The philosophy of the “Black Mirror”: About the society of future generations

Vladimir V. Sliusarev
Nation­al Research Lobachevsky State Uni­ver­si­ty of Nizh­ni Nov­gorod

The phi­los­o­phy of the “Black Mir­ror”: About the soci­ety of future gen­er­a­tions

Abstract. The paper con­tains brief com­ments on the issues raised in the respons­es to the arti­cle “The Phi­los­o­phy of the ‘Black Mir­ror’: A rev­o­lu­tion in the minds up and down…”. The author responds to crit­i­cisms, sums up the ensu­ing dis­cus­sion and for­mu­lates some final pro­vi­sions. It is unequiv­o­cal that there might be a bulk of dif­fer­ent view­points on the pic­ture of the world emerg­ing in the con-ditions of dig­i­tal­iza­tion. It is nor­mal that among them there are adher­ents of trans­for­ma­tions in a per­son, soci­ety, and cul­ture. Such a polypho­ny of opin­ions is pos­i­tive, since the issues and prob­lems under dis­cus­sion are noth­ing more than a futur­is­tic pre­dic­tion. As the author puts it, we need to remem­ber this set of opin­ions, save it and trans­fer to tech­nol­o­gy and the future. The world needs to pre­serve polyion­ti­cism so that the peo­ple who cre­ate it them­selves will not become out­casts, raw mate­ri­als, and garbage. The paper sum­ma­rizes the valu­able com­ments on psy­chol­o­gy, the phi­los­o­phy of con­scious­ness, pow­er and law, which have been made dur­ing the dis­cus­sion and which only empha­size the com­plex­i­ty and amount of the tech­nol­o­giza­tion process­es in our soci­ety. In con­clu­sion, the author notes that only peo­ple of today can deter­mine the agen­da of the future, and we are able to pre­serve the world in all its diver­si­ty for future gen­er­a­tions.

Key­words: Black Mir­ror, utopia, dig­i­tal­iza­tion, vir­tu­al real­i­ty, medi­are­al­i­ty, dystopia, Social Cred­it Sys­tem, Infor­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nolo­gies, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence

DOI: 10.5840/dspl2019219

The report­ed study was fund­ed by RFBR with­in the research project № 18–011-00335.


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