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Grimes calls AI “the fastest path to communism”

By | Published on Friday 4 June 2021


Grimes has shared a video on TikTok explaining how good old artificial intelligence can bring about a communist utopia. Computers are going to do all the farming! No one will ever have to work again! Though she then subsequently said that the whole thing had been intended as a joke. Nevertheless, everyone’s still trying to work out what she was actually banging on about. If only to be able to enjoy the joke.

“So typically most of the communists I know are not big fans of AI”, she says in the video. “But, if you think about it, AI is actually the fastest path to communism. If implemented correctly, AI could actually theoretically solve for abundance. Like, we could totally get to a situation where nobody has to work, everybody is provided for with a comfortable state of being, comfortable living”.

If you’re worried at this point that you just don’t know enough about communism to follow any of this, don’t worry – Grimes doesn’t appear to know what communism is either. For one, while there are various different versions of communism, none of them has the end goal of no one working.

Anyway, she goes on: “AI could automate all the farming and weed out all the corruption, thereby bringing us to… as close as possible to genuine equality. So, basically, everything everybody loves about communism, but without the collective farm”.

“Let’s be real”, she concludes, “enforced farming is really not a vibe”.

No, I suppose it’s not. It’s still hard to see how we’d get to a situation where farming is entirely managed by benevolent robots. But you shouldn’t pay any attention to that idea anyway, because – remember – all of that waffle was just a hilarious joke. Haha! You fell for it!

Replying to one of the many confused comments under the video, which pointed out that her husband is literally note-worthy capitalist Elon Musk, Grimes wrote: “Haha I’m not a communist! This is a joke – but maybe the technocrats and communists could get along”.

Let’s not even get into that. I think everyone’s had a bit too much excitement now and we should have five minutes quiet time.