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The Onlife Manifesto : Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era

Publication year: 2015

ISBN: 978-3-319-04093-6

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What is the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the human condition? In order to address this question, in 2012 the European Commission organized a research project entitled The Onlife Initiative: concept reengineering for rethinking societal concerns in the digital transition. This volume collects the work of the Onlife Initiative. It explores how the development and widespread use of ICTs have a radical impact on the human condition. ICTs are not mere tools but rather social forces that are increasingly affecting our self-conception (who we are), our mutual interactions (how we socialise); our conception of reality (our metaphysics); and our interactions with reality (our agency).

Subject: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Philosophy and Religion, Philosophy of Technology, R & D, Technology Policy, Media Sociology, The Onlife Initiative, complexity, responsibility and governance, digital revolution, human condition, hyperconnected, information revolution, information society, infosphere, the public sphere in a computational era