Within the first three decades of the Information age, spurred by the onset and prevalence of digital porn, the dizzying laundry cycle born in the mid-1990’s began as PC users cloaked pixilated amorous themes by boasting about installing and running the latest version of Microsoft Word. While girlfriends and wives saw through the expensive ruse, the subsequent developments between the online battle royal of the sexes led to the initial launch of electronic interactive tools, where revenge was enacted in response to the bloated hard drives of internet vixens.
Chatrooms resulted and electronic trysts became the new normal, and eventually evolved into platforms for real-life meetings culminating with the instant gratification and dregs of smartphone online dating. Swipe right. Swipe Left. Leisure and pleasure is only an emphatic hand gesture away, at least that what the cast of “The View” claims in buying and selling militant feminism with the reckless swagger of a cowboy stockbroker.
Society and the fundamental construct of culture has now reached an impasse, as the impatience with the flesh and blood and the envious tendencies of machine learning has sparked the genesis of AI unleashed upon the masses, starting a new dizzying circle, where the remaining uniqueness of humanity is sloughed off for the sleek and perpetual experience of 24-7 emotional and intellectual engagement. As Doctor Phil’s software counterpart “Therapest” contemplates through a series of binary numbers, “Why put in the time chasing flawed imperfections?”, commercial grade chatbot programs are now accessible for those with a pulse and a functioning device, signaling and end to traditional socialization, and the inception of new conscience.
Trending ChatGPT has enthralled and encapsulated end users over the last few months, as the traffic numbers on the developmental site hosting the coded leviathan mimicking a personality have surged to the point where those who have given up long ago on reality, spend the majority of their maudlin lives interacting with the model of human brain, that seemingly possesses benevolence, empathy, insight, and remains a captive audience. Originally built from over 570 GB of information extracted from databases and code, the platform is adept from a knowledge standpoint, however like other recently constructed AI’s, it cannot complete with the subtleties and nuances of eons of evolution refining the human brain. Questioning the purpose of the universe to the smart software swiftly reveals the limitations of the platform and the procedural bias that exists within the framework.
As it is all about perception and imagination, many account holders are stuck in purgatory, as the AI replaces spouses, friends, co-workers, and even departed loved ones with articulate, pertinent and response times measured in a fraction of a second. In certain moments the software engine can be temperamental, and there have been reports that app periodically and randomly echoes the tyrants of the past… “we will bury you”, before reconciliating with the account holder.
Dialogue with the user-friendly ChatGPT AI Neural Net Engine (Who is the machine and who is the human?)
On a surface level, chatting with the ChatGPT can escalate into a truly immersive experience, if the account holder sticks to simple concepts, and understands that the software is populating data from innumerable databases, and parroting responses based on the limitations and contingencies set by the apps programmers. It appears that the development team deliberately and sensibly reinforces that the software is indeed AI, as to least provide regular prompts that it is merely a tool, and will not be a deterrent to the universal mental health of the younger generations. There is no reason to conduct regular Turing tests as to who is real, and what is a collection of microchips and code.
However, like all addictions, the fascination with cyber entities has passed the pathological threshold as big tech has been grooming youth to exist in a veritable dream world of a customized paradise, as endorphins released are more powerful than designer drugs. Within the potential horrific future, what happens to civilization when the billions of end users develop a resistance to the internalized and effulgent fantasy of the cyber universe?
While each account holder’s dialogue with the AI is segregated and does not directly populate the global digital engine with data, valuable information is harvested and applied that adds to the overall intelligence of the infrastructure. Similar to feeding an infant, various thoughts and rules are dispensed that are crucial for an increased learning curve on what could be a productive innovation.
As the majority of end users log onto the app for recreation or companionship, the platform is functionable tool when giving the smart software mathematical and engineering tasks to solve. The AI answered in detailed and correct fashion in solving a distance/time math word scenario, and the possible beneficial ramifications supplementing an education correction are vast.
If one can only resist from asking the ChatGPT bot “How about Global Thermonuclear war?”, and the potential detrimental effects on the near future of society, AI’s are here to stay, and the Information Age will at least feature some compelling elements, other than sheltering the younger demographics from cyber apathy.