Henry Kissinger: How the enlightenment ends | THE ATLANTIC

‘By treating a mathematical process as if it were a thought process, and either trying to mimic that process ourselves or merely accepting the results, we are in danger of losing the capacity that has been the essence of human cognition.’

IN THE ATLANTIC Henry Kissinger worries that digital advances produce tendencies where people are treated as data and considered views are drowned by information. He points to several areas of concern.

Kissinger is an author and consultant, and was National Security Advisor and later U.S. Secretary of State to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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How the Enlightenment Ends
THE ATLANTIC | June 2018 | by Henry Kissinger


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