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Do YOU Exist Anymore?

AI might offer something better, or at least unexpected.

3 min readNov 14, 2022

Technology is rapidly changing and evolving. And along this path, what’s changing and evolving very well maybe you!

One of the most significant changes is the increasing role that artificial intelligence (AI) is playing in our lives. AI is no longer just a tool that we use; it is increasingly becoming something that writes for us, draws for us, and thinks for us. And interestingly, AI is also helping create the reality that defines the way we perceive ourselves and each other.

The implications for humanity are amazing and profound.

AI is becoming more and more integrated into our lives. We are becoming reliant on AI to do things for us that we used to be able to do ourselves. This isn’t necessarily a dangerous thing, but it does mean that we need to be aware of the potential risks involved. For example, if AI starts making decisions for us, what happens when those decisions are wrong? And more importantly, who decides what is wrong or right?

It’s not just AI that is defining our world; it’s AI and creativity together. AI is increasingly becoming a driver of creativity. For example, the AI platform GPT-3 has been used to generate new works of fiction, poetry, and even music. This isn’t just a one-way street, either. AI is also being used to help us appreciate the creativity of others. For example, AI can be used to analyze and interpret paintings in ways that humans cannot. AI can also be used to find new and interesting connections between disparate pieces of art.

An interesting platform now leverages AI to “redefine” your image based on existing photographs. Vana creates multiple interpretations of you — from cyberpunk to elegant black-and-white images — that reinvent your personal image in new and provocative ways that have never existed. Vana creates a new version of you that allows you to visualize a different and unimagined reality. The platform is more than just “photography dress up.” In essence, it’s a Rorschach Test for who you might want to be — the princess, movie star, cyberpunk, or even a cyborg. And in some ways, it might offer a transformative pathway to a new prototype you. It might be the death of the selfie and the creation of an AI-generated you that is designed by technology and validated by your ego!

We might be ready to move way from “All right Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close up” and shift to a bold reality where neither the director or actor is defining the creative reality, but AI itself.

Today, AI is defining a new aspect of human creativity. But the role of the creator may still be undefined. AI can help us write, draw, and even think. And now, it’s pushing our very interpretation of our self-image.

The question is, what comes next? What will AI create for us tomorrow? And more importantly, who will we become in the process?




I’m a technology theorist driving innovation at humanity’s tipping point.