The Internet technology revolution is a technological revolution, conceptual revolution and social revolution that has occurred after human entered the post-industrial society. Internet technology has profoundly changed human information transmission methods, resource allocation methods, production factors combination methods and daily production lifestyles, and promoted and deepened the social interaction. Internet technology attributes manifest itself in the Internet revolution as an information infrastructure, which actually pushes the human society from the transport revolution to the transmission revolution, and maximizes the utility of network data resources. The extended nature of the Internet is reflected in the increasingly rich social life embedded in the Internet technology, and the increasingly open degree of society and the level of sharing and cooperation. The Internet technology revolution has experienced four stages of development: popularization, commercialization, intelligentization and " Internet+”. From " +Internet” to " Internet+”, the Internet technology revolution has completed a great revolution from technology and means to thinking and concept, and has created a new development mode of synergetic sharing. It has gradually become a basic innovation platform leading the country’s innovation-driven development and an important factor for improving the country’s comprehensive competitiveness. It has realized the interconnection between people, people and things, and things and things. It further liberates humanity. The value and significance of human beings have been demonstrated in the Internet technology revolution. The creative potential of human beings has been stimulated and the social classes have been broken. However, when an individual is positioned in a systematic and date-oriented life in the Internet world, there is also a risk of weakening of the human subjectivity and human alienation. People indulge in the online world, which leads to the blurring boundary between man and thing, and interpersonal communication drawing away from real situations and real emotions. People are enslaved by technology, which leads to the weakening of people’s originality, sociality and subjectivity, and the illusion of technological progress leads to self-deception. The " human alienation” brought by the Internet technology revolution should not be ignored and should be treated objectively and rationally. The value orientation of equality, sharing and universal benefits of the Internet technology revolution is in harmony with the construction of a community of shared future for mankind. The network information resources in the era of intelligent connection are shared by people as production materials. The cooperation between people has become an inevitable requirement. The human society in the Internet era is more closely connected than ever before. The current Internet technology revolution is deepening. In the future, it is necessary to give full play to the above propound value concept of the Internet to promote the construction of a community of shared future for mankind, and to eliminate the " human alienation” caused by Internet technology.
The Internet Technology Revolution: A Reflection Based on the Perspective of the Economic Philosophy
Journal of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Vol. 20, Issue 04, pp. 15 - 28 (2018) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.jsufe.2018.04.002
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Cao Dongbo, Wang Jiarui. The Internet Technology Revolution: A Reflection Based on the Perspective of the Economic Philosophy[J]. Journal of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2018, 20(4): 15-28.