Digital Society and Social Dynamics
By: Sandro Serpa, Carlos Miguel Ferreira, Maria José Sá, Ana Isabel Santos
We live in an increasingly digital society, in which the Internet and the intensification of interconnections in the virtual world have a central place in a context in which the digital, applied both in production (the smart industry) and – more widely and ambitiously – in society (the super-smart society), will be paramount in promoting quality of life and sustainability as economics, ecology and social equity. This e-Book offers a set of topics related to the Digital Society: Industry 4.0, Society 5.0, Digital literacy, Transversal competences, Sustainability digital innovations, Sustainability Literacy, Sociology, Socialisation, Sociology and History, Inequalities in the digital society and Sociology, Ivan Illich, Preprint, Organisational culture, Bureaucracy, Digitalisation of organisations and COVID-19. In summary, this E-book seeks to be a contribution to a more informed society, shaped by the digital in the social dynamics, in its broader concept, through a stance focused on social sciences.
This e-Book offers a compilation of topics related, according to the authors, to the Digital Society, presented in the following order: Industry 4.0.; Society 5.0.; Digital literacy; Transversal competences; Sustainability digital innovations; Sustainability literacy; Sociology; Socialisation; Sociology and History; Inequalities in the digital society and Sociology; Ivan Illich; Preprint; Organisational culture; Bureaucracy; Digitalisation of organisations; and COVID-19.
These topics were originally published in Encyclopedia (Entries), of which Sandro Serpa, one of the authors of this E-book, is an advisory board member (https://encyclopedia.pub/advisory_board). This encyclopedia is a free online collaborative open access online outlet:
It aims to highlight the latest research results as well as providing benchmark information for researchers and the general public interested in accurate and advanced knowledge on specific topics […]. Contributors will receive credit for creating entries, in addition to expanding, updating and correcting existing entries. All contributions to Encyclopedia will be noted on the page of the entry and each contributor will have a public profile showing their activity (https://encyclopedia.pub/about).
The information collection and dissemination are critical, and one example is the online collaborative encyclopedias (Li, Lin, & Lin, 2014) in the increasingly digital society, in which the Internet and the intensification of interconnections carried out in the virtual world have a central place. In this context, the digital applied both in production (the smart industry) and, more widely and ambitiously, in society (the super-smart society) will be pivotal in promoting quality of life and sustainability in domains such as economics, ecology and social equity.