2.3.1 What is statistics

Data Statistics Information Studying Knowledge Aging Wisdom Dying Next What is Next?

Data and Information

First, differentiate data and information: Data is raw. Data have no meaning. Information is processed data. Information has meaning. The process to transform data to information is statistics.

Information and Knowledge

Information is higher-level than data. What is higher than information?

Knowledge.

What is the process of transforming information to knowledge?

Studying. (or AI for computers)

If you want a lot of mathematics information, just buy 50 maths books, then you get a lot of information. But if you want a lot of mathematics knowledge, you have a lot of hard work to do.

Knowledge and Wisdom

After knowledge, what is next? Wisdom.

What is the process of transforming knowledge to wisdom?

Aging.

If you want to have a lot of knowledge, buy a lots of books, read them and read them well. But if you want to have a lot of wisdom, you need to live your life for a long time or a long long time.

Wisdom and Next

Is there anything higher than wisdom? If yes, what is the process to go from wisdom to there?

Dying. (This can be trivial. When you age to certain extent, you die.)

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