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As Churchill would say, we are at the end of the beginning... of the
process of reducing the the importance and status of knowledge. The rapid
access to reasonably accurate facts makes "knowing" much less worthy and
in clincial medicine, "knowing" may become synonymous with "arrogant and
dangerous". Why stuggle to remember 80 % of what you need to know in a
clinical contact when with a quick click on your favourites you have
access to 150% of what you need to know. This is going to transform the
role of all clinicans (doctors and nurses). Initially threatening but then
evolving. That evolution will see how we do things become far more
important and doctors will not be able to behave badly behind a shield of
extensive knowledge. The knowledge is there for everyone in the cloud and
we will have to become very humble to really benefit from its
omnipresence. That humility in itself will drive medical teams to become
more functional and less negatively hierarchical. Exciting times but some
way to go.