Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.

Patrick McGoohan’s statement, in 1967 series The Prisoner, is a link between the spirit of the late sixties, with a hope of a smart future, and the need to fight for it today.

Cognitive Planet is a multidisciplinary think tank which sets out to question a hypothesis: we are entering a world of knowledge, a second Renaissance, but it is quite difficult to replace the old cogs that slow down our urge to move forward.

One way out of this deadlock would be to turn the answers that once imprisoned us into questions that set us free.

— Dr Alexandre-Pierre Gaspar, founder of Cognitive Planet, september 2020