that advanced biotechnology won’t focus pretty heavily on improving the immune system rather than replacing it?

    The coffee-colored skin thing, however, could happen–that color seems to be highly desired across a wide (though not universal) range of cultural groups. Of course, once everybody can look that way, the fashionista types will start looking for ways to distinguish themselves from the pack.

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