Bondarenko Valentina Mikhailovna, Candidate of Economics, Member of RANS, Member of IFRA, Member of IAGR, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leading Researcher
Ilyin Ilya Vyacheslavovich, Doctor of Politics, Member of the RANS, Member of the IAGR, Global Studies Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University
Korotayev Andrey Vitalievich, Professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
This work stems naturally from the research highlighted in the article titled “Transition to Crisis-Free Development: a Myth or Reality?” that was published in the World Futures in 2014. In our new article, we move forward suggesting that crises-free development is not only possible, but it is also very likely, and now the world, paradoxically, is going through the most challenging transition from one paradigm of development to another. The article on the basis of our previous research as well as the findings of the Fifth Report to the Club of Rome gives reasons for the development and implementation of a megaproject featuring a new model of life to make the paradigm shift possible, exclude negative implications of the forthcoming technological “singularity” and accelerate the achievement of an objectively defined goal of development, and this should reasonably require support from and direct involvement of the UN. The mechanism for implementation of this model suggests coordinating the interests of the government, society and business community at each level with the interests of a particular person. This work was written as a part of RFH project №14-02-00330.
KEYWORDS: worldview, systemic crisis, goal, new development paradigm, megaproject, UN, coordination mechanism.