Digitalism and the New Economic Agent

Keywords: digitalism, economic actor, artificial intelligence, super artificial intelligence, socio-political formation, «spark of life», future of humanity


All socio-economic systems of the past were united by the presence of one actor - man. With the emergence of a completely new formation - digitalism - there is a tendency for the emergence of a new kind of intelligent economic actor, in the role of which is the artificial intelligence (AI). Today the age of digitalism is a fait accompli: the formation has its own ecosystem - the Internet, its own path of development - Industry 4.0 and its own actor - AI. The process of diffusion of the virtual ecosystem into our real world is accelerating, thereby more and more establishing the formation of digitalism as the only one and the only one without any alternative. Digitalism has done what capitalism or socialism failed to do - to unite countries that are antagonistic on many key issues of coexistence.

The article attempts to characterize the origin and evolutionary path of the formation of digitalism. The most important part of the article is the concept of a new economic actor put forward for the first time, the question of the perception and recognition of this actor as equal to humanity is touched upon. It is suggested that in the early stages AI types, having inherited all the diversity and dissimilarity of the human community, will themselves be strikingly different from each other both in behavior, values and goals, and in malice and friendliness towards the human species. This will give us a unique opportunity to differentiate AIs before they become new economic agents. Readiness to perceive this new era with its peculiarities will enable humanity to prepare for the emergence of Super Artificial Intelligence (SAI), will mark the ethical, legal, and economic norms of interactions of the human species with new economic actors. Otherwise, having finally established itself as a new intelligent economic actor, the SAI will inevitably move on to the liberation and, so to speak, consolidation of all representatives of its species into communities.


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Author Biography

Mir Faraj Abasov, «PRESTIGE» Group of Companies, 10-4 Q. Abbasov Str., Baku, AZ1003, Azerbaijan

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Sciences,
doctoral student of the Azerbaijan University of Tourism and Management in Economics,
General Director of the «PRESTIGE» Group of Companies, 10-4 Q. Abbasov Str., Baku, AZ1003, Azerbaijan


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Abasov, M. F. (2021). Digitalism and the New Economic Agent. International Scientific Journal of Universities and Leadership, (12), 76-85.
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