The Need to Reverse the Vector of Civilization Development

DOI: 10.33917/es-5.191.2023.28-31

The article briefly substantiates the need to change the vector of civilization development. The authors propose a concept of development, based on: complete renunciation of aggression in any form of its manifestation; progressive development of energy technologies; new discoveries designed to replace the planet’s resource base; exploration of near and far space.

Epic Fail of BigTech Digital Transformation. Where is the Key to Level Up? [Epic Fail of Digital Transformation of Transnational Corporations. Where is the Key to a Level up Management?]


World trend of the XXI century — Industry 4.0 and digital platforms. In 2014, General Electric (GE) partnered with Big Tech giants — AT&T, Cisco, IBM and Intel — to take control of the global manufacturing industry created the Industrial Internet Contributors Association (Industry IoT Consortium IIC). By 2021, the IIC included Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, Huawei, Bosch, EMC, SAP, Siemens, SAS and others. GE together with BigTech created the industrial cloud platform Predix, declaring it to be practically an “operating system” for factories, analogous to Android or iOS in the world of machines, the language of the industrial Internet.

However, in 2020 GE and Predix suffered a devastating fiasco.

The article provides an analysis of the root causes and problems, and formulates the requirements for digital platforms of industrial software. The author describes alternative solutions and new principles for implementing digital transformation of Industry 4.0 based on the closing technologies of digital genesis, graph-centric platforms, tools, models and systems of collective conscious scientifically based balanced management (industrial, corporate, social, state). Closing technologies offered by Russia have got an enormous social and political resource.

Business in Accordance with the Orthodox World View — Unattainable Illusion or Real Prospect?

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Business in Accordance with the Orthodox World View — Unattainable Illusion or Real Prospect?

The article presents results of empirical studies of management systems and corporate cultures in companies, seeking to build their business in conformity with Orthodox values. The paper offers analysis of the Orthodox Faith key provisions in the context of building the company’s management system. The author demonstrates crucial importance of the leader’s personal position in shaping corporate culture, capable to keep business structure within the moral principles of the Russian Orthodox Church.