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Every good new system enlarges the set of ways we can think about the world. If we happen to have in hand a system that is apt for learning or inquiring into a new area, we make progress quickly.
Bret Victor has the goal to “revolutionize how people, learn, understands and create”. There is something equally inspiring in this particular excerpt he shared.
In light of this, while doing research, reading papers or pursuing the wild path towards knowledge, I think is important to ask ourselves whether we are using the good tools, or even better, if we are actually providing the world with better means to foster the progress and science.