The third revolution in the American society or as Brzezinski preferred to label it — technetronic age; is a post-industrial Technetronic age phenomenon where scientific aptitude becomes the deciding factor in societal progression. The written text elucidates the onset of an electronically enhanced era that undervalues the archaic industrial age. Charts are drawn and statistical graphs are calibrated to specify the rise in mass media communication. The discussion in overcrowding cities leading to pathological and violent is a bit outdate, yet holds true in the current social functioning.
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The third revolution in the American society or as Brzezinski preferred to label it — technetronic age; is a post-industrial Technetronic age phenomenon where scientific aptitude becomes the deciding factor in societal progression.
The written text elucidates the onset of an electronically enhanced era that undervalues the archaic industrial age. Charts are drawn and statistical graphs are calibrated to specify the rise in mass media communication. The discussion in overcrowding cities leading to pathological and violent is a bit outdate, yet holds true in the current social functioning. The rural to urban shift has been on the rise since the industrial revolution and with the uneven mass to density population equation, the existing tranquil consistency is bound to be disturbed.
However, before , American domestic progress showed a positive census with increase in social prosperity, personal security and vast opportunity asserts the advantage of the technological era.
The consequences are social consequences". Potentially, do governing elites need to resort to genetic and chemical alterations of human mind to bring societal equilibrium? Nevertheless, on the domestic front, Brzezinski makes a promising analysis on how the use of advanced scientific intelligence can minimize the gap between governmental and non-governmental institutions, reduce the racial conflicts and promote rationalization of humane values. Techetronic era aligns on equivalent information age planar.
Indisputably; America is global identity for excessive personal freedom, homogenous existence and highly advanced in scientific technology. The argument over the shift from balance of power to global governance falters effectively on the probability of the explosion of counter coalitions lest a leading nation adheres to hegemonic predominance.
Brzezinski observation of the new global world lacking identity and cohesion and in need to discover harmonized stability, curtly suggest that globalized homogeneity is still a far fetched dream. What is westernization to the West , is imperialism to the rest. Samuel Huntington. Brzezinki specifies the onset of world-politics and the crucial task of technology in acquiring information of global realities. The 19th century represents the quest for liberty, the 20th century strived on the quest of equality, but what the political analysts fail to foresee was the thirst for identity politics that emerged at the start of the 21st century.
Contrary to what Brzenski had inferred the world still in chaotic morality distinctiveness. The term in itself is flawed as when applied on a global platform that streams of varied tribal cultures; liquefies the idea of a homogenous existence. The problem arises when the former have to find means to assimilated in their parental societies to accommodate their societal values. Nevertheless, if applied to domestic policies expectation of a homogenous existence in a multiracial country like the United States sounds more plausible than creating a universal religion which is itself a call for social instability.
They see in socialism a vehicle for ensuring the objectives which most of them shares…. This is quite puzzling and simultaneously contradicting. Such a society would be dominated by an elite whose claim to political power would rest on allegedly superior scientific know how.
The question of liberal democracy then arises masking a Orwellian future. An Orwellian The section on Liberal Democracy in this book puts forth an interpretable passage on Revolutionary Activity of the Violent Left, suspecting if Brzeznski had calculated the onset of global terrorism early on in this psychologically philosophized ultramodern vision. It will come not from the New Left but from its emerging successor—the professionally Violent Left; Not from the idealistic young people who infuse it with zeal and confusion but from those among them who have been hardened, disillusioned, and embittered by their experiences in prisons and penitentiaries".
The onset of global terrorism:- "Persisting social crisis, the emergence of a charismatic personality, and the exploitation of mass media to obtain public confidence would be the steppingstones in the piecemeal transformation of the United States into a highly controlled society.
The inclination of the doctrinaire left to legitimize means by ends could lead them to justify more social control on the ground that it serves progress. The conservatives, preoccupied with public order and fascinated by modern gadgetry, would be tempted to use the new techniques as a response to unrest, since they would fail to recognize that social control is not the only way to deal with rapid social change.
The American transition also contains the potential for an American redemption. Hence, Brzezinski optimism can be seen as a political reverie or a philosophy to crony capitalism and institutionalized democracy. Lastly, as the prose concludes, in technetronic era, philosophy and politics will be crucial as globalization only brings free markets but not cultural homogeneity.
Between Two Ages
The Technotronic Society "The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. Johannes B.
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Nebei Writing almost a century ago, [Karl] Marx observed that. Though, in the past, violence tended to result in techotronic use of maximum available power, today those states possessing maximum power zbivniew to employ a minimum in the assertion of their interests. Moreover, even if those in authority are determined to promote social change, they are faced with the intractable brzezinsmi that their reality can be changed only very gradually, while popular mobilization on behalf of change can be attained only by stimulating mass enthusiasm and emotion. In the Third World the effect of United States influence is to intensify social contradictions and conflict between the generations. Commitment to individual action, based on moral indignation and stimulated by a much higher level of general education, has become a substitute for highly organized activity, though it avoids the passivity and indifference to external reality that was characteristic of the pre-ideological age. The following examples may be briefly cited to summarize some of the contrasts: At one time in history seemingly insoluble problems prompted fatalism because they were technoronic to be part of a universal condition. Their brzezimski is not that of the absence of change.
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Minutes later, Brzezinski received another call: The early-warning system actually showed 2, missiles heading toward the United States. An early warning training tape generating indications of a large-scale Soviet nuclear attack had somehow transferred to the actual early warning network, which triggered an all-too-real scramble. He even made a midnight phone call to Pope John Paul II whose visit to Poland in had foreshadowed the emergence of Solidarity warning him in advance. The U. After power[ edit ] Brzezinski left office concerned about the internal division within the Democratic party, arguing that the dovish McGovernite wing would send the Democrats into permanent minority. Ronald Reagan invited him to stay on as his National Security Adviser, but Brzezinski declined, feeling that the new president needed a fresh perspective on which to build his foreign policy. On the other hand, he also criticized it as seeing foreign policy in overly black-and-white terms.
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Edit "At some point, however, even the efficiency oriented group will have to address itself to the more basic questions concerning the nature of man and the purpose of social existence. Until it does so, there is always the likelihood that the ruling elite can at least temporarily succeed in compartmentalizing the scientific community, in extracting its talents, and in corrupting it with a system of rewards—all the while reserving to itself the definition of the larger objectives. Gordon J. In this way, one could develop a system that would seriously impair the brain performance of very large populations in selected regions over an extended period No matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behavior for national advantages to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades.