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Difference between information and knowledge?


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Knowledge is information that can (at least in theory) be utilised - 'To know and not to do, is not to know'. All sensory experience is information, but cannot necessarily be converted into knowledge - e.g., a book written in a language you do not speak may well contain information, but the knowledge is unavailable. Starlight contains information, but only once you know it is there, and have the ability to interpret it, can it be converted into knowledge. To know is human; to inform is the nature of reality.