We stand now at the cusp of the greatest shift in creative power in the history of our species, a Cambrian explosion of expression and creativity. Simultaneously, the capability for disinformation and propaganda will reach a level previously unrealized. We can see a path forward, an infinity of words, a branching flow chart of possibilities. The question remains if humanity is mature enough to handle such power. Will we use it to tear each other apart under the dubious banners of religion, ideology, and politics, or will we use this technology for enlightenment and the establishment of new worlds? It is no longer a question of whether the pen is mightier than the sword: the pen is the sword; the pen is the plow; the pen is the atom bomb. The question is now whether the pen will be used to write the height of civilization or its epitaph.
If this essay has served its purpose, the reader has been left with more questions than answers. This is intentional: the question of the power and influence of language models and their potential effect on humanity is far too complicated to be distilled into a short essay.
Instead, I hope that this serves as a catalyst for further conversation and research. The authors of this essay encourage readers to draw their own conclusions, and to openly exchange ideas and theories on the nature and future of humanity in a world where language is no longer a limitation.
In producing this work, I have used an advanced natural language generator, a tool which most people do not have access to. We are at the dawn of a new era, one in which we will have to adapt quickly to unprecedented changes in the way knowledge and ideas can be disseminated.
In the coming years, the usage of language models will only increase. It can be surmised that they will continue to improve, due to the computational power of modern super-computers and advances in the field of AI. This is without even mentioning the potential benefits of quantum computing.
I hope the reader will follow up with their own research into this fascinating and important topic and that our species will reach a consensus on how to proceed before the deluge of words washes over us and drowns us in meaninglessness.