General info: Digital utopia or “digitopia” is a subgenre of the science fiction genre. With the development of the digital space, futurists and science fiction writers are increasingly turning their attention to the prospect for mankind to exist on the basis of technological progress and total informatization. The main idea of digitopia is that the rapid development of modern science, along with its latest developments and achievements in technology, will lead to the creation of ideal forms of life.
The Digital utopia is complemented by ideas from various transhumanistic utopias — creating a new person for a new ideal information-based society. The new digital world is characterized by the inextricable interconnection of all spheres of human existence. Since it is information that becomes the most important force providing this interaction, information becomes the foundation of both economic and social life activity.
Cultural overview: Alvin Toffler, Nadin Heinich, James Hughes, Howard Paul Segal, Dale Carrico. With the development of the digital space, futurists and science fiction writers are increasingly turning their attention to the prospects for the existence of mankind on the basis of technological progress and total informatization. This genre is about the future of humanity in the digital era.
Meaning: The development of technologies, their general availability, as well as inventions of the internet and mass access to information of any kind, made philosophers and fiction writers think about where humanity is heading, not just physically but socially, economically and psychologically.
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Distinctive traits of symbols: The world of digitopia is an ubiquitous democracy. In the digital space, everyone is equal. Because of the abundance of security cameras, there is little crime. The apogee of the development of a digital utopia should be digital immortality. A complete brain simulation, uploading the mind, digitizing a person and uploading it to a clone, will make it possible to live forever. The digitopian world is full of futuristic landscapes as well as robots that people use for everyday tasks.
In the world of digitopia, the material plane may not exist at all. All living things will be pumped into the digital world where they will happily exist in the digital matrix — creating a kind of digital paradise.