Thanks for your response, Ron! This is a particularly good point about using AI before it is fully ready to replace humans.

While I agree that there are few comparisons between the Industrial Revolution and the new wave of AI, I think there are a couple of big similarities. Just like we didn’t know what the impact of the Industrial Revolution would be, we currently have very little idea of the impact of the current revolution. I think one of the biggest similarities is that both can be thought of as revolutions feeding themselves. The disrupted industries will require more and more resources, which will, in turn, transform other industries.

As you said, this will certainly open up the door to create more meaningful human roles — the question is, what will these roles be? And more importantly, how quickly will the current workforce be able to adapt to these changes?

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