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Четвъртата индустриална революция и дигиталните посткапитализми
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Digital Postcapitalisms

Author(s): Hristo Prodanov
Subject(s): Politics, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Political Theory, Civil Society, Politics and communication, Theory of Communication
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: Digital post-capitalism;Fourth Technological Revolution;collaborative commons;prosumerism;marginal cost;digital platforms;underclass;digital networks;digital capitalism;hybrid economy;internet community;

Summary/Abstract: The new information and communication technologies (ICT), on which the Fourth Industrial Revolution is based, are bringing about unprecedentedly rapid and large-scale changes to societies and economy. In the view of many scholars, these technologies are paving the way to post-capitalism. The conceptions of post-capitalism presented by Paul Mason and Jeremy Rifkin are gaining in popularity. Ac-cording to Rifkin, ICT are creating the so-called “collaborative commons”, which are in a permanent struggle with the capitalist market and are becoming a formative fac-tor of a new “hybrid economy”. According to Mason, the capitalist system of today is breaking down due to growing consumer debts and deficits, and decreasing industrial production. These ideas are debatable because they do not make sufficiently clear how the growth of of social inequality could be prevented and who could be the agent of post-capitalist transformation

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 25-35
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English, Bulgarian