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  1. I could have. Just not in 11 years, but somewhere in 30. Indeed, in the time of Socrates, there was an oral transmission of knowledge and traditions. But philosophers also studied much longer. Although probably the tendency to memorize information by ear in Socrates should be much better developed than in the modern student.

    I can probably throw off a couple of quotes from antiquity that knowledge was transmitted orally, and this was literally a fundamental question for Indo-Europeans.

  2. If you imagine that he was actually a superintelligent, then most likely-yes, but in the modern world, the flow of information has reached such a peak that no one even with an intelligence of 200 units could cope with such a task.

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