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Could we hit a maximum capacity of information sharing via written media? Or is this an infinitely moving target?

I suppose I have Buddhism on my mind. But if we were capable of gleaning all of the knowledge and perspectives available in books (even at this instant in time), would we experience enlightenment?

And to carry that a step further, what would be the impact of our own writing if that were the case?

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  • Feb 17 2014: Q1: if we were capable of gleaning all of the knowledge and perspectives available in books (even at this instant in time), would we experience enlightenment?

    Q2:And to carry that a step further, what would be the impact of our own writing if that were the case?

    1. No our psyches would be overloaded with far too vast an amount of information, of which a vast amount would be in conflict; due to being written by, and based upon a vast number of experiences, experienced by a vast number of individuals, living during a time span of many thousands of years. Therefore either we would go insane, or it would take many lifetimes to absorb and analyze such a vast amount of information, by cross relating and referencing all aspects of the information; in order to reach some form of overall consensus of conclusions, in relation to the overall content.

    2. The impact would be, that we would be incapable of writing anything, and if hypothetically we were able to do so; on cross referencing all that we had previously gleaned; we would discover some one else had already written it.

    Cheers Carl

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