I have been reading lots of books related to experience, knowledge, insights and related things. one message that comes out loud and clear is that experience is the beginning of most scientific and other knowledge. Whether it is an apple’s fall or Arhimidese’s bath, trivial looking experiences have resulted in profound insights leading to revolutionary discoveries and paradigm changing theories.
If we could find a way to harness people’s experiences — similar to what we did to what people could articulate using language — then rapid progress could be made in many fields. Many difficult fields where people had dificulty articulating their thoughts and ideas using current languages, may be captured easier by using a language of experiences. That does have a serious hurdle — a language to articulate experiences. Not an easy task — but definitely seems like an effort worth pursuing.