The Creep and Leap of Knowledge:
On “source criticism” and “semilingualism” as impactful ideas of the human sciences
by Linus Salö and Fredrik Bertilsson
In the not-so-distant future, people in the rich parts of the world will see driverless cars, ‘smart houses’ controlled through 5G applications, and other new inventions, as part of their every-day lives. It will be evident that quite a bit of knowledge has gone into their development. Indeed, many things that surround us are the products of science and technological innovation, which is to say that the products of knowledge-making institutions matter – they have, as it were, an impact.