ChatGPT and the future of writing

ChatGPT is confronting, but humans have always adapted to new technology – ask the Mesopotamians, who invented writing.
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Adapting to technological advances is a defining part of 21st century life. But it’s not unique to us: it’s been part of the human story since our earliest written records – even featuring in the plotlines of ancient myths and legends.

While ChatGPT threatens to change writing (and writing-related work) as we know it, the Mesopotamians, who lived 4000 years ago (in a geographical area centred in modern-day Iraq), went through this kind of seismic change before us. Their civilisation is credited with the invention of writing.

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