The Actual AI Apocalypse

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The Actual AI Apocalypse

The actual AI apocalypse will descend sluggishly

and embarrassingly.

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.