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

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 05:45:49 UTC 2023

I'm glad it was inspiring to you. That is the real value of these AIs, they
spark our own creativity and imagination.

On Thu, Apr 6, 2023 at 10:11 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> From: spike at rainier66.com <spike at rainier66.com>
> Spike, what happened to Charlie and how did he find a way?
> Charlie Finds a Way
> Chapter 1 ended with:
> >…  Charlie failed to see the humor in it, but of course he is of the
> modern generation, who appear as humorless as the proper Victorian ladies
> from 150 years ago.  In any case, the geezers would often form impromptu
> couples which would be hooting and carrying on into the night.
> >…Charlie formed his lack of personality cult and moved next door with the
> UUs.  Then one day they had a block party and the Aged Animal House people
> met the boring UUs.  That was absurd enough, but it caused Charlie to get
> an
> idea, which had (and is still having) enormous consequences today, which
> shall be the subject of chapter 2.
> Chapter 2:
> Charlie wasn’t the smartest guy you ever met, or even in the top… several
> hundred, but he was a diligent soul.  When his UU lack-of-personality cult
> met his neighbors, Charlies grandparents and their elderly friends, they
> discussed their lives.  Charlie heard his cult members saying the biggest
> drawback to their cult life is the lack of personal space.  They shared a
> room with another person, so it was like a college dorm room in that sense.
> They had no place to go where they could just shut out the world and do
> their own thing in private.
> That gave Charlie an idea, for he realized a lot of people in our world
> today work from home and really do need some personal space, but not a lot
> of it really.  Housing in San Jose is absurdly difficult to get, and all
> efforts to deal with the housing shortage just fail in epic fashion.
> Homeless people are everywhere, and there is no clear solution.  Charlie
> realized that a typical suburban home in San Jose is set up to house a
> typical nuclear family, but a large fraction of the local population just
> don’t fit that pattern.  There are a lot of singles, either by misfortune
> or
> mismatrimony, or in many cases just from having never strolled down the old
> aisle.
> Charlie realized that a typical suburban home bedroom could be bifurcated
> effectively.  By sacrificing a little of the divided room and adding two
> additional narrow open-out doors, the bedroom could contain two small rooms
> where either could be entered without the adjacent room even being aware
> that anyone had come or gone.  The residents could now have personal
> property securely.  A typical bedroom door is open-in.  Imagine walls in a
> configuration around that bedroom door such that a small entryway is formed
> with two narrow additional doors, one to each room.  That was Charlie’s
> idea: turn his 4 bedroom house into an 8 “bedroom” house of sorts.  He
> realized how easy it would be to build something like that.  He was a
> carpenter.
> Charlie’s housemates all agreed enthusiastically, so he divided all the
> bedrooms, giving the residents a small but very private space.  They loved
> it, in spite of the fact that there were compromises.  Most standard
> furniture could not go in those rooms because of the narrow inner doorways.
> This was acceptable however, for there just wasn’t a lot of room in there
> anyway.  The furniture needed to be taken inside the room and assembled
> there.
> In our times, many people work from home, so now the residents could have a
> private space to put their computers on a table or small desk.  There is
> little need for paper, which means one could live comfortably with a
> fold-up
> bed, a desk with a phone and a computer, and a rack upon which to hang
> one’s
> clothing.  What else does one really need?
> Charlie built it, they loved it.
> Soon Charlie’s grandparents heard what he was doing, and they wanted their
> three bedrooms bifurcated likewise.  Their six renters loved it as well.
> At
> the cost of having very little room, they received much-coveted private
> space.  Deal!
> Word got around, and soon owners of suburban homes all around the area
> began contacting Charlie wanting to hire him to do his magic on their homes
> so they too could take in six renters.  Soon the somewhat simple-minded
> Charlie was busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest.
> The new income caused Charlie to become a mildly interesting person, which
> caused his lack-of-personality cult to lose disinterest in him.  It was
> easy
> for them to be disinterested in him while he was poor and boring, but with
> all the demand for his work, he soon wasn’t poor, which means he was no
> longer sufficiently boring, which caused his cult to lose disinterest in
> him.  They all left, in search of a new boring person to follow.  But with
> the newly remodeled 8 bedroom home in the hottest real estate market in the
> state, Charlie didn’t mind his boring old crowd going away.  New renters
> came.
> Giovanni, that was the real meaning behind those panels you presented, to
> me anyway.  The two chapters of Charlie Finds a Way represent ChatGPT
> giving
> the prompt and the human writing the response.
> spike
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