Grimes let everyone in on her mind-boggling theory about how artificial intelligence “is the fastest path to communism” in a new TikTok video Wednesday — but no one seems to understand.
Her new video, which features a background nodding to the Japanese manga series Berserk, expands her affinity for AI into a new sociopolitical field. From releasing the AI-powered track “We Appreciate Power” in 2018 to dedicating part of her baby’s unusual name X Æ A-12 to her love for AI and later releasing an “AI Lullaby” to soothe him to sleep, Grimes attempted to apply her AI knowledge to communism and how we could have a more “comparable state of being, comfortable living.”
“I have a proposition for the communists. So, typically, most of the communists I know are not big fans of AI. But, if you think about it, AI is actually the fastest path to communism,” the Miss Anthropocene artist posited. “So, if implemented correctly, AI could actually theoretically solve for abundance. Like, we could totally get to a situation where nobody has to work. Everybody is provided for with a comparable state of being, comfortable living. AI could automate all the farming, weed out systematic corruption, thereby bringing us to — as close as possible — to genuine equality. So basically, everything that everybody loves about communism but without the collective farm. Because, let’s be real, enforced farming is really not a vibe.”
@grimesA.I. Is the fastest path to communism ##ai ##communism ##farming
Not too long after she posted the clip, her relationship with Tesla/SpaceX CEO billionaire Elon Musk, which started in 2018 from a joke centered around AI, was immediately called into question. “Haha I am not a communist! this iz a joke- but maybe the technocrats and communists could get along!” she responded to one user.
The confusion carried over to Twitter, where people — through the even weirder wonders of the Internet — found her old yearbook photo, where she quoted former Soviet Union leader and general secretary of the Communist Party, Joseph Stalin, when he said, “Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union.” Many also pointed to billionaires such as Musk (his estimated net worth is $145.7 billion, according to Forbes) as a major roadblock in her plans for the future. “Unless some radical social change happens ppl like your bf will keep pocketing 99% of automation benefits & multiply his billions while the rest works for sh–,” one user wrote.
See what people have taken from her latest theory below.
grimes went from quoting stalin and calling herself an anti-imperialist to "throwing the phuck down" with depraved con-man elon musk, so excuse me if I don't take her rambling musings about what communists ought to do seriously pic.twitter.com/6HebULrnsu
— ☀️👀 (@zei_squirrel) June 3, 2021
lmao please what the fuck is grimes talking about pic.twitter.com/mrFuH4Ouvb
— Olivia Little (@OliviaLittle) June 3, 2021
why is GRIMES of all people talking about communism on tik tok in front of a beserk manga panel 💀💀 pic.twitter.com/J02NEQWxJ2
— femboy enthusiast (@smalleyhead215) June 3, 2021
Grimes making up stories about communism and Artificial Intelligence like: 😂 pic.twitter.com/uxxTIvjnIp
— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) June 3, 2021
yea but grimes we've automated so much already & still have to work the same amount, often more, for abt 150 yrs now. so unless some radical social change happens ppl like your bf will keep pocketing 99% of automation benefits & multiply his billions while the rest works for shit https://t.co/jDpTCBwrKf
— Bes D. Marx (@besf0rt) June 3, 2021
can someone please go check on grimes pic.twitter.com/7LHekrWVRU
— Insert Clever Name (@BethLynch2020) June 3, 2021
Grimes…. I cannot do this tonight…. pic.twitter.com/I7DoSPETy6
— spookyhomeboy (@spookyhomeboy) June 3, 2021
Me after watching Grimes TikTok at least 50 times and still like pic.twitter.com/kuVHVLcvQz
— sop (@sopthecrtr) June 3, 2021
Grimes has spoken out about communism and we’re all confused appy thusdi
— livale (@oliviajanehale) June 3, 2021
why is grimes trying to talk about communism
— ً (@TEENAGEWlLDLIFE) June 3, 2021
When Grimes, a rich white Canadian women doesn’t understand fundamentally why AI isn’t even on the table right now pic.twitter.com/SPf1odYVpu
— The Broletariat (Anti-work era) (@Scholf_A_Loaf) June 3, 2021