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Keynote: The Future Internet [Dewandre] :: SESERV Workshop


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Keynote: The Future Internet [Dewandre] :: SESERV Workshop

  1. 1. Societal interface of the Digital Agenda for Europe Societal impact and policymaking Nicole Dewandre Adviser to the DG DG Information Society and Media European Commission
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>From sustainable development to information society: 2 lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Specificity of the digital transition </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations from the public sector? </li></ul><ul><li>Our related needs </li></ul>
  3. 3. From sustainable development to information society… <ul><li>Electric speed […] has heightened human awareness of responsibility to an intense degree… </li></ul><ul><li>This is the Age of Anxiety … </li></ul><ul><li>Mac Luhan, 1964 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lessons learned in the SD context <ul><li>Integration and diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Science and policy </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1st lesson: Integration & diversity Self (identity mechanisms) inclusive confident agressive defensive I><D exclusive dismissive I&D curious respectful If… If… Then… Openness & interoperability! Other (engagement with…)
  6. 6. 2 nd lesson: Science and policy Body of knowledge ICT Transport Bio- chemistry Social sciences Energy Material science Linkages / Boundaries / Processes Mental frame
  7. 7. 2 nd lesson: Science and policy <ul><li>No trivial link from knowledge to action, … </li></ul><ul><li>Jumping over our shadow: can we really do it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we manage collectively the fact that we can’t? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it what we address when speaking about complexity? </li></ul>
  8. 8. The specificity of the digital transition <ul><li>Human/Artefact/Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Scarcity/Abundance </li></ul><ul><li>Reality/Virtuality </li></ul>From philosophy to common sense and politics… Collective learning Extended literacy 3 tectonic mental shifts
  9. 9. Expectations from the public sector/1 A balanced mix of classicism and radicality <ul><li>Past-anchored </li></ul><ul><li>Future-anchored </li></ul><ul><li>Established </li></ul><ul><li>stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Grass-root </li></ul><ul><li>stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation & </li></ul><ul><li>preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipation & </li></ul><ul><li>openings </li></ul>
  10. 10. Expectations from the public sector/2 Epictetus rather than Zeus Taking responsibility for what depends on us (subsidiarity with God;-) Zeus’ posture? Output-based legitimacy «  Look at what I do for you!  » «  It’s good for you  » Stoïc posture! No! Yes!
  11. 11. Expectations from the public sector/3 Interoperability in policy making <ul><li>Between Global, European, national, local, but also… </li></ul><ul><li>Between organisations, individuals, and… </li></ul><ul><li>Between scientific disciplines, between science and policy, etc… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Expectations from the public sector/4 Which endorsement? <ul><li>Strive for universal minimum access and reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Europeans reap benefits from the digital transition </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigate commercial pressure on citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture the European values in the digital era </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure European contribution to the global digital society </li></ul>
  13. 13. Our related needs, as public sector <ul><li>Stakeholders to engage… </li></ul><ul><li>Digital social sciences to understand and sustain smart synthesis ! </li></ul>
  14. 14. What about… <ul><li>… Aiming at making portable devices a truly intimate part of ourselves? </li></ul><ul><li>After all, that’s what they are… </li></ul><ul><li>And that would dry out both (i) motivation for stealing them and (ii) fear of having them stolen! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Invitation : Platforms for Collective Awareness and Action <ul><li>Supporting grassroot processes creating among citizens a 'collective awareness ' </li></ul><ul><ul><li>about the sustainability problems of the planet and the possible solutions, to be addressed at individual and collective levels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Based on the integration of online social systems , distributed knowledge creation and data from real environments </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels, 9/9/11 : 1st dialogue between civil society, citizens and institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thanks for your attention Time to try the Age of Confidence? This is the Age of Anxiety Mac Luhan 1964