Lee Sun-kyun, a Korean actor famous for his role in Parasite, died from apparent suicide amid drug probe. Such a tragedy. (His other work, My Mister, is one of my all time favorites..)
I don’t think the drug investigation killed him. I think the internet killed him. So many Youtube videos with whatever allegations and rumors. So many ugly trolls. The internet never forgets nor forgives.
This morning, I took the kids to breakfast. In the restaurant, I could see everyone engaged in their conversations. Real, eye-to-eye conversations without distraction, with lots of smile and laughter.
We humans are built for this. We’re built for real, personal interactions where we see each other in the eye. Not rage-inducing pseudo-communication behind anonymity. Social networks have made us more lonely and miserable than any time before.
As AI is giving us enormous power to build any service imaginable, we need to think about how to build social services that once again enable truly meaningful human relationships. The question is not to scale any social relationship, that part has already been done, but how to scale meaningful social relationship using the power of the internet and AI.