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Osiris' Wife
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Michael Foucault, a French philosopher, said ...

"..power and knowledge are not independent, are inextricably related—knowledge is always an exercise of power and power always a function of knowledge".

I think Jupiter-Pluto conjunction personifies this ideology.

But with the S.Node in Sagittarius, I cannot help wondering if the concept of "knowledge is power" is now, more than ever, an evolving notion with elements that are outdated. Also, when you consider that the next 20 years with the influence of Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius the knowledge gap might narrow. For example, recently the education system has gone through a potentially permanent structural change with the massive widespread adoption of online programs, thus paving the way for accessible education for all (the affordability is a big topic of its own).

So, might Jupiter-Pluto conjunction (4/4, 6/30, 11/12) on some level transform the concept that knowledge is power?

Also, how might it manifest personally - could the reshaping of knowledge transform your personal power and/or vice versa?

What do you think?

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Interesting question. The person replacing me at work had initially expressed some concerns about taking on the role because she felt that I had a whole lot of knowledge. I told her a few days ago, being successful at this job is not about having a lot of technical knowledge. It's about being willing to help...being willing to learn and figure out what's needed to solve a problem. I gained knowledge from doing that, I didn't have it all from the get-go.

She seemed to find that helpful, and my hope is that by adopting that philosophy, she'll naturally feel more comfortable inhabiting the supervisory role (power) over time.

The gist of this is to say that knowledge that isn't applied is useless.

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" Is Knowledge Power?"

Probably.
Ignorance surely isn't power (though it may be bliss)!

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" Is Knowledge Power?"

Probably.
Ignorance surely isn't power (though it may be bliss)!

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A few things come to mind when I imagine the next 20 years.

Inspiration will be a powerful tool, cherished by decision makers.

Basic education would be widespread, but access to a specialized set of knowledge that increases power will become more and more exclusive, and in some ways, nepotistic, and hereditary. The circles of influence will be closed even tighter.

We will see new power centers in both geopolitics and society. Scientists and nerds may finally have their much touted moment. Countries that invest in STEM education would be more powerful (China/India/Germany/Switzerland/Australia/Norway come to mind).

The barrier-busting rapid progress would only be limited by human imagination. I expect the next 2 decades to completely change many spheres of human life - how we live, play, procreate, travel, eat, pray, learn. Everything.

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