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The philosophy of the “Black Mirror”: A revolution in the minds up and down

Journal: The Digital Scholar: Philosopher’s Lab (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 22-32

Keywords : Black Mirror; utopia; digitalization; virtual reality; mediareality; dystopia; Social Credit System; Information and Communication Technologies; artificial intelligence;

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The article considers the prospects for the evolving information and communication technologies basing on the British science fiction TV series “Black Mirror”. The contemporary development of the technologies and the global level of their distribution allow us to talk about revolutionary changes in the structure of society. The Internet, mobile communications, the ability to accumulate and analyze large amounts of information (Big Data), the integration of consumption into web-resources, and the development of AI-like systems make a combination of factors that encourages a number of scholars to speak about the formation of the Sixth technological paradigm. Along with it, the question of such technologies mostly turns out “overboard” from humanitarian expertise, since economic benefits prevail over considerations of humanness. Obvious that the socio-cultural implications of technology implementation have a long-term perspective, and it is practically impossible to predict how the society will change.

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