Is anyone watching?

March 28, 2011

One of my favourite sociologists is a man named “Foucault”, and one area that he gave a lot of thought to was the control and freedom of behaviour…. he once stated-

Knowledge linked to power, not only assumes the authority of ‘the truth’ but has the power to make itself true.”

At university this was generally coupled with the imperative – Discuss!

Perhaps its worthy of a thought at least, especially in our world of Zeitgeist theories, social network forums and the intensity of how are individual activities are monitored.

Who has the power, or perhaps more importantly, who will have the power?