The FING (Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération) has identified about twenty "digital promises". They relate to major areas of human activity such as education, democracy, work and trade; major global issues such as the environment, development and ageing; major issues in our society such as social ties, exclusion, security and privacy; economic transformations linked to sharing, new modes of production and consumption; new opportunities through games, intelligent systems, the hybridisation of spaces, the body, dematerialisation... UP' presents this booklet of workshops on "Promises - Digital Issues".
Is digital technology promising - and if so, of what? Are its promises credible or illusory? How much dream and imagination does it hold? These questions are far from being abstract: promises are the raw material for many technological choices, "whether they are nancial or political, they are the fuel for our daily arguments, our hopes and disappointments. Digital Issues 2013 will enable us, for the third time, to confront together the digital transformations and their stakes for society and for our organizations.
It's a question of nourishing our choices and our plans for the future, and that's why we're proposing this year to build on these digital "promises".
Numerous contributors contributed to a very open first phase of idea gathering. The Fing team has come up with 21 promises, in a simple form: a statement of a few lines, accompanied by a few quotes - these promises are not ours, we do not necessarily subscribe to them, they give us material to work together this autumn 2012, in this new phase of workshops and exchanges.
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We invite you to read these promises before the workshop. Feel free to pick from their list, in any order you wish. Identify the ones that speak to you the most: during the workshops, the first thing you will have to do with the other participants will be to identify which promises you will choose to work on together.