The Onlife Initiative: Luciano Floridi and ICT Philosophy


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Onlife, a term coined by Luciano Floridi is now part of a new EU Commision Onlife Initiative. Its main concerns are the impact of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) upon the human condition. Their mission statement below gives the details from their site ( see Onlife Initiative ):

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…

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