Learning Everything There Is To Know In A Subject Area

Learning Everything There Is To Know In A Subject Area

What I do is think and organize “All possible forms of knowledge” in a particular area. I call this forming “Ontology” – Organization of Knowledge.

I learn by thinking.

I think in pictures. I employ Logic and Mathematics.

I find patterns and draw generalizations.

I organize the generalizations in an Ontology.

I consult books and Web only when I have a question.

Suppose, I am learning about Robot Manipulators.

I try to figure out “all of the possible forms of Manipulators” that a Robot might have. I think like a Physicist (Remember, Science is all about generalizations found in Nature.) and figure out “all of the possible forms of Manipulators” that a Robot might have.

I organize all of the possible forms of Manipulators in my own Ontology of Robotics.

Or suppose, I am learning Microeconomics. 


I skim through a book and find out the main concepts.
Think what happens in the world in general.
Organize everything in “A Picture”.  

Microeconomics in a Nutshell

I learned this method 

  • partly from Physics and 
  • partly from Artificial Intelligence. 


Physics tries to explain everything there is in this Universe in terms of a few fundamental laws.

But there are quite a few laws and it can be hard to see all the laws at once. Thinking in pictures and organizing in ontologies help me “see all at once”. I learned building Ontologies from Artificial Intelligence.

That’s – in brief – how I learn everything there is to know in a subject area.