2015 | 3(356) | 199-224
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The paradox of cyber development: twice the tech, double the fall?

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The rising pace of technological development in the 21st century is frequently met by a widespread "folly", to be always up-to-date with the latest trends and fashions, especially in the sensitive and ever changing area of IT. Humanity continues to develop numerous indispensable and useful technological innovations, but concurrently produces numerous inventions whose implementation in various spheres of human life must give rise to objections. We observe an increasing flood of technological innovations and a blind assimilation of all electronic devices, including some which appear to be completely unnecessary. Almost no one asks: where are the boundaries and at what point do hi-tech pursuits cease to make sense? The pace and scope of development raises legitimate doubts, as it is outpacing the growth of deepened intellectual reflection. Therefore, this paper argues that the more ICTs are introduced thoughtlessly into different areas of life, the greater the challenges, resulting from their improper use, we face. Such correlation is visible at a glance, but so far there has been little effort to understand the causes and strategic consequences of this profound paradox of digital revolution.
  • Instytut Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa, Wydział Nauk Społecznych, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach,
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