My mum said I should get into AI. I'm working on it.
I agree this will happen, and — perhaps unsurprisingly given that I'm also building blockchain based tech — I think it will be a good thing. What seems harder to predict is whether it will be fun. In many ways I hope the power of decentralized data will help us understand where we are the same more than where we are different. I guess they said that of the early web, and we got personalized feeds and advertising and polarization and so on. I'm generally of the opinion that the world has been getting better, so not saying it's all been bad, but I'd be curious to hear (especially from your perspective on e-commerce) whether you think this will be good for humans as well as for commerce, and how? When I'm on Instagram, my ads are incredibly personalized, but I'm not sure I feel "special" as much as "coerced" — the fact that I no longer need to look for things also removes some of my sense of sovereignty.
I believe this will eventually happen. Applications like Sign-in with Ethereum and Token-gating will serve as a foundation for this.
Love your writing btw.
Interesting link I'd never really considered...