To be human is to err. To dream. To love. To hate. To destroy. To create.

To be a machine is to be accurate. Fast. Reliable. Replicable.

Once machine intelligence enters the mainstream, there is no turning back. Fast robots will produce faster robots. Algorithms will create algorithms. Human intelligence will render our ability to compute obsolete. Schools will no longer offer math or science classes because there will be no need — AI robots will be unerring in those disciplines, so it will be uselessly redundant for humans to learn subjects at which they will never excel.

Instead, schools will offer art curriculums. Work will no longer be labor. "Work" will be art. Because to be human is more than the ability to compute. To be human is to imagine. Humans can feel.

Machines will allow humans to express humanity. As brilliant as AI might be, it's dominated by the laws of logic. Machines can't dream. Algorithms can't ponder the impossible, because the impossible doesn't compute.

The bottom line: No logic can govern the human imagination. It is more complex than outer space: infinite and ever-expanding and ultimately unknowable. In 2035, humans — defined by their flawed minds and irrational emotions and imperfect organs — will continue to materialize unprecedented ideas and tell unexpected stories.

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Twitter faces FTC fine of up to $250 million over alleged privacy violations

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The Federal Trade Commission has accused Twitter of using phone numbers and emails from its users to make targeted ads between 2013 and 2019, Twitter said in an SEC filing published Monday.

Why it matters: Twitter estimates that the FTC's draft complaint, which was sent a few days after its Q2 earnings report, could cost the company between $150 million and $250 million. The complaint is unrelated to the recent Twitter hack involving a bitcoin scam.