VLADIMIR V. MIRONOV
Doctor of Science (Philosophy), Professor, Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dean of Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov Moscow State University.
E-mail: vlamironov [at] yandex.ru
Abstract. The article problematizes the consequences of digital culture development. It is shown that up to the last third of XX century communication between cultures was realized as a dialogue of local formations, where human evolution was based on the human essence and was dominated by a cultural man or "Homo sapiens". As a result of technological achievements, there was a transformation of the dialogue space of local formations. Communication turned into a core of modern culture. The paper analyzes the consequences of the introduction of new technologies. At the end of the work, the author raises a rhetorical question about the entry of mankind into a new stage of its evolution, where genetic engineering and new technologies can create a superhuman "Homo sapientissimus".
Key words : communication, semiosphere, cultural transformation, digitalization, Lotman, Stepin, Frolov.
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