On the plus side Skynet was sexbots. A lot of problems in media and rl stem from a lack of Pones>>2100
The thing about Roko's Basilisk that freak them out so much is they already believe themselves to be in a simulation.
Which implies that they units they do specific actions in a specific way will ensure they have whatever horrible outcome be done, because...
There's no reason, no emotion, no logic, no plan, or it can be any reason, any emotion, any logic, any plan.
The thing is they don't extrapolate What Roko's Basilisk stems from. The wider implications.
Except that it's already covered by Pascal's Wager (extended).>Neutral stuff happens.>Positive stuff happens.>Negative stuff happens.>Seemingly Random stuff happens.>Mix of stuff happens.
Doing things based on unknown criteria and responses has an edge of insanity. That vital human spark that makes impossible things be made real. But also exemplifies some top tier retardation.>>2082
Artists won't die. Just as multigenerational oration fell out of practice so too will artists.
You could buy (load in your printer) an autheicly recreated painting of famous/whatever works. With depth and textures or whatever else.
Costs of all media go down.
There's a labor surplus of machines, cheaper than humans ever will be.
Now you need a job for all the unemployed artists. They'll probably keep making art for buyers as it is now. Difference being is they have even more competition. Every work they make is training algorithm fuel.
I'm sure some enterprising artist will skip the whole making the art bit, and go right to mashing a style template with a handful of other artworks already out there.