Genius in a Bottle
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Genius in a Bottle

Autocomplete Will Steal Your Life If You Let It

The machine wants to own us

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When does technology stop assisting our actions and start directing them? And what can we do about it?

A few years back, Gmail started suggesting responses. They’re mostly pretty solid — when asked if I can make a meeting, it offers up “Sounds good, I’ll be there!” and “Sorry, can’t make it” as options. A…

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Patrick Metzger

Patrick Metzger

Dilettante, smartass, apocalypticist. ***See “Lists” for stories by genre.***