UNEVENNESS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS IN TERMS OF INFORMATION EVOLUTION: CHALLENGES AND THREATS

  • Khoruzhyi Serhii
Keywords: information evolution, social and economic transformations, global problems, civilizational confrontation, state government, self-control

Abstract

This paper provides a definition of the term of an information revolution. Author researches the processes of the socio-economic relations that are associated with information innovations and shows that these processes can be called as information revolution. Author emphasizes that the heterogeneity of social groups will be based not only on the uneven distribution of wealth and resources, but also on the distribution and use of knowledge.

Much attention is given to the results of the analysis of the transformational processes in the conditions of information evolution, which allows to determine the presence of informational and civilizational conflict that has signs of latent aggression of retrograde countries, whose purpose is the global slowdown of the innovation development. Such offensive attitude of the retrograde countries towards informationally-developed countries will be building up primarily due to the desire to halt the information evolution. Establishing of a feeling of chaos in the informationally-developed countries, as well as local instabilities on a national or religious basis or even manifestation of elements of local wars will lead to the need to direct the resources of the informationally-developed countries to protect state interests. Such a redistribution of resources will impede the further development of promising sectors that could increase the information and technology gap with retrograde countries.

Author proposes to improve supranational institutional support for countering the threats to informational and civilizational confrontation, particularly by creating an organization for socioeconomic stability. Such a supranational coordinating organization must ensure compliance with the basic economic freedoms and the boost the development of mechanisms for military, environmental, economic and information protection.

It is specifically noted that there is a necessity of improving state administration together with the centralization of the most important functions of the state, as well as transferring of certain authorities to public and business associations capable of self-governance, as well as detection and prevention of the violations of established norms.

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Published
2018-06-13
How to Cite
Serhii, K. (2018). UNEVENNESS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS IN TERMS OF INFORMATION EVOLUTION: CHALLENGES AND THREATS. Strategic Priorities, 47(2), 127-140. Retrieved from https://niss-priority.com/index.php/journal/article/view/13