We carry an almost infinite amount of information in our pockets, allowing us to instantaneously search for answers to almost any question. We hardly ever feel in the dark anymore, and we naturally tend to think that is a good thing. But is it always?
In his new book Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing, Future Tense fellow Jamie Holmes argues that informational instant gratification isn't necessarily making us wiser. He explores the positive role of ambiguity and uncertainty in forcing us to see the world from a fresh perspective and to think more deeply about the questions before us.