Sergei Udovik

publisher, writer, journalist, photographer, analyst

Information society. Public relation

By Serhiy UDOVYK

Ukraine is now facing an extremely acute dilemma: either to marshal all domestic reserves and break through into the group of developed countries or to finally remain in the group of the hopelessly backward.

This country’s main problem is absence of a government-sponsored geo-economic strategy of development.

Ukraine is losing momentum with each passing year, day, and hour, increasingly lagging behind the European countries not only in terms of its per capita gross domestic product but also in terms of economic organization, and management quality, especially in the upper echelons of power.

This has formed a prevalent opinion abroad that our country is incapable of any technological breakthrough and that...

When world civilization is entering the era of information, defense of the information space and the problem of communication in society comes to the fore. These issues are most seriously dealt with in the US and Europe. The US Department of Defense employs 1000 PR officials. The US National Security Agency’s National School of Cryptology alone graduates an annual 19,000 information experts.

American experts say the main role in an informational age belongs to information wars, no less fierce than conventional ones, but without human casualties.

Russia also pays ever-increasing attention to this matter. On September 9, 2000, President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation signed into law the Doctrine of the Information Security of the Russian Federation. What...

By Serhiy UDOVYK

Yevhen Marchuk’s concept laid down in his article, “Sociopolis as Model of a Future Society,” (The Day, September 5, 2000) maintains that Ukraine is embarking on the road leading to civilized progress, albeit one full of potholes. While I support the author’s concept, I would like to dwell on a number of what I consider points of principal importance that seem to have been left out of the article. Above all, I would like to draw the reader’s attention to the notion of human capital. It has been in wide use and spelled out in sufficient length and depth. However, human and intellectual capital do not exist by themselves, as just a collection of subjects with developed intellect. Indeed, they begin to work effectively and...