Digital Future in David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future”

Gurov, Oleg Nikolaevich
Cand. Sci. in Philosophy, MBA, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Philosophy, the State Academic University of the Humanities, Researcher at the Center for Artificial Intelligence of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Expert of the Russian Council on International Affairs, General Director of the ANO Center for the Development of Business Competencies, Moscow, Russia

The report presents the findings of analysis of the movie Crimes of the Future (2022), which is a significant work that explores the relevant issues of the interaction between technology, embodiment, and the future of society. Director David Cronenberg pays particular attention in the film to the study of the relationship between technological progress and culture to examine possible scenarios for the future. Based on this material, the author of the report investigates phenomena such as the crisis of culture, contemporary interpretations of culture and art in the context of modern destructive consumption and the transformation of meanings. Special emphasis is placed on the role of cinema as an art form capable of prompting viewers to reflect on human existence and the impact of technology on the future of humanity. The author highlights the philosophical reflection of David Cronenberg, which enables the director to convey the complexity and problematic nature of social life in the midst of technological development. Through the exploration of the interaction between technological progress and human culture, the presenter aims to offer a new perspective and understanding of future issues in light of contemporary challenges.

The research is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Goszadaniye) № 075-03-2023-106, project No. FSMG-2023-0029

Keywords: digital society, digitalization, image of the future, image of the digital future, intellectual markers
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