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
Issue: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 75 Issue 4
Keywords: Cyber-enabled information warfare, anti-Enlightenment, existential threat, information dystopia, information ecosystem, information environment
Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Disruptive Technologies, Special Topics, Technology and Security