The technological and scientific progress made in recent years is following exponential development, and sciences and knowledge are converging so as to open up new areas for investigation. NBIC (Nanotechnologies, Biotechnologies, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences) will constitute the basis for development of future humanities.
The generalisation of digital tools to all human activities is deeply impregnating our ways of living and consequently our mental representation methods and the associated models. The increasingly important place of virtualisation, geolocalisation and the permanent use of machines and objects which communicate have led to new interaction habits through protocols which often remain opaque. We will, without any particular resistance and in total knowledge, integrate these protocols which create within us a unique relation with interfaces, computers, and all technological innovations, whether for professional, domestic, medical, pedagogical, artistic or fun use. Areas for living, learning, care, activities and relations are becoming, and this is even more the case for native digital tools, a hybrid area which is fuelled both by a certain detachment from reality and, paradoxically, a unique territorial reinsertion through geolocalisation of personal data. Our technological, economic and societal models are being transformed without us collectively questioning their effects on civilisation.