Uhhh. Reading this felt very unsettling. Writing is an essential communication skill that transcends beyond just formal essays, cover letters, etc. Developing a personalized writing style is a key part of critical thinking. A part of me harbors this belief that the larger the population of individuals who write and are committed to processing thoughts through writing (or perhaps some form of creative expression), the more civil our discussions can be (not the endless abyss that the internet can sometimes feel like).
Fun to learn about Madhyamaka Buddhism from ChatGPT! I have to say, I've been curious to use this AI tech, and I understand the viewpoint of allowing students to leverage it, rather than trying to block it in schools. At the same time, it would be one more thing we may become dependent on, inhibiting our own critical thinking skills. Good that the author still sees under his purview.
Maybe GPT-based tools could help me write & publish more, giving that first push. I have many ideas and thoughts penned down, combining them into cohesive units for publication is the hard part that rarely happens.