In our culture, crossing a range of thought disciplines, one views says that AI, entrepreneurship, and evolution can dispense with creativity. The algorithm is all!
The error is not completely different from imagining that natural selection really can do what creative intelligence — foresight! — can do.
In this vision, thanks to AI, work is to become an obsolete concept as we all sit around on the beach collecting a monthly paycheck from the government.
The wish to demote, punish, and degrade ourselves this way, a neurosis special to our modern culture, is itself, ironically, a tribute to human exceptionalism.
It’s telling that one kind of evolution always seems to be missing from these “theories” about the evolutionary origins of religion.