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What scares me about AI

If you were around in the 1980s and 1990s, you may remember the now-extinct phenomenon of “computerphobia”. In the early 2000s, as personal computers were introduced into our lives, in our workplaces and homes, quite a few people would react with anxiety, fear, or even aggressivity. While some of us were fascinated by computers and awestruck by the potential they could glimpse in them, most people didn’t understand them. They felt alien, abstruse, and in many ways, threatening. People feared getting replaced by technology.