The definitive post on whether chatGPT will take your job

Nobody knows.

No one on LinkedIn or Twitter knows. No one at the New York Times knows. None of your favorite politicians know. Even scientists inventing this technology as we speak, don’t know.

New technology affects the world in unpredictable ways. Thirty years ago, folks grasped that the internet would help us share information, but think of everything else we didn’t see coming. The internet would eventually let us:

  • summon a stranger to take you to the airport
  • watch an entire season of TV in one sitting
  • go to the office from our living room

I remember when online dating seemed like lunacy. Now it’s the norm. Nobody in the early-nineties was talking about the gig economy, blockchains, or memes, bruh. Could you have predicted that?

If you’re reading this, the job you’re worried about losing probably didn’t even exist 15 years ago, let alone 30 years ago. If there is one reassuring constant in the mad whiplash of history, it’s that humans are lousy at predicting the future.

April 12, 2001

Stop future tripping. The time of concern is now. Don’t miss it.

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