There is an overlooked rule in history: far more is lost and forgotten than is preserved and remembered.
Humanity knows more and is more powerful than ever. But, are we getting wiser?
What if our ignorance outgrows our potential? What happens when rich and powerful societies lose their wisdom and forget what made them great in the first place?
It's happened before, and there is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Stephen Greenblatt that tells the tale: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.