Biden’s World: Navy Hires Active Duty Drag Queen; What’s Next?
I’ll get to the drag queen in a few minutes, but first I have to plug in this new revelation about Google. Wow. They’ve got their own monster-muncher AI, called SGE (Search Generative Experience)…
And it’s going to rip up the landscape.
Like a giant land developer in Yellowstone. (The show’s subsequent fiasco aside.)
Google’s AI is poised to do everything I’ve been warning about—this is a new and improved shit storm.
OK. Here it is in a nutshell. Google will launch an AI that gives you a few paragraphs of summary, whenever you use it to search. That summary will appear at the top of the page.
Let’s say you type in “government censorship.” Boom. Above all the blue entries designating websites and blogs, you’ll get that summary.
Not you (of course not), but MANY people will read the summary and be satisfied. They won’t open up sites or blogs.
As a result, huge numbers of those sites and blogs will go broke.
AND, many people will accept what Google’s AI tells them. They’ll swallow Google’s data, and they’ll accept Google as the number one CONTENT PROVIDER.
Because all those readers only want content. That’s all. They don’t care about the character of the content or its truth or falsity. They just want data to feed their addiction. Their addiction to data.
I’ve been dealing with that addiction ever since 2000, when I started writing on the Internet. I’ve had people ask me for SUMMARIES of my articles, because they “don’t have the time” to read my full pieces.
You can probably guess my reaction. Because I’m a writer. I’m not a machine that functions as a Pez Dispenser.
Actual WRITING engages the mind of the reader in multiple ways. Offering data is just one way. Everything else is called IMAGINATION. Chew on that one.
I’ve considered launching my own AI. When people use it to answer their questions, it has only one answer: NO DICE. It’s a very simple AI.
When Google launches their AI, the world will become far more stark. There will be a wider gulf between original/independent and official. Along with a great deal of economic destruction.
Which will highlight, to a much greater degree, this Substack platform. Because it’s based on the relationship between individual writers and their readers, and because the readers are willing to pay to support writers. Google isn’t the primary way readers find out about Substack writers.
Nevertheless, I’ll be interested to see Google’s AI summary when people type
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