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Ian Betteridge does a fabulous job illustrating what I feel is the single biggest risk to Generative AI: self-reinforcing junk.

Part of me enjoys watching the Internet as we know it burn itself down, because, even prior to ChatGPT, it was full of recycled and derivative content. The software-driven world often has a way of moving way faster than it has a right to, and checks and balances — in whatever form they take — are a blessing.

What should the next generation of the World Wide Web look like, though? If it were to look a little more like the original Yahoo!, would that be a bad thing?

We’ve all-too-proudly gone from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 (and even Web3, sigh), but what would be wrong with Web 1.9 or even Web 2.1?

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