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Cybernetic Revolution and Global Aging

Humankind on the Way to Cybernetic Society, or the Next Hundred Years

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  • Explains how our world will change over the next hundred years
  • Describes the history of technology and predicts the forthcoming technological wave
  • Analyzes global aging and forecasts its huge influence on society and our style of life

Part of the book series: World-Systems Evolution and Global Futures (WSEGF)

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About this book

This book explores the global technological transformations that have shaped development of society for eons, from the emergence of Homo sapiens to the modern day. Looking at a potential future for all of this century and the beginning of the next, the book explores how society is changing as a result of the two most powerful trends: technological advances and global aging. It studies the forthcoming technological wave – the Cybernetic Revolution, which will encompass AI, medical technology and biotechnology, robotics, cognitive, nanotechnology etc. In turn, it shows why and how global aging will become one of the most powerful factors, influencing the evolution of society and the World System as a whole. Lastly, the book demonstrates how technological innovations can change the way people live and the society of the future, assessing both the new opportunities and threats posed by uncontrolled technological progress. Accordingly, it will appeal to social scientists, political scientists, economists and historians who are interested in technological transformations and their social and economic impacts.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Technological Transformations in the Past, Present and Future

  2. Demographic Transformations and Global Aging

  3. MANBRIC-Technologies in the Forthcoming Epoch of Self-regulating Systems (2030s–2090s)

  4. Trends of Cybernetic Revolution in the Light of Technological Progress and Aging

  5. Conclusion

Authors and Affiliations

  • HSE University, Moscow, Russia

    Leonid Grinin, Andrey Korotayev

  • Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

    Anton Grinin

About the authors

Leonid E. Grinin is a Russian political anthropologist, sociologist, philosopher of history, economist, and a scholar of historical and technological trends and future studies. He is a senior research professor at the Center for Stability and Risk Analysis at HSE University, Moscow, Russia. He is an editor-in-chief of the journal Age of Globalization (in Russian), co-editor of the international journals Social Evolution & History and the Journal of Globalization Studies, as well as co-editor of the yearbooks EvolutionHistory and Mathematics and Kondratieff Waves. He is the author of more than 600 scholarly publications, including 30 monographs in Russian, English, Chinese, Spanish and German.

Andrey V. Korotayev heads the Center for Stability and Risk Analysis at HSE University, Moscow, Russia. He is also a senior research professor at the Eurasian Center for Big History and System Forecasting at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as a full professor at Moscow State University’s Faculty of Global Studies. He is a co-editor of the journal Social Evolution & History and the Journal of Globalization Studies, as well as a member of the editorial boards of Cliodynamics and Age of Globalization. He is the author of over 400 scholarly publications, including 27 monographs.

Anton L. Grinin is a Russian scholar of modern technological trends and future studies, as well as an evolutionist and philosopher. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology and works as a senior research fellow for the Faculty of Global Studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University as well the International Center for Education and Social and Humanitarian Studies, Moscow, Russia. He is the author of more than 100 publications in Russian and English, including2 monographs.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cybernetic Revolution and Global Aging

  • Book Subtitle: Humankind on the Way to Cybernetic Society, or the Next Hundred Years

  • Authors: Leonid Grinin, Anton Grinin, Andrey Korotayev

  • Series Title: World-Systems Evolution and Global Futures

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-56763-6Published: 18 May 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-56766-7Due: 18 June 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-56764-3Published: 17 May 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2522-0985

  • Series E-ISSN: 2522-0993

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXII, 614

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Globalization, Science and Technology Studies, Economic Growth, History of Technology, Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology

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