The "TechnoScience" project: digital education for all

Chernyy, Yuri Yurievich
PhD in Philosophy, Head of the Center for the Study of Problems in Informatics INION RAS, Moscow, Russia

In the summer of 2017, based on the discussion of the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab, covering the period from 2015 to 2030-2035, the idea of the scientific and educational project "TechnoScience" was born in Library No. 240 of the Centralized Library System of the North-Western Administrative District of Moscow. I became the curator of this project.
The grand opening of the project took place on February 9, 2018. For four and a half years, the "TechnoScience" Library has been educating people on issues related to the future of civilization.
The Russian philosopher Hakob P. Nazaretyan (1948-2019) put forward in his works the hypothesis of techno-humanitarian balance. It says that the higher the power of production and combat technologies, the more advanced means of cultural regulation are necessary for the preservation and development of society. We followed this rule, considering new technologies and science fiction as two parts of the project. We treat new technologies not as separate "innovations" that came from nowhere and for some reason and looming over society as an inevitability on the principle of "we must develop, or we will fall behind", but as an expression of the dreams of man and humanity. Within the framework of the "TechnoScience" project, we see in science fiction not only a literary genre, but also, no less important, social forecasting of the future in an artistic form. When developing the TechnoScience project, we rely on a documentary stream dedicated to these problems. In particular, it is related to such topics as the modern technological revolution, transhumanism, futurology, global dynamics, biographies of prominent businessmen, information society, Internet of Things, RFID technologies, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, big data, cryptocurrency, blockchain, the economy of shared consumption, cloud technologies, quantum computing, smartphones, unmanned vehicles, additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing), robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology. For four and a half years, many initiatives have been implemented, and they will be presented in our talk. The objective that the TechnoScience Library sets for itself in the coming years is to help overcome the stress of futuroshock.

Keywords: the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital economy, futurology, library, the "TechnoScience" project, new technologies, science fiction, techno-humanitarian balance