1.7 The psychology of socio-technical systems management under conditions of new technologies adoption and preventing global risks

    We want to debate the social and psychological mechanisms that are or might be involved in the management of technological and environmental transitions of modern and future societies. In the times when technological optimism goes hand in hand with social pessimism and information wars, we need more deep understanding of how we can support the long-term orientation, reflexivity and positive image of the collective future. The section offers an opportunity for participants to enhance the interdisciplinary reflections on the future of our societies by addressing the wide spectrum of social, psychological, and ethical problems of managing the socio-technical systems in the epoch of Anthropocene and of social singularity.


Discussion points

  • What are the social and psychological consequences of new technologies adoption in the everyday life?

  • What are psychological aspects of human interaction with robots and Artificial Intelligence systems?

  • Which socio-psychological and discursive mechanisms contribute to the development of network communities?

  • How the Internet space allows one to coordinate the thoughts and behavior of a large number of people force them in a certain direction?

  • What is a psychological nature of the management of global processes and communities?

  • What are social and psychological mechanisms that affect our attitudes to global risks (e.g. climate change, nuclear threat, unexpected consequences of new technologies development, etc.)?