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What is wisdom? - The data, information, knowledge and wisdom hierarchy

This is a description of the "Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom" hierarchy.

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Data

Understanding nothing. You have a collection of symbols. You don't know what they mean.

Information

Understanding relations. You know how symbols are related, but still don't understand the symbols.

Knowledge

Understanding patterns. You understand how relationships can be combined to give an overview of a concept.

Wisdom

Understanding principles. You understand how concepts are related, and can make predictions about new concepts based on previous knowledge.



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