This is one question that strikes me when I browse through the web every morning. Of the total time I spend on the web, probably 50% or more is spent clicking on links. This gives the impression that there is a whole of information out there.
Assuming that atleast 10% of information/data is actually new knowledge, we can come to a conclusion that there already is a vast amount of knowledge assimilated on the world wide web (We will ignore, for the moment knowledge that comes out of books, magazines, talks, lectures etc)
Also, there are new webpages being created everyday. So, more knowledge everyday !
Can this be true ? Can knowledge be infinite ? Human beings have a finite life span both individually and as a civilization. So this sounds implausible. Maybe most of this “knowledge” is just thoughts. Maybe all knowledge is finite and all this information overload is a maze. Maybe we have to find our way through this maze to get to that finite, stable, robust and never-changing knowledge. Atleast that is what religion would like us to believe.
What say ?