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Date: 2019-04-23 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0700-CS-EC-IC-KC-KNOWLEDGE-CAPITAL

ECONOMIC CAPITAL / INTANGIBLE CAPITAL
KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL
FOUNDATION OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND EVERYTHING THAT HUMANKIND CREATES

Albert Einstein ... an icon of thoughtfulness

THE HISTORY OF ACCOUNTANCY GO TOP

SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE
Some argue that it is mankind's ability to gain knowledge that differentiates mankind from the other animals. Knowledge has grown at an amazing pace for the past 200 years, and continues to accelerate. The technical limit to knowledge capital is the ability of the human brain to process information and understand. There is a prevailing system constraint associated with money not being available to deploy and pay for the available brains. There are other issues with knowledge. One is that some knowledge is hidden and/or controlled by knowledge ownership otherwise referred to as intellectual property (IP) which is used or not used depending on the profit potential of the owner's option. Another issue is that knowledge has the potential to be used for bad rather than good. In many cases the use of knowledge results in change with some being winners and others being losers.
A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE
The good news is that there is more 'knowledge' now than at any time in history. The bad news is that the existence of knowledge does not mean that the knowledge will be used wisely, or that it will be used at all.
Every day that passes there is more new knowledge ... and the amount of new knowledge every day is more and more every day!
What this means is that no individual can ever hope to get a complete grasp of all the knowledge, or even much of the available knowledge.
Another way of thinking about this is that every individual can find a lot of knowledge about something of interest ... but few will have the chance to understand how what they know fits into the bigger context of all the information.
This probably means that more and more expertise will reside in sector silos, and big multi-sector problems will never be solved.

An Overview of Knowledge Capital
Knowledge Capital has been growing exponentially for the past few hundred years. The present state of knowledge is amazing, and more amazing as time goes by.
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Aircraft Technology
Since WWII high speed flight has changed dramatically. The Gloster Metror was one of the first jet fighter aircraft to become operational and there has been mind-boggling progress ever since.
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Medical Sciences Technology (TO COME)
Medical Sciences Technology
Materials Technology (TO COME)
Materials Technology


HISTORY
It seems that people are hard-wired to learn ... clearly some more than others ... but everyone seems to understand that acquiring knowledge is a good thing, though what people choose to learn may be different from one person to another.
This has been true throughout history and the accumulation of knowledge has enabled people to have easier lives in present times compared to our ancestors.
People use knowledge in all sorts of different ways ... some uses are beneficial for humankind in general and other uses are more beneficial to a specific individual or group. Competition is another natural trait of humankind, and not always a good trait!

KNOWLEDGE - STREAM, STRAND. STRING
How knowledge fits into the modern socio-enviro-economic system
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BioTechnology (TO COME)
BioTechnology
Blockchain
Blockchain
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Computer Science
Computer Science
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Medical Sciences Technology (TO COME)
Medical Sciences Technology
Railway Technology (TO COME)
Railway Technology
Materials Technology (TO COME)
Materials Technology



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