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Strategy for Information Society Development in Russia
The 4-5th Issue of the Information Society Journal was published

The heading Social and economic aspects of the Information Society is opened by the article of the candidate of the economic sciences Pavel Opolev Social Complication: Trends and Prospects. Further in the article by Alexey Degtyarev the problem of working in the Cloud is discussed and innovative forms of employment based on ICTs. The author asserts that creation of innovative highly intelligent jobs allows substantially increasing productivity without increase of the unemployment level. The candidate of the economic sciences Irina Novikova suggests a new methodology for identifying the information potential for employment of population.

Under a new heading Digital Economy there is an article prepared by the group of authors: Vladimir Bauer, Vladimir Vorozhikhin , Alexander Raikov and Vladimir Smirnov Will the Crypto-currency Be Able to Ensure Development of the Digital Economy in Russia?. The article examines the relationship of crypto-currency with the basic crypto-currency such as bitcoin and the processes of investing in innovations through the ICO mechanism with the use of crypto-currencies. The main risks of traditional business and business, based on the use of blockchain, crypto-currencies and tokens, are compared. The authors agree that the crypto-currency has a unique business potential that allows ensuring of the digital economy development in Russia.

For the first time on the pages of the journal the review of the Chinese economy is presented. In his article candidate of political sciences Nikolai Revenko reviewed main trends of China's digital economy, revealed the essence and tasks of the so-called "Internet +" action plan.

In the next article the candidate of philosophical sciences Anton Zhelnin examines the problems of the information crisis, the stressful aspects influencing on the person and his psyche. The author of the article proves that information stress due to its systemic action can cause not only such psychological phenomena as neuroticism and depression, but also through a cascade of failures in the body's regulating systems lead to emergence of various somatic pathologies.

The article by candidate of sociological sciences Tatyana Bocharova "Information and Communicative Behavior of Users within Web-communities" author's classification of communicative roles of web-communities members is presented. The topicality of the issues related to the study of socialization of an individual in cyberspace is proved. The research implemented by candidate of cultural studies Varvara Chumakova and presented in her article Perceptions of Modern Russian Students of Information Overload in Social Media is based on data obtained in the course of in-depth interviews with Russian students. The goal is to study their perception and ideas about information overload, including the association of information overload and permanent staying on-line.

Further in the heading Information Society and State Power, Alyona Nefedova, Junior Researcher of the Higher School of Economics, in her article attempts to assess how the idea of e-government being implemented in Russia ensures effective interaction of Russian citizens with state authorities at different levels

The real gem of this issue is an article by Alexander Gusev and Sergei Dobridnyuk Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare describing the history of the artificial intelligence development and  analyzing the technology of machine learning and neural networks. The review of already implemented artificial intelligence projects along with a forecast of the most promising directions of the artificial intelligence technologies development for the near future is given.

The article by Sergey Shaposhnik Scientific Community as a Factor of the Information Society Development in Russian Regions presents the outcome of an empirical study of the scientific community role in development of the Internet and the Information Society in the regions of Russia. A high level of correlation between the use of the Internet and the share of researchers among the population of the Russian regions is explained by the fact that the scientific community acted as a leader in development and dissemination of computer network technology in the regions of Russia.

In her article, Olga Molchanova, from Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics, devoted to the analyzes of user content, particular as a factor of modern mass media development. Both the advantages of utilizing user content by mass media and the threat generated by this trend are analyzed.

In the heading Information Society and Mass Media the article by Candidate of Sociological Sciences Alexander Efanov Tendentiousness of Covering Political Scandals and Problem of Trust in Television, compares the strategies for covering the political scandal with the program policy of broadcasting of regional TV channels. The author concludes that the extent of trust of the audience in television has changed.

And finally, in our traditional heading Technologies of the Information Society there is the article by Polad Geidarov, Candidate of Technical Sciences from Azerbaijan Prospects for Creation of a Mobile Video Monitoring State System". In the article the prospects for creation of such a system, including technical, organizational, financial and legislative prerequisites, as well as the advantages of use of the unified mobile video monitoring system in various public administration spheres are discussed. The second article in this column by Gramudin Abdulgalimov and Sergei Mikerov is devoted to the design, creation and implementation of electronic terminals for the selection of goods in electronics stores. A concrete example of development of the interactive terminal for automotive acoustics Pioneer  implemented in M.Video supermarket is described.

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