Unlike Galloway, Lyotard believes that knowledge=power sometimes, yet he notes that in order for us to communicate on a global level, we have to have enough knowledge of the technology to be able to use it effectively. Therefore, we are only empowered on a global level if we know how to use technology. So shouldn't knowledge=power, always?
Also, if we are continually advancing global communication at this rate, will we ever reach the idealistic apex of a unified techno speak? Could we in fact make language paralogical and eliminate social barriers? Or, will new barriers form as new networks and groups reform within the context of the internet?