“The Economics of Forgetting”
September 14, 2006
How do we deal with complexity?
Does additional knowledge increase complexity or does it help us to “reduce” it, i.e. better cope with it?
How do we define relevant and irrelevant knowledge?
Is irrelevant knowledge always of negative value?
Do we need to learn to forget irrelevant knowledge?
Do we need to learn to forget relevant knowledge for a whole Sunday afternoon, for example?
How can selective forgetting lead to substantial improvements in our performance?
Can random forgetting do so as well?
How much time do we lose due to forgetting?