The Onlife Initiative
The Concept Reengineering exercise is a project envisioned and implemented directly by the EC's Information Society DG. It falls under the "Digital Futures" initiative. The project intends to explore the extent to which the digital transition impacts societal expectations towards policy making. Yiannis Laouris participates in the Think Tank, which is currently composed of 14 experts.
The rapid development and exploitation of digital technologies in all aspects of human life affects radically the human condition. For example, it modifies our relationship to ourselves, to others and to the world. It shakes established reference frameworks, in a number of different domains including (but not restricted to):
- The blurring of the distinction between reality and virtuality;
- The blurring of the distinction between human/machine/nature;
- The reversing from scarcity to abundance, when it comes to information;
- The reversing from the primacy of entities over interactions to the primacy of interactions over entities.