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Gensitskiy Yu.

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Postgraduate student of Department of Philosophy



Sociohumanitarian potential of sensor technologies development

P. 12-17.

Bibl.: 14 ref.

Abstract: The article analyzes social and humanitarian consequences of sensor technology development. It is reported that created sensor devices form a new reality and new possibilities of perception of this reality. New technologies are beyond the scope of production, making sociosphere "technological" in the broadest sense of the word. At the same time classic views about human sensors no longer meet the requirements of time and should be considered in view of mediaphilosophical approach.

It is proved that sensor technology with the power of the Internet of smart things in the form of sensor wireless sensor networks provide new ways of interacting with the surrounding reality. In this conception of sensor networks homocentric model of networking is destroyed as sensory devices become more autonomous and intelligent, able to configure independently, enter into communication, independently create their own networks. Through creation of actuators sensor devices can affect environment, but not only register its condition. Functional significance of sensor technology in human life is due to their relationship with other traditional and modern technologies. Sensor Networks Research Center, coordinating the efforts of academic community and industry, becomes IT corporation.

The article emphasizes that sensor technology and systems are of a dual nature, because they can cause both positive and negative socio-cultural implications. The development of Internet of smart things requires the need to develop an active social position and professional control. Development of autonomous sensor systems threaten intervention in human nature, and because of the lack of adequate security, there is no guarantee that await humanity in the case of management failure or penetration of virus program.

Keywords: sensor; sensor technology; motes; smart dust; media philosophy

Reference: Gensitskiy Yu. (2015). Sociohumanitarian potential of sensor technologies development. Visnyk Of National Technical University Of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogics, 2 (44), 12-17.

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