Knowledge is both expanding and limiting. Everything we take in is framed, organized, and ultimately accepted or rejected based on what we already know and have experienced. We learn “new” things only to an extent. We cannot comprehend the existence of what we do not know or have not conceived of knowing, and we often reject the notion of it so thoroughly that proximity and evidence fail to convince us otherwise.
Epiphanies represent internal connections eventually made, not revolutionary external breakthroughs. There is no technology that allows us to escape ourselves. If there were, we would no longer be ourselves. Learning means constantly reexamining those internal connections that define our perspective and ultimately our existence. Beyond that exists the realm of miracles.