CYBERNETICS OF KNOWLEDGE --
PROF. DR. RAJU M. MATHEW
ORIGIN OF KNOWLEDGE
• Nobody is happy with mere food or the basic necessities and
pleasures of life but knowledge due to the existence of mind and
thoughts. From ignorance, we start to learn and realize that there is
no end of Knowledge. Everybody, either an illiterate or a great
scholar, is a seeker of ‘Knowledge’.
• It is Knowledge that keeps human being engaged and distinct from
all other creatures. Fear of the unknown, the basic instinct of man,
is the beginning of knowledge.
• With some knowledge, fear turns into curiosity that leads to the
quest for conquering the unknown, including the Human Mind or
the Self, the Nature, the Earth, the Sky, the Death, the God, the Hell
and the Heaven or Paradise.
• Faith, Ideology, Customs, Culture, Religion, Arts and Science and
Social Institutions or Organizations are a set of collective knowledge
evolved during the quest for the unknown and are scattered in
hundreds of Domains.
• Information originates from what is ‘known’ and
never born from the unknown or out of
ignorance. Information adds value to the known.
Information is not a substitute for the unknown.
Any information separated from the context and
the known phenomenon becomes meaningless
and irrelevant. The total amount of information
stored in or retrieved from the human brain is
less than one hundredth fraction of Knowledge
stored in or retrieved in the brain.
NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE
• The building blocks of Knowledge are concepts
that are multi-dimensional and interacting each
other. Concepts have their own independent
existence unlike bits or bytes, the building blocks
of Data or Information. Each concept can be
expressed or represented at different levels of
complexity, from simple to complex in diverse
levels of abstraction, with regard to using simple
word to highly technical jargon besides using the
language of an illiterate or educated or the
specialist in any spoken or written language.
CONCEPTS AND DOMAINS OF
• Each concept can be expressed or presented in several
ways -simple to complex in the style and languages of little
children or illiterate or that of scholars and experts.
Meaning of a concept varies in accordance with the
relationships of other concepts and also the way in which
other concepts are understood.
• Each Domain of Knowledge consists of hundreds of
interacting multi-dimensional concepts at diverse levels of
complexity with simple to complex levels of abstraction and
language. A Knowledge Module is an in-depth elaboration
of a concept or closely related concepts. The entire
Universe of Knowledge consists of hundreds of mutually
interacting Domains of Knowledge.
STATIC AND DYNAMIC KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge can be either a Stock or a Flow. In other words,
Knowledge can be either Static or Dynamic. All forms of
Knowledge kept or recorded in books or documents,
including digital, constitute Knowledge Stock or Static
Knowledge and all forms of Knowledge communicated
either verbally or digitally constitute Knowledge Flow or
• While the use or consumption of Static Knowledge at any
point of time is less than 5 percent, the use or consumption
of Dynamic Knowledge is more than 80 percent. The total
investment for Static Knowledge - for creation,
organization, storage, maintenance and recalling is in terms
of several billions in the forms of records, books, libraries,
knowledge management systems, Data Bases and Data
Centres, or even web pages or Internet
STRUCTURE OF KNOWLEDGE
• The structure of Knowledge is non-linear and
dynamic unlike Data or Information. On the other,
the structure of Data is linear and static. The
entire edifice of both Computer and Information
Technology is based on Data Structure of linear
and static in nature.
• Information Technology is basically a Data
Processing and Data Manipulating Technology
that can be nothing to do with Processing,
Organization and Communication of Knowledge.
DOMAINS OF KNOWLEDGE
• A domain of knowledge is basically built upon
a single concept that can be expandable with
closely related concepts. When distantly
related concepts are interpolated in a domain
during the course of its growth, it will lead to
its division and the emergence of a new
domain or several domains that can be either
a part of the mother domain or quite
independent of the mother domain.
KNOWLEDGE AS A COMPLEX SYSTEM
• Knowledge, starting from Module to Domain
to the Universe of Knowledge, can be
considered as a complex system with some of
the characteristics of a living thing. While a
module of knowledge consists of a core
concept and a set of closely related sub-
concepts, a domain of knowledge consists of a
series of mutually related core concepts and
their sub-concepts. The universe of knowledge
consists of all the domains of knowledge.
CYBERNETICS OF KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge is a complex system with extremely
complex and multi-dimensional control and
communication functions. With the help of
Advanced Mathematical and Cybernetics tools,
techniques, approaches and philosophies,
Knowledge can be studied or decoded so as to
ensure the mass Production and Consumption of
Knowledge for the Humanity as a whole
irrespective of literacy or level of education.
Such a new branch of study can be called as
Knowmatics – the Cybernetics of knowledge.
INFORMATION PROCESSING TO KNOWLEDGE
• It is high time to redesign and redefine
Information Communication Technology as
Knowledge Processing and Knowledge
Communication Technology on the basis of a
deeper understanding of the Complexities of
Knowledge other than what the Epistemology
Experts or Cognitive Scientists or Knowledge
Managers or Knowledge Engineers or even
Educationists are saying for they end not with
'Knowledge' but with 'Data' or ‘Information‘.
ORIGIN AND APPLICATIONS
• Knowmatics was originated in 2005 thanks to more
than 30 years of research on the diverse aspects of
Knowledge besides the knowledge dealt in the Bible,
the Koran, the Vedas and Upanishads and Ayurveda
besides Modern Science and Technology including
Social Sciences. It is based on Mathew's Theories of
• Knowmatics has wide application in revolutionizing
Education, Professional Practices, Scientific Research,
Decision-Making and above Knowledge-Intensification
of all Social Production Processes. Knowmatics can also
be applied in designing the Future Internet, including
Internet of Things, Peoples and Services.
SOME OF THE AVAILABLE MATERIALS
• 1. Mathew, R.M. and Mathew, Ranjit .Knowmatics: A New
Revolution in Higher Education-- Journal of the World Universities
Forum, 4, 1, 2011:.1-12.
• ( www.wuj.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.173/prod.282 .This is the
only peer reviewed scientific paper on Knowmatics; it was originally
presented for the Fourth World Universities Forum, Hong Kong ,14-
16 Jan. 2011).
• 2.. Knowmatics: A New Revolution in Higher Education - YouTube ►
8:59► 8:59 www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p0SXqRuV3k Feb 27,
2011 - Uploaded by CG Publishing.
• 3. Knowmatics -theory, practice and applications in ... – SlideShare
• 4. Knowmatics and knowledge industries: New possibilities of
Kerala's development based on knowledge and brainpower
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHcapByJeS4 Aug 18, 2012 .
SOME OF THE AVAILABLE MATERIALS
ON KNOWLEDGE BANKS
• WORLD BANK FOR KNOWLEDGE - ARAB, AFRICAN, AMERICAN,
CHINESE AND I... www.slideshare.net/DrrajuMathew1/making-
knowledge-accessible-to...world bank for knowledge - Arab, African,
American, Chinese and Indian knowledge banks :strategy of making
knowledge accessible to all by Dr. Raju M.Mathew on oct 09,2012.
• ARAB KNOWLEDGE BANK -MAKING KNOWLEDGE ACCESSIBLE ...
Sep 25, 2012 – Arab Knowledge Bank deals with all types and forms
of Knowledge, not Data or Information, for the Arab World as a Big
Business. It involves ...
• ARAB KNOWLEDGE BANK -- WHY AND HOW?
1459965... Oct 5, 2012 – Discuss the need for the Arab Knowledge
Bank, the Methodology, Theory, Technology, System and Business
Model of the Arab Knowledge
FURTHER RESEARCH – INTERANTIONAL
FUNDING & SUPPORT
• Knowmatics is the result of more than thirty years
research by Dr. Raju M. Mathew depending solely upon
his own limited means. Further research and development
in Informatics can only be carried out by international
funding and support.
• Universities and young researchers must come forward to
conduct further studies and research on the various
aspects of Knowmatics, including new courses in
Knowmatics at different levels.
• The Arab World must come forward to conduct further
studies and research and mobilize resources, both money
and knowledge, for setting up the Arab Knowledge Bank.
• Further details can be had from Dr. Raju M. Mathew
( e-mail : email@example.com )