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Концепция управления эволюцией техносферы
A Management Concept of the Technosphere’s Evolution

Author(s): Sergey Krichevsky
Subject(s): Philosophy, Human Ecology, Environmental interactions
Published by: Международное философско-космологическое общество
Keywords: biosphere; future; Earth; concept; Space; model; system; nature; strategy; scenario; technology; technosphere; management; mankind; evolution;

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the philosophical and methodological management aspects of the technosphere’s evolution. The foundations of the management concept of the technosphere’s evolution, consisting of two blocks were developed: 1) a conceptual model of the technosphere structure and the process of the technosphere’s evolution; 2) a conceptual model of the management system of the technosphere’s evolution. In the article the characteristics of the boundaries of the technosphere beyond the Earth are considered. The technosphere as a global system was formed during the 20th century, its development continues in the unstable mode of the accelerating non-linear development and spatial expansion. In the technosphere there is no internal and external communication, including feedback, that is necessary for the balanced development. These are the main causes of the “uncontrollability” of the technosphere. The management system structure of the technosphere’s evolution and the strategy that is aimed to achieve three main goals were proposed: 1) saving the Earth’s biosphere; 2) security, survival and sustainable development of humankind in the balance (co-evolution) with the biosphere and the environment on the Earth and in the Solar system; 3) the creation of the conditions for disclosure and the use of the potential of technologies, equipment, technical development to manage the future, the implementation of the transition to the noosphere, the attainment of human immortality in the Universe. The three management scenarios, main features, and limitations were considered. A common approach to the management of the technosphere’s evolution: the system approach in the framework of the socio-techno-natural system, the paradigm of the balanced and sustainable development and managing the future. In order to manage the infrastructure, technologies and technological mode by the effects of the technosphere on the environment, new approaches, methods and technologies, including monitoring, automation, Big data for “external” control of the technosphere and the organization of its self-regulation, including through the Internet of things, technologies, impacts, environmental pollution, etc. are needed. It is proposed to establish an International Institute of the Technosphere.

  • Issue Year: 18/2017
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 153-164
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian