How AI Transforms Our Future


What truly matters in a technological revolution is not the transformation of productive processes. It is the sequence of ripple effects that leads to what are called second-order consequences. Just like the democratization of cars brought about expansive suburbs, which then entailed the emergence of gigantic malls and Wal-Mart stores.

Those second-order consequences, at times counter-intuitive, are incredibly difficult to foresee. And yet they are responsible for most of the changes that an entire society experiences. What could be then the second-order consequences of artificial intelligence? Whether amusing or disturbing, we hope that our scenarios will inspire you to adopt this way of thinking, so as to better anticipate what is to come.



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