Ursul A. D.

Global World V.I. Vernadsky

The article notes that V.I. Vernadsky paid great attention in his writings to the formation of a scientific worldview in which globalism and evolutionism occupied a significant place. The scientist laid the scientific foundations of the research of global processes and can rightfully be considered the founder of the science of the global world.

Security of civilization in the context of sustainable development

The article analyzes the problem of interconnection of security and development and the establishment of the new security concept of values. The concept of sustainable development, introduced in the last decades, combines a unified system of conservation (security) and change (progressive development) of civilization with environmental conservation. Sustainable development in the broadest sense is seen as the safest type of evolution, which reduces to an acceptable level any negative impact on the civilization and the biosphere for the purpose of their conservation and coevolution. It is expected that in the future global world with sustainable development, most types of security, including national and global security, will be mainly provided not through the defense but through this type of the most secure development.

Ursul, A. D.

Ursul, Arkady D. – Doctor of Philosophy Hab., Professor, Director, Center for global studies, Faculty of Global Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Fellow, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Full Member of the International Academy of Global Studies, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation.

E-mail: ursul-ad@mail.ru

The future as a problem of scientific research

A global catastrophe can only be prevented through proactive decisions and actions, which significantly increases the attention to the study of the future. Turn to the future in science and other fields, the authors consider the process of futurization, and rassmatrivaetsya also a form of accelerated futurization, including those with advanced reflection and development. Special attention is paid to this type of futurization as a higher form of activity and rapid development, which leads to increasing interest in futurology and the problem of forecasting, foresight and other future studies.