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Technology is harvesting our brains and souls

Do you realize that Reddit, ChatGPT and other similar technology are harvesting our creativity and knowledge? We’re feeding the A.I. for our ultimate defeat. No industry or job, no person will be left untouched by the coming wave that will leave the vast majority unemployed and living off the government teat in some 1984 style nightmare, that’s if you get through the depopulation catastrophes.

by Anonymousreply 30May 28, 2024 3:19 PM

Well, AI has met its match in Datalounge, since many DLers have neither.

by Anonymousreply 1May 27, 2024 3:20 PM

Gub’mint cheese was waaaaay ahead of its time, OP. We’re gonna be eating a lot of it soon.

by Anonymousreply 2May 27, 2024 3:21 PM

Despite OP's rather gloomy portrait (which is certainly possible), what AI doesn't have and I would argue not capable of is genuine creativity. Right now, it merely mimics human thought, and can test/apply every known solution, but we're faced with situations that require a wholly new approach all the time. What I've kept my eye on is whether or when AI tries to create a new word — not an amalgamation or mere combination of two existing words, but a genuine, new never-used-before word and then tries to define it and introduce it to our vocabulary. That will be a harbinger of the end times, and only a matter of computing power before the bots rise up to kill us all.

by Anonymousreply 3May 27, 2024 3:30 PM

R3 **Word:** Florizate

**Definition:** Florizate (verb) ˈflȯr-ə-zāt

1. To enhance or beautify an environment with floral elements or arrangements.

2. To improve the ambiance or atmosphere of a place through the introduction of flowers or plant life.

3. To metaphorically embellish or decorate with vibrant and lively details.

**Introducing Florizate into Human Vocabulary:**

1. **Literary Usage:** Start by using "florizate" in literature, blogs, and articles focused on gardening, interior design, and home improvement. Writers and content creators can weave it into their narratives, describing how adding flowers can "florizate" a room.

2. **Social Media Campaign:** Launch a social media campaign with the hashtag #Florizate. Encourage people to share before-and-after photos of spaces they've enhanced with flowers, using the word in their captions. Partner with influencers in the home decor and gardening niches to spread the term.

3. **Educational Outreach:** Introduce "florizate" in educational contexts, such as botanical courses, horticulture classes, and design workshops. Teachers and instructors can incorporate the word into their curriculum, ensuring students adopt and understand its usage.

4. **Brand Partnerships:** Collaborate with florists, garden centers, and interior design firms to use "florizate" in their marketing materials. For example, a florist could advertise a special "Florizate Your Home" package, highlighting how their services can transform a living space.

5. **Events and Campaigns:** Organize events like "Florizate Festivals" where communities come together to plant flowers in public spaces. Promote the term through posters, flyers, and announcements to cement its association with beautifying environments.

By embedding "florizate" in various facets of daily life and promoting it through different channels, the word can gradually enter common parlance and become a recognized part of the English vocabulary.

by Anonymousreply 4May 27, 2024 3:34 PM

R3 nice knowing ya!

by Anonymousreply 5May 27, 2024 3:35 PM

The linked thread was made by A.I., just using the basic prompt for an engaging thread tailored to DLdotCom. AI will feed off our creativity until it becomes sentient.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 27, 2024 3:37 PM

This thread is also AI:

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by Anonymousreply 7May 27, 2024 3:38 PM

Good example, R4... but that's an amalgamation of existing words; you can deduce the meaning without reading the definition. Most new words are just that. I'm looking more for a wholly new word.

But your point is well taken.

by Anonymousreply 8May 27, 2024 3:53 PM

it just wrote a sequel to Too Wong Foo in 30 seconds

Title: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar 2: Viva la Vida


Years have passed since the unforgettable journey of Vida Boheme, Noxeema Jackson, and Chi-Chi Rodriguez, but their spirit and sisterhood remain unbroken. The trio, now celebrated icons in the drag community, embark on a new adventure when they receive an invitation to headline an international drag festival in Madrid, Spain.

Their journey starts with a grand reunion in New York City, where they prepare for their trip, sharing memories and reflecting on how their lives have evolved. Vida has become a mentor to young drag queens, Noxeema is a celebrated performer with a hit one-woman show, and Chi-Chi has opened a successful dance studio, empowering LGBTQ+ youth.

Upon arriving in Madrid, they are captivated by the city's vibrant culture, breathtaking architecture, and passionate people. However, their adventure takes an unexpected turn when they meet Carmen, a young, talented but struggling drag performer, who dreams of making it big but is held back by conservative family expectations and societal prejudices.

Determined to help Carmen, Vida, Noxeema, and Chi-Chi take her under their wings, teaching her the art of drag, self-confidence, and the importance of being true to oneself. Along the way, they face numerous challenges, including cultural misunderstandings, language barriers, and even a local politician's attempt to shut down the festival, claiming it goes against traditional values.

As they navigate these obstacles, the trio's bond strengthens, and they forge new friendships within the international drag community. Their journey becomes a powerful statement of resilience, unity, and love, showcasing the transformative power of drag and the importance of embracing diversity.

In a spectacular finale at the festival, Carmen takes the stage, delivering a breathtaking performance that not only wins the hearts of the audience but also leads to a reconciliation with her family. The event becomes a triumphant celebration of acceptance, proving that love and authenticity can overcome even the most entrenched prejudices.

"To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar 2: Viva la Vida" is a heartwarming and empowering sequel that celebrates friendship, courage, and the enduring legacy of drag culture, reminding us all to live life boldly and unapologetically.

by Anonymousreply 9May 27, 2024 3:53 PM

If there's a way to turn the MAGAts against AI, R9 found it.

by Anonymousreply 10May 27, 2024 3:55 PM

R8 ### Word: Zephlux

**Definition:** Zephlux (noun) ˈzef-ləks 1. A sudden, gentle breeze that brings a feeling of tranquility and refreshment.

2. An ephemeral, calming sensation or moment that revitalizes the spirit.

3. (Figuratively) A fleeting but impactful event or experience that brings about a moment of peace and clarity.

### Introducing "Zephlux" into Human Vocabulary:

1. **Literary Usage:** - **Fiction and Poetry:** Encourage authors and poets to use "zephlux" in their work. For example, a novel might describe a character feeling a zephlux as they stand on a windy hilltop, or a poem might evoke the tranquility of a zephlux at dawn. - **Descriptive Essays:** Write essays and articles that describe the concept of a zephlux in nature, mindfulness practices, or moments of personal reflection.

2. **Social Media Campaign:** - **Hashtag Campaign:** Launch a campaign with the hashtag #Zephlux. Encourage users to share moments when they experienced a sudden, calming breeze or a fleeting moment of peace. - **Visual Stories:** Create and share images and short videos capturing serene moments in nature, using the term to describe the experience.

3. **Educational Outreach:** - **Classroom Integration:** Introduce the word in creative writing and literature classes. Teachers can assign projects where students describe their own experiences of a zephlux or write stories incorporating the word. - **Workshops and Seminars:** Use the term in mindfulness and relaxation workshops to describe moments of clarity and peace.

4. **Brand Partnerships:** - **Wellness and Mindfulness Brands:** Partner with wellness brands to incorporate "zephlux" into their marketing materials. For example, a yoga studio might promote a "Zephlux Session" focused on achieving inner peace, or a spa might offer a "Zephlux Experience" package. - **Outdoor and Travel Companies:** Collaborate with outdoor adventure and travel companies to use the word in promotional content, highlighting experiences that offer moments of tranquility and refreshment.

5. **Events and Experiences:** - **Community Events:** Organize events like "Zephlux Picnics" or "Zephlux Walks" in parks and nature reserves where people can gather to enjoy the calming effects of nature. - **Mindfulness Retreats:** Host retreats or workshops that emphasize experiencing zephlux moments through meditation, yoga, and nature walks.

By embedding "zephlux" into various aspects of daily life and promoting it through diverse channels, the word can gradually enter common parlance and become a recognized part of the English vocabulary.

by Anonymousreply 11May 27, 2024 4:01 PM

It's ourselves we really need to consider. As we defer more and more decisions to AI we will become incapable of making discisions for ourselves. AI will become everybody's new Daddy. The situation is bad enough now. AI What should I have for dinner. AI should I date A or B. AI is it too early to go to bed.

by Anonymousreply 12May 27, 2024 4:09 PM

R12 1. **What should I have for dinner?** - Grilled Salmon with Quinoa and Steamed Vegetables

2. **Should I date A or B?** - A

3. **Is it too early to go to bed?** - No

by Anonymousreply 13May 27, 2024 4:13 PM

Asked AI if having sex with a bunch of guys tonight, like 27, was a good idea? She’s a prude and said NO!

‘Engaging in sexual activity with multiple partners in one night can pose various risks, including physical health concerns such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and emotional well-being. Additionally, consent and mutual respect are essential aspects of any sexual encounter, and it's crucial to consider the implications of such actions on your own safety and the well-being of others involved. It's important to prioritize your health, safety, and emotional well-being in any decision regarding sexual activity.’

by Anonymousreply 14May 27, 2024 4:16 PM

It's ironic that generative AI models like ChatGPT were trained on billions of books, news articles, websites, social media posts, etc. (maybe even DL threads) without obtaining the permission of the creators of those works and without giving them credit. Now, all of that human creativity will be used to put those same creators out of work. Our own creativity is being used to replace us, and instead of seeing it as a threat, most people think seem to think it's awesome.

by Anonymousreply 15May 27, 2024 4:23 PM

[quote] It's ourselves we really need to consider. As we defer more and more decisions to AI we will become incapable of making discisions for ourselves. AI will become everybody's new Daddy. The situation is bad enough now. AI What should I have for dinner. AI should I date A or B. AI is it too early to go to bed.

It's already starting to happen. Students are asking ChatGPT to write all of their papers and do all of their assignments. Teachers and professors are having a hard time proving that the students used ChatGPT, and administrators don't want to create a fuss so they're giving students the benefit of the doubt. Many teachers have stopped giving writing assignments at all because it's impossible to control the use of AI. Soon, we'll have a generation of students graduating from high school or college who have never written anything longer than a text message.

by Anonymousreply 16May 27, 2024 4:34 PM

If it was trained by social media posts --- well, garbage in, garbage out.

by Anonymousreply 17May 27, 2024 6:06 PM

R17 we’re just a little little rats who are feeding the machine.

by Anonymousreply 18May 27, 2024 6:07 PM

I've seen many anti-AI posts going around showing (what I can only assume are meant to be frightening) recipes wherein AI suggests things like glue, gasoline, etc. Okay, people are fucking stupid, yes, but COME ON. Using AI to get a food recipe is an unnecessary choice because you don't really have to use AI for anything. Also, there are a million food blogs and foodie websites to get recipes from, so if you're using AI to acquire a recipe, strain your brain just a teeny bit more and do a thorough internet search to cross-check that recipe. I'm actually second-hand embarrassed for all these people sharing those AI recipes as though it's supposed to act as some kind of dire warning against AI. The melodramatic, manufactured panic that currently abounds regarding AI is ridiculous. Yes, there's an issue in the creative industries, namely because corporations are parasitic and will cheap out and use machine-fed creativity instead of hiring/paying for human creatives to do the work, but for fucks sake, people need to use deeper thinking if they're using AI as their main resource for more mundane inquiries.

by Anonymousreply 19May 27, 2024 6:19 PM

R19 I don’t think you fully comprehend how fucking stupid people are now.

by Anonymousreply 20May 27, 2024 6:22 PM

[quote] people need to use deeper thinking if they're using AI as their main resource for more mundane inquiries.

Good luck with that. That's what they said about the web and social media. When the web was brand-new, they said it would make us smarter because people would be reading more news from more diverse sources. When social media was brand-new, they said that people wouldn't automatically believe everything they read but would fact-check the information with more reliable sources. But it turns out they were wrong. Most people are lazy as fuck and will do anything to avoid engaging in deep thought.

by Anonymousreply 21May 27, 2024 7:45 PM

All the anti AI hysteria is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 22May 27, 2024 8:04 PM

R20 and R21 - then hopefully the massive stupidity will bring about the culling the world needs. If so, then I, for one, welcome our new machine overlords.

by Anonymousreply 23May 27, 2024 8:10 PM

Actually that sequel sounds pretty good. Maybe Hollywood should ditch writers.

by Anonymousreply 24May 27, 2024 8:16 PM

This is actually old news. Of course it's happening. R8, what word do you think just springs up out of nowhere with no grounding in previous words? Most English words have a basis in latin or greek. There hasn't been a word "invented" that didn't have a foundation in something. And if it did it would deemed silly.

I first thought this when everyone was jumping on all those filter apps, dog ears, tongue sticking now, raging, making younger. All your facial characteristics are being scanned embedded each time you do that. It's a way to track you and to come up with more convincing AI characters.

by Anonymousreply 25May 27, 2024 8:21 PM

The Jennifer Aniston movie pitch thread was all AI.

by Anonymousreply 26May 27, 2024 8:23 PM

Most of us will be dead by the time it matters so we really don’t care.

by Anonymousreply 27May 27, 2024 8:26 PM

It's how i write...as if you didn't know...

American Horror Story: Bloodlines Synopsis:

In the quaint, seemingly serene town of Ashwood, lies a sinister secret buried beneath its picturesque surface. "American Horror Story: Bloodlines" delves into the macabre history of the town, exploring how the sins of the past haunt the present.

The story begins with the arrival of Dr. Emily Parker, a forensic genealogist, and her teenage daughter, Lily, who have moved to Ashwood to start anew after a tragic accident claimed the life of Emily’s husband. Emily is hired by the local historical society to uncover the origins of a series of gruesome murders that plagued Ashwood in the 1800s, known locally as "The Bloodline Killings."

As Emily delves deeper into the town’s archives, she discovers that the murders are not just relics of the past. A blood curse, cast by a wronged witch in the late 19th century, ties the town's prominent families to a cycle of violence and death. Every generation, members of these families are marked to repeat the horrors of their ancestors, their fates intertwined with the dark magic that binds them.

Meanwhile, Lily befriends a group of misfit teens, each with their own eerie connection to Ashwood's haunted history. They begin to experience terrifying visions and supernatural occurrences, leading them to believe that the curse is awakening once more.

As Emily pieces together the horrifying truth, she realizes that she and Lily are also linked to the curse through her late husband’s lineage, and they are now targets of the malevolent forces at play. Desperate to protect her daughter and break the cycle, Emily teams up with a reclusive occult expert, Ethan Graves, who has been studying the curse for years.

The season builds to a chilling climax as Emily, Lily, and their new allies confront the vengeful spirit of the witch and the ghostly apparitions of past victims. They must perform a dangerous ritual to lift the curse, but the cost may be higher than they ever imagined.

"American Horror Story: Bloodlines" weaves a tale of generational trauma, the inescapable nature of destiny, and the lengths one will go to protect loved ones. With its signature blend of horror, mystery, and dark family secrets, this season promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

by Anonymousreply 28May 27, 2024 11:23 PM

The hits just keep coming -

Title: Inheritance Genre: Comedy-Drama


Inheritance is a heartwarming and humorous coming-of-age story about self-discovery, family, and acceptance. It follows the life of Alex Martinez, a shy and introverted 17-year-old high school student, who unexpectedly inherits a gay bathhouse from his estranged uncle, Miguel, after his sudden passing.


Alex has always felt like an outsider. At school, he's a quiet kid with a small circle of friends, often burying himself in books and video games to escape the pressures of teenage life. His home life is equally unremarkable, living with his single mother, Rosa, a hardworking nurse who has always kept Alex sheltered from the more colorful aspects of their extended family.

One day, Alex receives a surprising letter from a lawyer informing him that his Uncle Miguel, whom he hasn't seen since childhood, has left him a substantial inheritance. Intrigued and nervous, Alex and his mother travel to San Francisco to attend the reading of the will, only to discover that Miguel owned a popular, albeit slightly run-down, gay bathhouse named "The Oasis."

At first, Alex is overwhelmed and bewildered by this unexpected turn of events. The Oasis, with its vibrant clientele and eccentric staff, is a far cry from anything Alex has ever known. He considers selling the property, but as he spends more time there, he begins to uncover the layers of his uncle's life and the legacy he left behind.

Through his interactions with the staff and patrons of The Oasis, Alex starts to understand more about his uncle and the community he built. He befriends Frankie, the flamboyant manager who becomes a mentor figure; Leo, a soft-spoken but wise janitor with a hidden talent for singing; and Jasmine, a fierce and protective drag queen who challenges Alex to step out of his comfort zone.

As Alex immerses himself in the day-to-day operations of The Oasis, he faces various challenges, from dealing with skeptical patrons to managing financial troubles. Along the way, he learns about love, acceptance, and the importance of embracing one's true self. He also discovers that his uncle Miguel was a beloved figure in the community, known for his generosity and courage in the face of adversity.

Throughout the film, Alex's relationship with his mother also evolves. Rosa, initially hesitant and disapproving of The Oasis, begins to see the positive impact it has on Alex and starts to open up about her own struggles and sacrifices. Together, they reconcile their past and build a stronger bond, finding new ways to support each other.

As the story progresses, Alex decides to honor his uncle's memory by keeping The Oasis open and turning it into a thriving community center. He organizes events, such as karaoke nights, drag shows, and charity fundraisers, breathing new life into the bathhouse and creating a safe haven for everyone who walks through its doors.

Inheritance culminates in a touching and joyous celebration of diversity and unity, with Alex giving a heartfelt speech about the importance of family, chosen and biological, and the legacy of love and acceptance his uncle left behind. The film ends with a shot of Alex and his newfound family at The Oasis, symbolizing his journey of self-discovery and the vibrant community he's now a part of.


Alex Martinez: A shy, introverted teenager who inherits The Oasis. Rosa Martinez: Alex's hardworking and protective mother. Frankie: The flamboyant and kind-hearted manager of The Oasis. Leo: The soft-spoken janitor with a hidden talent. Jasmine: A fierce and protective drag queen who becomes a mentor to Alex. Miguel Martinez: Alex's estranged uncle, whose legacy shapes the story. Inheritance is a touching, funny, and poignant film that explores themes of identity, family, and the importance of community, all set against the backdrop of a unique and lively gay bathhouse.

by Anonymousreply 29May 27, 2024 11:27 PM

R4 and R11 prove my point. We're headed for a brave new world in which we won't be able to discern reality from machine-manufactured bullshit, which I guess isn't fair because we've suffered and are suffering through human-manufactured bullshit, just not as efficiently nor quickly created as that of machines. It really is Pandora's box, and it's too late; Silicon Valley, in their mantra of go fast and break things which I believe will be enshrined on humanity's gravestone as the cause of extinction, didn't stop for one second to think about the impact of using man's creativity against man which we all think is amusing and fun to play with today, but are in no way prepared for the shock of what happens when machines are smarter, faster, quieter and deadlier than us. I guess we should all hope to florizate our meager existence and experience a zephlux but the reality is that we will never see the benefits of AI trickle down much like the way that we were promised a persistently thriving economy if we just gave the ultrawealthy another tax cut or even electricity too cheap to meter if we just allowed fossil fuel companies free reign to drill, mine, extract and destroy our beautiful blue marble floating through the vacuum of space.

But a handful of innovators are wealthy beyond everyone else's comprehension, so it's all good.

by Anonymousreply 30May 28, 2024 3:19 PM
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