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Przyszłość „post-prawdziwego” społeczeństwa informacyjnego – utopia czy dystopia
Future of the „Post-real” Information Society – Utopia or Dystopia

Author(s): Bernard Szatkowski
Subject(s): Politics, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: ITC technologies; information society; social media; artificial intelligence; utopia and dystopia

Summary/Abstract: Introducing new technologies is being slowly presented more and more as a dystopia rather than utopia. The information revolution is understood as the Internet and all further consequences of its existence. It is obvious that social media are becoming the main tool of political communication and social and political activation. Direct communication with the electorate using these means opens politicians to the unprecedented possibilities, but at the same time it raises numerous controversies. ICT technologies have changed the way not only parties act, but also many groups, organizations and associations. The changes also influence many apolitical areas of life, however there should be a political discussion about the possibility of regulations. The examples presented in the text of the further going solutions is supposed to serve as a reflection on the issue of predictability of the consequences of human inventiveness.

  • Issue Year: 254/2017
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 152-169
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English, Polish