From Embassy of Piracy
a secret place science researchers hide their work from non-scientists, leading to widespread ignorance, disease, and misinformation, much to the relishment of researchers intent on holding on to their sinecures at elitist academies of higher learning. it keeps everything separate, much as the caste system in india. the application of knowledge on the peasantry might be dangerous and lead to revolt or questioning of the systems. more democratic systems of information transmission such as itunes university indicate a willingness to share, though not everybody can afford a $40,000 a year education in its entirety.