Digital Civilization and Problems of Cultural Diversity: Political Actors or Infocommunication Technologies
Irina Shestakova, Semyon Polanski
Available Online February 2019.
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- scientific and technical progress; watersheds of culture; cultural diversity; social philosophy; globalization; infocommunication technologies
- The victorious march of civilization throughout the history of mankind is associated with a change in cultural diversity. The leveling of differences is due to both the natural erasure of cultural borders (trade, the progress of infocommunication technologies with subsequent globalization), and the direct interest of states in increasing internal stability by minimizing intercultural clashes. Observing the available historical examples from Antiquity to our time, it becomes possible to identify a close relationship with the actions taken by political actors, directly or indirectly. Scientific and technical progress, especially in the field of infocommunications (so obviously used by political actors for their own purposes), brining globalization, undoubtedly caused damage to cultural diversity. The new reality of the digital world, leading to the apogee of the process of mixing, at the same time, offers many tools and opportunities to preserve cultural diversity, allowing one, for example, to be involved in the world economic process, in its geographic region, preserving its culture, traditions and beliefs. The pace of development of the digital civilization suggests that in this process, very soon (in the life of one generation), fundamental changes will occur.
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TY - CONF AU - Irina Shestakova AU - Semyon Polanski PY - 2019/02 DA - 2019/02 TI - Digital Civilization and Problems of Cultural Diversity: Political Actors or Infocommunication Technologies BT - International Conference Communicative Strategies of Information Society (CSIS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 412 EP - 417 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/csis-18.2019.84 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/csis-18.2019.84 ID - Shestakova2019/02 ER -