Actual talent or competitive advantage?
The definition of talent given is invidious in my opinion, I would say talent is rather an ability for creative self-expression, instead of sheer being able to perform better than others. As in, "genius does what it must and talent does what it can." Doing what you can does not automatically make you superior relative to others, nor does it complete its purpose once you are. Also problem solving and innovation are greater when everyone acquires or develops new skills, not a certain small group monopolizes them at the expense of everybody else. This is the purpose of Wikipedia. Therefore I do not believe the number and percentage of talented people is an unchanging one. 184.108.40.206 17:24, 27 September 2009 (UTC)LeucineZipper