1. Valeriy L. Makarov, Al’bert R. Bakhtizin, Mariya A. Burilina

Prospects for Digitalization in the Modern Society

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Valeriy L. Makarov

Head of the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of RAS, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Academician of RAS

Nakhimovskiy Ave 47, Moscow, Russian federation, 117418

Al’bert R. Bakhtizin

Deputy Head of the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of RAS, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Member of RAS

Nakhimovskiy Ave 47, Moscow, Russian federation, 117418

Mariya A. Burilina

Research Associate of Laboratory of the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of RAS

Nakhimovskiy Ave 47, Moscow, Russian federation, 117418

The digital world has been developing at an impressive rate for over a decade now. The rise of the Internet, mobile communications, and online services has laid the groundwork for the formation of the digital economy. These processes affect all economic sectors, as well as social activities, production, medical care, education, finance, transport, and other areas.
Aim. This study examines the current issues in the formation of a digital society.
Tasks. The research compares foreign and Russian behavior patterns in the context of the developing digital world and assesses the impact of “digitalization” on the country’s overall socioeconomic development.
Methods. The authors use the analytical method of cognition and comparative analysis.
Results. This study is theoretical and shows the need to explore the history, prerequisites, and prospects of development of the Russian digital economy. A global transition toward a digital society could lead to all economic sectors becoming unrecognizable, could bring about a new wave of innovation and changes in governance. For Russia, the main goal is to be a part of this technological leap and become a technologically advanced country.

Keywords: digital economy, digital world, public finance, blockchain, social credit

References

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