…le?” I wish I could answer, firmly and with conviction, “Definitely not!” The truth is, it depends. Sadly, when I chat with folks across industry, I keep hearing the same story: “Our data scientists are useless! All they do is sit around publishing papers.” Will we have enough skilled leaders to prevent this all-too-common phenomenon? If data scientists don’t prove themselves valuable, they won’t be in those jobs for long.
But we will keep treating rich tyrants like Musk with kid gloves because it’s profitable. These rich idiots are the ones who cut the checks anyways. And so, for now, the cycle continues: The narrative of human history is one of deluded individuals who see God as a tyrant, and model themselves in his image in their desire to wield power over others. They are propped up in equal measure by sycophants who see a route to comfort, and the dispossessed who have no means to stop them.