Am I old fashioned?
Please don't give up unassisted writing. I share your opinion and I dread a future in which all "creative" output is prompt-driven machine regurgitation. The sanity of my world depends on people doing things the old and hard way, that is: thoughtfully, imperfectly, effortfully, and from the heart. I don't care for books, art, software, and content created with AI. It says "soup" on the can but its nutritional value is zero. Btw, I am currently reading your ReactJS Foundations! Thanks for doing the hard work of writing it for the sake of those new to the craft.
I am pretty firmly in your camp, with the exception being that I have been using ChatGPT sort of like a writing coach, to bounce ideas off of. Everything I've used as a result of these sessions has come from my response to the AI's--often mediocre--suggestions. But they're ideas I wouldn't have had without the engagement.
As for giving up writing, I won't be doing that. It gets down to the core reason I write (fiction, anyway), which is that I love the process more than the output. And there's no way for an AI to have an experience on my behalf, even if it might generate content for me.
You know who needs a good human writer - is North Korea's (long-word salad) PR department.
My question is, does the ai writing include soul, heart, love, quirks, fads... ?
If someone is writing me a thank you, I want to hear from their heart. A homemade item gives more love than an expensive item.