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Digital Control and the Earth Ecosystem Will the governance of the anthropocene be designed in East Asia?

Abstract : Two major transformations are affecting humanity. The rapidly increasing mastery of information, that allows control to penetrate all spheres from society to biology, and the contemporary loss of domination humans have over their environment's behavior. Both consequences of technological development, the digital revolution and global warming have opposite impact in terms of control. Will the former help recover what the later is challenging? How governments are going to cope with technologies and planetary boundaries that evolve faster than they are themselves able to? What will be the role of autonomous intelligent systems and machines? Those are probably some of the most fundamental questions of our epoch. If it is hard to make predictions , there is a rising fear that the anthropocene could lead to digital authoritarian regimes. Interestingly though, while Western countries seem to mainly address these issues in each activity sector independently, various holistic models emerge in East-Asia. Technologies are integrated to serve global coherent political objectives. This paper considers some aspects of the related cyber-strategies in China and Japan.
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Stéphane Grumbach. Digital Control and the Earth Ecosystem Will the governance of the anthropocene be designed in East Asia?. RIHN - 2018 13th International Symposium Humanities on the Ground: Confronting the Anthropocene in Asia, Dec 2018, Kyoto, Japan. pp.1-13. ⟨hal-01927612⟩

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