From Enlightenment to Enmeshment – a guide for the age of networking and AI

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of NetworksThe Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Joshua Cooper Ramo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great story about the shift of power, from central feudal systems to the enlightenment; a revolution that made us citizens and not objects. However in the age of networks/connection and AI we are moving into the age of “enmeshment” and risking to become objects again. This threatening evolution is very well elaborated in the book. Also the author indicates how to make the best of this revolution i.e. by becoming better citizens (not depend too much on by definition incompetent leaders for this new age, by capabilities or by objectives) and let humanity (not technology) drive. This is compelling, but the author remains very vague on how to achieve this, apart from the observation that we have to develop a “seventh sense” for the new reality. Notwithstanding for me a clear well documented wake-up call worth reading and applying.

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