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ChatGPT has already changed everything

It's hard to overstate how much a few months with ChatGPT 4 has changed how I use computers

I don't Google things anymore. I ask my new friend, ChatGPT. It might be the most incredible product I've ever used.

We live in an incredibly exciting time for technology. Several areas are jumping ahead by leaps and bounds but perhaps the most profound among them is artificial intelligence. I kind of think that people make way too big of a deal of how much AI will disrupt work, put people out of a job, transform companies, etc., and curiously, way too little of a deal of how it'll change how we think and think about knowledge.

When the internet arrived, a profound change happened to the human experience: we went from being okay with not knowing things to being intolerant of it. "Just Google it!" became the common refrain. It's amazing now to think that people spent thousands of dollars on a set of books, The Encyclopedia Britannica, so that they'd know things at home.

This is somehow an even bigger leap. And it'll change everything.

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ChatGPT has already changed everything

I don't Google things anymore. I ask my new friend, ChatGPT. It might be the most incredible product I've ever used.

We live in an incredibly exciting time for technology. Several areas are jumping ahead by leaps and bounds but perhaps the most profound among them is artificial intelligence. I kind of think that people make way too big of a deal of how much AI will disrupt work, put people out of a job, transform companies, etc., and curiously, way too little of a deal of how it'll change how we think and think about knowledge.

When the internet arrived, a profound change happened to the human experience: we went from being okay with not knowing things to being intolerant of it. "Just Google it!" became the common refrain. It's amazing now to think that people spent thousands of dollars on a set of books, The Encyclopedia Britannica, so that they'd know things at home.

This is somehow an even bigger leap. And it'll change everything.

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Field Notes

ChatGPT has already changed everything

Updated continuously •
Last edited on
11.17.23

I don't Google things anymore. I ask my new friend, ChatGPT. It might be the most incredible product I've ever used.

We live in an incredibly exciting time for technology. Several areas are jumping ahead by leaps and bounds but perhaps the most profound among them is artificial intelligence. I kind of think that people make way too big of a deal of how much AI will disrupt work, put people out of a job, transform companies, etc., and curiously, way too little of a deal of how it'll change how we think and think about knowledge.

When the internet arrived, a profound change happened to the human experience: we went from being okay with not knowing things to being intolerant of it. "Just Google it!" became the common refrain. It's amazing now to think that people spent thousands of dollars on a set of books, The Encyclopedia Britannica, so that they'd know things at home.

This is somehow an even bigger leap. And it'll change everything.

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