The institutional economics of an intelligence explosion
"You won’t have to remove your shoes and debase yourself before a TSA agent."
This will not happen without a sustained push to remove the TSA. The incentives all line up to keep the TSA agent's job. I foresee the agent using AI, but otherwise sitting in the same chair and pulling down the same salary (or higher, because the agent needs to work with more equipment and thus is "more skilled").
Good luck getting rid of the TSA by the way. We have no good way of removing agencies; we generally roll them into bigger ones.
"You might notice the mysterious lump on your friend’s thyroid, say, catching their cancer early and saving them untold medical costs." Rest of world "You might notice the mysterious lump on your friend’s thyroid, say, catching their cancer early and saving their lives."
"Even the power of the U.S. Presidency has reached its nadir, as if awaiting an originalist King to reassert the unitary executive and precipitate a crisis."
Hm, I don't see it that way at all. The Biden admin seems ready to follow the Trump admin in leading another round of masking, vaccines and/or lockdowns over what appears to another respiratory virus variant. And then there's all the power the Presidency has accumulated in finance, education, industry, agriculture, transportation, etc.
You seem to think LLMs work a lot better than I do!