AI is the Y2K crisis, only this time it’s real
SummaryComputers didn’t cause the expected havoc as we rang 2000 in. They’ve been doing so slowly ever since.
Recently while sharing a meal an acquaintance said something arresting. We were speaking, as happy pessimists do, about where the 21st century went wrong. We’re almost a quarter-century into it, it’s already taken on a certain general shape and character, and I’m not sure I see much good in it beyond advances in medicine and science. He said he was working on a theory: The 21st century so far has been a reverse Y2K.