If you had the answer to every question ever asked, then you’d win every quiz and competition you ever took part in. But to have this knowledge without a know-it-all device, your brain would have to hold all the information that exists everywhere ever, in the dictionary, encyclopaedia, Guinness Book of World Records, and pretty much every book ever written in every single language! That’s a lot of information.
I Know Something You Don’t Know! Your hat would have to be a sophisticated computer that could transmit information directly to the wearer’s brain.
It would also need to be able to detect when you were being asked a question, so it could self-activate its search for the answer. The information could be collected in a similar way to how the internet works, but it would have to be able to search through all that information in a much faster and more intelligent fashion.
To solve the problem of how to hold the vast quantity of data required, your hat could work in conjunction with other hats, each holding a limited amount of information, and connect wirelessly with the hat network to find the required answer.
Once located, the answer could be ‘beamed’ back to your hat in seconds, and you would hear the answer in your head. All you’d have to do is repeat the answer out loud (acting as if you’ve only just remembered it to cover any short delay!). It would bring a new meaning to the phrase ‘keep it under your hat’!
Norris Macwhirter probably wouldn’t have needed a know-it-all hat. Co-founder of The Guinness Book of World Records, Norris had a photographic memory and could recite any answer in the book from memory. Mozart is also thought to have had a photographic memory. I KNOW EVERYTHING!
So you’ve nearly finished reading and you reckon you pretty much know it all already, well, not quite yet, There’s plenty more to learn about the inventions here.