Understanding Knowledge Acceleration

It seems pretty clear that we can’t intentionally slow down the “progress” which seems to have overtaken out ability to conceptualize how quickly it now grows, in volume and quality.  If you are in the summer or fall of your career, then perhaps you will find continuing rewards for doing what you are good at.  But for our children and grandchildren, these changes mean that the careers they choose may not exist a few years later, and they are likely learning about subjects and ideas that will be out of date before they graduate. The technological and related social and economic changes are not intentionally embraced-we do not adopt them.  We essentially become them.  Think about how the telephone changed how we live, and now, […]

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