I have mixed feelings about the article. Your main points seem to be about how technology may not save us from ourselves, which is certainly valid, but the title is fairly click-baity given that you have no particular evidence or suggestion that AI has or will fail. I also find it astonishing that you assert there have been few visible changes since 1940. Most people in 1940 interacted solely with a small number of people who lived in close proximity. Today, many interact daily with people all over the world. (You are in London, while I am in the U.S., but I didn’t even know where you lived when I started the article.)
I think you have some good points, but I think you have mixed in a whole lot of supposition and what ifs.