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Cover Chogovadze Gocha Infornation: Information, Society, Mankind
Id: 120106
 

Infornation: Information, Society, Mankind

288 pp. (English). Hardcover. ISBN 5-94559-010-X. Second-hand. Condition: 5-. Полный цвет; мелованная бумага.
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 Summary

This book discusses the influence of information technologies on the events and processes occurring in society. It focuses on identifying problems and factors determining our future rather than on making estimates and forecasts.

The author's attention is focused on the contradictions and dangers associated with the uncontrolled development of information technologies and their introduction into the everyday life of the modern society. The author also concentrates on the numerous aspects of perception, storage, processing and use of information in different areas of human activity.

The book can be useful for the readers interested in 'unconventional' issues that may impact the future of humankind.


 Оглавление

Author's Note.....................................................4

INTRODUCTION: INFORMATION - GOOD OR..........................9

1. SOCIETY AND INFORMATION..................................13

1.1 The Global Society and Development Concepts of Social Systems......... 15

1.2 Sociology of the Information Society...........................21

1.3 Information: What Is It?......................................26

1.4 Public Consciousness and Information..........................34

2. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES................................45

2.1 Information Systems: Then and Now...........................47

2.2 Information Gathering Systems: Technology or Sociology?..........54

2.3 The Internet: A Breakthrough in Information Technology or Information Dustbin?.........59

2.4 Information and Data: Languages and Technologies...............66

2.5 Interfaces. A Thing in Itself or a Thing for Us?....................74

2.6 Concepts of Intelligent Systems..........85

2.7 Neuroinformation Systems...................................100

2.8 Geoinformation Systems..........111

3. INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITHIN OUR REACH........123

3.1 New Education Opportunities: Shaping Public Consciousness.......125

3.2 Health Care in the Information Age.............................139

3.3 Information Technology and Cultural Heritage....................152

3.4 Information for Business and Information Business................159

3.5 Public Governance: The Synthesis of Information Approaches.......181

3.6 Economy and Information....................................189

3.7 Geonational Peculiarities of Dissemination and Influence of Information........203

4. INFORMATION SOCIETY AND DEMOCRATIC VALUES..............213

4.1 The World We Live In........................................215

4.2 Democracy: The History and Modern Day.......................219

4.3 Implications for Individual Life.................................226

4.4 The State in the Modern World.................231

5. MAN AND INFORMATION......................................241

5.1 Perception of Information: Cultural and Educational Standards......243

5.2 Information Load and Human Psyche...........................247

5.3 Information: A Way to Human Association or Dissociation?..........252

5.4 Human Rights and Responsibilities in the Information Society.......26

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SUMMARY. Contradictions in the Information Society: Antagonism or an

Incentive to Development?.............265

GLOSSARY.............................................269

ABBREVIATIONS AND SMILICKS........................285


 
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