The article presents the strategic analysis results of threats and risks to Russia resulting from deterioration of the foreign policy and economic situation. The analysis is conducted in a wide context of the world development, global crisis, technological prospects and geopolitical situation. The article proposes recommendations aimed at countering threats, at strengthening economic and political power of Russia, its international prestige and influence. The proposed system of measures is structured both by terms (for short, medium and long-term perspective) and by areas of activity.
The paper shows the prospects and forks of information technology (IT) evolution, when business and IT mutually influence each other and develop each other, changing economy and society. The human factor is not just becoming a key element, but the vector of IT development. The possibilities and boundaries of network collective intelligence and social technologies are shown. The concept of “intellectual deposits” is disclosed.
Decentralized, distributed network structures possess significant creative and innovative potential in solving various problems of modern society, including organization of interdisciplinary creative laboratories, interactive techniques in education and the establishment of inter- and intrafirm networks. Of special interest are biological models (paradigms), i.e., organizational options for network structures in diverse biological systems. These models can be used creatively to establish networks in various spheres of human society. It is emphasized that the dissemination of network structures in society promotes the implementation of the principles of socialist economy.
Network wars are the wars of new, sixth generation. The purpose of the present paper — to show the complex nature of warfare on a broad range of life areas.
The paper analyzes the actors purposely using hybrid wars to block historical development process — systemogenesis. It shows the role of the global digital technology platform in managing society destruction.
Presentation of specific information in a human brain as a hierarchy of events, dictionaries, images of different occurrence frequencies and of different modalities is a model of the human world, consisting of three components – the individual multimodal right-hemispheric (right-handers) and two socialized left-hemispheric – multimodal and linguistic, which to some extent are (all) isomorphic to each other. Perhaps, a person’s mentality is determined by his model of the world. Maybe, comparing the world models (their linguistic components) of individuals it will be possible to understand the degree of their mentality closeness. Therefore, we can try to interpret the mentality of the texts’ authors on the basis of their texts. Comparing texts of the members of different “network” communities (closeness inside, difference between them), we’ll be possibly able to find out the principles of people’s unification in these communities.
The paper proposes an approach that gives a scientific character to the concept of network-centric management, and considered systemic paradigms allow to consider it as an engineering construction. It proposes the concept and management contour models of the first and the second kind, revealing communities’ management mechanisms and processes of their self-organization. They represent not only new opportunities, but also unfamiliar threats. Only basic knowledge of socio-engineering will help to build a security system, to ensure the survival and development of society. However, given any methodological complexity the human factor plays a decisive role. Management of complex systems requires self-dependence, intelligence coordination and real time actions, the synergy of knowledge, intuition and participants’ sagacity as well as harmonious interaction with the environment, including society.
Network nonhierarchical structures have sufficiently significant potential in business, where they correspond to strategic alliances between firms, inter-firm networks of its autonomous departments, as well as to small network companies, the typical example of which is represented by manufacturing cooperatives. Not less prospects characterize decentralized networks in the political sphere, where we see such important examples as inter-state network alliances, cross-border and global network organizations and movements, advisory commissions and committees under the state apparatus structures and especially network structures being part of the largely non-hierarchical civil society, expressing the citizens’ will and interests in their dialogue with the political system’s hierarchy. On the basis of presented facts the author makes a conclusion that networks in economy contribute to implement the principles of self-managed socialism, and in political sphere – to implement the principles of new type meritocracy, which will be supported by civil society network structures.
The article considers classification of conflict of a new type, their relationship with society and globalization processes. It demonstrates interrelation of postmodern culture with protest movements, the role of communication technologies and the emergence of a new field of confrontation — cyberspace. The paper dwells on criteria of the network society and network conflicts and p ossible tools for their analysis.
It is shown that the current economic crisis, since its beginning in 2008, demonstrated a powerful influence on the economy both of a poorly regulated technologies of resource allocation (monopolistic, financial) and strong market operators (big capital). This influence resulted in draining out resources from the real economy into big capital and causing barriers for development of the real sector business. This impact of unregulated market technologies and strong operators, which became evident about half a century ago and became considerable today, the more influences the economy, the greater is the complexity (the less is the possibility) of forecasting and economic management. Downfall of predictability, effectiveness of used “formal” tools, decrease of market controllability by normsinstitutions and of control of the most big social (economic) systems; facts of accumulation of significant economic problems — disbalances, debt problems, crime and corruption; high and increasing social inequality, impoverishment of the main part of the population, increasing number of billionaires; decline in resource and credit opportunities of small and medium-sized businesses particularly in Europe. These and many other circumstances listed in the article, the aggravation of which is largely due to the above cited complexity of management and forecasting, make deep analysis of this complexity extremely relevant today.