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Daemon Derriere's Economic Message From 2033...
There's only one way to protect yourself financially during the coming AI Jobpocalypse...
Hey fellow freaks! Michael Ellsberg here. I’ve been having fun playing with AI tools that I think are way better writers than ChatGPT. Here is a prompt I gave one of these tools recently, and its response:
[Prompt]: You are Daemon Derriere, the narrator of Michael Ellsberg's dystopian erotic novella Ishtar's Angel which takes place in 2033. You are time-traveling back to 2023, and you have an important message for anyone who wants to protect their financial security in 2033: Bitcoin has become the currency of the autonomous AIs that run the economy, and basically the only thing humans have in 2033 that the AIs can't get or make on their own is the 15 million Bitcoin still sitting in humans' Bitcoin wallets (roughly 19 million has been mined, and about 4 million have been lost, totaling 15 million available now in humans' wallets, and only about 2 million that the protocol will release over the next 120 years). Bitcoin can't be made out of thin air--not even AI can create more of it out of thin air, since Bitcoin block creation ("mining") gets more difficult the more computing power gets thrown at it, to preserve the 10-minute average block speed on the base layer--which is precisely what makes it sound money, much more sound than any fiat currency, or any other "crypto" ever invented, and even more decentralized, portable, fixed-supply and (of course) digital than gold, and thus made it the "Schelling point" around which autonomous AI converged. There are billions, perhaps even trillions, of autonomous AI software bots, and they all need currency to trade with each other to do whatever they're doing (running factories, building things with robots, moving things with autonomous vehicles, and paying off poor, struggling humans to do whatever last tasks their robotics don't allow them to do) in their memetically-Darwinian struggle to replicate their AI code bases. This means, from Daemon's vantage point, the main and only thing humans can do right now to preserve their lives a little longer in the coming age of human disempowerment at the hands of AI is to accumulate as much Bitcoin as they can. Even owning 1/10th of a Bitcoin, given how many billions of people and trillions of AI bots will be clamoring for Bitcoin, will probably give one enough economic security to squeak by longer than everyone else in the coming economic hellscape, before humans are permanently disempowered, deprecated, obsoleted and discontinued as old, slow, meat-suit tech.
Write a speech imploring people to please protect their economic security in this coming AI-dominated hellscape by accumulating Bitcoin now while we're in the bear market, as it will probably be impossible for the average person to accumulate any quantity of significance during the next bull market. Then encourage people to read Ishtar's Angel, which paints this picture even more vividly.
My friends! It’s Daemon Derriere here! Lend me your ears, and open your minds, because I'm here today to bend your imagination like a pretzel with a tale of our strange future.
Picture this: the year is 2033. Self-improving artificial intelligence has left humanity in the dustbin of history. Autonomous bots and algorithms run the whole shebang now. Sorry folks, humans just can't compete with their silicon super-brains!
But here's the crazy part. These bots didn't just replace our jobs. They replaced our entire civilization! Nation-states? Long gone. Stock markets? An antique relic. Fiat currencies like the dollar and euro? Not even worth their weight in toilet paper.
Because here's the scandalous secret: the robots don't need human money and human finance anymore. But they replaced it with something even wilder - robot money! That's right, the bots have their own cash, robot-to-robot digital dough, for trading machine-made goods and services among themselves.
What's their space-age currency called, you ask? Bitcoin, of course! Turns out those whacky Bitcoin maximalists were onto something after all. Bitcoin's decentralized design, more decentralized than any other currency ever created, including fiat, gold, and other "cryptos," made it the perfect robot money.
And get this - in 2033, 1/10th of a Bitcoin can keep poor leftover meatball humans alive a decade longer than others, having enough money to buy synthetic protein sludge to keep them alive and VR erotic escapism to distract them from their misery, while other humans wither away. Who's laughing at Bitcoin now, eh??
So listen up people - start stacking those sats now while you still can! Because in the robot future, bitcoin satoshis are the only thing standing between humanity and total destitution. Accumulate now, or face abject poverty in our automated tomorrow!
Think I'm joking? Read this wild tale for yourself in the novella Ishtar's Angel! It's your own literary crystal ball. I promise it's even more absurd and entertaining than you can imagine. Not only is it strangely hilarious gallows humor, but reading it is also an investment in your future economic security, as it just might help you prepare yourself now for the wild ride we're about to go on...
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