The digital age in 2050: beyond technology skills toward identity and critical mindsets

Due to the immersive and pervasive nature of technology and connectivity, digital skills are constantly evolving. It’s a stratified, immanent and historical knowledge, not limitated to technical skills only. It touches on the cultural, economic and political citizenship dimensions as well as the human identity. Using a interdisciplinary approach and a methodological framework based on authors from psychology, philosophy and media education, the article reflects on the complexity of our digital life. In this context, digital literacy is seen as an essential human resource, a multidimensional literacy that includes critical thinking to understand how technology is influencing identity, social gaps, inequalities and power relations.