Navigation path

OnLife Webinar with Jean-Gabriel Ganascia

There can be no doubt that the information and communication technologies (ICT) deeply impact the human society. The difficulty in appraising their effect and anticipating the concomitant changes lies in the depth of that impact.

In an attempt to understand the present evolutions, we propose to uncover the underlying structure of this new world by revisiting its dependencies on the hyper-connectivity on which it is grounded, and the consequences of this hyper-connectivity, in modifying profoundly the network of inter-individual relations. Where we used to have ten to fifty close friends living near us, with whom we shared convivial relations, we may now have hundreds of acquaintances living on other continents, with whom we currently exchange specialized information about our main fields of interest that can be professional, artistic or related to any kind of hobby. It naturally follows from these major changes in the scale and nature of individual relationships, that the social fabric is dramatically evolving. Therefore, to quote Aristotle, since “man is by nature a social animal,” humanity is changing because society is changing. But, how are humans and society changing? And, what does it mean to be human, in this new society?



Participation to all webinars is free and open to all who are interested in the subject. The webinar takes place entirely online in a virtual room
Register to join us online by clicking on the "CLICK TO JOIN" pink button in the upper right-hand corner. The link to the virtual room will be be available shortly before the webinar starts.
Those who want to understand all technical nuts and bolts of participation in our webinars through the virtual room may read the webinar mini-manual, downloadable from here.
NB: If you cannot click on the "click to join" button, this is because you have not yet signed up to Futurium or you are not logged in. You will instead see a "log in to join" button - click on this and become a registered Futurizen. You will then be able to register to this webinar, join events and comment on, vote for and contribute to all the content on Futurium.
Date & Time: 
Thursday, 13 June, 2013 - 17:00 to 18:00
Online event
Twitter #Hashtags: 

Participated events

Futurium Twitter

Related policy ideas