The current general paradigm for assessing new ideas is built out of skepticism. There are number of reasons for this generalized response, including envy, clout, ‘sophistication,’ and general dismissal. It’s rare to consistently see new ideas as a ground to be built upon - a feeble starting block to piece together with new additions. This dismissal creates a stifling of creativity and ideas, in turn reducing productivity, transparency, and progress. Many of the implausible ideas from 10 years ago are the backbone of the current economy. The same applies to ideas going forward - we must treat them as such.
Graham argues that we must respond to such ideas with curiosity and questioning rather than judgement. After all, the craziest ideas are often the most revolutionary.