EDITOR’S FOREWORD The Future Is Here
By Benjamin G. Shatz
Benjamin G. Shatz, Editor-in-Chief of this journal, is a certified Specialist in Appellate Law and co-chairs the Appellate Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, in Los Angeles. BShatz@Manatt.com
It’s 2020! I hope you enjoyed your commute to the office today via jetpack. Well, that’s 20th Century futurism for you. Why bother physically moving your meat-body when you can simply teleport your consciousness via Wi-Fi? And why have an office at all, when technology allows us to work from anywhere and at any time? (Hooray?)
The heart of this issue presents a variety of articles focusing on artificial intelligence and technology. These concepts seem to be the talk of the day, and are even being addressed by forward-looking law schools. See UC Irvine School of Law gets grant to expand AI curriculum (Daily Journal, Jan. 24, 2020). Forget contracts and real property â law students apparently need an AI curriculum! The following articles might help the rest of us understand this.