I started writing about robots and AI because of the threat they pose to millions of Americans’ jobs and to our democracy as a whole. But now that I’ve been wrestling with it for a while, I realized that I’ve been underestimating the opportunities that this crisis provides.
Don’t get me wrong – if I could wave a magic wand and make this threat go away, I would. The dangers are too great, and the amount of organizing and other hard work it’s going to take to prevent us from going down a path to dysfunction or dystopia is daunting.
But in focusing on the dangers, I think I’ve been blind to just how big the opportunities are. So in the next couple of months, I’m going to focus on what we can fight for and not just what we have to fight against.