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Apple recently released Apple Vision Pro, their AR/VR product which is a wearable glass or headset or whatever you want to call it.
In addition to this, we are also seeing unprecedented growth in AI systems and the applications of AI which is getting closes and closer to AGI (Still a long way to go). Eventually, both of them will be used together in a more significant fashion
As always with any new tech and application, there’s always a kind of mixed reaction in social media and in the general public.
Tweets like this, remind us that it could very well lead to a dystopian future where people are stuck in the house always on their headsets.
If you have watched Ready Player One, then that’s the setting I am talking about.
This especially affects kids who are growing up and have not matured enough to make sense of what is right or what is wrong and can force their parents to get what they want. Growing up back in the 90s and early 2000s I remember hanging out with my neighborhood friends most of the time playing something or just chatting. As this tech improves over time, will that get replaced by a kid sitting in the house, playing online, and meeting friends online? Can it replace the actual physical meetup with a virtual world? Now it may sound like I’m that old uncle who is afraid of technology eating the world, but I’m not. I work in technology and want it to evolve for a better world. But what I don’t want from it is changing basic human nature and behavior.
The reason I am especially talking about kids today is because that’s what is a major factor in how they would grow and how they navigate the world after they grow up.
Marc Andreessen in his recent article AI will save the World talked about examples that are pretty fascinating. What I’m really thinking is the part where he says every kid will have an AI tutor and AI will be your best companion.
Every child will have an AI tutor that is infinitely patient, infinitely compassionate, infinitely knowledgeable, infinitely helpful. The AI tutor will be by each child’s side every step of their development, helping them maximize their potential with the machine version of infinite love.
Would it make the world more monotonous and even boring? I feel we as human species thrives in chaos and grow due to that and if AI reduces this chaos in kids like talking to human, and getting unexpected and different responses, then even though kids are theoretically smart they would lack the basic randomness of life.
Again, I am not saying we should not develop these technologies. I want to see innovation. I want these new techs to be used by people to make them become more knowledgeable and productive. I am merely trying to think how would this affect real-world relationships and that starts with the growth of a child.
It would be interesting to see how this plays out. The world as we know it today will change in the coming years (change is inevitable) and it would be fun to see where this takes the next generation.
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