<– What do you see here?
A. A computer
B. A portal to the 2.0 world
C. Your life
Which one did you pick? Which ever one you did, there’s only one true thing. No one knows how to make a computer. It’s true, even if you sit down with a genius engineer, he or she would not have a clue as to how to build the computer from scratch. And I borrow this idea from a TED talk… a very interesting one, you should check it out http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/matt_ridley_when_ideas_have_sex.html
Here, Matt Ridley has a point: we all have evolved into specialization. It’s made us great, it has helped us progress as a civilized society, but unlike in ancient times, we don’t make our own stuff from scratch.
We’re better at what we do because we can focus. If a civilization dating back from a couple of millenniums (at least) is now product of concentration isn’t enough evidence of what can be achieved when you do what you are best at, then we need new theories. Of course we’re not perfect, but oh look where we’re at.