AI Will Kill Us, Probably

by Chris McGinty

As near as I can tell, we’re going to die because of AI. I don’t want to be that guy, but I’m realizing that we’re probably making the mistake of believing that we’ll catch it before it goes too far. We’ve survived this long, we must know what we’re doing right? I was driving one day and I got passed by two black cars seemingly racing each other down the freeway. I’ve done it. I don’t drive that crazy now, but I’ve done it. They drive faster in Europe. they’re mostly fine. I didn’t think anything about it until I got about a mile and a half up the road and there were cars littering the road. There was a total of seven cars that got mixed up in the crash. At first, I didn’t see either of the black cars so I was briefly thinking that maybe this was just a random crash that had nothing to do with the racing cars. The reason was because the black car that was involved in the wreck was hundreds of feet further up the road than the other cars because it had been going so much faster. My point is that sometimes we can go for years doing stupid shit and not experience true consequences, but the more you flirt with disaster the more likely you are to eventually fuck up. Given that once we embrace AI we’re never going to give it up… listen, I don’t want to be that guy, but we’re going to die because of AI.

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