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on February 28, 2019 at 11:18 AM in AskRaddle
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if you define power as the ability to do stuff, the relationship between authority, knowledge and power becomes quite simple imo:
authority is the power to increase or decrease the power of other people
knowledge has 2 versions: it's either a tool to predict the outcome of actions (so we could say it makes power visible); or it's a tool that opens up new possibilities (like unlocking stuff on a skill tree of power lol)
maybe knowledge could be called a power optimizer/enable: it makes using power more efficient, easy, and effective.
I guess you could say that, white not forgetting that having power, in itself, isnt bad!
Power is not bad in and of itself. It is how that power is applied.
As others have pointed out, the way knowledge is distributed is also key in determining the effects of that knowledge.
"with great power comes great responsibility" - uncle ben
Maybe we need a generalized example in order to break down the definition of each power and how they interact with each other. I think the example would have to have an easily traceable timeline in order for us to understand these things. Also, we may need separate categories for the various types of power as that seems to be a large portion of the original question. Hopefully someone has a good suggestion for the example and hopefully it can touch on each power structure.
very good video btw