Social, Organizational, and Individual Impacts of Automation

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Society and information from the evolutionary early beginnings. The revolutionary novelties of our age: the possibility for the end of a human being in the role of draught animal and the symbolic representation of the individual and of his/her property by electronic means, free of distance and time constraints. As a consequence, changing human roles in production, services, organizations and innovation; changing society stratifications, human values, requirements in skills, individual conscience. New relations: centralization and decentralization, less hierarchies, discipline and autonomy, new employment relations, less job security, more free lance, working home, structural unemployment, losers and winners, according to age, gender, skills, social background. Education and training, levels, life long learning, changing methods of education. Role of memory and associative abilities. Changes reflected in linguistic relations, multilingual global society, developments and decays of regional and social vernaculars. The social-political arena, human rights, social philosophies, problems and perspectives of democracy. The global agora and global media rule. More equal or more divided society. Some typical society patterns: US, Europe, Far East, India, Latin America, Africa.


Industrial Revolution Digital Literacy Social Philosophy Economist Intelligence Unit Lifelong Education 
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Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development


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United Nations


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer and Automation InstituteHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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