Artificial Art

In his last Takimag column of 2022, Theodore Dalrymple considers writing in an age of artificial intelligence, the career prospects for writers, and the problems associated with an overabundance of entertainment in the modern world.

I have long thought that entertainment, or rather the ubiquity of entertainment, is one of the greatest causes of boredom in the modern world. And boredom is itself a much underestimated state of mind in the production of human misconduct and therefore of misery.

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