At the end of the nineteenth century, London had a huge problem. They didn’t know where to put all the manure from the horses they had. The place had become so unlivable that their citizens were completely panicking.
Little did they know that right around the corner, a car was being produced that would solve their immediate problem. (Eventually, creating a new one with dirty air.)
The problem wasn’t the manure. The problem was they had a hard time imagining a world that didn’t exist yet.
It turns out, the same is true today. What stands in the way of the question, “What could be?” is that we rely too much on the information on hand.
Yes, the collection of knowledge is growing exponentially. Every day. Yet, there is still more information waiting to be discovered. What we don’t know far outweighs what we do know.