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The Onlife initiative …Or why philosophy matters to policy! Nicole Dewandre Advisor on societal issues DG CONNECT European Commission

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1 The Onlife initiative …Or why philosophy matters to policy! Nicole Dewandre Advisor on societal issues DG CONNECT European Commission

2 Challenge « time lag » representation Time lag? Vision! Hyper- connectivity Resistance of reality and ecosystems Acculturation of technical objects Early, Upstream Responsiveness & Meaning

3 Why philosophy matters to policy? ICTs bring about a reality that philosophers have anticipated Policy frameworks rest on concepts and metaphors Hence, philosophy can sustain new forms of literacy Rich interdisciplinarity!

4 What happens to us? 1.Reality/Virtuality 2.Humans/Artefacts/Nature 3.Scarcity/Abundance 4.Identity/Interactions 4 shifts

5 Arendtian axiomatic reset Natality: Reversal of the timeline From necessity to contingency Plurality: Equality + Singularity + Reflectivity

6 Policy consequences? Omniscience/omnipotenceNatality/plurality ControlMeaning AchieveShape RiskLiteracy Freedom=SovereigntyFreedom=Beginnings

7 Policy challenges? Revisit meaningsNew issues Privacy"Reality theft?" IdentityRespect for attention Ownership

8 What's next? Come and discover the Manifesto on Feb 8! (+webstreaming) https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/onlife- initiative


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