An essay ‘about’ AI, written ‘by’ AI. Maybe even ‘for’ AI? As my kids say, “Are we there yet?” It feels less like we’re crossing the Rubicon, more like crossing the space-time manifold. Our “Hal moment.” [Editor’s note: Hal, the most infamous engineering icon in literary/cinematic history, who attempts to take over the space ship from the humans aboard.] Computer both provider and consumer, what could go wrong? Read more
Do you believe in fate? I like to think I don’t, and yet I always find myself looking for how the pieces of reality fit together to make a big picture that is more than the sum of its parts. I only recently became aware of one such coincidence. On September 24, 1991, two momentous albums, Nevermind by Nirvana and Blood Sugar Sex Magik by the Red Hot Chili Peppers were released to applause so tumultuous it resounds today, 30 years later.