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Människan i Framtiden - En litteraturstudie över fem framtidsvisioner
2001 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to bring up to discussion how different future visionaries present the situation of the human being in a future technological society. The drift of this study is to get a picture of the conditions for humans in the future society and how the line of thoughts of the different authors resemble and part from each other. Further more the object of this paper is to place the authors’ theories within a topical perspective. The paper is based upon a comprehensive research question which give a general frame for the contents of the paper and its three main levels, macro; the structure and organisation of the society, meso; family, social life and reproduction, and finally micro; the individual and the establishment of his identity. How will the people in our present society be organised according to the different authors, how will their private life be arranged and how will the individual handle the new living conditions and orientate itself in the rising information society? The main authors selected are Alvin Toffler, Manuel Castells, Marshall McLuhan, Emin Tengström and Alexander Bard/Jan Söderqvist. The reason for the selection of these particular authors is due to the fact that they all are amongst the most noted in their field and that their books are the most frequently used ones within visions of the future concerning the information- and network society. The conclusions that have emerged out of this paper is basically that several of the five/six authors resemble each other in many ways. Their principal points are that the society, humans’ life and organisation will, with certain modification, be changed more or less. This alteration is mainly due to technology, according to the authors. A big distinction is to be found in the works of Bard/Söderqvist and Manuel Castells as they speak of the information society; they talk about it as something that is actually happening now instead of in the future. For them it is already here.

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2001. , 49 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-57252Local ID: MKV C-21OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-57252DiVA: diva2:1121863
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Media and Communication Studies
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