Towards the Future: Continuing Education and its Legitimation in Machine Execution

Towards the Future:
Continuing Education and its Legitimation in Machine Execution

Kliucharev G.A.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Head of the Center for Sociology of Education and Science of the Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS; Prof. of the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science named after G.S. Arefieva of the National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, Moscow, Russia

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Kliucharev G.A. Towards the Future: Continuing Education and its Legitimation in Machine Execution. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2023. No 9. P. 130-139


The development of high-tech technologies and their ubiquitous entry into everyday life are radically transforming social reality. Education (study, learning, enlightenment and even focused curiosity) becoming the most powerful social technology based on artificial intelligence and digitalization. In this context, through machine learning (on-line, off-line, distance) – the authors of the reviewed book – Brett King & Dr. Richard Petty. The Rise of Technosocialism: How Inequality, AI and Climate will Usher in a New World. Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd. 2021 – declare the need to reform capitalism (in its every current manifestation) and transit to ”techno-socialism“, in which most of human labor will be automated, and technological advances will bring us closer to the socialist ideals of universal equality and justice. Education, particularly, lifelong learning and universal machine education (training) is a way and condition for the transition to such a society. Of course, this is an idealization and, to some extent, a socio-technocratic manifesto. But it is based on the real processes taking place in social life.

society; technology; science; artificial intelligence; lifelong learning; machine learning; techno-socialism


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