Virtualization of Globalization as a Modern Trend

Author: Manir S. Khalikov, Valery A. Koretsky

Communicology. 2018. Vol.6. No.3
Manir Saidovich Khalikov, Dr. Sc. (Soc.), professor at the department of personnel management of the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA;
Valery Aleksandrovich Koretsky, Dr. Sc. (Pol.), professor, director of the Institute of Social Systems of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Address: 119991, Russia, Moscow, Leninskie Gory, 1. E-mail:

Abstract. Globalization has changed the world system, creating new challenges and opportunities. As a modern trend, it is obvious, but it is not yet a social change. On the basis of sociological modeling, it is concluded that globalization acquires virtuality features and this tendency increases as the isolation of national communication systems weakens. At the time of change there is a growing substitution of real things simulations (action images) in the economy, politics, culture; computer revolution and consolidation of cyber culture – there are trends of society virtualization.
The information revolution has provided the technical basis for global information networks. Currently, there is a trend of globalization of virtual reality based on the use of information technology, the ultimate goal of which is the formation of a single world of virtual space. According to the researchers, the intensive development of information and communication technologies can lead to a significant change in social evolution. The result of virtualization is a qualitative change in the functioning of the most important social and political institutions. The expansion of global capitalism on Russian soil has its own specifics. This specificity consists in the fact that Russia is influenced by parallel forces – external (globalization) and internal (market transformation). This specificity is manifested in the political sphere. Globalization has largely dehumanized the ruling elite, and the country’s capitalization has completely removed it from the people.

Keywords: globalization, economic globalization, global capitalism, expansion of global capitalism, sociological modeling, socio-political situation, virtualization, communication

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For citation: Khalikov M.S., Koretsky A.V. Virtualization of globalization as a modern trend. Communicology (Russia). 2018. Vol. 6. No.3. P. 70-81. DOI 10.21453 / 2311-3065-2018-6-3-70-81.

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