Parag and Ayesha are Directors of the Hybrid Reality Institute, which explores the implications of our complex and irreversible tango with science and technology. Parag is the author of The Second World and How To Run the World. Ayesha has written Straight Through Processing.
Twitter: @paragkhanna and @ayeshakhanna1
Whether the future is a dystopian global class struggle over technology or a Pax Technologica of transparency, access and equity will depend on spreading technology quotient (TQ) above all else.
Even though AI systems are no substitute for interactions with a real human, they do have the potential to improve our quality of life.
Presumably, if we better anticipate its timeline, we will carve a path that makes the Singularity era most beneficial to our species.