In 1966, math teachers were like, “Calculators? More like cheat-u-lators!” They were convinced that calculators were ruining the foundational skills of arithmetic, and they wanted to put a stop to it. They even considered staging a nationwide calculator-burning rally.
Fast forward to today, and we have a new group of technophobes who are convinced that AI tools like ChatGPT are going to turn us into mindless drones. They believe that we should ban these tools before they cause us to lose our critical thinking skills and turn us all into robot overlords.
But let’s be real here, folks. AI tools are not here to replace us, they’re here to help us. It’s like having a really smart friend who always has the answer to every question. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a friend like that?
If we banned AI tools, it would be like banning calculators all over again. It would be like saying, “Nope, sorry, we’re going to go back to using abacuses and slide rules because we don’t trust ourselves to do math.” And that’s just ridiculous.
So let’s all take a deep breath and calm down. AI tools are not going to turn us into mindless drones, and calculators did not ruin arithmetic. In fact, without calculators, we wouldn’t be able to do half the things we do today.
So let’s embrace the power of technology and use it to help us solve problems, make better decisions, and take over the world…wait, scratch that last part. But you get the point.