The current belief is that we are in the 'knowledge' economy.
This may be so, but knowledge in itself is of limited value. How you use it is what matters.
The primary need of our time is not to know more, but to connect more; and in doing so form relationships that are satisfying and of value.
Being able to make and maintain relationships is something that we are culturally out of practice at doing; spending as much time as we do in virtual rather than actual contact with others.