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Grimes Says AI Will Usher in an Era of Luxurious Communism


Acclaimed musician Claire “Grimes” Boucher posted a TikTok video on Wednesday night in which she returned to one of her favorite pastimes: overpromising what artificial intelligence can provide to society.

“I have a proposition for the communists,” she said in the video. “Typically, most of the communists I know are not big fans of AI. But — if you think about it — AI is actually the fastest path to communism.”

Grimes went on to explain that, in her vision of the future, powerful AI would be able to automate away societal challenges like food production, ushering in an era of plenty — a diatribe that invokes the aging meme of “fully automated luxury space communism,” or the idea that automation is poised to bring about an opulent and equitable future for humankind.

It’s worth noting that Grimes, though accomplished in her own right, is also in a relationship with SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, an extraordinarily powerful industry figure who has at least some power to bring Grimes’ ideas to reality.


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