For easier grasp of big ideas, I find it helpful to arrange its keywords along a progressing scale. For example, the DIKW model of innovation, well explained by Richard Gayle.
Data simply exists. It gains context to become
Information by human interaction, which itself becomes
Knowledge by interconversion of different forms of information.
Wisdom comes from repetition of the DIK cycle.
Monica Anderson is another deep thinker and inspired us by suggesting AI filtering to curate the unrelenting news stream. At least add commentary to say why you share. Prior work of hers seeded my understanding of reductionist and holistic ways of thinking. Today I share following spectrum because I believe it reflects a way of thinking along a progressing scale.
Likely it is incomplete and some of the sequence should probably be refined.
Aiming to explain
My own limited understanding, not peer-reviewed, use with discernment.
|word||a molecular carrier of meaning so small that by itself its meaning often calls for explanation through context|
|definition||a way of explaining a word by other words saying what it is and what it is not. Often made useful by examples and etymology. Prone to circular reasoning.|
|context||word or images nearby a word that shape and determine how its meaning gets understood. Part of context is in the beholders mind.|
|grammar||widely held agreement and convention about meaning of word in specific juxtaposition.|
|meaning||what it is that words and ideas say, based on agreement recorded in dictionaries, taxonomies and ontologies. Even more what words and ideas tell me, in my personal context.|
|concept||a complete carrier of meaning, so large that it can be grasped as a complete unit of thought that usually enables clear understanding.|
|understanding||"getting it", can be modeled as a composite of liking, agreeing and communicating with words, concepts, people, and things mterail and immaterial, real (agreed) or imagined.|
|salience||relative importance, visibility relative to a known objective. Opposite of distracting noise.|
|insight||rapid flow of knowledge often enabling understanding on a new level.|
|trust||could be expressed as a belief in one's own ability to assess personas and their capability, in order to intuit or forecast future behavior and value as a friend.|
|reputation||trust spread in a group.|
At which points would you weave in data, information, knowledge, wisdom?
This is part 1. A part 2 is brewing, about social trust-building.