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"Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen."
- Larry Niven

Forced Scholars  
  Hothouse intellectuals.  

At the most famous of these establishments, is that run by M. Hatif, who is found a way of employing the hothouse system in the instruction of children, and who produces forced scholars, just as gardeners used to obtain melons of the best quality, all yesterday was placed the pupils in the greenhouse that serves to speed up their intellectual development, and keep watch on the thermometers, which shows the degree of heat needed for the maturation of their brains. This way he was maintains under bell jars some hundred school children were grown men at 10 and children again at 20.


(Who shall lead?)

Moreover, his factory for prodigies is successful. It is his workshop that produces all those virtuosos who compose symphonies in the cradle, the great mathematician who calculate the circumference of the Earth before they can talk, and their precocious poets to write their first allegories before cutting their first teeth.


(Forced Scholars)

Technovelgy from Le Monde Tel Qu'il Sera (The World As It Shall Be), by Emile Souvestre.
Published by Michel LÚvy Brothers in 1846
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