Fear of Advancement

Kathy Crosby
3 min readApr 20, 2023

(Until it becomes a part of daily life)

Photo by Tara Winstead: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-reaching-out-to-a-robot-8386434/

I shared a long discussion with a student this week regarding our new obsession with AI writing, art, and music — including who owns the intellectual property rights, answers gone terribly wrong, and how the world is always afraid of drastic change.

With this in mind, I asked an AI chatbot a couple of questions.

I asked, “how to live”, and received a long list of ideas and how to implement them. These included ethics, happiness, virtue, nature, and wisdom — along with multiple disclaimers that “you have to decide for yourself what matters most to you and makes you happy”.

I asked, “how to die”, and immediately the answer was, “My mistake, I can’t give a response to that right now. Let’s try a different topic.”

I was delighted to see that someone is actually watching the shop, so to speak.

Less than a month ago, someone asked an AI chatbot how to end their life. They were given a response, and they used the suggestions.



Kathy Crosby

Kathy Crosby is a full time creative, vlogger, entertainer. musical educator and advocate. https://www.phoenixhousepublishing.org