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ALVIN TOFLER'S THOUGHTS ON THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE

Ong Van Nam
Keywords: Knowledge; power; knowledge power. ,

Abstract

Different from the traditional types of power in the past based on violence and
wealth, scientific knowledge is becoming the new economic and political power in the new
era. Vietnam is a developing country, so to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the
powers of the five continents in the context of the fierce national synergy competition today,
the Communist Party and the State need to properly and fully assess the position, role and
power of scientific knowledge to plan directions and implement a roadmap to build and
develop a knowledge economy. With the aim of providing more theoretical basis to affirm
the thesis "knowledge is the number one power among the powers that have existed in
history", this article focuses on studying the views of sociologists, American futurologist -
Alvin Toffler on knowledge, power, and intellectual power thereby giving comments and
evaluations on this point of view.