10 Controversial Things I Believe About AI That I Shouldn’t Say Out Loud

Having an open mind is a superpower but at some point, one has to start living

Alberto Romero
4 min readJun 5, 2024

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Thomas Carlyle said:

A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.

G. K. Chesterton said:

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.

These two great quotes are meant for me. The way I usually think about stuff is I tend to hover over topics to understand distinct points of view (often failing to meet my own standards). To do that satisfactorily, I have to pay the price: I fail to get too close to any particular stance for fear of becoming one with it and losing perspective of the value existing elsewhere.

I believe there’s virtue in trying to find something worthy where those around me have lost hope even though sometimes, eventually, I find their approach to be the wiser one. To me, having a nuanced — often contradictory — set of views on world matters is critical to be able to make sense of a reality that will try its hardest to be absolute nonsense.