Davin Heckman is a Professor of Mass Communication at Winona State University and the author of A Small World: Smart Houses and the Dream of the Perfect Day. His area of research is creative digital media practices, and is exploring his growing interest in Jacques Ellul, Rene Girard, and Dorothy Day. Mainly, Davin enjoys spending time with his family.
AI is the culmination of an ideological fantasy of elite control, woven into the very infrastructure of commonplace media technologies. When it gets used to talking to us, we may get used to talking to it, and at that moment, the legacy of human culture is at risk.