Transform the medium by which we develop, preserve, and communicate knowledge, and we transform knowledge.
Knowledge is now a property of the network, and the network embraces businesses, governments, media, museums, curated collections, and minds in communication.
As knowledge becomes networked, the smartest person in the room isn’t the person standing at the front lecturing us, and isn’t the collective wisdom of those in the room. The smartest person in the room is the room itself: the network that joins the people and ideas in the room, and connects to those outside of it.
Our task is to learn how to build smart rooms—that is, how to build networks that make us smarter, especially since, when done badly, networks can make us distressingly stupider.