Life and Death — The future of AI
Chris Herd
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Fear, confusion, change blindness, cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias… Our 19th Century institutions will get plowed into dust by the runaway freight train of progress before they proactively legislate any promising technology in a positive direction. It takes intense lobbying pressure or crippling populist outrage. One is a prohibitively expensive aristocratic skeleton key and the other is far too slow and painful, but that is the nature of our corporate governments.

I’ve frustratingly capitulated to the realities long ago — that we will probably need to watch Washington and Wall Street burn before the government soil is rich enough to plant the educators, scientists and engineers needed to harness our accelerating future.

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