Literate societies are not “oral societies with a writing system” — they are different.
Learning to read and write is not user friendly, and that is part of the point. (We are not trying to adapt to a cave person but to create a person that is not like a cave person.)
but cannot escape the preachers in advertisements.
There are things that if you learn them, they actually make you more stupid.
That is the future of science.
When I try 1.000 experiments and only three of them succeed, then I will be the best person who ever lived at what I do.
The question then is, “Is what I am doing so important, that one hit will pay for all those other misses?”