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The inherent failures of 'Information Science' or' Information Technology' to deal with knowledge, necessitate the emergence of 'Knowledge Science' for Knowledge is a precious and strategic wealth and source of income. The complexity and diversity of knowledge must be studied and new research works are needed for the Mass Production,Delivery and Consumption of Knowledge and thereby knowledgization of the entire people. Knowmatics and Knowledge Science are the newly emerging fields of study. Mathew's Theories of Knowledge Consumption -Production and Cybernetics of Knowledge provide the methodological and theoretical foundations of Knowledge Science.

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  1. 1. DR. RAJU M. MATHEW
  2. 2.  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.
  3. 3.  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.
  4. 4.  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.
  5. 5.  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. 
  6. 6.  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 Dynamic Knowledge.  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
  7. 7.  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.
  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9.  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.
  10. 10.  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.
  11. 11.  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‘.
  12. 12.  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 Knowledge Consumption-Production.  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.
  13. 13.  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.  ( .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 Feb 27, 2011 - Uploaded by CG Publishing.  3. Knowmatics -theory, practice and applications in ... – SlideShare new-revolu...  4. Knowmatics and knowledge industries: New possibilities of Kerala's development based on knowledge and brainpower Aug 18, 2012 .
  14. 14.  WORLD BANK FOR KNOWLEDGE - ARAB, AFRICAN, AMERICAN, CHINESE AND I... 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 ... bank-for-the 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? 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
  15. 15.  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: