Cyber-physical systems as a cultural phenomenon

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Abstract

The paper deals with signs of the emerging digital society, which is considered to bring a new form of culture – Digital culture. A number of features of Digital culture are discussed. One of such features – emergence of cyber-physical systems. It is shown that characteristics of the cyber-physical systems correspond to symptoms of the digital society: blurring of distinctions between reality and virtuality; between people, machines and nature; reversal from scarcity to abundance of information; shifting from primacy of entities to primacy of interactions. These symptoms, being manifested in characteristics of the cyber-physical systems, define a specific character of the technological culture of digital society and allow predicting its tendencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-80
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Design Sciences and Technology
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Digital society
  • Personal identity online
  • Socially aware design

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