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Subject: The Tyranny of Technology. It could be awesome. - [Edit Post] 0 0
It's really hard to say though and definitely one of those one in a million type outcomes to my idealism and hope for it. But it would be something epic if people had to reconcile their bullshit to exist in society. That an array of data points are categorized as facts, opinions, beliefs, etc... So you might be watching someone like Mitch McConnell on TV spewing his shit, and your AI assisted analysis quantifies it as 99.4% bullshit and you basically have to resolve that.
Dare to dream for sure. But it could be awesome.
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or my grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness. The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantative content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.” -Carl Sagan 1995