If you have curiosity, you have infinite access to not only information, but perspectives. It’s all of us that make the wonderful world wide web more than any text book resource. A machine alone can’t filter information through experiences, memories, baggage… Though those filters are what makes us flawed, they are also what make us interesting, different, human. Relevant:
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
~ Pablo Picasso
It’s the difference between reading a Wiki article about depression and exploring thousands of blog posts written by people who have gone through it themselves. We can search for the recipe of our favorite meal, or we can watch a video of someone making it as they share with us stories from their lives.
Sometimes, the things you happen upon can restore your faith in people - or send it crashing. The voice of a single person can reach the world. A 140 character thought or idea can inspire, infuriate, instigate… and even if it’s something they’ve forgotten 2 minutes later, it shaped them.
We are the soul in the machine.