‘The Enlightenment started with essentially philosophical insights spread by a new technology. Our period is moving in the opposite direction. It has generated a potentially dominating technology in search of a guiding philosophy. ‘
IN THE ATLANTIC Henry Kissinger worries that digital advances produce tendencies where people become data and thoughts are drowned by information.
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.