I think technology will ultimately end us all in the dreaded hypacolypse. In this long predicted end time the world has become so immersed in all things technology that no media format of any type (web, print, television, radio, etc.) covers any topic other then technology. Soon people begin to forget that other subject areas of life exist and are important as the hype surrounding all things technology builds and builds. The technocratic governments of the world have long since become full fledged technocracies governed by a secret elite group known only as the technocrati. Even as the technocrats continue to be proven wrong and AI continues to not exist, and machines continue to not learn the hype bubble builds and builds. Soon people begin to believe that even their phones and cars and cities traffic lights systems are run by artificially intelligent learning machines when in fact they are run by what are known as ‘modern computers.” This term has been banned and is considered cursed and unacceptable to write, speak or even think. The technostazi (secret police of the technonists) will beat and arrest anyone on site who dares use the term ‘computer’ in public discussion. “They are AI powered learning machines” they chant as they deliver their beatings.
I shudder when I think of the horror of that future.