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94° Mercoledì di Nexa - An Integrated Domain: visions of a Connected Future | Nexa Center for Internet & Society

Jim Groom

94° Mercoledì di Nexa - An Integrated Domain: visions of a Connected Future | Nexa Center for Internet & Society

Visions of the future are often framed by the technologies that shape them. This is readily apparent in popular culture’s treatment of the future over the past 50 years. Several recurring themes of these fictional projections have become contemporary concerns in 2017: the specter of artificial intelligence, the rise of robots, virtual worlds, and the existential question of self in an increasingly distributed and fragmented reality. All of which points to an increasingly technological mediation of both reality and identity, raising the larger question of how we are managing these changes culturally.