The idealism marketed by the tech industry has been shattered by recent events, including self-driving cars that kill people, mental health issues and cultural disruption arising from social media, addiction to our phones or to people “liking” our posts, and now with the exponential improvement and democratization of Large Language Models (such as chatGPT-4), it will soon be impossible to distinguish man-made from machine-made content. How do these developments affect us psychologically (aside from known increases in depression)? What will become of trust, of spirituality? More generally, how do we deal with the shadow of such developments?
We recommend that you watch the movie The Social Dilemma, available here, and if you are interested in more recent developments, also watch this presentation.