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