Do you know what to ask for?

We have more access to more information than anyone ever before in the history of the world. For the first time ever, we have tools to connect 3 billion people in one network.

Ok Google: What are the top Google Searches of 2016?

  1. Powerball
  2. Prince
  3. Hurricane Matthew
  4. Pokémon Go
  5. Slither.io
  6. Olympics
  7. David Bowie
  8. Trump
  9. Election
  10. Hillary Clinton

By the way, the chance of winning the Powerball is 1 and 292 million. (Of course, I had to Google it.) So why are we spending so much time obsessing over something that will clearly never happen?

Because there is always a chance.

Unfortunately, we are wasting it on things that are distracting us from solving interesting problems.

It’s becoming clear that the key to learning is not about finding answers but to ask the right questions.