Some things to ponder.
- The economic disparity will be exaggerated by the increasing use of AI. AI requires massive processing power and storage for the required data to power the "learning". If you cannot afford such resources one will not be able to use AI to create competitive advantage and will fall further behind.
- In considering disparity one must create solutions that anticipate the future, particularly in the current period of paradigm shift. See 1 above.
- Multiplicative systems are systems where each part of a system must function correctly for the system to produce the desired result. Additive systems are such that when one part of a system breaks down, the result changes but the end product still has a value. 8*2*0*7=0, 8+2+0+7=17. Modern computer program design uses an additive approach, but historically used a multiplicative approach.
- I think that social problems are generally multiplicative. One has to get all parts correct. Usually one needs to both change a behavior and act in a way that supports the behavior change. For example, the abstains alcoholic needs to stay out of bars.