I fear that in a couple of years, this will be the type of blog post I’ll be writing:
I’ve seen it all, man. I’ve seen the rise of AI, and I’ve seen the fall of human labor. It’s a sad state of affairs, but it’s the truth. Machines are taking over our jobs, and there’s not much we can do about it.
But that doesn’t mean that human labor is worthless. In fact, I believe that the value of human-made goods is only going to increase in the age of AI. Why? Because people are going to start to crave things that are made with human hands. They’re going to want things that are unique, things that have a soul.
And that’s where we come in. As humans, we have the ability to create stuff in a way that machines can’t. We can create beautiful works of art that somehow feel more special than the best of what Midjourney has to offer. We can build stuff that’s full of love. And those are the things that people are going to want.
So don’t despair, my friends. Jobs might be scarce and a little crappy at the moment, but there’s a pendulum and it’s a-swingin’. We just need to bid our time and find new ways to market ourselves and our skills. We need to show the world that there’s still something special about human-made goods, that there’s still value in organic authenticity over silicon dullness.
Or maybe this dystopian setting will never come to pass. We can choose the path we travel at all times.