Techno-optimists vs Techno-skeptics. Shaping the request for innovations
The issue of uncertainty is the key point about technology in modern society. Despite the seemingly obvious demand for new technologies and the belief in their limitless possibilities, the attitude to innovative development is ambiguous. According to the results of the recent study of sociocultural factors of innovative activity of the population, most Russians believe that the achievements of science and technology make life easier and more convenient, and in the long run will solve many problems. At the same time, people's unwillingness to use new technologies or distrust of them can slow down the spread of innovative solutions, and even influence the scientific and technological development of society in general.
The concern of the technological impact on a society is not new, but in a modern oversaturated information environment, evidence-based conclusions are increasingly threatened by convinced techno-skeptics. In the world of post-truth, innovative leaders are forced to defend the scientific method and expand public involvement in the technological agenda, defining the ethical and institutional foundations for the perception of new technologies.
• Is humanity ready for technologies that promise to change the world?
• Can we talk about the massive demand for innovative development in society? Who shapes this demand?
• What sociocultural factors form the prerequisites for broad support of the vector for technological and scientific development?
• How is technology confidence built?
• Who is responsible for the consequences of innovation?
With support of RVC
Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in Digital and Technological Development, -