HOMO in the Information Space: the problem of transition to personality-oriented civil society at Post-modernism EPOCH
Natalia Balakireva (Orel, Russia) [BIO]
The problem of transition to personality-oriented civil society is intimately associated with theoretical and practical foundations of current information space development. Humanity has always existed in the information space. This multi-aged being in the local-oriented information space was conducive to work out a number of tools, which allowed the Humanity to control effectively society’s constitutive interaction, to provide its safety, to stimulate territorial identity of the society and consequently – a personal identity of human beings.
The concentration of information streams produced by human civilization for thousands of years and circulated now in global information space considerably widens opportunities of a concrete personality to construct more or less holistic information picture of the world.
This phenomenon contributes to the considerable reduction of personality’s information control of its self-being, which was peculiar to ancestors. The current information picture of the world is not frequently correlated with our every day life that can be perceived by humans and estimated by their own experience.
The current stage of Russia development is characterized by the dominating simulacrization of social and political processes, decrease of both territorial and personality identity value. It is shown that the controversial impact of these tendencies upon the development of the country does exist. The ways of its considerable overcoming are analyzed. While investigating mechanisms of reducing the rate of such influence, the author comes to a conclusion that only systemic development of civil society will aid to display civil and civilization identities of the state.