I went down the e/acc rabbit hole just a little ways and I’m already frustrated that people who nominally support decentralization cannot see that any movement that is mostly a bunch of rich white men in urban Western environments is NOT the revolution they think it is.
AI at this stage requires reams of data annotation and human feedback. “As the technology becomes ubiquitous, a vast tasker underclass is emerging — and not going anywhere.”
Sam Altman thinks he will stay at the front of the AI race, suck up the world’s wealth, and redistribute it for the good of humanity. What could go wrong?
We are not too far away from being able to create extremely life-like virtual partners. We could help people heal their relational trauma, provide partners for people who can’t find one…or destroy our society with hyper-addictive relationship simulators. Exciting times!