Most people are familiar with the deluge of artificial intelligence (AI) apps that seem designed to make us more efficient and creative. Musk has long said he believes brain implants will allow telepathic communication, and lead to the co-evolution of humans and machines. Connected in a hive mindAnother idea that relates to the singularity is that of the AI-enabled “hive mind”. Hypothetically, if a hive mind were to emerge, one could imagine it would mark the end of individuality and the institutions that rely on it, including democracy. Many features of a technological singularity promise amazing enhancements to our lives, but it’s a worry these AIs are the products of private industry.