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This is a discussion on Knowledge seeker would you give up anything? within the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects forums, part of the Keirsey Temperament Forums category; Originally Posted by DarkestHour This forum isn't going anywhere soon. Explain. Come here tommorow I will give you details....
Can we make a deal, you give me 80% off all knowledge (assuming there is a finite amount of knowledge). In return you will get 80% of my left testicle, deal?
On topic, I'd say I wouldn't want to know everything because I don't really see any point in knowing everything. It actually is just a huge spoiler. Nothing will surprise you any more, which would make life boring as hell.
i would give up everything for it
then walk the earth continually proving people wrong about things, stopping wars and liberating people from ignorance
It sounds intriguing, but that's no fun. The fun is in the learning. For me, the journey is more important than the destination, wherever you happen to end up. So I probably wouldn't take a deal, I'd rather learn the rest of forever
I would never surrender my freedom for anything, knowledge or otherwise.
That is a difficult question to answer. Firstly, as the other NT's questioned, can infinite knowledge be possible? The world we live in (perhaps the worlds beyond ours) consists of a constantly shifting database that may or may not be based on our tenuous version of 'reality' that must be updated every nanosecond. The human brain is not equipped to handle such large amounts of information -- we are born with a set amount of storage space in our mind which cannot be exceeded. To do so would overwhelm the brain, which would then self-destruct or delete the excess.
Secondly, the definition of 'infinite knowledge', even in theory, is shaky. If this world does not exist beyond my mind, what is the worth of this knowledge accumulated of a system that does not exist and therefore cannot be manipulated even by an omniscient being? Moreover, how do you expose double entendres if the double entendres are exposed to more double entendres? If there are worlds beyond the one we 'see', how is this knowledge infinite? If the Universe is larger than infinite, then our knowledge would be by definition less than infinite, which would cancel out the meaning of 'infinite knowledge' in the first place.
However, to answer your question, I would trade anything except for my IQ points. They're scarce enough already.