The butterfly effect refers to a tiny action like a butterfly flapping its wings and the ripple effect it causes. This effect is all around you, in the information you absorb, the people you meet etc. There’s nothing immune to its effect.

The butterfly effect of knowledge

Knowledge is passed through much quicker these days. When I was in school the internet didn’t exist, we had to go to the library to research everything. Having to look for books to find answers was slow but the way in wich information rippled across the world was the same.

Someone learned something new, wrote about it and the information was picked up by someone else. That someone else added his own experience to that information and wrote about it and it was picked up again and again. The problem with it being so slow is that it could not reach everybody because we are reproducing too quickly for the information to reach everyone. And knowledge is potential power, so the people that could not have it were powerless.

Today we have all that knowledge and more at our fingertips, on our smartphones.  But it’s still missing something, it’s missing you. To improve this world and everyone’s experience, you have to add in yours and pass it along. You don’t have to come up with your own content, just remark on someone else’s. Talk to your friends and family about it, let them to with the knowledge as they see fit, but do your part to pass it along.

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