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Access To Know-How

Ensuring Access To Know-How

YAML Interest

All our technology on Earth has been built from scratch essentially using human power, but surprisingly, majority us (individuals) do not know how to make many useful pieces of technology from scratch.

A great deal of useful know-how is hidden in the closed companies, and inaccessible to people to learn from. Education systems do not readily provide this know-how either, because corporations consider such know how to be their intellectual property.

Just for an example, in order to treat many medical conditions, we need advanced medical equipment and materials. There exists advanced treatment methods, however, learning quite simple techniques often require long-term communication and gaining trust with these closed companies, pay-walled academic circles, and long-term dedicated efforts to the field.

If the access to such knowledge would be fast and efficient, ordinary people could start replicating the successes.

If the access to procedural knowledge was more widespread, we could all start copying the best practices from each other in all fields, and get enormous benefits of acceleration of R&D across the world.

Any ideas how to bring about all the free know-how, would be desirable.

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It is time to call for know-how to be shared. Here is the latest example--

An Italian hospital ran out of ICU valves. A local biz brought a 3D printer to the hospital, redesigned & produced the valves in a few hours.

“At the time of writing, 10 patients are accompanied in breathing by a machine that uses a 3D printed valve.”

" A source (La Stampa) also says the supplier was not happy with that and refuse to provide blueprint files in order to speed up the work."

via Twitter

Ah, true, but access to know-how may also have a dark side. Needs to be cautious.