George Siemens asks an interesting question in the second half of Knowing Knowledge: what is more important, current knowledge (existing content) or the capacity to continue to know more (connections)? He writes that "connection forming tools will always create content, but their value lies in our ability to reflect on, dialogue about and internalize content in order to learn. Content knowledge is frozen at a certain time, whereas a connection is a pipeline to continue to flow new knowledge."
However Siemens argues that reflection is becoming a "lost art". How often do we look beneath the surface of the busyness? Are our lives being consumed by the now?