Nearly 400 yeas ago, Francis Bacon wrote that knowledge is power. That maxim still holds true today. Indeed, as the breath and depth of knowledge in the world has grown exponentially in these last centuries, so, too, has the means by which this knowledge can be used as a form of power that shapes our lives. Whether it is the green revolution that now feeds millions or biological and nuclear weapons that can destroy millions, the scale of the impacts of new knowledge is immense. This continuous production of new knowledge available surely outpaces our ability to mediate and codify it.