"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Daniel 12:4 KJV

The profusion of knowledge available to us today enables us to understand who we are in ways not available to previous generations.

Our access to travel, both physical and virtual, helps us contextualize what is happening around us as never before.

We can reflect on past events such as wars, or even family histories, and wonder if the outcomes would have been different if today's technology had been available then.

And we can ask why, right now, knowledge and context are sending out the strongest messages mankind has ever heard?