Social ‘norms’ are constantly shifting. Deviant behaviour and abnormalities will gradually be normalised, giving way to new forms of marginality. However, these negative tendencies can be confronted by the sustained attention of the public, the state, and scientific research, and lead to the formation of a positive anthropologically-oriented image of the future. Special attention should be given to the problem of ethical and legal support for artificial intelligence and the unnatural expansion of the limits and possibilities of human physicality.
This paper describes the problem of shifting social norms and explores the possibilities of an interdisciplinary synthesis of knowledge about ‘the human being’. The project can be further developed by forming interdisciplinary focus groups on specific research areas with further integration of the results in the spheres of education, culture, humanitarianism, law, healthcare, social services, as well as by organising scientific and expert discussions on the risks of modernity.