Dec. 1, 2021
takemura-juku 2021#exodus 3 | The Three Sphere Problem: A Digital Paradigm from the Perspective of the Three Spheres (East, West, and Digital)
We are already living in a new paradigm. The old rules no longer apply. Globalism has been replaced by three spheres. The East, the West, and the digital sphere. These three spheres are not limited to any particular country or region. Some people believe that Japan belongs to the Western sphere and is a unique civilization. However, each sphere has been based on different “civilizing” technologies by nature.
East: ideograms/ hieroglyphs ideo/pictographs
West: the alphabet
Digital binary code (binary code)
These three spheres are incapable of interacting with each other at the most basic level. The conflicts and tensions surrounding this three-body problem are a world metaphorically described by Chinese science fiction writer Cixin Liu, where the path to equilibrium and dialogue is very limited.
At the same time, politics and economics are changing dramatically, and there will be no return to “normal. Robots are rapidly replacing human workers, and AI is rapidly evolving.
Institutions in which trust has been severely eroded are dysfunctional, and we need to understand the digital paradigm, which is very different from the dominance of television since the late 20th century. In the context of the digital paradigm, institutions are transformed, reformed, and changed. As Dorothy once said in The Wizard of Oz, “I don’t believe we’re in Kansas anymore” – “We’re not in Kansas anymore. We’re not in Kansas anymore”.
In the final installment of the #exodus series, I’ll be speaking with Mark Stahlman, director of the Center for the Study of Digital Life, who has been predicting the future of digital society since the dawn of the Internet, and who continues to point out the inherent influence of Marshall McLuhan and Norbert Winner. Mark Stahlman, who has foreseen the future of digital society since the dawn of the Internet and has pointed out the inherent influence of Marshall McLuhan and Norbert Winner, will be our special guest.
What is the digital exodus from the massive phenomenon of the digital nomad, the distributed dropout that pervades the creator economy? Is the digital society going to be conquered by transhumanism? Can existing states and governments be reconstructed on a human scale to withstand the digital age? With a new perspective on the world as a three-body problem, and with an eye on the governance of the future we choose, we will look at the essential issues facing digital society.