Civilization of the 21st Century: Genome of Security


Oleg Maltsev


The periodic nature of societal development, as viewed through the lens of technological progress in civilization, points to a distinct trend: the issues that arose from the environment in the sphere of security thirty years ago do not align with the formula that has emerged in the 21st century. In this article the author delves into an analysis of the safety genome of contemporary civilization, along with the repercussions of society's transformation under the influence of the digital world. Several phenomena are highlighted, stemming from a reluctance and/or inefficient handling of information, the challenge of discerning truth from falsehood, thus resulting in a diminished inclination towards rational thinking. Particular attention is dedicated to the way in which individuals independently (often unknowingly) expose themselves to risk through their interaction with devices.

Drawing upon 25 years of practical experience and ongoing scientific research in the field of integrated security, the author has developed and tested numerous methods and technologies aimed at addressing issues in the sphere of business safety. Nonetheless, present realities define new directions for applied research. Primarily due to rapid technological advancement, the physical environment is increasingly merging with the digital landscape. Consequently, this pattern necessitates fresh approaches to system security that align with the requisites and parameters of the 21st century.

The objective of this article is to elucidate, using concrete examples, the origins and nature of intellectual, psychological, and technological impediments that hinder effective operation within an information-driven environment and the accurate discernment of truth from falsehood.



Author Biography

Oleg Maltsev, European Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Oleg Maltsev is an author, scientist, criminologist, psychologist, photographer, and investigative journalist. He is the head of the Memory Institute, named after Grigory Semenovich Popov, and the author of groundbreaking scholarly works in criminology, psychology, and philosophy. He is a presidium member and academic member at the European Academy of Sciences in Ukraine (EUASU). He has been engaged in scholarly work for nearly 30 years and has conducted field research with the Expeditionary Corps of the Memory Institute, for a decade. This comparative international research explores the reasons why different nations and rulers attained power throughout history, with an emphasis on culture, military and scientific technique, and mentality.


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