Technological Revolution – irrational fears and justified dangers

  • Mikołaj Przepiórkowski Instytut Socjologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

Abstract

Technological Revolution became a revolution of our times. In this paper, a classification most typical discursive fears concerning the future technological achievements - AI, robots, autonomous cars and wide-spread computer controlled infrastructure, fake images, user data security is presented and briefly described. An author uses different but most classical scientific approaches towards revolutions but also a few psycho-sociological theories on social change in attempt to answer a question: which of the mentioned technological breakthroughs and fears should be considered a real threat, and which are more of a psychological fear of change and natural conservatism in processes of generational transition? The study of 8 Facebook groups, 3 Twitter operating ones and 1 Reddit channel active for around 3 years at least serves as a basic material to present the mentioned problems and a discursive tendencies of interlocutors build both the core of analysis as well as base for conclusions and interpretations of possible technological advancements within scope of scientific theories selected earlier.

Published
2021-03-11
How to Cite
PRZEPIÓRKOWSKI, Mikołaj. Technological Revolution – irrational fears and justified dangers. Młoda Humanistyka, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, mar. 2021. ISSN 2353-6950. Available at: <https://humanistyka.com/index.php/MH/article/view/292>. Date accessed: 30 july 2021.