Microsoft’s Copilot Hurls Us Into the Future

The AI revolution is here and spearheaded by a smart paperclip

Mookie Spitz
2 min readMar 16, 2023

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Zero hype, zero bullshit: A thousand years from now today’s Microsoft “Copilot” announcement will be rememembered as a tech tipping point on par with the Gutenberg Press, TV, Internet, or iPhone. Check it out!

Seamless integration between GPT-4+ and apps, services, and search will transform our lives in ways we’re only now beginning to understand. The revolution is already here, and it’s breathtaking and glorious.

What’s particularly fascinating to me today is how quickly all this is rolling out, and the extent to which much of this technology has already existed, essentially waiting for the adoption curve to catch up.

Remember Ask Jeeve’s and Alta Vista? MySpace? Friendster? How about Skype? Search, social media, video conferencing, these technologies have been around for decades, as has, more or less, AI and machine learning.

But capabilities alone don’t bring about a tech revolution. User behaviors need to adapt, and through their adaptation, the capabilities improve, too. The positive feedback loop needs a spark, and today’s spark is ChatGPT.

In other words, early tech teases only a few early adopters, and people change their habits…

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Mookie Spitz

Author and communications strategist. His latest book SUPER SANTA is available on Amazon, with a sci fi adventure set for Valentine's Day 2024.