"The World's Biggest Problem" - Kissinger Warns Of "Colossal" Dangers In Growing US-China Tensions | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

"The World's Biggest Problem" - Kissinger Warns Of "Colossal" Dangers In Growing US-China Tensions

Former US national security adviser Henry Kissinger has warned that strains between Washington and Beijing pose “the biggest problem” for the world, and a failure to improve them risks a “cold war” between the world’s two largest economies.

“It’s the biggest problem for America; it’s the biggest problem for the world. Because if we can’t solve that, then the risk is that all over the world a kind of cold war will develop between China and the United States,” Kissinger told the McCain Institute’s Sedona Forum on global issues.

The 97-year-old veteran diplomat warned rather ominously that while nuclear weapons were already large enough to damage the entire globe during the Cold War, advances in nuclear technology and artificial intelligence - where China and the United States are both leaders - have multiplied the doomsday threat.

"For the first time in human history, humanity has the capacity to extinguish itself in a finite period of time," Kissinger said.

"We have developed the technology of a power that is beyond what anybody imagined even 70 years ago."

"And now, to the nuclear issue is added the high tech issue, which in the field of artificial intelligence, in its essence is based on the fact that man becomes a partner of machines and that machines can develop their own judgement," he said.

"So in a military conflict between high-tech powers, it's of colossal significance."

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union during the decades after World War II was more one-dimensional, focused on nuclear weapons competition, said Kissinger, one of the leading strategic thinkers of the past six decades.

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