Delusion is the conviction that something that is imaginary is instead real. A good example of this is President Biden’s recently-issued executive order on artificial intelligence.
If a president could wave a magic wand and tell businesses how to operate, he or she might do so, as the executive order attempts. But the president has no such magic wand. Indeed, the president has no statutory authority whatsoever to order anyone to do anything about artificial intelligence, save for dispensing federal funds to research the subject. The executive order pretends otherwise.