Herein, an interdisciplinary group of scholars analyze the possible technological impacts on civil society’s development, drawing upon the “Horizon Scanning” methodology. The overarching aim of this collection is to broaden the spectrum of the social and technical imaginare. One specific objective is to analyze how technological advancements may influence the development of civil society in Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. A second is to assist those involved in such issues to make decisions in the context of possible future development scenarios.
- Gregory Asmolov. Informational Technologies and Civil Society: Why We Need Horizon Scanning;
- Alexey Sidorenko. Civil Society Looks into the Future of Technology: A Survey of Civil Society Experts’ and Activists’ Opinions on Technological Opportunities and Risks;
- Oxana Moroz. The Technology of Constructing Meanings in Digital Ecosystems: Agents, Platforms and Ethics;
- Adi Kuntsman. Rethinking Digital Inevitability: How Digital Futures Might Shape Informational Sovereignty, Memory and the Environment;
- Liliia Zemnukhova. Civil Society and Monitoring the Social Impact of Technologies;
- Stanislav Ronzhin. Civil Society and the Future of Personal Data;
- Rosa Vasileva. The Smart City as the Future Domain for Civil Society;
- Gunay Kazimzade. Technologies of Diversity vs. Technologies of Discrimination: the Case of AI-based Systems;
- Polina Kolozaridi. The Internets of the Future: What They Can Be for Civil Society;
- Tetyana Lokot. The Future of Visibility: Imagining Possibilities for Networked Civic Discontent.