The specificity of the post-information age
- 1 University of Wrocław, Poland
What makes us call a new age a post-information one? New age is created by dominating technologies. These include DNA manipulation, also human. The ability to cut and paste parts of the DNA string has created new, previously unknown possibilities to interfere in the natural processes at the cell structure level.
The next main factor shaping the social change is holographic technology. Due to the miniaturisation of these devices phone calls will be replaced by devices for holographic transmission and reconstruction. The change in mass communication will be significant. Information in the text form will be replaced by fully sensory, spatial images. These technologies obscure the differences between the real and artificial world and prepare new forms of human life institutionalisation.
The third element creating a new age is micro, mezo and macro robotics. The technology of learning in action and obtaining information independently by robots creates new forms of work and social interactions for man as well as areas of man’s responsibility. In my presentation I will focus on four main trends, certain agents and organisational structures of the post-information society.