I found this somewhere floating through the internet. Sadly I cannot remember where - which certainly means I am not a knower entirely.
“In times of change the learners will inherit the earth, while the knowers will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. ” –Eric Hoffer
That said, I am not sure I entirely agree, there are things that we need to know. Multiplication tables come to mind, languages follow closely. Mathematics skills, reading and writing. Poetry, geography and history.
We need a certain world knowledge that we carry around in our heads. We cannot forever google it to find out, there lies ignorance.
That said, knowers who cannot learn sit on a shelf like an outdated encyclopedia gathering dust and being ignored - one hopes.
As usual, something somewhere in the middle falls into what is most useful, no?