Every country, every social, ethnic or family group has in recent decades undergone a profound change in its relations with the past. This change takes many forms: criticism of official histories and recovery of repressed ones; demands for confiscated or suppressed pasts; interest in “roots” and genealogy; commemorative events and new museums; opening archives to the public; and, finally, fondness for what English-speakers call “heritage” and the French “
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assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.
worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.