Anthropological Risks of the Information Society

Оlga Borisovna Skorodumova, Liliya Fedorovna Matronina, Tatiana Ivanovna Koval


The paper presents the research results of the problem of information society risk exposure in an anthropological aspect. The authors reveal new conditions of human existence in the context of both positive and negative components based on the analysis of modernization processes taking place in information epoch and their impact on the human. Potential dangers to human personality and possible ways of their destructive influence, relating to identity and trust loss, increase in hyperdynamism, are studied. When considering the production of risks by the example of modern biomedical technologies, the authors conclude that development and application of modern convergent means of socium and human transformation provoke large-scale risks and threat to the future of mankind. It results in the need for adequate humanitarian understanding of existent processes and development of new strategic approaches to the risk exposure problem solution. The specific nature of educational activity under the conditions of establishing new stage of information society development – the knowledge society is exposed. Risks of wide-spread technologic approach to education quality management are distinguished. Possible risk management methods in information society by the example of education quality management are proposed. The issue is the need for education management holistic model formation in the unity of technologic and axiological approaches. Philosophical and theoretical analysis of anthropological risks of the information society allowed stating a number of proposals and recommendations of practical nature, which can be used by organizations/corporations that make decisions in the area of risk management.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s3p295

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