A little while ago, food professionals were at the bottom of the social scale; now we are “geniuses.”
Visionaries and geniuses die drooling, just like everybody else.
How much worse could they do than the geniuses that put us in this mess?
late 14c., "tutelary god (classical or pagan)," from Latin genius "guardian deity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit, incarnation, wit, talent;" also "prophetic skill," originally "generative power," from root of gignere "beget, produce" (see kin), from PIE root *gen- "produce." Sense of "characteristic disposition" is from 1580s. Meaning "person of natural intelligence or talent" and that of "natural ability" are first recorded 1640s.