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Bruce Sterling wrote influential works like Schismatrix and Islands in the Net, plus he practically invented cyberpunk (with all due respect, of course, to William Gibson and Rudy Rucker).
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See the interesting responses such as:
David Brin here. While Bruce S is right to growl and snap at the cyber-transcendentalists (I do it plenty) I think he is too blithe about ignoring how AI is likely to come together. If you knew anything about the area where the most money is being spent on advanced software, in total secrecy, programming the new entities to be utterly ruthless, parasitical and predatory... you would shudder and know fear.
I am not talking the military... but high frequency stock trading program systems. THAt is where "skynet" may emerge, suddenly and silently. Learn more... and be afraid!"
The roles of economy as we know them now are slowly shifting. Ultimately the power of being co-creator (formerly known as the "customer") will have much lager effect than most of us are willing to anticipate now.