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Where else will specialization take lead to innovation?

Via Steve Sailer

The Chris Sailer Effect, that is: i.e., the growing impact of specialized tutoring on American life. From the LA Times:

…There was a time when field goals beyond 50 yards in high school football were rare. Now, with so many ex-soccer players receiving lessons from private coaches, long field goals are as much a part of the game as 100-yard rushing performances.

Where else might we start to see this effect in sports or otherwise?

I think one obvious answer is in the kitchen.  See eagerly anticipated new high-tech cookbook by Nathan Myhrvold for starters…and entrees, yuck, yuck.

See the gastro-nauts’ weekly adventures with dry ice and nitrogen on Top Chef, for more proof.

Any other obvious or not so obvious examples of this developing?


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