Since the industrial revolution, we have been in an era of technique in which hyper-specialization and the study and application of highly optimized processes have increasingly been the most important factors in determining an individual's level of success in society. This may also be referred to as an era of autism, or an autistic society.
However, with the arrival of this new generation of AI, this era is going to end, and we are going to return to an era of creativity which is actually the natural state of humans and the state that every society existed in from the beginning of time all the way up to the industrial revolution. In an era of creativity, hyper-specialization and acquiring knowledge of highly specific technical skills is not the optimal strategy for success like it is in an autistic era. Rather, in eras of creativity, what is most important is being a well-rounded individual, being highly adaptable, and having strong abilities in creative thinking.
AI is going to cause us to enter an era of creativity because it is going to render purely technical skills increasingly less important over time, making differences in creative ability the most important difference between individuals in determining their levels of success. If we just look at the two domains where AI has generated the most hype recently, coding and art, we will clearly see how this is so.
Art especially is a really obvious example. In the past, if you wanted to create any kind of art, you first had to acquire a lot of technical knowledge about how to portray perspective, shading, etc. before you could even begin to make a decent looking picture. In such a case a person who doesn't have any interesting ideas or creativity, but who does have a good understanding of artistic technique, would be much more valuable as an artist than a person who is creative but lacks the technical skills to actually portray any of his ideas through painting or some other medium. But with AI assistance, the technical knowledge required to produce an image is seriously reduced, and it merely becomes a question of who can think of the most interesting image to make. And this applies to software development as well. As of now, there is still a significant amount of programming knowledge required to produce anything substantial, but AI makes the task of programming significantly easier, and over time as it advances that will be more and more true.
Now beyond this, because the technical skills barrier to entry is being torn down in all fields, people will no longer be hyper-specialized. You will no longer be an "artist" or a "programmer" because both of these will eventually be trivial tasks. Rather you will be a generalist and you will use your creativity to generate many different things with these tools and then put them together into a comprehensive whole. For example, instead of there being a whole massive team of programmers, artists, 3D modellers, voice actors, etc. to make a AAA video game, such a game can just be made by one guy who uses AI to write the code, make the art and 3D models, do the voice acting, etc.
The sun is setting on the age of the autist, and the age of the schizo is on the horizon.
Art is easy for anyone to validate and doesen't suffer from artifacting. Try to do your houses plumbing with AI (lets pretend it can install shit). Would you trust it blindly? How would you verify it's actually up to code?
>The sun is setting on the age of the autist, and the age of the schizo is on the horizon.
>we are going to return to an era of creativity
You're a fucking retard. There's nothing creative about mass generated AI slop.
The creativity is in how you decide to use it. The AI itself is just a tool which you can use to assist you in whatever you wish to do.
The best you can get is to be an idea guy on the idea guys farm who's ideas gets milked by the AI goyslop machine.
Your mindset is stuck in an autistic paradigm which is no longer valid in our new schizophrenic world. Think bigger.
Ur a cattle nagger.
what's your purpose in AI dominated world? what's your reason to exist? to be a janny for machine? a battery?
True AGI isn't metaphysically possible to create so AI will always lack some of the abilities of a human.
What's your reason to exist now? Have you ever had a purpose? You'll return to dust where you came from in no time.
AI is as much a tool as (you)
you are not needed in the era of grey goo created by AI
AI will change the game for artists as much graphical interfaces did for digital art.
AI will make art obsolete.
why do you want to look at someone's else art if you can generate your own? art is valuable precisely because only few people can make good art.
Western art was always obsolete.
It's just impossible for turing machines. We could throw our model of computability around some day
I do sincerely hope not only my job is obsoleted, but that it won't be by a single monopoly, that everyone has access to this magical always working software.
It's a goyslop world after all.
Nice to see autists coping their square asses off in this thread. How can these naggers prepare for what's coming if they can't even see the big picture? It's 100% over for them kek. Feels good to be a schizo chad
Yep. The idea of working a specialized job is more of a boomer thing.
I've noticed the shift into the need for a diverse skillset for about 5 years now.
The coming world is definitely post-autism, but I think it will be a new frontier in normieness. Since online communications will be considered AI by default, you will need in-person social skills to get anywhere at all.
>literally every good job is gated behind HR normie-tests and personality requirements that select for extroversion and social skill and severely punish autistic traits
yeah sure OP this is the autist era we're doing better than ever haha
I was never interviewed by HR tho, and this is a multinational megacorp.
I've found that as long as the rate of non-mangled pics stay high, I don't need other art to give me ideas
>Implying creative and expert positions (most office jobs) won't be BTFO by AI
>Highly automated systems will still need people to fix things in the physical world
We're entering the age of the mechanic and the janny
aka the return of the peasant age
artists and bureaucrats were rightfully spat on as autistic inbreds for most of history
You are still stuck in the autistic mindset. There is almost no such thing as a creative job in the autistic age. The "creative" rolls in our current age are actually autistic roles. Art is created through autistic processes in the autistic age. That is why it is all garbage and we haven't had a single person create a genuinely beautiful piece of music in over a century. In fact, the main reason that mechanics and plumbers are much more difficult to replace with AI than "creatives" and most office drones is because being a mechanic or a plumber is a more creative role than the purely autistic office jobs and "creative" roles in our current era. But the entire situation is now beginning to shift.
Also, let me elaborate further. The fact that you are still thinking about concepts like working in an office where you have a specific role doing a specialized task is what I'm talking about when I say you are stuck in the autistic mindset. Of course AI is going to BTFO that sort of thing at least partially; that is one of the main points of the post. The problem is that you cannot think beyond this and think of anything to do once you are freed from these tasks. You no longer have to do your previous role. You now have a little robot at your command which does your previous role, along with a bunch of other little robots that can do the roles of many of your colleagues. Can you seriously not think of anything to do with that? Apparently you cannot, because you cannot think to do anything beyond the extremely specific task that you were autistically trained to do. I'm telling you that this mindset is no longer the most optimal. Think bigger.