Do additive technologies have a future?

S. L. Shvartsev

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Having appeared on the planet, Homo sapiens became a geological force and began to act out of tune with the laws of nature. As a result, an antagonistic contradiction appeared between the technosphere, which was created by man, and the biosphere, which evolved according to its laws, and both are unable to coexist harmoniously. V.I. Vernadsky saw a way out of this situation in transferring scientific thought to the planetary, noospheric, level, which would ensure the triumph of Reason. This transfer cannot occur by itself; it requires the joint efforts of all mankind. M.V. Koval’chuk sees the perspective of overcoming the systems crisis in converging sciences and technologies; forming a new noosphere, in which the development of the technosphere will continue the evolution of the biosphere; and replacing traditional technologies with additive or naturelike ones. This requires restructuring of the entire basis of contemporary civilization: science, education, culture, production, technologies, and thinking. What hinders the development of this inspiring road to the shining summits of the new civilization? In the author’s opinion, first comes misunderstanding of the deep mechanisms of global civilization; namely, science does not recognize the evolution of inert matter and the leading role of water in the development of geological and biological processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-275
Number of pages9
JournalHerald of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • additive technologies
  • contradiction of the technosphere and the biosphere
  • convergence of sciences
  • dissipative structures
  • excited state of water
  • machinery of global evolution
  • systems crisis
  • thermodynamic branch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Political Science and International Relations

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