AR (or VR) goggles aren't going to do anything unless they're a lot cheaper and a lot less cumbersome and even if that happens, it's not at all clear that we're capable of navigating three-dimensional digital worlds like Case in Neuromancer or that anyone will really want to.

The threat, however, is that nobody will want to but everyone will have to because of the demands of commerce.

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I don't know if James Marriott has read either of these, but at least they try to analyse the issues involved in two of the topics he mentions. Andreessen has his own motives for cheerleading for AI, no doubt, but I think I would listen to him sooner than James Marriott.

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