The existential threat from cyber-enabled information warfare

By Herbert Lin | June 28, 2019

Corruption of the information ecosystem is not just a multiplier of two long-acknowledged existential threats to the future of humanity – climate change and nuclear weapons. Cyber-enabled information warfare has also become an existential threat in its own right, its increased use posing the possibility of a global information dystopia, in which the pillars of modern democratic self-government – logic, truth, and reality – are shattered, and anti-Enlightenment values undermine civilization as we know it around the world.

Corruption of the information ecosystem poses the possibility of a global information dystopia, in which the pillars of modern democratic self-government are shattered

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