Softwarization of modern society: origins and prospects

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation
Address: Russian Federation, Vologda
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 4
AbstractThe purpose of the article is social study of global systematic process - softwarization, the deployment of which is beginning to have a deep impact on modern society. The research tasks of the article are to identify of contexts and sources softwarization, to study the process of penetration of software into many spheres (economic, political, scientific, cultural) of modern society and systematize models of generated at the intersection process softwarization with of the category «social»: «the software-sorted society», «the software of society», «the society-oriented software», «the software-defined society», «society 5.0». In the article, systematic essence of the global technological macrotrend of softwarization is studied from the positions of the information society, the media and the digital society. A special role in the article is assigned to softwarization interaction with other modern technological maсrotrends: digitalization, datafication, sensorization and concepts «Internet of Things», «Industry 4.0», «Smart Planet».
Keywordssoftwarization, source of softwarization, context of softwarization, the software of society, software-sorted society, software-defined society, software-oriented society
AcknowledgmentThis research was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research via grant № 16-03-50064.
Publication date28.05.2019
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