Some interesting predictions here including this one;
“Professional knowledge will become obsolete almost as quickly as it’s acquired. An individual’s professional knowledge is becoming outdated at a much faster rate than ever before.
Most professions will require continuous instruction and retraining. Rapid changes in the job market and work-related technologies will necessitate job education for almost every worker. At any given moment, a substantial portion of the labor force will be in job retraining programs. -Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies, “Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s World, Part Two,” May-June 2008, p 41″
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.” Albert Einstein
“If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.” Carl Rogers
Some great quotes connected to knowledge from Mohamed Amine Chatti;
“Knowledge is information that changes something or somebody – either by becoming grounds for actions, or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action”
“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.”
–Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
“You give me an idea, and I give you an idea, we both have two ideas. You give me a dollar, I giveyou a dollar, we still each have one dollar.”
“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”
“Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.”
“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
I love the simplicity of this…..
Twine looks interesting;
“Twine is a new service that intelligently helps you share, organize and find information with people you trust…Twine helps you better leverage and contribute to the collective intelligence of your network…Twine provides one place to tie everything together: emails, bookmarks, documents, contacts, photos, videos, product info, data records, and more. And, because Twine actually understands the meaning of any information you add in, it helps you organize all your stuff automatically…… you can search and browse everything and everyone you know, about anything, in one convenient place….Twine recognizes what makes you special: your unique interests, personality, knowledge and relationships, to help you find and discover things, and be found by others, more relevantly……Twine uses the Semantic Web, natural language processing, and machine learning to make your information and relationships smarter……… just think of Twine as your very own intelligent personal Web assistant, working for you behind the scenes so you can be more productive.”
The knowledge networker is described here by Mohamed Amine Chatti ;
“I believe that the new knowledge age is demanding new crucial skills based on knowledge networking rather than knowledge creation abilities. Since knowledge is distributed and ubiquitous in nature, everyone has to be a good knowledge networker. A Knowledge networker is one who has the ability to;
- identify connections, recognize patterns, and make sense between different knowledge sources.
- locate the person or the community/communities with the required know-how that can help achieving better results.
- navigate and learn across different communities.
- Connect and collaborate in different knowledge networks.”
I connected this with a previous post concerning new skills needed to help us cope with the abundance of information available to us;
Recognising patterns & trends
Filtering of knowledge and extracting the important elements
Determining the value of knowledge and ensuring it’s authentic
Achieving our purpose or goal by navigating between people, technologies, repositories and ideas.
Critical & creative thinking
Building networks in order to stay current and informed
Focusing on important tasks while undergoing a deluge of information
Acceptance of uncertainty
I wonder how different these skills will need to be in 12 months time?