The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom
– Isaac Asimov (author and biochemist, 1920-1992)
This quote really made a good point that i can relate to in modern society. What i believe this quote means is that science is moving so fast that society can’t keep up. All of this new knowledge and technology being developed is keeping society from creating wisdom from real-life experiences. An example of this is how in the past knowledge was learned through experience and now i can just google almost everything i need to know. Another example of how technology and knowledge is accelerating is the sheer amount of phones, laptops, and TV’s; If you ask me if i know what a Dell XPS 13 7390 is, I have absolutely no idea. In the past i could go to the store and buy an iphone, now there are tons of options. Society is relying way too much on knowledge and technology made by others. I find this quote extremely relatable, because of it’s deeper meaning in not just Isaac’s time but, in the more modern society we live in.
A photo of Isaac Asimov.