The modern world is at a crossroads. Sociologists often determine the present state of civilization as a transition period, civilizational scrapped, or even a global crisis.
Appeared, the term "post-industrial society," which takes into account the new methods of production.
But philosophers, economists and futurists continue to argue about where humanity is moving in its development.
Scientists studying prospectsmodern civilization, pinning great hopes on the so-called post-industrial society, in which the main contribution to the economy does not give the industrial production and processing of information. Forecasts of experts say that the number of people engaged in the creation and maintenance of information flows will increase. Also increase the service sector of the economy.
One of the main features of the post-industrialSociety is to strengthen the power of finance capital and the growth of multinational companies, financial turnover which is comparable with the budgets of entire nations. The high mobility and flexibility of these corporations makes it possible to obtain huge profits. It is assumed that the conservation of this trend will reduce the value of the national business operating in the individual countries.
The Information Society still needsresources and the production of material goods. Enhanced growth of extractive industries increases the likelihood of irreversible environmental changes. To smooth out the negative effect of the predatory use of the resources already are working on finding alternative sources of energy. Reserves of fossil fuels are melting, so to replace the technicians working on the hydrocarbons will inevitably come new clean energy technologies.
Modern technology gives a person the opportunity towithin a few hours to be on the other side of the planet, to establish a fast and high-quality communication over the internet or mobile phone. This will inevitably lead to the strengthening of the dynamics of economic and social processes. Become closer and more flexible links between the inhabitants of individual countries, accelerate the process of movement of labor in the more developed regions.
All will be increasingly internationalintegration and interpenetration of different cultures. The migration of the population of developing countries in the economically more developed regions can strengthen the social tensions and put local governments faced with the need to introduce restrictive measures for migrants. Even today, with problems faced by a number of European countries. To solve these questions can only be by means of coordination between the two countries at the level of the international community.