4How Will We Learn?

IN CHAPTER 4, WE LOOK AT THE LIMITS OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, realizing that sometimes people learn more when they are wrong, declaring the end of the isolated mind in learning and in all human action, and taking learning out of the institutions and into daily life. We are almost ready for mind enhancement.


We know many things, but there is a massive amount of things that we know nothing about. Sure, we have certainly always sensed this, but maybe we have never really explicitly considered it. It may feel somewhat uncomfortable to us.

In addition, the knowledge that we build our futures and base our decisions upon must be only a tiny part of what is knowable. Furthermore, we prefer order over disorder, ...

Get The Renaissance Society: How the Shift from Dream Society to the Age of Individual Control will Change the Way You Do Business now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.