NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2018, Book 1

Philosophy

HUMAN EXISTING IN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION CIVILIZATION: A NEW CONCEPT OF SOCIAL FUTURISM

Assoc.Pr.Evgeniya Kuznetsova, Assoc.Pr.Olga Goryacheva, Assoc.Pr. Gulchachak Patenko

ABSTRACT

The motif of a repressive state and aggression towards a person becomes a leading social human motif in the twentieth century. The authors of the article explore the problem of a person’s being at the stage of industrial civilization and declare a number of problems. Among them are loneliness, repressiveness and aggressiveness of a society towards a person, the loss of spiritual and moral principles. The authors prove it by means of many reseachers positions. According to the authors, this state of a society can be described as an anthropological crisis. The information society’s building. can be a possible way out of the crisis.
But the authors believe that the formation of the information civilization leads to new complexities and contradictions. So they determine the following problems of the information society. The first is the trend that leads to the popular culture of a bad quality by means of mass media. Global technologies can lead to blurring of a cultural diversity and uniformity of cultures. Also it’s necessary to call fragmentation, appearance of “computer people” who are copies of each other.
The authors propose is a concept in which a spiritual component is more important than a technological one, as we usually deal with in many other theories of futurology. Many of the contradictions of the information civilization exist because of the domination of technologies over the spiritual component as in the era of industrial civilization. We can decide all the problems by means of new views of a new philosophy. Only a person himself s is capable to build a harmony between technologies and spiritual content of the information civilization. The authors write that the main aim of social futurism is to overcome technocracy and subdue all processes of social evolution to conscious human guidance. If we achieve the aim we’ll be able to change the situation of disbalance between people and machines.

KEYWORDS

anthropological crisis, industrial society, information society, mass media, social futurism

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2018 Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-00-3, HUMAN EXISTING IN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION CIVILIZATION: A NEW CONCEPT OF SOCIAL FUTURISM, 399-406 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2018/B1/V1/43