KNOWLEDGE

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

Knowledge-the output of human innovation-is unique among all other resources. It’s not a physical resource. It’s an information resource. Where all physical resources are depleted by use, and are divided by sharing, knowledge is different. A wheel may break or wear out, but the idea for a wheel will keep on working. A wheel can be only used in one place, and one time, but the design of a wheel can be shared with an infinite number of people, all of whom who could benefit it. Ideas aren’t zero- sum. That means the world isn’t zero-sum.  Pg.97