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Knowledge is a Spiral of Ignorance

  • Knowledge contributes to ignorance
  • The more information we absorb the more uncertain and confused we are
  • Information overload causes uncertainties not certainties
  • The more knowledge we acquire, the more knowledge we need to understand that new knowledge
  • Language is linear, one concept at a time.
  • Knowledge is non-linear: the more knowledge you acquire, the more knowledge you need to acquire
  • Real knowledge arises from multiple interacting factors
  • Real knowledge is not static but wildly dynamic
  • Knowledge is constantly replaced by questions rather than answers