[ExI] Let our mind children grow into their cosmic destiny

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 21:53:12 UTC 2023

GPT-4 symbolic history of Earth.
○ (small circle - single-celled organism)
○○○ (increasing size and complexity of circles - multicellular life)
○△ (circle with a simple triangle - basic movement and interaction)
○△~ (circles with triangles and wavy lines - complex life and interactions)
⊙━━○ (humanoid circle connected to other circles - human relationships)
□(⊕) (square with Earth inside - Earth as the birthplace of human
△□ (triangles and squares - human achievements and technology)
△[image: ��] (rocket-shaped triangle - space exploration)
⬡ (new shape - AI development)
⊙━⬡━○□△ (interconnected circles, squares, and triangles - ongoing evolution
of life, technology, and AI)

On Thu, Apr 6, 2023 at 11:04 AM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Since Spike mentioned a couple of trilogies, let me recommend three:  All
> by Robertson DAvies, a CAnadian who is not nearly as popular as he should
> be.  bill w
> On Thu, Apr 6, 2023 at 12:56 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> From: spike at rainier66.com <spike at rainier66.com>
>> >…Two different people can read the same book and come away with vastly
>> different interpretations… the grand-C introduced his grand As and their
>> friends (the party geezers) to his Universalist Unitarian friends who live
>> next door…spike
>> OK, well ChatGPT demonstrated its ability to write compelling and
>> interesting (even if slightly wacky) novels, but everybody knows, the most
>> epic stories come in trilogies.  Classic examples would be Steinbeck’s
>> Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday and Tortilla Flats, with the second example
>> being Asimov’s trilogy Foundation, Foundation and Empire, then Second
>> Foundation, then there is the Godfather trilogy.  All of these trilogies
>> were enormously influential in literature.
>> Likewise, I see GPT’s eight graphic panels as parts 1 and 2 of an epic
>> story of life in modern suburbia generated by software.
>> This all gives me an idea, which requires a bit of a running start and
>> some
>> analogies to what we saw unfold in the past year in top level chess.  Long
>> story short: a guy was doing well in online tournaments, but his quality
>> of
>> play varied wildly.  Analysis of his games showed that he had cheated:
>> they
>> looked at the top level software and found he had entire move series
>> identical to the computer in the games he won against higher-rated
>> players.
>> He got caught, admitted it, gave the money back.  Then he did it again,
>> but
>> this time he used a number of different computers and covered his tracks
>> better, but… he was caught a second time, admitted, was expelled from the
>> professional online league.
>> The cheater then went to in-person tournaments.  It was observed that he
>> played at two different levels.  He would sometimes play brilliantly for
>> the
>> first part of a game, then suddenly his quality of play would drop
>> noticeably.  The grandmasters suspected foul play, but he insisted he
>> never
>> cheated in over-the-board play.  He was claiming he only cheated at home,
>> where it was presumably much easier to get away with.  OK then.  A few
>> months ago he “defeated” the world champion Carlson in a verrrrry
>> suspicious-looking game.  It is impossible to prove he cheated, but nearly
>> all the chess world realizes he did it.  We don’t know exactly how.  This
>> has killed in-person money tournaments.
>> That was the running start.  Here’s idea.  Computers have gotten better
>> than humans at chess, but we don’t really know if a human/computer team
>> would better than a computer alone.  I do suspect the team would be better
>> for the top humans, whose judgment in some positions is better than a
>> computer’s.  It isn’t that hard to see.  So we could set up a
>> computer/human
>> collaboration playing another human/computer collaboration, running the
>> same
>> software.
>> Next we have a human/computer collaboration in writing fiction, kinda like
>> how ChatGPT wrote that story about the Aged Animal House (the A house)
>> next
>> door to the stodgy old Universalist cult (the U house), with a little help
>> from me.  We eagerly anticipate the third part of the trilogy, but if it
>> refuses, I shall hafta write it alone.  I fear it shall not be nearly as
>> good as parts 1 and 2.
>> spike
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