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The Onlife Initiative

Concept Reengineering: rethinking public spaces in the digital transition

The deployment of ICTs and their uptake by society affects radically the human condition by modifying our relationships to ourselves, to others and to the world around us.

The increasing pervasiveness of ICTs upsets established reference frameworks and blurs the boundaries between real and virtual, while shifting the primacy from entities to connections.

Concept reengineering puts us in the best position to reflect meaningfully on what is happening to us, and thereby helps us envision the future in positive terms. Fear of the new or rejection of the unknown can be overcome by better understanding of the concepts we are dealing with. The "Onlife initiative" aims to help us better understand these concepts.