Evolution of Knowledge

How knowledge is becoming breadth over depth

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Why?

Technology

  • Google
  • Wikipedia
  • Internet
  • Access from anywhere
  • Access to anyone

Change in culture

  • Openness
  • Sharing
  • Removal of societal boundaries
  • A better understanding of different cultures and societies

Change in the way the mind operates due to technology + culture.

  • Less depth of knowledge regarding individual topics.
  • More topics understood on a basic level.
  • The individual “nodes” of knowledge are weaker, but there are more “nodes” created.
  • The mind creates webs that connect all of the nodes, in order to make sense of life.
  • The newer generation may only have a cliff-notes understanding of a topic, but they’ve read a lot of cliff-notes.
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