Absolutely, I agree completely. There is value is reasoned debate. And even more reason in encountering opinions you might find trite, ridiculous or even abhorrent. But to become locked in a feedback loop of manufactured outrage seems a complete waste of time.
Thanks Andy — it’s that these conversations aren’t really being had in a meaningful way, by the folks who are going to be at the vanguard of AI’s adoption, that worries me greatly.
It’s great you bring up Schumacher and UBI — two aspects of this issue I should probably have raised in the post itself. I think that American policy and public discourse today leans so far towards trickle-down that anyone opposing the assertions of major tech companies, which have somehow managed to retain labels of being liberal despite doing…
Such a strange article. I think you believe it reads “do anything, be successful.” But to me it’s peppered with this strange notion the world is out to get you, and that you have to act like some predatory animal to fend off attacks. And you refuse to make your bed in the morning as some sort of moral outrage. Chill out!
Hi Adrian, thanks so much for your response — would love to know more. Please do leave me a private message with your email and we can take it from there. I’m also on Twitter at @swilliamsjourno if you’d rather get in touch there.