"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere."
- Cobb, Inception
There is knowledge out there - information that can broadly inform decisions at every level of society in an integrated way that has never been done before. Not everyone wants the minutae of this information shared; it can be costly to provide, even more costly too lose control over. In the short term.
In the long-term, we all gain from an informed society that utilizes evidence-based planning and learns from the past, both mistake and successes, in planning the future.
It doesn't really matter what individuals think, now. The technology, access and will to spread the wealth exists. You can't stop the signal.
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