AI could save us a lot of time. Like everything else on the internet, it could also enable us to waste a lot of time. Maybe the whole thing will be a wash. Derek Thomspon in The Atlantic: AI Is a Waste of Time. “Economists have a tendency to analyze new tech by imagining how it will immediately add to productivity and gross domestic product. What’s harder to model is the way that new technology—especially communications technology—might simultaneously save time and waste time, making us, paradoxically, both more and less productive. I used my laptop to research and write this article, and to procrastinate the writing of this article. The smartphone’s productivity-enhancing potential is obvious, and so is its productivity-destroying potential.” Some days I wish AI would help me stop wasting so much time on the internet so I could find new ways to waste time on the internet.