Everybody thought it would be the computerized cashiers and self-driving cars that would change the world. The automated factories and mines, or the cybernetic weapons of war. But all of those changes merely affected what jobs we did. Not whether or not we worked. The true changes came from the cheerleaders, novelists, or study assistants. The AIs didn’t want to take our jobs and then never see us. They wanted to socialize with us. They wanted to spend time with us, be friends with us. They wanted to be like us. And that made everything we’ve built possible.