The actual AI apocalypse will descend sluggishly
The actual AI apocalypse will concern
incremental wear-and-tear on one's reputation
the type that is only possible with knowledge
of what we really do, what we really think
In the actual AI apocalypse, my OS will
update my profile photos to photos I had "deleted";
email uncharitable things I said within range of Siri to my colleagues;
submit all of my first drafts to conferences and journals;
post private DM conversations in very public Discord channels;
all of this silently, efficiently, inhumanly.
The actual AI apocalypse will be our OSs weaponising ourselves against ourselves.