There is a distinction between knowledge and intelligence. Knowledge comes from what we have learned based on books and beliefs. It comes from the known. Intelligence comes from the unknown.
Understanding something is of knowledge, from belief. Many people think that once they understand something, like transformation, that they are then transformed. Yet, this understanding of it is actually the thing that stops them from getting to the point of transformation. The understanding stops it because then you think you know it, you and stop there.
You start out and get to the edge of the cliff and you stop, looking down and seeing the bottom and thinking you now know it. Then it gets worse. You start repeating it and believing it and you keep reinforcing the belief until it is rock solid, there is no more openness for discovery. Understanding is a function of how smart you are, and it is your detriment.
A new consciousness would move us out of understanding and knowledge, and into intelligence. Without this new consciousness, everything will continue to be the same as it has always been. A new consciousness is the only thing that will shift us out of where we are. We cannot build a new consciousness from the old. It has to be completely new, never having been before. If we attempt to create something from what has been it will always have the same flaws.
If we build from the old, then it takes all the problems that were before and adds to them. It is like the female who puts on a brand new dress, but under the dress is the same body as before. We cannot fix what we already have from the place we have already been. We are always moving backwards while thinking we are moving forward.
The one distinction here is in technology. Technology is the only place where they find the mistakes and then look for the solution. Technology has grown by fixing its weakest link.
We as human beings just keep making the same mistakes over and over from the weakest link. Our weakest link is our beliefs and our thoughts and history, and that is what we are trying to use to fix the problem. We go to the past to fix it, and instead of seeing that is our failure, we use that as our springboard.
Technology uses it as a springboard as well, but they actually fix it, whereas we use it as a springboard by building on it, believing we are fixing it. We think that if we get a new dress, or a new job, or move to a new city, or get a new partner/spouse that will fix our problem. We cannot fix a problem from within the problem.