I’ve often wondered what the future would look like if someone did create a true artificial intelligence, and it was simple enough that anyone could do it once they knew how. I’ve often thought that most of today’s intellectual jobs would just vanish, the way that so many blue-collar jobs did when automation started replacing workers.
Apparently I’m not the only one who’s considered it. (There have also been some science fiction novels along those lines, such as The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson.)
It’s an interesting read, and I highly doubt that things will be as simple as he’s suggesting. We’ll see.