It seems that people 'know' more but they understand less.
Sure, Watson could beat Ken Jennings and that other guy in a game of Jeopardy - but how much does Watson really know?
This is a question concerning many children (and adults) today.
Sure, many of the brightest can recite lists of accepted facts - but do they still have the understanding of those who came a generation earlier?
Is there any depth (or even to ability to posses such depth) to their knowledge?
Did Teaching to the Test just create machines which follow memes without question?
Has the ability to Google been used as a form of mental steroids which falsely inflates the mass of ones learning?
If many alive today have been conditioned to accept any new 'fact' as being true without question - just because it appears in print - who will transfer real knowledge to those from future generations?