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The fourth revolution: how the infosphere is reshaping human reality

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May
302017

13:00 - 14:00

Location

Hay Festival, Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5PJ

Overview

Luciano Floridi shares an insight into the latest thinking shaping our data-driven society. 

Professor Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford

As the boundaries between life online and offline break down, we become seamlessly connected to each other and surrounded by smart, responsive objects. We are all becoming integrated into an ‘infosphere’. 

Personas we adopt on social media, for example, feed into our real lives so that we begin to live in ‘onlife’. Following those led by Copernicus, Darwin and Freud, this metaphysical shift represents nothing less than a fourth revolution. 

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford. This event is chaired by Timandra Harkness.

For all enquiries, please contact events@royalsociety.org.

The fourth revolution: how the infosphere is reshaping human reality

Luciano Floridi spoke at the Hay Festival, exploring how, as the boundaries between online and offline break down, we are heading towards a fourth great revolution. 

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