Today, information is an abundant commodity traveling around the world at lightning speed. (For example, the full translation of the code of Justinian is available for free here.) Many of us spend increasingly large amounts of our time trying to stanch or at least organize the rush of information. But it might also be useful to think about how this abundance of information can work to transform learning—the collective production of knowledge, and by extension, new solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Interesting speculative article on the evolution of knowledge sharing and its role in solving mankind's big problems