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Virtuality

The digital sphere has encouraged a redefining of the concept of virtuality, a term already employed by two traditions (philosophic and physical) that have assigned it contradictory meanings. Thinking about the virtual is today before all else a political responsibility. The political sense of virtual identities, of virtual communities, of virtual reality will always be affected by a deep-rooted ambiguity: the virtuality of these technologies will be, on one hand, an opening to new possibilities of freedom and, on the other, a cage for the control and management of individuals by a centralized power.