Sergei Borisovich Pereslegin is the director of Knowledge Economics Center at the International Scientific-Research Institute for Management Problems, scientific director of “Knowledge reactor” project group and a specialist in the field of future forecasting and modeling (psycho history).
Today we are talking with Sergey Pereslegin on the subject of the Sixth (VI) techno-economic paradigm:
How can you characterize the emerging VI techno-economic paradigm?
The emerging VI techno-economic paradigm can be called the transindustrial paradigm. It is characterized by robots, that is, the domination of artificial intelligence in production, and additive manufacturing. We can already say that within the VI paradigm there are two engineering approaches: (XI) modern robots and (XII) robots programmed in natural languages. The last approach presumes the joint training of human and robots, and the creation of man-machine communities.
This techno-economic paradigm perfectly serves the concepts of “globalization”, “world market” and “Bologna process”, that is, it occupies a service position, unlike other techno-economic paradigms that were in a controlling position in relation to all other manifestations of civilization.
The VI paradigm “formula” is «robotics + additive manufacturing », robotics presumes the wide usage of robots-AIS (Artificial Intelligence Systems) in production and management processes, in transportation, and finally in education and cognition. The robots are not essentially androids. Transport AIS are not only and not so much automated (unmanned) control systems for cars, trains or pipelines, rather they are primarily drones – unmanned aerial vehicles with a wide range of purposes, including military.