The economy is going nowhere because of the competitive environment.
Increasing competition will make the economy more intense and grow slowly as a result.
Crypto will experience the same environment.
It is a pressure cooker environment.
The pressure comes from everywhere.
If crypto cannot evolve, it will become obsolete.
The expectation of the crypto will become more and more.
Since AI is a trending topic, crypto will likely have to jump on the ship.
Whether AI will work or not, crypto project needs to have AI as some point.
If crypto does not have AI component, it will go out of fashion quickly.
People will expect crypto to contain AI features somehow.
Of course, whether or not AI works and how it integrate into crypto is not a problem.
As long as crypto contains some kinds of AI, it is the future!