Technologies of the VIth Technological Order and Risks of Socio-Humanitarian Development in the Post-Industrial Era

DOI: 10.33917/es-1.193.2024.42-53

Particular attention is paid to assessing the consequences of the spread of transhumanism as an ideology aimed at using the high transformative potential of convergent technologies not in line with humanistic values, but for deforming effect on humans, society and nature, which creates conditions for increasing social inequality and implementation of a model of a new social order based on the principles of “cybernetic totalitarianism”. The author raises a question of the need to create an alternative to transhumanism theory, based on socio-humanism and noospherism, which will allow using the creative possibilities of convergent technologies (primarily nature-like ones) to form a nature-like (bio-like) technosphere, on the one hand, and on the other hand – to improve the quality of life and to overcome severe physical and mental illnesses of a human. The role of bioethics and biopolitics in reducing the environmental, biosocial and socio-humanitarian risks of using new technologies is assessed.


1. Kondrat’ev N.D. Bol’shie tsikly kon”yunktury i teoriya predvideniya. Izbrannye trudy [Large Conjuncture Cycles and the Theory of Foresight. Selected works]. Moscow, Ekonomika, 2002, 767 p.

2. Dement’ev V.E. Tsikly Kondra’’eva i postindustrial’naya ekonomika [Kondratieff Cycles and Post-industrial Economy]. Ekonomicheskaya nauka sovremennoy Rossii, 2018, no 4, pp. 7–19.

3. Sokolova S.N. O nekotorykh zadachakh filosofii v kontekste perspektiv tekhnologizatsii cheloveka [On Some Philosophy Tasks in the Context of Human Technologization Prospects]. Izvestiya TGU. Gumanitarnye nauki, 2015, no 1, pp. 19–30.

4. Kas’yanov V.V. Sotsium i chelovek v usloviyakh nauchno-tekhnicheskogo progressa [Society and a Man in the Context of Scientific and Technological Progress]. Obshchestvo: sotsiologiya, psikhologiya, pedagogika, 2012, no 1, pp. 11–15.

5. Khristolyubova N.E., Khudorenko E.A. Zarubezhnyy opyt sotsial’nykh posledstviy nauchno-tekhnicheskogo razvitiya: mesto obrazovaniya [Foreign Experience of Social Consequences of Scientific-Technological Development: Place of Education]. Otkrytoe obrazovanie, 2016, vol. 20, no 3, pp. 61–68.

6. Koval’chuk M.V. Ideologiya prirodopodobnykh tekhnologiy [Ideology of Nature-Like Technologies]. Moscow, Fizmatlit, 2021, 336 p.

7. Koval’chuk M.V, Naraykin O.S, Yatsyshina E.B. Prirodopodobnye tekhnologii — novye vozmozhnosti i novye vyzovy [Nature-Like Technologies – New Opportunities and New Challenges]. Vestnik Rossiyskoy Akademii nauk, 2019, vol. 89, no 5, pp. 455–465, DOI:

8. Buyanova M.E. Identifikatsiya i otsenka stranovykh riskov razvitiya konvergentnykh tekhnologiy [Identification and Assessment of Country Risks in Developing Convergent Technologies]. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Ekonomika, 2021, vol. 23, no 1, pp. 40–51, DOI:

Japan 2040: Dialectics of Transhumanism and Society of the Future

DOI: 10.33917/es-5.191.2023.78-93

Analysis of the essence, content and forms of the scenario state of Japan in 2040, reflected in the 11th Scientific and Technical Forecast of NISTEP in 2019, revealed a number of conceptual dialectical contradictions. They narrow down to the question of admissibility and expediency of changing a man’s nature in order to ensure his prosperous, safe, meaningful and happy existence. The author proposes for discussion a conclusion on inevitability of the transhumanization of a mankind on the scale of a single country (Japan) and the whole world, given the nature of the great challenges facing it. The possibility of keeping the historical development in a conditionally humanistic direction is noted, given the emphasis of social reforms in Japan, reflected in the 6th Basic Plan for scientific, technical and innovative development of the country, on building a society for the fullest realization and use of human intellectual potential.


1. The 10th Science and Technology Foresight Scenario Planning from the Viewpoint of Globalization. Summary Report. Science and Technology Foresight Center, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). September, 2015, available at:

2. Report on the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan. Council on Science, Technology and Innovation. Cabinet office, Government of Japan, 2015, December 18, available at:

3. Toward Realization of the New Economy and Society — Reform of the Economy and Society by Deepening of the “Society 5.0” — Outline. Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), 2016, April 19, available at:

4. Mamed’yarov Z.A. Doroga k “Obshchestvu 5.0” [The Road to Society 5.0]. Ekspert, 2018, no 44, available at:


5. Uemura N.M. “Obshchestvo 5.0” — vzglyad Mitsubishi Electric [Society 5.0: the View of Mitsubishi Electric]. Ekonomicheskie strategii, 2017, no 4, pp.

122–131, available at:

6. Mitsubishi Electric predstavila platformu e-F@ctory rossiiskim kompaniyam [Mitsubishi Electric Presented the e-F@ctory Platform to Russian Companies]. OOO “Mitsubisi Elektrik (RUS)”, 2017, 20 iyulya, available at:

7. Overview of Japan’s Green Transformation (GX). GR Japan, 2023, January, available at:

8. Green Transformation (GX). Main points. Tentative translation. Keidanren, 2022, May 17, available at:

9. Kostyukova K.S. “Zelenaya” transformatsiya Yaponii i nekotorye kontury novoi energeticheskoi politiki strany [Elektronnyi resurs]. π-Economy, 2022, vol. 15, no 6, pp. 54–70, DOI:

Transhumanism Challenge: an Endless Progress, Leading to the Abyss of Dehumanization

#5-6. Five Scenarios for a Century
Transhumanism Challenge: an Endless Progress, Leading to the Abyss of Dehumanization

In the last 15-20 years the world has faced a global ideology, which clearly and distinctively marked the ultimate goals of the humanity progressive development. We are talking about transhumanism, which, literally speaking, before our eyes is becoming the dominant ideology in the United States and in the most developed countries of the West.